Holly Springs

Welcome to Holly Springs

A charming, visionary community with a growing downtown
The founders of Holly Springs wanted to create a community that offers the best of everything, and that's what they accomplished. Holly Springs honors and embraces its small-town past, yet it's strategically well-positioned for the future, having attracted some of the top companies and industries in the U.S. Through astute decision-making from visionary community leaders, Holly Springs has become one of North Carolina’s most sought-after destinations.

Like any fast-growing suburb, Holly Springs, NC real estate options feature quite a few new homes and developments. Most are two-story, with yards that have plenty of room for outdoor activities and recreation. More than a few homes have either a one or two-story veranda, making it easier to create new friendships with neighbors as they stroll by. Since most houses are more recent, they are an excellent fit for today's busy households. Their interior is also as beautiful and tastefully decorated as the outside.

What to Love

  • Visionary infrastructure investments by town leaders
  • Lush greenways and parks
  • Charming Holly Springs, NC homes and houses for sale
  • Golf communities
  • #3 Most Popular Zip Code in Triangle; June 2021 by Zillow
  • Hospitable community for families and residents of all ages

Local Lifestyle - Living in Holly Springs

Holly Springs is an up-and-coming community that has welcomed small and large businesses with open arms. As such, it’s a great place for steady professional growth. At the same time, community leaders also sought to retain Holly Spring's small-town feel, especially in its historic downtown area. The residential areas around Holly Springs are close-knit and friendly, with all the space that today's homeowners need inside and outside the home. A unique set of amenities, highlighted by the Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex, weave the thread of community that unites locals and welcomes newcomers far and wide.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping in Holly Springs

The Pimiento Tea Room is an exciting place to join friends for a unique sandwich or dessert and craft beers and teas. It also sponsors special events and hosts live music on Saturdays. Sir Walter Coffee + Kitchen offers comfort foods, drinks, and renowned lattes in a conversation-sparking setting. Sir Walter also has live music on Saturdays.

A fast-growing town, Holly Springs has spawned popular craft breweries that serve as gathering spots for post-work drinks and weekend nights out. The Carolina Brewing Company is the town standard, having been open since 1995, and Bombshell Beer Company is one of the state’s first female-owned breweries.

The Vieni Ristobar is a great place to take the entire family out for an excellent, authentic Italian dinner. Thanks A Latte is a cozy location for having coffee with friends. It also has a boutique section filled with unique gifts for family and friends or a special treat for yourself.

Things to Do in Holly Springs

Holly Springs is a smaller town with a lively arts center. The Holly Springs Cultural Center hosts year-round dance, music, comedic, and theater events. They also sponsor the Holly Springs Farmers Market nearly every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Each fall, the HollyFest aggregates local artists, small businesses, and food vendors in a free event open to the public. Children’s activities, live entertainment, and (usually) crisp fall weather make HollyFest a town favorite tradition. The Longleaf Festival is a more precisely targeted event featuring North Carolina’s up-and-coming independent films and filmmakers.

Holly Springs is also home to the world’s largest family-oriented skate park. The Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex includes 37,000 square feet of facilities for skateboarding, BMX, and mountain biking. Because the complex has indoor and outdoor terrain, you can get a ride in (and take classes) any time of year.

The Wake Futbol Club has both child and college-level soccer events. Also nearby is Ting Park, with facilities for athletic activities, including soccer, football, tennis, and basketball. The park offers marked trails for those who want to enjoy the outdoors while working on their fitness goals. It is also home to the Holly Springs Salamanders, a minor-league baseball team.

No description of Holly Springs would be complete without reference to the area’s beautiful parks and green spaces. Sugg Farm at Bass Lake Park combines a gorgeous lake with over 100 acres of woods and pastures, an archery field, a dog park, and connections to the Holly Springs Greenway. Meanwhile, families frequent the whimsically-named Womble Park on Grigsby Ave., which has facilities for several sports, plus a picnic shelter and outdoor stage.

Demographics and Employment Data for Holly Springs, NC

Holly Springs has 12,988 households, with an average household size of 3.09. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Holly Springs do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 40,198 people call Holly Springs home. The population density is 2,317.54 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.13 / 52.87%

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Schools in Holly Springs, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Holly Springs. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Pine Springs Preparatory Academy
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