Homes for Rent in Clayton, NC

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128 Balboa Parkway Clayton, NC 27520

$1,595
3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
1,510 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2285488
Property Type Detached
Price Type --
Available December 6. Beautiful 3 BR home w. fenced yard, screened porch AND garage! Hardwoods downstairs. Kitchen w. island bar includes S.S. appliances,granite & subway-tile backsplash. Open floor plan downstairs! Crown & chair rail molding! Gas FP & built-in shelving in LR. Nicely sized bedrooms, each w. ceiling fans. Large master suite w. tray ceiling, WIC, garden tub & dual vanity. Front yard maintenance & washer/dryer included! Access to MULTIPLE athletic/golf clubs included!

309 Hardaway Point Clayton, NC 27527

$1,495
3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
1,702 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2276805
Property Type Detached
Price Type --
Great 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home located in Riverwood neighborhood. Convenient to schools, shopping, walking trails and downtown Clayton. Minutes from major highways. Open plan features family room with gas logs. Large kitchen has granite counters,stainless appliances,tile backsplash, bar. Master bedroom has trey ceiling, large bath with separate WC,and huge closet. HOA includes indoor & outdoor pools, health club, community lake.

198 Balboa Parkway Clayton, NC 27520

$1,395 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Parkview, Clayton
New
$1,395
3 Beds
2 Full / 1 Half Bath
1,531 SqFt
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Status Active
MLS # 2289547
Property Type Detached
Price Type --
Available now!! Pets negotiable w/fee. Wonderful 3bdr/2.5 ba home in Parkview Subd in Clayton. Wood floors throughout 1st floor. Open floorplan w/lots of windows and natural light. Kitchen has granite counter tops and all appliances. Family room centers around propane gas FP. Small loft area at 2nd floor landing. All bedrooms up. Master suite has tray ceiling, ceiling fan, dual van & w/in closet. Stackable W/D included. Relax on back patio or at neighborhood pool!

The community which has grown into the Town of Clayton was built on a road cut blazed by Governor Tryon’s troops around 1770 as they marched north from New Bern to Hillsborough against the Regulators. Nearly 100 years later the railroad came through and the community had its first name—Stallings’ Station, since the depot for the North Carolina Railroad was in the home of Mrs. Sarah Stallings. The name lasted only three years, however, before officially becoming Clayton. Incorporation followed in 1869.

The new town was far from prosperous, however the Civil War made a depressed local economy even worse. Many prominent citizens moved away during that period. But, following the war, the railroad was extended and businesses began to pop up. Ashley Horne developed a successful farming and merchandising business to become one of the most successful merchants and manufacturers in all of North Carolina. Horne’s success inspired two other men, McCullers and Barbour, to open businesses that also did well, beginning an era of growth that lasted well into the next century. Some of the businesses that flourished during that time were lumber plants, a brick kiln, cotton gin, gristmill, sawmill, tobacco warehouses, cotton mills and a turpentine distillery.

By the early 1900’s, the town had become a major market for cotton, watermelons and tobacco. In 1907, the Raleigh Evening Times of nearby Raleigh wrote that there was “more money per capita in Clayton than any city its size in the world”. Unfortunately, the town lost its financial eminence in the 1930’s with the onset of the Great Depression, and its population grew slowly for the next forty years. The three local cotton mills continued to be a major source of jobs during that time, with 1,000 employees, but the local economy was modest and cotton was soon on its way out. By the early 1960’s the mills were gone and cotton was no longer a player in the local economy. But, Tobacco was in, and the population shot up for awhile before settling back down as farming became less and less profitable.

The state began to change during the 1970s. An industrial base began taking shape and residential growth was increasing in the Raleigh area nearby. Clayton’s workforce adapted, shifting to a more service/trades-oriented economy and the town began to grow once again. By 1980, the population had increased from 4,091, to 4,756 by 1990 and, then jumped to 6,973 in the year 2000 census. Today, manufacturers like Caterpillar and bio-pharmaceutical companies like Talecris and Novo Nordisk are big local employers.

Commercial development along US 70 through town has changed the face of Clayton in recent years with thriving retail and service sectors. However, downtown Clayton still boasts quaint specialty and coffee shops, a thriving financial services area, furniture stores, restaurants, jewelry stores, and more than a dozen personal care businesses. Some of Clayton’s oldest businesses such as Beddingfield’s Drugs (1919), Jones’ Lunch (1958) and TR Lee Gas & Oil (1958) still operate downtown today. In recent years, a strong effort to protect and preserve the traditional downtown has helped the area maintain its economic vigor and historic charm.

Attractions and Activities

clayton1The Clayton Center
The Clayton Youth Theater
111 East Second St
Clayton, NC 27520

 



clayton2Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library
100 S. Church Street
Clayton, NC 27520

 

 

 

clayton3The Clayton Community Center/Community Park
Amelia Church Road
Clayton, NC 27520

 
 
 

 
 

Parks and Recreation

clayton4Town of Clayton Parks and Recreation