Holly Springs


Holly Springs is a growing city.

Holly Springs is located in southern Wake County,  North Carolina. The town’s population is 28,640, and growing!  The Raleigh-Durham area, which includes Holly Springs is considered one of the fastest growing parts of North Carolina.

  • Population: 28,640
  • Median Age: 34
  • Median Household Income: $94,452
  • Poverty Rate: 2.52%
  • Number of Employees: 14,113
  • Median Property Value: $244,100

Holly Springs Village District is a heart of a vibrant downtown.

The Village district includes Town Hall, Holly Springs Cultural Center and library,  and  is home to the Hunt Recreation Center. The area has about 60 businesses, including a tavern at Mims Towne Square, and the historic Leslie Alford Mims home. The Coworking Station adjacent to Town Hall is home to about 20 businesses.

The Village is more than a business district.  Saturday morning find locals at the  farmers market and whole town comes out for events such as Main Street Christmas and the Happy Holly Days parade. The growth of Holly Springs has been nothing short of amazing as it’s population has grown by over 300% since 2000!

Holly Springs is ideally located for commuters.

Whether you commute locally or travel for a living, the location of Holly Springs to the airport makes commuting easy. Holly Springs is 30 miles  to Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The Research Triangle Park is less than 35 miles away. Now that HWY 540 has reached Holly Springs, residents can enjoy easy access to RTP and the rest of the Triangle area.

Education matters in Holly Springs.

Not only is the area home to 3 of the top universities in the state, if not the country. Wake County Schools are some of the top in the nation, and an excellent reason to make the move. Holly Springs is home to top public, charter and private schools. If you’re looking for a great education, it’s hard to beat the schools offered in Holly Springs.

Neighborhoods in Holly Springs

Holly Springs is popular place to buy a homes because of the value for money and the selection of homes. Home prices are going up as more and more people decide that moving to Holly Springs is a smart move.

Some of the most popular neighborhoods are: 12 Oaks, Arbor Creek, Braxton Village, Brook Manor, Holly Glen, Holly Pointe, Oak Hall, Sunset Lake, Sunset Oaks, Sunset Ridge, Woodcreek and Wescott.

Weather in Holly Springs

People love the weather in Holly Springs. If you are moving from the cold weather of the Northeast or the heat of the South you will love the weather in Holly Springs. Holly Springs has every season,  Winter is going to be much less harsh than New England. While summer may seem hot to the northerners you won’t experience the heat that you get in Florida or the Southeast.

It doesn’t snow often in Holly Springs, and if you miss the snow, the mountains are not far away. The great news is that the beach is near too.  Holly Springs is ideally located for the weather and for quick getaways.

Golf keeps Holly Springs  active

Holly Springs  Parks and Recreation Department offers a diversity of parks, a recreation center, a cultural arts center, a lake and retreat center, greenways, and picnic shelters. The Department offers  art, drama, music, athletics, nature and outdoor education, cooking, after-school and track-out care, fitness and wellness, dance, special interest, and specialized recreation as well as summer camps and senior programs.

For the golfer, the town of Holly Springs is home to two private courses: Devils Ridge,, and 12 Oaks Golf, part of the 687-acre 12 Oaks community. Did you know?

Holly Springs

  • 2010, Holly Springs High School was recognized by the state as a “ School of Excellence with High Growth”
  • Holly Springs was named for the Holly trees around a freshwater spot.
  • The Town of Holly Springs was established in 1877
  • In 2007, it was ranked the 22nd best small town to live in, according to a CNNMoney.com
  • Holly Springs has three places on The National Register of Historic Places.

About the Region.

Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill make up the three primary metro areas of the Research Triangle metropolitan region. The regional nickname of “The Triangle” originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, primarily located in Durham County, four miles from downtown Durham. RTP is bordered on three sides by the city of Durham and is roughly midway between the cities of Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and the three major research universities of NC State University,Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill.