91 Sicily Drive
Clayton, NC 27527



Price Range

$300,000 – $1,000,000

Portofino: A Dream Community for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Tucked along the banks of the Neuse River in the heart of Clayton, NC, Portofino is a gated community of breathtaking architecture, lush green rolling countryside, and amenities designed for enjoyment of the natural beauty that surrounds. It’s luxurious living with a relaxed countryside lifestyle, a breath of fresh air, scenic green views, and stunningly-designed homes, just minutes from all the shopping, dining, entertainment, and employment the Triangle has to offer.

And with renowned equestrian facilities on site, miles of hiking and riding trails, properties with barns and acres of fenced pasture specially designed for horse owners, miles of beautiful undeveloped countryside and woods all around, it’s not hard to see why Portofino has been touted as a “dream come true” for horse lovers of all ages.

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The Homes

The homes of Portofino were carefully designed by a team of premier local builders to perfectly complement the surrounding natural beauty. You can choose a pre-built or resale home, or work with a custom builder to design the equestrian home of your dreams. Four unique communities within the neighborhood offer a variety of styles and prices, from affordable yet comfortable Southern homes to breathtaking equestrian estates with barns and fenced pastures.

The Community

Enjoy the great outdoors and meet your neighbors in beautiful Portofino. Explore seven miles of nature trails, complete with bridges and elevated walkways and even connecting to the Mountains-to-Sea trail, by foot or horseback. Fish at the fully-stocked pond. Canoe the charming Neuse River. Or head to the Piazza at Portofino Resident’s Clubhouse to enjoy events around the fireplace or outside on the lawn, the expansive pool deck, or the beach-entry pool.

A Community Designed for Horse-Lovers

Meet the Portofino Equestrian Center, the premier boarding, training, and show facility of The Triangle—conveniently located in the heart of Portofino. The Ali 2 Stables is a custom-designed barn (oft nicknamed “The Ritz for horses”) featuring paddocks, pastures, trails, a cross-country course, and spacious arenas for dressage, jumping, and conditioning. From boarding horses in a truly luxurious environment, to training riders from beginner to champion, to events, shows, and clinics, the Equestrian Center truly is the heart of Portofino’s horse-loving community.

Portofino Attractions

What's Nearby?

local attractions

Nearby Attractions

You don’t need to drive to Raleigh to find excitement and excitement—Clayton itself is filled with fun. Head Downtown to enjoy local restaurants and entertainment, like The Clayton Center or Deep River Brewing, or plenty of community events. Also nearby are The Neuse Golf Club and the Neuse River Walk, and plenty of programs and activities can be enjoyed at the Community Center.

local amenities

Shopping & Dining

You’re never far from the shopping, dining, services, and amenities you seek in Portofino. In fact, just across the street is the Flowers Crossroads shopping center, and 5 minutes down the road you’ll find the Clayton Village Shopping Center. It’s just 10 minutes to Clayton Corners and 15 minutes to the bustling 40/42 Interchange, where you'll find major retailers and businesses.

getting around

Travel & Commute

Portofino is conveniently located directly off NC Route 42 for easy access to US Route 70, Interstate 40, and the 440, placing it within minutes of all the attractions, amenities, and opportunities of the Triangle. It’s just 30 minutes to downtown Raleigh and 40 minutes to RDU Airport and RTP.


Public Schools

Portofino public school students are served by highly-rated and fast-growing Johnston County Public Schools. Currently, residents of the neighborhood are zoned to River Dell Elementary, Archer Lodge Middle, and Corinth-Holder High, though this is subject to change year to year.

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