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Holly Springs, NC

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Area Information for Holly Springs, North Carolina

Holly Springs is a town located in Wake County, North Carolina that had a population of about 22,000 as of the 2010 Census.

This community is often regarded as “The fastest growing town in North Carolina,” thanks to its rapid growth in recent years.

Despite the fact that more and more residents have become familiar with the Holly Springs community in recent years, this community has actually been around since the colonial era.

The town was named because of all the holly trees that grew around the freshwater springs in this southern Wake County community.

The land was originally inhabited by the Tuscarora Indians and was later developed as the crossroads between two major roads.

In recent years, the town has seen rapid population growth – along with the rest of the Triangle area.  Between 1990 and 2010, the population grew from less than 1,000 to about 22,000!

The town has worked hard to balance this rapid growth by increasing municipal services accordingly. 

And as the town’s own website says, “Hardly a weekend passes without a Town-sponsored family activity in a local park or downtown, whether it’s a free movie or concert during the warmer months or a seasonal event such as the annual Easter Egg Hunt or the Happy Holly Days Parade.”

This strong sense of community serves as a major draw for interested home buyers.

Education in Holly Springs

Just like all communities in the county, Holly Springs is served by the Wake County Public School System. 

This includes such high-performing schools as:

  • Holly Grove Elementary School
  • Holly Ridge Elementary School
  • Holly Springs Elementary School
  • Holly Ridge Middle School
  • Holly Grove Middle School
  • Holly Springs High School

In addition, residents in Holly Springs area also conveniently located near a couple of speciality and private schools, including The New School Montessori Center and Southern Wake Academy Charter High School

Things to do on the Holly Springs Real Estate Market

As I noted before, Holly Springs boasts a strong sense of community.  Perhaps that’s why this relatively small town has so many activities and festivals to offer residents year-round, including:

  • HollyFest in October
  • Kiwanis Club Haunted Schoolhouse in October
  • Main Street Christmas in December
  • The Happy Holly Days Parade in December
  • And others!

What’s more, there are a number of recreational facilities within Holly Springs’ town limits, including the 46-acre Parrish Womble Park and the 90-acre  Bass Lake Park

Holly Spring, NC Homes for Sale

If Holly Springs sounds like the kind of community that would compliment your family’s lifestyle well, then contact me, Rachel Kendall, and my team of Holly Springs real estate experts, today.

We’ll be happy to let you know about available listings in the area as well as answer any questions you might have.



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