Enjoy Every Day to Its Fullest in Clayton, NC

Where Southern charm meets modern excitement, where rolling countryside meets urban vibrancy, where luxurious living meets ultimate convenience, that’s where you’ll find the little town of Clayton, NC. Come stroll the streets of its safe and walkable downtown. Enjoy live music and events, celebrate seasonal events with friends and neighbors, spend the day outdoors exploring the beautiful North Carolina countryside. Or simply relax and enjoy life in the wonderful community of Clayton.

If you’re searching for the good life, you’ve just found it.

Arts & Entertainment

The Clayton Center

Get your fix of arts, culture, and entertainment at The Clayton Center, which features performances by talented artists from around the country, as well as local art exhibits, expositions, weddings, local events, and much more.

Community Events

Don’t miss out on any of Clayton’s exciting annual events, like the Farm and Community Market, Clayton Food Tour, Clayton Harvest Festival, International Food Festival, Lights on the Neuse, or the Mondo Roots Cultural Arts & Music Festival.

Community Center

Learn something new, or just enjoy an easy way to stay active! Pick up a new hobby at an art or pottery class. Join a sports league. Relax with some afternoon yoga. Or maybe try a little Line Dancing or even Tai Chi!

Food, Drinks & Nightlife

Downtown Clayton

Explore the charming local shops, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes of historic Downtown. Enjoy exciting local events and celebrations that draw visitors and residents to Clayton throughout the year.

Beer & Brews

Grab a drink at Clayton’s local Deep River Brewing Company, which features locally-sourced ingredients in a land back environment. Or catch the game at Cleveland Draft House of Clayton.

The Comedy Zone

It’s one of the premier comedy clubs of the Triangle, and it’s right here in Clayton! Join friends for food, drink specials, and weekly events, like open mic nights, karaoke, and comedy shows.

Spotlights of Clayton


Southern tradition meets creativity in the upscale-casual dining of Manning’s, conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Clayton.

Clayton Steakhouse

Mouthwatering delights like sterling silver beef, choice chops, Norwegian salmon, and airway chicken adorn the menu of Clayton Steakhouse.

Wine on Main

Enjoy locally curated wines and gift baskets, arts and crafts from local artists, free Tuesday tastings, live music and events, and more.

Clayton Attractions

Recreation & Outdoor Exploration

Clayton Parks

The parks of Clayton have it all! Enjoy casual sports, like tennis, volleyball, basketball, baseball, or bocce. Talk a walk on a scenic wooded pathway. Or explore the town by bike trail.

Clayton River Walk

This 4-mile paved trail runs through scenic natural beauty parallel to the Neuse River and is part of the 1,000 mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail stretching across North Carolina.

Premiere Golf

Indulge your love of the outdoors and one of its greatest games at Clayton’s premiere golf courses, Pine Hollow Golf Club, Riverwood Golf & Athletic Club, and the Neuse Golf Club.

Conveniences & Healthcare

Medical Center

Concerned with where you’ll find health care in your new home? Clayton is home to two premiere medical centers—Duke Health Center of Clayton and Johnston Health Clayton, as well as FastMed Urgent Care.

Continuing Education

Want to explore options for lifelong learning? Clayton offers outstanding opportunities for adult education at Johnston Tech Community College, Wake Tech Community College, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Local Convenience

Yes, small town living can come with big amenities! Find grocery, banking, pharmacy, services, and much more right here in town, or take a short drive up to the extensive White Oak Crossing in Garner.

Discover The Walk at East Village

Want to live within walking distance of all the excitement of Clayton, within minutes of all the conveniences you’ll ever need, and in the heart of Southern luxury? Welcome to The Walk at East Village, the premiere new Active Adult community of Clayton and the Triangle! Come Explore The Walk at East Village, discover its endless amenities, and find your perfect retirement lifestyle, right here in beautiful Clayton, NC.