Riverwood Recognized as a Top Place to Raise Kids!

Riverwood News and Events

The verdict is in: The Riverwood Athleitc Club neighborhood is a great place to raise a family! The NC chapter of the American Planning Association recently announced the winners of its 2013 Great Places contest and the Riverwood community in Clayton came in at number one for being a great neighborhood for kids.

Online voters selected Riverwood as the winner for the "Great Neighborhood for Kids" category. "We were amazed at the number of votes. It's great to see our residents rally around the neighborhood" said Reid Smith, COO of Fred Smith Company. 

"All the main streets and great neighborhoods recognized this year are walkable, dynamic, and vibrant. These places bring residents and visitors together for special events and serve as central gathering places in the everyday life of their community," The APA said in a statement.

Riverwood certainly fits that description! Built starting in the 1990s, this community features an array of homes across various price ranges.

It also has two schools nestled within the community, making it easy for children to walk or ride their bikes to school.

In fact, Riverwood Elementary and Riverwood Middle have both ranked as Schools of Excellence in recent years. And Business Weekly ranked them as Top 10 schools.

What’s more, Riverwood has a long list of amenities including a large outdoor waterpark, indoor pool, children’s playground and fitness center. It’s also connected to more than 30 miles of greenway that runs along the Neuse River.

This Clayton community also has its own on-site daycare, medical facility and commercial village.

Riverwood really has something to offer every single member of the family!

More Great News for the Triangle

Clayton’s Riverwood neighborhood wasn’t the only Triangle area destination that made an appearance on the APA's list of contest winners.

Raleigh’s Fayetteville Street was also recognized as a Great Main Street by panelists!

With accolades like this, it’s no wonder Forbes ranked Raleigh #1 for Fastest Growing City!

And when families do decide to relocate to the Greater Raleigh area, they can rest assured they’ll have great options for residential neighborhoods, including Clayton’s Riverwood community!

Relocating to the Clayton, NC Area

If you want to be able to say you live in the state’s number one neighborhood for raising a child, then contact us at Fred Smith Company Properties. We'll be happy to assist you by telling you even more about Riverwood and letting you know about available listings in this beautiful mixed-use neighborhood!

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We could not be more pleased with Fred Smith Company. We loved renting in Riverwood Athletic Club while our home in Riverwood Golf was being built. We were able to have everything we wanted and still ended up paying less per square foot than if we would have purchased an existing home.

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