Most Affordable Places In North Carolina…Clayton, NC
Ssssh the secrets out, Clayton is one of the most affordable places to live in North Carolina. Actually we’ve been saying that for a while now and it is even more so than in the past. Movoto, a real estate website, has compiled a list of the 10 most affordable places to live in North Carolina and Clayton was tied for the #9 spot with believe it or not Cary!
What Makes A North Carolina Town Affordable?
Movoto took the towns with a population of 10,000 or more and factored in things like food cost, utility cost, the median home price and unemployment. Then they adjusted for median income and added miscellaneous costs like restaurants, entertainment, clothing and come up with their Big Deal Score. They are the first to say that their criteria is not 100% scientific so you should keep an open mind.
Movoto’s List of the 10 most affordable places in North Carolina
- Indian Trail
- Holly Springs
- Clayton (Cary & Clayton tied)
Town of Clayton And Affordable Homes
But lets talk about Clayton, NC and affordability because those two go together but more specifically affordable homes in Clayton, NC. Homes in Clayton have for a long time been a better deal, where you get more house for your money. Lots of available land in and around the town, coupled with its proximity to Raleigh and excellent schools has been driving the growth in the town and the surrounding areas. A strong job base with companies like Caterpillar, Novo Nordisk and Grifols provide well-paying jobs. Many people who work in Research Triangle Park have chosen to live in Clayton, NC for what it has to offer over Cary and North Raleigh
Compare New Construction Prices in Clayton and Cary
So I took a look at new construction homes for sale in Clayton in different price points in the mailing district of the town, so this will include parts of Johnston County, Flowers Plantation, Cleveland and parts of the 40/42 area. I then did a search of new construction homes for sale in Cary in the same price points, just to compare. Here goes…
Price Range Clayton Cary
$175,000-$200,000 15 0
$200,000-$250,000 33 0
$250,000-$275,000 14 0
$275,000-$300,000 14 1
$300,00-$325,000 15 1
$325,000-$350,000 14 1
$350,000-$375,000 8 8
$375,000-$400,000 8 5
$400,000-$475,000 7 11
$550,000-$1 Million 1 20
Go See Some New Homes In Clayton, NC
Call me when you would like to see some really great new homes for sale in the Clayton, NC area. You’ll be able to afford more house in Clayton and Johnston County and still be close to Raleigh, the airport, shops and restaurants. And you’ll know what school your kids will go to just by the neighborhood you choose to live in.