Gabriel Manor is located in Clayton, just off Highway 42 and Highway 70 Bypass, south of the Triangle in Johnston County. The town of Clayton is recognized as a top area for affordability and school systems and is considered a satellite town of Raleigh. Gabriel Manor is located adjacent to a branch of Johnston UNC Health Care System. Within a few miles, there is also shopping, restaurants and cultural events and venues. Premium outlet shopping is in the neighboring town of Smithfield.
The Research Triangle, located just minutes northwest of Gabriel Manor, is home to Duke University and Medical Center, the University of North Carolina and its Healthcare System and NC State University. Raleigh is home to the Capital Building and State Government offices, as well as The Museum of Art, History and Natural Sciences. The State Farmers Market also calls The Triangle home, with seasonal favorites, in additional to many artisan flairs from all areas of the state.