New Homes In Older Clayton Neighborhoods
There is a burst of building activity going on in a number of established subdivisions in and around Clayton. A sign of the growing demand for housing in this part of the Triangle and the popularity of this rapidly growing small town. The town itself is growing adding new retail stores, amenities and the infrastructure and resources needed to keep pace with all the newcomers.
Most of the developments and subdivisions have been closing out their open phases over the last few years and are now ready to expand into new and often bigger phases and neighborhoods. So what are the pros and cons of living in a neighborhood with new phases opening up? Some of the developments are that big that additional amenities may be required but that is not always the case. Some of the subdivisions are fairly new anyway and the new phases only a few years behind the initial stages. Other subdivisions are adding homes that could be 20 years newer than the first homes built.
Pros & Cons Of Buying A New Home In An Established Neighborhood
One reason for buying a new home in a new phase of an established neighborhood would be the schools. Johnston County Schools uses boundary maps for their school attendance, so an established neighborhood might be in a desirable school district. The new phase would more than likely be part of that school map, not always though, always check with the school before buying a new home. Established subdivisions already have the amenities in place, swimming pool, play ground, walking trails etc. You know what you’re getting when you move in and you can start using the facilities immediately. The HOA dues may be lower in an established neighborhood.The downside to using the established amenities is they may get overcrowded if originally built for the initial phases of the neighborhood or if they have been around for a number of years, they may be showing signs of wear and tear. In a new subdivision the developer will sometimes put the pool in immediately but often it comes later. Some municipalities insist the developer starts and finishes any promised amenities before they will continue to issue permits, this after the real estate crash left some subdivisions that were promised lots of features with none when the developer went bust.
List Of Neighborhoods With New Homes Coming To Clayton, NC
The following list of subdivisions in Clayton are adding new homes and phases to the existing development, some are large scale additions while others are adding a small number of new homes. This may not be all the subdivisions in Clayton that are adding new homes as some may not be ready yet or have already sold their inventory.
- Whitfield in Flowers Plantation
This neighborhood consists of single family homes, two story and ranch plans priced from the $160,000.The entrance to the neighborhood is located off the Neuse River Parkway.
- River Dell East at Flowers Plantation
Another new neighborhood in Flowers Plantation is River Dell East located behind River Dell Elementary. These new homes start at $255,990 and feature 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3.5 bathrooms, 2470-3900 square feet.
- Knolls at the Neuse
New homes in the Knolls at the Neuse are being built by local builders and larger regional builders. The new homes start at around $200,000 with plenty of floor plans to choose from. There is a new phase and infill lots available.
- Glen Laurel
Glen Laurel the popular subdivision at the Neuse Golf Club has a section of new homes starting in the high $200,000’s to the $400,000’s. The entrance to the new phase is off Vinson Road. This is a well established neighborhood in Clayton with sidewalks, pool and tennis courts.
Tuscany on HWY 42 East is continuing to add homes with patio style homes in The Cottages section and single family homes in the main development. There is a new phase of Tuscany called Tuscany Ridge which has single family homes from the mid $200,000’s.
- Winston Pointe
Winston Pointe is located on the western side of Clayton near HWY 70 and Guy Road making it convenient to Garner and Raleigh and the White Oak Shopping Center. The new homes here start around the high $200,000’s.
- The Meadows at Summerlynn
This subdivision has 3 and 4 bedroom homes priced from just under $200,000. Located across from the new East Clayton Community Park which has multipurpose playing fields, a baseball field, walking trail and is the site of the proposed Universal Playground, a playground where all children can play regardless of their abilities.
Portofino is expanding into a new phase of luxury custom built homes and semi-custom homes starting in the mid $300,000’s. This award winning community has some of the finest homes in Johnston County, with wonderful amenities for residents to enjoy.
- Ives Landing
Ives Landing is located in the town of Wilson Mills but has a Clayton mailing address. The popular neighborhood has single family homes starting around $170,000 up to $250,000.
- Riverwood Athletic Club
This large planned development continues to grow with new sections added and new homes starting in the $160,000’s. Riverwood has a selection of single family homes in various price points, townhomes and apartments. There are two schools Riverwood Elementary and Riverwood Middle in the development along with a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools and some retail stores.
Clayton Growth Expected To Continue
Clayton continues to grow and it looks like the trend will continue for some time. The new Novo Nordisk Plant in Clayton will hire close to 700 employees when it starts production in 2020 while Grifols another pharmaceutical company is also expanding in the area. Major transportation projects are about to get the green light while some will be getting under way shortly. Expanding HWY 42 East to a 4 lane median divided highway from Glen Laurel Road to Buffalo Road will start in 2017 a project designed in anticipation of the growth in the Flowers Plantation/ Archer Lodge area. The completion of I 540 which currently ends at the 55 Bypass in Apex to the west and the 64 U.S. 264 Bypass in Knightdale is on the horizon and while it is a few years out it is already focusing a lot of attention on Clayton and Johnston County. I 540 will cross Hwy 70 a couple of miles from Clayton, greatly reducing commute times to Cary, North Raleigh, Research Triangle Park and Raleigh Durham International Airport.
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