Homes for Sale in Portofino, Clayton NC



Situated on the banks of the beautiful Neuse River in Clayton, NC, Portofino offers a one of a kind luxury community featuring an abundance of amenities.  Portofino is one of only a few communities in North Carolina that is an Audubon International Signature Program member.  The Audubon Signature program provides portofinocomprehensive environmental planning assistance to new developments.  This program helps landowners and developers design for the environment so that both economic and environmental objectives are achieved.  For families with children, Business Week magazine has rated Clayton’s schools among the top in the United States and has ranked the town in the top 10 of the country’s most affordable places for families to live. All the amenities of Raleigh are within a 25 minute drive and you’ll be only about 90 minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast. 


  • EQUESTRIAN CENTER : If you are a horse lover, the community offers the  Ali 2 Stables at Portofino Equestrian Center. This facilty offers a custom designed 22 stall barn with paddocks, pastures, large arenas, trails and a cross-country course.The entire facility is what you would expect if your horse could live at the Ritz Carlton! It is one of the finest, well run facilities in the southeast! 
  • portofino2POOL & RESIDENTS CLUBHOUSE :   The  family-style, zero-entry pool with its shallow sloping entrance gradually deepens in the manner of a natural beach. This makes it easier for young children and people with accessibility problems to navigate. The pool is an ideal setting to take an early morning dip or spend a relaxing day soaking up the sun on the 4,000 square feet of pool decking. The residents clubhouse beckons you to relax or connect with family, friends and neighbors. The spacious clubhouse makes entertaining easy with both indoor and outdoor wood burning fireplaces, a banquet room, wet bar, catering kitchen and a room large enough to accommodate weddings, receptions and parties.
  • ENJOYING NATURE : Over seven miles of walking and riding trails wind through the community. There is access to the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, which stretches 1,000 miles from Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains to Jockey’s Ridge on the Outer Banks. You will have the feeling of being in the wilderness of a mountain park, enjoying the peace and tranquility that only nature can provide. Residents will enjoy canoe and kayak access to the Neuse River. A leisurely trip along the Neuse is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. The stocked pond at Portofino is ideal for those residents that prefer to fish. 

Homes in Portofino

Homes in this community are built by a carefully selected team of local builders,offering a unique mix of home styles and price ranges. Builders include Jarman Homes, Capitol City Homes, Corker Enterprises, Kirkwood Builders, Legacy Custom Homes & Royalty Homes. Home prices start in the $300’s and range typically from 2,000 to 4,200 sq.ft.  Scroll down to view all homes currently for sale in this community. Note that available homes can change frequently as this is a live feed from the local MLS. Bookmark this page to view again. 

For more information on Portofino or other communities in Clayton, NC, contact real estate professional Ernie Behrle with BuySmart Realty at 919-795-5447 or use the form below. 

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