Welcome to Benson

Located at the intersection of I-95 and I-40, the small town of Benson is within a stone’s throw of some of North Carolina’s biggest and best attractions and opportunities. Yet despite the fact that it’s just 30 minutes from both Raleigh and Fayetteville, Benson is filled with small-town charm and quiet country traditions. It’s one of North Carolina’s fastest-growing towns, and yet it boasts a strong sense of community connection and an active arts scene. Come explore Benson—from its beautiful new homes to its lovely old historic sites—and discover a town that’s truly one-of-a-kind.

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Spotlights of Benson

Amazing Events

There’s always something happening in Benson, whether it’s a laid-back concert in the park or Benson Mule Days, which draws over 50,000 visitors every year. Other local favorites include the Harvest Festival, Independence Day, and the State Annual Singing Convention.

Downtown Benson

In addition to local shops and restaurants housed in charming historic storefronts, Downtown Benson is home to the Benson Singing Grove, a historic tree-lined park and concert venue used for many of Benson’s festivals, events, and outdoor performances.

Beautiful Parks

Benson is a great place for those who love to get outside and enjoy beautiful weather. The acres of beautiful countryside surrounding Benson are ripe with opportunities for boating, fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, biking, and more.

Benson at a Glance

Getting Around

Raleigh: 30 miles, about 30 minutes
Fayetteville: 30 miles, about 30 minutes
Airport: RDU International (45 miles)
Major Roads: I-40, I-95, US-301


Population: 3,578
County: Johnston
Zip Code: 27504
Median Home Value: $112,500

Benson Attractions

Living in Benson

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The Homes

What are you looking for in a home? A cozy country bungalow? A brand-new Craftsman? A historic cottage? A beautiful lakefront estate? Affordability? Extravagance? Large acreage? Horse facilities? Whatever it is you need or want in a home, you’re sure to find plenty of options in Benson!

The Jobs

The town of Benson has deep roots in agriculture and farming, though today it has modernized and diversified, welcoming in numerous new industries, particularly in manufacturing and biotechnology. Today, Benson is home to modern agriculture, textile manufacturing, and plenty of small businesses, too.

The Schools

Benson’s public school students are served by Johnston County Public Schools, and Benson takes pride in its top-notch public education. Benson schools have been recognized for their outstanding teachers, and SAT scores surpass the NC average. Schools in Benson include Benson Elementary, Benson Middle, and South Johnston High.

The Amenities

Benson might be a small town, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have plenty of conveniences and amenities to offer. While much of Benson’s businesses are locally owned, the town is also home to larger stores (like Food Lion and Carlie C’s) and chain restaurants. Benson is also just 20 minute from the Carolina Premium Outlets mall.

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