Welcome to Smithfield

Home of the Ava Gardner Museum

Smithfield is the county seat and the hub of government and business activity for Johnston County. Town Commons, a public park, is also the location of the Boat Ramp, the Mountains to Sea Trail, a three-mile trail that connects Smithfield Community Park to downtown and the Historic Hastings House. In downtown Smithfield you will find historic buildings, shopping, restaurants, several blocks of revitalized stores and attractions such as the Johnston County Heritage Center, Neuse Little Theatre and the Ava Gardner Museum.

Don’t forget shopping at the Carolina premium outlets where they have 80 name brand and designer outlet stores to include: Adidas, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Kate Spade, Polo, Reebok and many more. They also host the yearly Carolina Premium Outlets Carnival for loads of family fun. If you are looking for a relaxing time at the movies you have to go to the Smithfield Cinemas where they have 10 wall to wall screens, all with highbacked rocker seats with stadium seating.

They have a bustling real estate market where you are sure to find the Smithfield homes for sale that will make you fall in love with this area.

Places to eat in Smithfield

Restaurants, Dining and more...

One very important thing to check out while you are searching for those perfect Smithfield homes for sale is where to get good food.

Here are a few of the places we’ve found near the downtown area.


They prepare a range of Southern-style barbecued meats and sides in a bustling but relaxed setting. Their recipes range over six generations and three families with strong roots in the south.

Simple Twist

They serve made from scratch, delicious meals unlike any other. They work closely with local vendors and farmers to create their interesting dishes.

Under the Oak Restaurant and Market

They are a husband-and-wife team offering take and bake meals, local produce, NC seafood, fine wines and pasture raised meats and poultry. Oh, and don’t forget some of the best desserts in the area.

Things to do near Smithfield

Parks, Culture, Athletics and more...

Another important thing to consider while you search out the many available Smithfield homes for sale is what there is to do in the area.

There are many fun and exciting things to do and here are a few you should take a look at.

Ava Gardner Museum

The mission of the museum is one of curator and historical interpretation. Their collection spans her entire life, from her beginnings in rural North Carolina to her final years in London. They have many professional and personal artifacts including papers, costumes, photographs, jewelry and many more memorabilia.

Ready Set Escape

If you are looking for a great escape room center experience that is family friendly and a blast for all then you have come to the right place. You will enjoy this immersive experience from beginning to end.

Arboretum at Johnston Community College

Along with their community events they offer trails along the Southern Garden that showcases, ornamental shrubs, flowers and traditional trees from the southern region. Some of these include lilies, roses, azaleas, dogwoods and irises blooming throughout the year.

Smithfield Homes For Sale

If you have any questions or would like to start looking at some of the below Smithfield homes for sale, just let us know.

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