Magazine cites Clayton for schools, affordability

Posted October 2, 2009

— Clayton ranks among the best locales nationwide for its combination of good schools and affordable housing, according to BusinessWeek.

The magazine worked with real estate portal Cyberhomes to find the 25 most affordable ZIP codes with the best public schools. The top-ranked places have relatively low home values compared with the closest metro area and at least three schools with good standardized test scores.

Clayton placed 10th on the BusinessWeek list, which included Riverwood Elementary School, East Clayton Elementary School and Riverwood Middle School among its top schools. The town's median home price of $167,900 is lower than the $204,000 median price in the Raleigh-Cary metro area.


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  • kdforthecure Oct 6, 2009

    I totally agree with tgw. Moved to Clayton from DC 11 years ago and it was the best thing I have ever done. But I don't like all the yankees coming here. I like Clayton the way it is.

  • shellrocks2000 Oct 5, 2009

    I remember when Clayton use to be it's own town, now it's just an overflow of Raleigh.

  • tgw Oct 5, 2009

    Shhhhhhh, please don't tell any more Yankees how wonderful our little town is. We moved to Clayton 19 years ago-one of the better decisions we've ever made together.

    However, Clayton growing and suffering growing pains. The newcomers do not understand some of the wonderful traditions of Clayton. So attendance at some of these events is not what it used to be. In addition, expectations change with different backgrounds.

    Oh-do you know what Clayton stands for? C-cary, L-like, A-area, Y-yankees, T-think, O-of, N-next. Cary like area yankees think of next.

    See why we don't want our little secret to get out too much??

  • dazrite Oct 2, 2009

    dont you really mean....'finally...a chance for my property taxes to go up'...


  • itsnotmeiswear Oct 2, 2009

    Finally a chance for my home value to go up.