Holly Springs

Welcome to Holly Springs

Holly Springs has always been about location. What began as a convenient place to rest, tucked between a fresh water spring and stands of holly trees, has evolved through the years to become a unique and constantly evolving suburb of Raleigh. While Downtown Raleigh is just over 15 minutes away, you might be surprised at all that Holly Springs has to offer, from the first female-owned brewery in the state to one of the largest sports facilities in the world. But it's not just the locally owned businesses that make Holly Springs so one-of-a-kind. The town is still surrounded by the natural beauty that brought so many people here in the first place, from Bass Lake Park to Harris Lake County Park.

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Live, Work & Play in Holly Springs


Holly Springs is a unique blend of a little bit of everything, from small-town atmosphere to beautiful outdoor areas to bustling shopping centers and new developments. Life here might move a little slower than in the city, but there's still plenty of exciting growth and opportunity—plus affordable homes!


Since Holly Springs enjoys such a convenient location close to Durham, Cary, and Raleigh, the job market is full of options. Some of the largest employers in Holly Springs include Seqirus, GMA Supply, Rovisys, Pierce Group Benefits, Ideal Landscaping, and Rex Healthcare. If you're willing to commute, you'll find even more opportunities close by!


Locally owned breweries, award-winning golf courses, expansive parks, bustling shopping centers—no matter your hobbies or interests, you'll find something to do around Holly Springs. Our ideal weekend? Filling up on fresh produce from the farmers' market, taking a stroll around the lake, then stopping at a local restaurant for lunch! 

Holly Springs at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: I-540, US-401
Airport: RDU International Airport
Public Transit: GoTriangle, Apex
Distance to Durham: 29.3 miles, 30 minutes
Distance to Raleigh: 19.2 miles, 25 minutes

Area Stats

Population: 35,223
County: Wake
Zip Codes: 27539, 27540
Avg Temperatures: Summer: 89°F / 70°F and Winter: 51°F / 33°F
Median Household Income: $101,341

Holly Springs Attractions

What You'll Really Love in Holly Springs

Tons of Events

From seasonal happenings to monthly celebrations, Holly Springs has a pretty packed events calendar. Aside from regular gatherings like the farmers' market, food truck rodeos, and live music series, each time of the year brings its own highlights. In spring, it's the Spring Fling at Bass Lake Park, featuring yard sales, inflatables, and an egg hunt. During the summer, the food vendors, rides, and live music at the July 5th celebration are where it's at. Once fall comes around, you won't want to miss the popular day-long HollyFest, and winter brings the highly anticipated Main Street Christmas!

Stunning Outdoor Recreation

In Holly Springs, it's pretty easy to find new ways to explore the Great Outdoors. Bass Lake Park is probably the most popular spot in the area, where you can enjoy fishing, canoeing, hiking, biking, and more along the Bass Lake waterfront. Other smaller outdoor areas around town include Parrish Womble Park and Jones Park. Curious about the golfing situation in town? You'll want to head to the courses at Devil's Ridge, Bentwinds, and 12 Oaks. Oh, and don't forget to check out all of the extreme recreational opportunities at the Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex!

Local Shopping & Dining

For all of your retail needs, major shopping centers like the Holly Springs Towne Center and the Shoppes at Holly Springs should have you covered. If you want to shop locally, places like the Holly Springs Farmers' Market, Black Dog Bottle Shop, and the Triangle Wine Company are some of our favorites. Holly Springs also offers a pretty wide variety of culinary options, perfect for satisfying any palate. Our can't-miss picks? The Bass Lake Draft House, ACME Pizza Co, Nara, and the Mason Jar Tavern. 

Top-Ranked Public Schools

Holly Springs is served by the Wake County Public School System, which is widely regarded as one of the top districts in the state. In addition to having the highest number of National Board Certified Teachers in the country, the district also boasts an almost 90% graduation rate. In Holly Springs, students exceed expectations, with a 96% graduation rate and well-above average standardized test scores. 

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If you're looking for a home in Holly Springs, then we're here to help. With years of professional experience and local expertise, we're dedicated to providing you with a successful and stress-free real estate experience. From showing you homes that fit your price range and check off all your boxes to helping you navigate the mortgage process, we'll be there to answer your questions, every step of the way.

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