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Johnston County NC Real Estate

Johnston County real estate is one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. (77th for counties with a population of 10,000 or more). Due to the fact that it boarders Wake County to the northwest, parts of Johnston County have become very popular for those looking to live in a more quaint and country atmosphere yet still be able to commute to Raleigh on a daily basis. Smithfield, Johnston Counties largest city and county seat, is only about a 45 minute drive to Raleigh. Clayton, located northwest of Smithfield and closer to Raleigh, is only about 30 minutes.

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Johnston County real estate is one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. (77th for counties with a population of 10,000 or more). Due to the fact that it boarders Wake County to the northwest, parts of Johnston County have become very popular for those looking to live in a more quaint and country atmosphere yet still be able to commute to Raleigh on a daily basis. Smithfield, Johnston Counties largest city and county seat, is only about a 45 minute drive to Raleigh. Clayton, located northwest of Smithfield and closer to Raleigh, is only about 30 minutes.

Johnston county is at the crossroads of I-40 and I-95 making it a thoroughfare for many travelers. It also makes for easy access to Atlantic Coast beaches which are only a 2 hour drive away. To the west of Johnston County real estate are the Appalachian mountains are only a 4 hour drive.

Things to Do in Johnston County

Johnston County real estate has something for everyone. For those that love shopping you can enjoy the Factory Stores of America; an outlet mall in Smithfield. The outlet offers more than 70 stores. If antiques are your thing, head to Downtown Selma and buy a piece of history at one of the numerous antique stores.

Johnston County real estate is home to Bentonville, which was the largest military engagement ever fought on North Carolina soil and is the largest Civil War battlefield in N.C.

Once you've visited Bentonville, you'll also want to stop by the Atkinson's Mill. Atkinson's Mill is a 240 year old gristmill located on Johnston County real estate. To round out your historical tour, swing by the Tobacco Farm Life Museum for a look at eastern North Carolina's rural heritage.

The Ava Gardner Museum is also an attraction worth visiting. Ava Gardner is 25th among the American File Institute's greatest female stars. The museum commemorates the career of the film legend who was born and raised near Smithfield.

Johnston County Real Estate and Schools

Public schools in Johnston County real estate are part of the countywide school system. Johnston is also home to Johnston Community College

Golf Courses in Johnston

  • • Country Club of Johnston County (Smithfield)
  • • Riverwood Golf and Athletic Club (Clayton)
  • • Pine Hollow Golf Club (Clayton)
  • • The Neuse Golf Club (Clayton)
  • • Reedy Creek Golf Course (Four Oaks)
  • • Cardinal Country Club (Selma)

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Properties Listed:  910
Median Price:  $185K

Property Price Distribution

Country Millions of US dollars per million people
Under $100K 130
$100K-$199K 373
$200K-$299K 248
$300K-$399K 102
$400K-$699K 45
Luxury 12
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