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What’s it Like to Relocate to Smithfield, NC?

Downtown Smithfield, NC

Smithfield, NC is Growing!

As a Johnston County NC real estate team, we are asked all the time; “what’s it like to move to Smithfield, NC“? In this article we will answer this question along with other most frequently asked questions what it’s like to live in Smithfield, NC.

Yes, as part of the fastest growing county in North Carolina, Smithfield, NC is growing! Why? Because newcomers like the weather, the lower taxes, the location (it’s near Raleigh), more affordable housing options, new jobs, the vibrant downtown Smithfield scene, and the opportunity to put down roots and live life at the fullest!

In reality, yes, the roads are busy, the schools are crowded, and many locals complain about the recent growth. These are all common problems that come with living in a very popular destination.

What about the Quality of Public Schools in Smithfield?

While NC real estate agents are forbidden from grading schools or offering our opinion of the quality of the private and public schools in Smithfield and the Johnston County Public School System, we do offer some resources like this for you to review.

It is our experience that the public and the private sectors of the Smithfield community are both wholeheartedly engaged and committed to supporting education, making it a great place to obtain an education, along with the opportunity to live, work, and play.

Is the Location Convenient?

Map View of Smithfield, NC

Located near major highways like I-40, I-95 and US-70, Smithfield offers easy access to larger cities like Raleigh and Durham. This makes it convenient for commuters and provides access to a broader range of job opportunities, shopping, and entertainment options. Residents love the fact that both the NC mountains and the beaches of NC are a short drive away. Especially Wrightsville beach, which is only 2 hours away down I-40!

What’s to do Smithfield, NC?

Smithfield Farmers Market

Because Smithfield is the county seat of Johnston County, there is always something happening! It offers a wide variety of amenities to enjoy, including the popular Carolina Premium Outlets, numerous dining options, and recreational facilities. The town of Smithfield also features parks, green spaces, and proximity to the scenic Neuse River, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.

Other nearby attractions include:

  • River Jams Concerts at the Neuse River Amphithreater
  • Theatrical Performances at The Neuse Little Theatre
  • Civil War Battlefield at Bentonville
  • The Hinnant Family Vineyards and Winery
  • The downtown Smithfield Farmers Market and Crafts

For a complete list of local events, check out this calendar of events in and around Smithfield!

Historic and Cultural Appeal of Smithfield

The town is rich in history, with landmarks like the Ava Gardner Museum, home of the famous Bright Leaf hot dogs, and the Smithfield Historic District. This blend of cultural heritage and modern amenities gives Smithfield a unique and appealing character.

What are Examples of New Home Communities in Smithfield?

East River New Home Community in Smithfield, NC

Below are some examples of new home communities in the greater Smithfield real estate market.

For more information on these and other Johnston County new home communities, reach out to our RiverWILD team here.

Attend a Smithfield Open House this Weekend!

smithfield open houses
Smithfield, NC Open Houses

If you are in town visiting why not stop in one of our open houses this weekend! Here is our list of open houses located in the Smithfield area!

Welcome Home to Smithfield!

In summary, relocating to Smithfield, NC, offers a balanced lifestyle with affordability, a welcoming community, assorted school options, convenient access to larger nearby cities as well the NC coast and the Mountains, and plenty of local events, things to do and cultural attractions.

If you are thinking about moving to Smithfield (or any other town in Johnston County), we would love to be your resource! Simply leave a comment below or send us a text to 919 813-0123.

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