Retire to JoCo!

    Johnston County has become the first county in North Carolina to be designated a Retire NC destination. Located "just outside the city", Johnston County boasts 3 of the 10 most affordable suburbs in the Raleigh area (our state capital). Retirees will find rural farmland and small town charm just 15-20 minutes east from the amenities of the Research Triangle Park region. Find out more about the 55+ communities located in the Clayton area and visit us for a weekend to see what awaits you in retirement -- local festivals, unique boutique shops, a little nightlife, good people, even better BBQ and quality built homes.

    Conveniently located along I-95 and I-40, we invite you to make our county your retirement destination and explore all the attractions and unique cities and small towns just a short drive away. From Asheville's Biltmore Estate to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse you will love getting to know North Carolina.

    Relocation Information

    For making those important detailed decisions on moving to Johnston County -- our relocation section has many resources to help. You will find information on cable, utilities, local banks, and more to help you settle in!  You will also find classes available at Johnston Community College or local civic groups in need of volunteers if you seek to keep active in retirement. If you want to plan a discovery visit -- click for our suggested weekend itinerary with special offers from several our of tourism partners...the welcome mat is out in JoCo!

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