Portofino is nestled along the Neuse River in Clayton's suburbs. The community prioritizes outdoor living and activities, allowing residents to truly appreciate the beautiful, natural environment. There are seven miles of nature trails, a fishing pond, and a community center with a large pool. The neighborhood also features a premier equestrian center with a 22-stall barn that includes paddocks, pastures, arenas, trails, and even a cross-country course. There is also access to the Mountains to Sea trail, which spans 1,000 miles from Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains to Jockey’s Ridge on the Outer Banks.
Portofino is an Audubon International Signature Program member, ensuring that sustainable resource management practices are applied in the long-term stewardship of the neighborhood's expansive property. The homes sit on large, often wooded lots and include two car garages and three or more bedrooms.