Holly Springs, NC is one of the fastest growing towns in North Carolina.  Nestled adjacent to Cary and Apex, it has affordable housing yet is still convenient to the Research Triangle Park.  It is located just south of Apex and Hwy 55 provides direct access to Research Triangle Park.  Holly Springs is still within a 30 minute drive of Cary, Raleigh, and the Raleigh/Durham Airport.

Education, public safety, and quality of life remain the most important strategic goals for holly springs.  As the Mayor Dick Sears says, "If it's good for the kids, it's good for Holly Springs."  The Town Staff and Town Board are working hard to build a town from the inside out with quality family living in mind. 

Holly Springs will continue to grow and prosper as new shopping centers, parks, and the "Outer Loop" I-540 is constructed in coming years.  The real estate is very affordable and infrastructure is all brand new.  If you are thinking of relocating to the area, you will owe it to yourself to check out the opportunities in Holly Springs.

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City Overview

Population: 19,684
Population growth since 2000: 89.57%
Median home cost: $225,000
Cost of living: .79% lower than U.S. average
Public Schools spending per student: $5,294
Unemployment rate: 8.30%

Holly Springs weather facts

  • July is the average warmest month.
  • The highest recorded temperature was 104 degrees in 1977.
  • On average, the coolest month is January.
  • The lowest recorded temperature was -6 degrees in 1985.
  • The maximum average precipitation occurs in July.

Tax Rates

Town - $.4150
Wake County - $.534/$100
Total - $.9490

Wake County - 2% 
State - 4%
NC Prepared Food - 1% 

Median Age Median Household Income Population
31 $69,550 9,192

* Based on 2000 US Census.

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