Taft Woods

November 5, 2023

Explore the welcoming community of Taft Woods in Clayton, NC. Discover your suburban haven. Join us today!

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The Taft Woods community is located in the town of Clayton, North Carolina, approximately 15 miles southeast of Raleigh.

Comprised of two neighborhoods, Taft Woods West and Taft Woods East, this peaceful community offers a family-friendly atmosphere with wooded landscapes.

Overview Taft Woods

Taft Woods was developed in 2006 by Legacy Custom Homes. The first neighborhood built was Taft Woods West, with approximately 60 homes on 1-2 acre lots.

Taft Woods East followed after with around 100 homes. Both neighborhoods were designed to provide a quaint, tight-knit community environment.

Notable Builders

The primary builder for the Taft Woods community is Legacy Custom Homes. This experienced homebuilder is known for crafting beautiful southern-style homes. Other notable builders are Kirkwood Builders and Castle Construction.


There are two main neighborhoods that make up Taft Woods:

Taft Woods West

The first neighborhood established in 2006, Taft Woods West contains around 60 homes. The wooded lots range from 1-2 acres. Homeowners enjoy peaceful walks along the creek running through the neighborhood.

Taft Woods East

Built after Taft Woods West, this neighborhood has approximately 100 homes. The lots are also 1-2 acres each. Residents take leisurely strolls through the wooded community and along nearby creeks.

Taft Woods Amenities

Residents of Taft Woods enjoy several amenities including:

  • Walking trails along creeks
  • Access to multiple golf courses
  • Nearby farmer's markets and festivals in downtown Clayton
  • Family-friendly atmosphere
  • Tight-knit community feel

Top Local Restaurants

Clayton offers several excellent dining options. Here are some top picks for Taft Woods residents:

Porterhouse Steakhouse

- This upscale steakhouse serves juicy cuts of meat and fresh seafood. Don't miss their extensive wine list. "The filet mignon melts in your mouth. My wife loved the salmon too. Great romantic spot." - Steve D., Google Review

Gepetto's Pizza

- For casual family dining, Gepetto's offers homemade pizza, pasta, subs, and salads. "We love coming here for their weekly pizza specials. The crust is just right." - Amanda J., Google Review

Victor's Italian Restaurant

- Authentic Italian cuisine including pasta, chicken, veal, and seafood dishes. Victor's has an old-world charm and cozy atmosphere. "The eggplant parmesan is phenomenal. I crave it weekly." - Tom S., Google Review

Healthcare and Education

Clayton is home to several medical facilities including Clayton Medical Park, an outpatient center with various specialties.

For emergencies, Johnston Health Clayton Campus has a 24-hour ER.

Top-rated schools in the area include River Dell Elementary, Cleveland High School, and Clayton High School. Several options exist for private education as well.

Conclusion: A Local Realtor’s Perspective on Taft Woods

With its beautiful wooded landscapes, southern charm, and tight-knit community, Taft Woods offers an ideal spot for families and professionals alike.

As a Clayton real estate agent, I highly recommend Taft Woods for homebuyers seeking a peaceful neighborhood near Raleigh.

Engage with your community by attending neighborhood events, festivals, and school activities.

When it comes time to sell, rely on an expert like the Tim M. Clarke Team to provide key insights into maximizing your home’s value.

Our deep knowledge of the local Clayton market helps homeowners sell quickly and for top dollar. Taft Woods provides a wonderful place to put down roots and make lifelong memories.

Listings in Taft Woods

**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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