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Overview of Clayton

Nestled in central North Carolina, Clayton is a great place to live. The city was recently ranked on Business Week Magazine’s 2012 list of the top 10 most affordable places for families to live. Clayton strives to provide a great education for children, showcasing the priorities of local residents on instilling good values in the younger generation. Clayton has approximately 16,000 residents, allowing the city to maintain a close-knit atmosphere with a rich history and proud legacy of leaders. Look for Clayton apartments for rent, and find a lively community in the Raleigh suburbs.

Living in Clayton, NC

Governor Tryon’s troops blazed the trail to Clayton in 1770 on the march from New Bern to Hillsborough to fight the Regulators. Stallings' Station was built as a depot on the North Carolina Railroad, leading to the incorporation of the town in 1869. After the Civil War, successful farming and merchandising businesses popped up as many of North Carolina’s most successful businessmen moved to Clayton. The city was known as a major contributor to the cotton, watermelon, and tobacco industries well into the 20th century. Cotton helped sustain the local economy during the Great Depression until an industrial base took over in the 1970s.

Today, Clayton officials have made a concerted effort to maintain the historic charm and economic vigor of the downtown area. The city has proclaimed itself “The Premier Community for Active Families,” making apartments in Clayton perfect for people on the go.

Clayton Attractions and Special Events

Clayton is home to the Clemmons Educational State Forest, a living outdoor classroom for people of all ages. With scenic trails, ecology exhibits, and different tree species intertwined with rock formations and flowing streams, the forest contains the best natural attractions in North Carolina. The city hosts the annual Clayton Harvest & Music Festival, inviting residents to come together for live music, a petting zoo, beer garden, and other attractions. The International Food Festival is another local favorite event, showcasing authentic cuisine from close to 20 countries around the world.

To find a Clayton apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

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Raleigh, NC 27616

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