February 17, 2024

Tim Clarke

Experience the inviting community of Riverwood in Clayton, NC. Discover your perfect suburban retreat. Join us today!
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Riverwood is an upscale master-planned community located in Clayton, North Carolina, just 20 minutes southeast of Raleigh. Spanning over 1,500 acres, Riverwood lies west of the Neuse River.

The community was established in 1997 by Newland Communities and was designed to offer resort-style amenities close to Research Triangle Park.

The name "Riverwood" was chosen to reflect the community's natural beauty and proximity to the river.

Notable Builders and Developers

Riverwood was developed by Newland Communities, an award-winning national development company.

Some of the notable builders in Riverwood include D.R. Horton, Mungo Homes, Ryan Homes, and Trinity Homes. Together they offer a wide selection of housing options.

Neighborhoods and Housing

Riverwood provides a diverse set of neighborhoods and housing choices:

  • The Island - Waterfront community with custom homes
  • The Peninsula - Golf course homes and villas
  • Magnolia Village - Variety of single family homes
  • Holly Springs - Traditional single family homes
  • Walnut Creek - Townhomes and single family homes

Home styles range from quaint cottages to grand estates with options like screened porches, finished basements, and 3-car garages. The community also offers low maintenance condos.


Residents of Riverwood enjoy access to outstanding amenities:

  • Riverwood Golf and Athletic Club with pools, fitness center, and 27 holes of golf
  • 30+ miles of walking trails
  • On-site YMCA, restaurants, medical offices, and grocery store
  • Parks, playgrounds, tennis courts
  • Access to 4 private country clubs

These amenities allow for an active lifestyle with convenience right in the community.

Top Local Restaurants

Some top dining options in Riverwood include:

Kimono Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

  • Provides an entertaining hibachi experience and fresh sushi.
  • "The volcano roll and hibachi scallops are amazing."

Dr. Watson's Pub

  • Cozy gastropub with great pub fare, drinks and lively ambiance.
  • "You can't beat the fish and chips."

Vinnie's Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant

  • Casual Italian joint serving pasta, pizza, subs and more.
  • "The chicken parm is always a winner."

Aviator Smokehouse BBQ

  • Authentic BBQ spot with smoked meats, wings, sides and local beer.
  • "The brisket melts in your mouth."

Southern Crafted Kitchen

  • Farm-to-table Southern cuisine in a charming setting.
  • "The shrimp and grits are a must-try."

Engaging with the Community

There are many ways for residents to engage within Riverwood:

  • Join a club like gardening, cards, cooking, book club
  • Volunteer at the YMCA or through local schools
  • Participate in athletic programs and classes
  • Attend community events like summer concerts
  • Serve on the HOA board
  • Golf at the country clubs
  • Shop and dine locally

I recommend connecting with the Tim M. Clarke real estate team. As community insiders, they can provide personalized tips on how to get involved in Riverwood based on your interests.

Advice on Selling in Riverwood

For homeowners looking to sell in Riverwood, I suggest:

  • Work with an experienced local agent like Tim Clarke who understands the Riverwood market
  • Make small renovations to update your home like new flooring or painting
  • Accentuate sought-after features like a 3-car garage or screened porch
  • Stage your home to highlight its lifestyle and amenities
  • Price competitively based on recent sales of similar homes
  • Highlight access to Riverwood's amenities and Clayton's charm

The Tim M. Clarke team has specialized expertise in Riverwood real estate. They can guide you through a smooth selling process to get top dollar for your home.

A Local Realtor's Perspective on Riverwood

With its first-class amenities, variety of housing options, and natural beauty, Riverwood offers an unparalleled lifestyle in Clayton.

As a real estate professional, I highly recommend Riverwood for homebuyers seeking convenience, community engagement, and resort-style amenities.

For current residents, take full advantage of all this premier neighborhood has to offer.

And when you're ready to sell, trust an expert local agent to showcase your home's best assets. Riverwood truly caters to those wanting an active yet laidback North Carolina lifestyle.

Listings in Riverwood

**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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