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Holly Springs

#1 Safest City in NC

-HomeSnacks.com, 2019


Holly Springs: 36,749; Wake County (2018): 1,092,305; Raleigh MSA (2018): 1,362,540


16.8 million to the Raleigh area (2018)


Richard Sears

Sales Tax

4.75-percent state tax; 2.5-percent county tax

Holly Springs Life

Welcome to Holly Springs, a small and welcoming hometown outside of Raleigh rich in Southern culture and history. High quality of life, a strong sense of community, and warm hospitality await those looking for a quiet spot to call home. With easy access to both Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park for big-city access, but plenty of its own business, small and large, it’s easy to see why Holly Springs is quickly growing into one of the best towns in the RTP area.

Key Features

Water fight in Holly Springs park

Quality of Life

All you need to do is ask around… Holly Springs is a great place to live and work. No matter your age or favorite hobby, opportunities to enjoy life are abundant in and around town.

With so much to do in this quaint, scenic, and friendly hometown, residents of Holly Springs enjoy a very high quality of life. The focus here is community, togetherness, and welcoming. With a plethora of local events, such as the downtown Farmers’ Markets, an annual Hollyfest, and a Christmas Parade, it’s easy to get out and meet neighbors and new friends.

Gorgeous stand of trees in a Holly Springs park

Parks & Recreation

Get outside in Holly Springs; it’s easy! Boasting plenty of parks, a lake and retreat center, a recreation center, a cultural arts center, miles of greenways, and lots of picnic shelters, there are plenty of ways to walk, run, sun, bike, boat, swim, or simply sit and enjoy the great outdoors.

Holly Springs Parks and Rec also offers many community programs, including art, drama, sports, nature and outdoor education, cooking, after-school care, fitness and wellness, dance, summer camps, senior programs.

Principal Colleges and Universities

  • Women's Colleges: Meredith College
  • Culinary School: The Chef's Academy
  • Religious Colleges: Shepherds Theological Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Community College: Wake Technical Community College
  • Historically Black Universities: Saint Augustine's University, Shaw University
  • Major Research University: North Carolina State University
  • Law School: Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (Campbell University)
  • Other Private: William Peace University

Top Holly Springs Attractions

Brass instrument

Arts & Culture

It’s easy to enjoy music, art, and events in Holly Springs. From the Weekly Blues Concerts at Foxfire, featuring traditional North Mississippi Country blues, to the live theatre performances at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, there’s no shortage of events to suit all tastes and interests.

Holly Springs clothing stores and latest fashions


Holly Springs is home to a plethora of small businesses and boutiques. Whether you’re looking for unique, personalized, or handmade, the shops of Holly Springs are the place to find it. Explore the shops of Funky Monkey, Angie’s Boutique, Jennie’s Flowers & Gifts, and Marshall Pottery.

Fancy Southern cooking in Holly Springs, NC


Featuring some of Mississippi’s best cooks and finest Southern cooking, the restaurants of Holly Springs are one-of-a-kind delicious. For Southern hospitality and cooking, head to Annie’s Restaurant or the Chicken Coop, or sample some Creole-style dishes at JB’s Family Restaurant.

The Newest Holly Springs Homes

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