November 5, 2023

Discover the luxurious community of Portofino in Clayton, NC. Experience upscale suburban living. Join us today!
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Portofino is an exclusive residential community located along the Neuse River in Clayton, NC.

Portofino sits just east of downtown Clayton, providing easy access to local amenities while maintaining a peaceful, secluded setting.

Portofino is conveniently situated near major highways like US-70 and I-40, making Raleigh-Durham International Airport approximately a 35 minute drive away.

The community allows residents to enjoy Clayton's small-town charm while benefiting from the job opportunities and activities in Raleigh, just 30 minutes west.

Overview of Portofino

Portofino was envisioned and developed starting in 2001 by Newland Communities and Curtis Homes.

The community was designed to preserve the natural beauty of the land along the Neuse River. Home construction continued in phases over the years, with the final homes completed in 2010.


Portofino contains custom homes built by Curtis Homes in the Signature Series, Estate Series, and Village Series collections.

Home styles range from traditional two-story designs to sprawling ranch layouts. Lot sizes range from one-third acre up to three acres.

The community is divided into several neighborhoods, each with homes nestled along the river, ponds, or conservation areas.

Neighborhoods include The Point, The Bluffs, The Peninsula, The Narrows, and others.

Home Prices and Values

Home values in Portofino range from the high 400,000s to over 1 million. The average list price is around $725,000.

The custom homes and premier amenities make Portofino one of Clayton's most exclusive communities.


Residents of Portofino enjoy outstanding amenities including:

  • Over 7 miles of wooded nature trails
  • Large swimming pool and pool house
  • Private fishing pond
  • Access to onsite equestrian center with stables, pastures, and riding facilities
  • Piazza event venue for celebrations

Getting Involved

Portofino residents can connect with neighbors by:

  • Joining the Portofino HOA board and committees
  • Volunteering at nearby River Dell Elementary School
  • Participating in Clayton events like the Summer Concert Series
  • Exploring the miles of trails and natural settings

Selling in Portofino

When Portofino homeowners prepare to sell their property, I highly recommend partnering with the Tim M. Clarke real estate team.

Their expertise in luxury homes and experience selling in Portofino specifically make them the ideal choice.

Tim Clarke will ensure your home is marketed to its full potential to maximize your sale price.

A Local Realtor's Perspective on Portofino

As a Clayton area realtor, I find Portofino's combination of luxury homes and abundant natural amenities very compelling.

The miles of wooded trails, fishing pond, and onsite equestrian facilities provide an upscale resort-like lifestyle.

The custom homes are built to the highest standards by renowned local builder Curtis Homes.

For discerning buyers seeking privacy, natural beauty, and an active lifestyle, Portofino offers an exceptional living experience.

It's easy to see why Portofino was named the NC Home Builders Association Community of the Year.

Listings in Portofino

**NOTE: If you're not seeing any listings, then currently there are no available homes in this community.**

Tim M. Clarke

About the author

17 years as a Realtor in the Research Triangle, Tim seeks to transform the Raleigh-Durham real estate scene through a progressive, people-centered approach prioritizing trust & transparency.

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