Within easy commuting distance of Fayetteville and Fort Bragg, Raleigh and Research Triangle, and Wilmington and the beaches, Clinton residents can take advantage of the many cultural, economic, and recreational offerings while still enjoying life in a smaller community.

City Services

Clinton residents benefit from a full range of city services including fire, police, water and sewer, and recreation. As the population of Clinton has increased, the City has maintained exemplary services without increasing taxes, testimony to the City's commitment to provide effective and efficient services for residents.


In 2007, Clinton was recognized as an All-America City. This honor illustrates Clinton's commitment to a sense of community and an outstanding quality of life for its citizens. Clinton is home to many nationally recognized civic clubs, which play an important role in strengthening the community. Approximately 40 churches representing all denominations are active in the Clinton area.

School System

The Clinton City School System serves over 3,000 students with three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. All of the schools are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Sampson Community College is located on Sunset Avenue and seven other community college campuses are within an hour's drive from Clinton. Also within an hour's drive from Clinton are:

  • Campbell University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Methodist University
  • Mt. Olive College
  • Shaw University
  • St. Augustine's College


Residents can enjoy shopping and dining in our beautifully renovated downtown or have fun and exercise at one of our wonderful parks throughout the city. Clinton has much to offer and we are sure you will find it the perfect community for living, working, and playing.

Clinton Community