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Troy,  in Mercer County, NJ

What is the best place to live when considering garner/clayton/willow spring?

Asked by Troy, Mercer County, NJ Thu Jul 5, 2007

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It would depend on what you are looking for. All three of this towns are in different locations and offer a different feel to them. If you want, go to and click on Search MLS, then click on Click Here to See Community Films. The films are of residents that live in different area of the Triangle and tell you about their community. If that's not what your looking for and want more info go to for Garner for Clayton for Willow Springs

I hope that's helped you some.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 5, 2007
I agree with everyone else, all 3 are great areas for different reasons. Just depends on what you are looking for. When my husband and I moved to the area 6 years ago we initally looked in Clayton but quickly found we were drawn to a little area known as the Cleveland Community. It has a rural feel, lower Johnston County taxes (vs. Garner/Wake Co.) but has very close access to I-40 (Raleigh, Smithfield, I-95) and has excellent schools. Cleveland is not incorporated so you can't search info specifically for the "town". If you have any questions about the area I'd be more than happy to assist you. Visit my website
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 20, 2011
Wow that is tough-- I ended up in Willow Springs -- But my husband and I looked in Garner & Clayton as well. We dine out & go to the movies in Garner/Clayton because there isn't much in Willow Springs. We work and go to the lake in Garner. All 3 areas are definately close enough that you can enjoy them all. If you need an agent let me know.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 18, 2010
It depends...what do you like to do? What is your life style? There are great places to live in all three locations. If you are looking for help for a client, call the Chamber for additional info. If you still need some help give me a call!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 21, 2007
Well, of course this is a personal preference & something to prayerfully consider, however here are a few things to ponder. There is usually an increase in prices of home moving out of clayton, and into Garner. However, Garner is a very established city right in the middle of Clayton & Raleigh. There are lots of things to do & convenience is wonderful. Clayton is projected to be another "Cary, NC" in a few years. It's rapid growth & affordable cost of living/homes has brought many people to this wonderful city. Located in b/w Smithfield & Garner, it's definitely an ideal place to live. When the Clayton ByPass is complete, it'll be even more desirable, taking some traffic off of by Hwy 70 hopefully. Willow Springs, not too familiar w/ that city, have shown a few homes around there & have friends who live there. It's upcoming, just not as fast as Clayton. It's a snug little town for sure! I pray this helps :) God Bless You
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 10, 2007
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