Newcomer Magazine

Johnston County & Clayton

Posted December 14, 2007

Small town living with big time opportunities

With its strategic location at the intersection of I-40 and I-95, Johnston County is perfect for residents and businesses alike. At the heart of this cross-section sits the Town of Clayton, the county’s fastestgrowing community. With an estimated population of 144,000 Johnston County has plenty of activities to pique every type of residents’ interest. Practice your swing and enjoy championship golf tournaments at one of the three sweeping golf courses. Support local and regional artists at Clayton’s biggest yearly event, the Harvest Festival in September. Or indulge your theater cravings at the state-of-the-art Clayton Center. Its no wonder Clayton is coined “The Premiere Community for Active Families.” Clayton and Johnston County offer a wide range of educational and career opportunities. Johnston County schools rank in the top 20% of North Carolina schools and even offer an academically and intellectually talented elementary school. Corporations include Talecris Biotherapeutics and Caterpillar, who employ thousands of busy county residents. With the serenity of a small town and the bustle of thriving businesses, Clayton and Johnston County may have the perfect neighborhood for you.


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