Reasons to live in holly springs ncWake County has been experiencing explosive growth over the past several years amidst an economic boom, particularly with new construction and development outside the Raleigh city limits. Holly Springs, in particular, is in high demand and has come to be known as one of the fastest-growing towns in North Carolina.

Holly Springs was originally developed due to the abundance of fresh water springs, and the area saw an influx of European visitors. Its rich history is reflected today in architectural styles throughout the city, shaded by old holly trees. Now, southern NC charm and a homey small town atmosphere can be found a mere 20 minutes away from the big city.

Here are just a few reasons you would want to live in Holly Springs:


Holly Springs was named one of the top 5 safest cities in North Carolina. Its low crime rate, affordable living, brand-new infrastructure, and ongoing development make this city an ideal place to live and raise a family. And friendly, family-centered community celebrations are frequent, from holiday parades and festivals to chili cook-offs and craft fairs.


Holly Springs offers access to private and public elementary, middle, and high schools, and the Wake County Public School System is unfailingly ranked as one of the top large school systems in the nation. Further, this small town is within 35 miles of 15 colleges and universities, including the renowned NSCU, UNC Chapel Hill, and Duke University campuses.


Holly Springs itself is home to local small businesses, as well as multi-national firms. And nearby Raleigh was ranked by Glassdoor as the #1 best city for jobs in the nation. Don’t like to drive? Easy access to Research Triangle Park means a 20-minute commute, on average.

Entertainment & Amenities

In Holly Springs, you’ll find world-class eating, farmers markets with the freshest seasonal produce and local products, and local craft breweries (including Bombshell Beer Company, one of NC’s first female-owned breweries). There are shopping districts with boutique shops and chain stores, entertainment centers with bowling alleys and movie theaters, parks and greenways, a lake with fishing and trails, two golf courses, and a cultural arts center. The North Main Athletic Complex is active year-round, from soccer, tennis, and baseball to basketball, lacrosse, and ultimate Frisbee. The Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex is the largest family-oriented, year-round BMX, mountain biking, and skateboarding training facility in the world. Over 8,000 riders have shared ramp space with award-winning action sports athletes from across the world. And close proximity to the capital city offers access to performance arts venues, museums, professional sports destinations, live music venues, historic sites, gourmet dining, nightlife, and more.


The Triangle Expressway offers easy access between Holly Springs and Raleigh, helping to accommodate large volumes of traffic and drive growth in the area. And Holly Springs is only a two hour drive to beautiful beaches and about three hours to the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. So whether you prefer surfing or snowboarding, you have a plethora of options for easy day trips or weekends away for the whole family! 

So what are you waiting for? Come see what Holly Springs has to offer! Contact us today to begin the rewarding process of building your dream home.