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Johnston County NC Homes

Named for Gabriel Johnston - Governor of North Carolina from 1734-1752 - Johnston County was formed in 1746.

Statistically Johnston County is part of the Raleigh NC Metro area, which is part of the greater Triangle area. The county seat is Smithfield, North Carolina, a charming town conveniently located off I-95, HWY 70, and HWY 301.

Johnston County NC Real Estate For Sale by Town

Education in Johnston County NC

Families in Johnston County are served by the Johnston County School District. The system operates 44 schools including two special schools located on campus at Johnston Community College.

In addition to county schools, families may choose from private schools and a charter school. The Johnston County town of Selma offers Neuse Charter School, a highly rated K-12 Public Charter school.

Higher Education

Because of its proximity to the Triangle area, Johnston County is convienient to excellent opportunities in higher education throughout the Raleigh-Durham area.

Additionally, Johnston County offers Johnston Community College.

Johnston County Libraries

Johnston County offers six library locations. These include:

  • Mary Duncan Public Library in Benson
  • James Bryan Creech Public Library in Four Oaks
  • Kenly Public Library in Kenly
  • Princeton Public Library in Princeton
  • Selma Public Library in Selma
  • Public Library of Jonston County & Smithfield

Each Johnston County library offers wonderful community services such as programs for kids and computer and internet access.

Things To Do In Johnston County

If you're looking for things to do in Johnston County, you'll find options including shopping, dining, and outdoor activities. Residents enjoy visiting one of the many local parks operated by the small towns across the county and two county parks, Clemmons Educational State Forest and Howell Woods Enviromental Learning Center.

Clemmons Educational State Forest in Clayton first opened in 1976. Clemmons was the first of NC's educational state forests. It is free to visit and enjoy, and it offers Ourtdoor Education Workshops, picnic facilities, free Ranger-Conduted Classes, and three educational trails.

Howell Woods is a 2,800+ acre park in the Bentonville community of southeastern Johnston County. The natural woodland offers a great variety of recreational and educational activities including:

  • hiking
  • camping
  • canoeing
  • bird watching
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • and more

Getting Around in Johnston County

Thanks to its fantastic location south of Wake County, residents of Johnston County enjoy easy access to the greater Triangle area. Plus, travelling to other parts of North Carolina and beyond is easy since several major highways criss-cross the county including:

  • I-95
  • I-40
  • HWY 70
  • HWY 264
  • HWY 301
  • HWY 701

Johnston County NC Real Estate

  • Population: 175,934
  • Household Median Income: $49,449
  • Unemployment: 5.50%
  • Median Resident Age: 37
  • Median Home Price: $185,000
  • Average Sold Price: $163,500
  • Average Sale Price Per Square Foot: $94

Buying Johnston County NC Homes For Sale

Johnton County features beautiful rural countryside, a range of activies, shopping, dining, and location convenient to Raleigh. The area is growing and offers fantastic opportunities for home buyers considering relocating to the Greater Triangle area.

Johnston County home buyers may choose from a great selection of new homes, historic homes, popular neighborhoods, and land for sale.

Explore the towns that make up Johnston County below, and find homes for sale. To see a Johnston County NC real estate listing in person, contact the Five County Specialists at 919-887-5114 and schedule a showing.

Johnston County NC Towns

Selling Johnston County NC Real Estate

Thinking about selling your Johnston County home? Our team of professionals has an excellent track record for selling homes in Johnston County. Contact your Five County Specialists today at 919-887-5114. We'll determine your home's value in order to price it correctly for current Johnston County real estate market conditions.

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