Moving to Clayton?
Wikipedia and the US Census are great places to learn about the history and demographics of the town you’re moving too, but Clayton, North Carolina is growing quickly so the information available on these sites may not be up to date. If you want to learn about the town it is important to research through other sources too.
Public opinion of life in Clayton
One of the easiest ways to learn about life in Clayton is to talk to the locals. You’ll definitely get unbiased opinions from the person on the street. Don’t be surprised if the majority of the reviews are really positive. Clayton is a highly regarded town and over the last few years, it seems like many people are falling in love with the area and deciding to call the town of Clayton home.
Based on our informal research, the thing we hear most frequently is that “Clayton is charming.” Pay attention to see if you hear that same adjective when you are doing your own Clayton research.
Get involved in Clayton
Clayton is a great town if you want to get involved in your community. Options for entertainment range from concerts and block parties to plays or comedy events. Check out the Clayton Center Venue to see which entertainer will be in town soon.
There’s always something to do in Clayton, whether you like to go to concerts, attend parades or just find locally sourced food at the farmers market.
The town of Clayton has a reputation for handling growth well, and for being committed to a higher quality of life. It’s no wonder the town is so well loved and is a preferred destination.
Ask a real estate agent for information about Clayton
Another effective way to learn about any community is to talk to a Realtor who sells homes in the area. Local Realtors, like the brokers at Triangle Trusted Realty, Inc. can provide information about growth, culture and neighborhood preferences. Reach out today if you have any questions about Clayton. Even if you are not ready to purchase a home just yet, they’ll be happy to provide you with information about rental communities close by, or they can set up a search for private home rentals instead.
Looking to buy a home in Clayton?
The “Working with Real Estate Agents” consumer protection brochure explains that North Carolina is a dual agency state. If you are thinking about buying a home in Clayton, hiring a buyer’s agent is a smart move since they will protect your interests. In most cases you will not have to pay any extra fees for the services of a buyer’s agent, so that is an extra bonus. Remember, the seller already had someone representing them, so it’s smart for you to get your own agent too.
Check out the homes for sale in Clayton
There are always homes for sale in Clayton. You can choose from different price ranges or home styles. Check on this link to see all the homes that are listed on the Multiple Listing Service. If you want to modify the search to particular neighborhoods, prices, or amenities, you just need to do an advanced search for homes in Clayton by clicking on this link.
Remember, if you are buying a home, make sure to hire a buyer’s agent to get the additional information and help with negotiating. It will not cost you anything out of pocket and it will be a huge help. You can have a representative to help you understand the process of moving to Clayton.
Want to rent a home in Clayton instead?
There are rental options for every taste in the Clayton area. Some people chose to rent for a short time when they move to Clayton. They feel that this will get them an opportunity to get the lay of the land. If you want to choose this route, it should not be too difficult. Many landlords will rent homes in neighborhoods, but be aware that these rentals usually need a year lease. Apartment complexes will be more flexible, so you should look into both options. So, whether you chose to buy or rent, you should be able to find a great option to make the move to Clayton easier.
Getting hungry? Time to visit Clayton Restaurants!
If you want to sample the regional vinegar based bar-b-que then make sure to head to Charlie’s Bar-B-Que. It is a great option if you want to eat like a local, and the desserts are fabulous too! Of course, there are lots of other wonderful choices for good food throughout town as well, so make sure and add some variety.
Would you be interested in hearing local music while you eat? Then add a visit to Flipside to your agenda while you are in Clayton. This well-known business serves great food and helps local musicians get noticed.
Clayton Area Schools
Many times children feel isolated when they move to a new town. It can be hard to be the new kid to adjust at the beginning.
If your children will be attending school in the area adjustment to the new school should be easier. The “new kid in school” phenomenon happens frequently in our area because of the attraction and growth.
New children get insight from the children who arrived just before them, and they go on to act as guides to those children who arrive later. Recent arrivals can focus on finding their new best friend for life since “new kid” stress is not as big of a concern, and more of a common occurrence.
Universities Close to Clayton
Is there an interest in a college education? If so, there are many great educational powerhouses close by. For private colleges, you can look at Duke University, Elon University or Campbell University. While the highly ranked state universities close to Clayton include North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina. Not bad, huh? Quality choices any way you look at it.
By the way, college tuition for state residents is impressively lower relative to other locations in the United States, and cost savings is always good, right? Compare your tuition costs and see if you’ll be getting a bargain while you get to attend one of the best universities in the country.
If you’re sold on Clayton, we’re happy to hear it. We love Clayton too! Reach out to us if you’d like to have some help with the transition to the community.