Portofino is a wonderful community in Clayton,North Carolina. It is a 400 acre property with as few as 200 home sites, quite remarkable in todays world of development. There are miles and miles of walking trails that wander through the different communities, through the woods and to the Neuse River. There is a magnificent salt water beach entry pool and an Italian styled Piazza and Clubhouse for the lucky residents who call Portofino home. The trails can be used for walking or mountain biking, horseback riding or golf cart driving. They are about six miles long and are a great escape as you wander down to the river where the plan is to have a Kayak launch site.
There are three communities in Portofino in Clayton, Churchill where homes start in the low $300’s, Belmont where the homes start in the high $300’s and Saratoga, which is where the larger lots are and homes begin at around $500,000. Lots in Portofino range in size from a half an acre up to 5 acres, the lots are a mixture of heavily wooded, lightly wooded and cleared. There are a number of basement lots in Portofino. Most lots will have a creek or a trail of a wooded buffer allowing for plenty of privacy.
Portofino has a team of award winning custom builders who are capable of building a home to suite your every need. Choose from your own plan or use one of their designs. The builder team includes Kirkwood Builders a Johnston County Parade of Homes perennial winner, Royalty Homes, Jarman Homes, and Jordan Built Homes.
Portofino while having a Clayton mailing address is actually outside the town and so the taxes are lower as residents only pay Johnston County tax. The community is serviced with natural gas, electric, county water, septic and fibre optic cable is installed throughout.
The neighborhood is located a short twenty minute drive from downtown Raleigh, home to many great restaurants, museums, concert halls and is fast becoming a destination city. Nearby there are also some of the finest hospitals in the country, Duke, Chapel Hill, Wake-Med and right in Clayton is the new Johnston medical Center. Raleigh- Durham International Airport is a 45 minute drive as is Research Triangle Park, where a number of residents work. Portofino is in a fast growing area of Johnston County and is just across Hwy 42 East from the new Harris Teeter Shopping Center.
School students using Johnston County Schools are currently enrolled in River Dell Elementary, Archer Lodge Middle and Corinth Holders High School. River Dell Elementary is an Honor School of Excellence one of the highest ranking in the state.Johnston County Schools are on a traditional school calendar at this time.
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