Clayton is a southern suburb of Raleigh with easy access to I-40 and therefore, easy commute to the premier educational institutions as well employers at RTP and other major Triangle businesses. Clayton provides a peaceful setting just a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of the Triangle and just a couple of hours away from the beach or the mountains. From its historic roots as a railroad town known for its cotton mills and tobacco, Clayton is now home to major companies like Caterpillar and Novo Nordisk. A charming Historic District is home to beautiful Victorian and Craftsman style homes, some of which, like Clayton Banking Company Building and Clayton Grade School, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Those who like to do some shopping will enjoy Carolina Premium Outlets in nearby Smithfield. Clayton is a great place to put down roots!