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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Holly Springs is a suburb of Raleigh with a population of 31,827. Holly Springs is in Wake County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Holly Springs offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Holly Springs there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Holly Springs and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Holly Springs are highly rated.
About Holly Springs...
Population
31,827

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$264,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,227
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Holly Springs Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    28.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    103.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    782.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    19%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Holly Springs

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$101,341
National
$55,322

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Holly Springs Reviews

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Positioned close enough to Raleigh yet far enough from the congestion of the medium metropolis, Holly Springs repeatedly ranks as one of the best places to live in the US based upon factors such as median household income, safety, average degree attainment as well as low unemployment rates. Although rapid growth is a trait of the area which includes Apex, Cary Morrisville and Fuquay-Varina; Holly Springs is a small hometown that is exceptionally family friendly and had remained a secret gem until recent times. We love our town and please do not spread the word of how sweet it is!
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Holly Springs has grown rapidly since I relocated from New York. When I first moved to Holly Springs several years ago, the go-to place to shop was Walgreens. Today, Holly Springs now has its own shopping center, that includes a Target, Charming Charlie's, Dick's, Ulta, and many more to come!
The area is perfect for raising a family. The schools are top-notch-ranked highly in the country's Public Schools. The crime rate is low, and there's always a police officer nearby. Overall, my experience with Holly Springs has been highly satisfying, and I can't wait to see what else is in store for the future!
Holly Springs is right in the middle of everything. It is calm and relaxing and there is always something to do here. From Sugg Farm always having activities, to the events that always take place at Main Street, Holly Springs is an enjoyable and comfortable place to live. The people of Holly Springs are always so helpful and very approachable, in other words, everyone is nice and there is rarely ever someone who is not. This is a small town, but it has a big heart and wonderful people too.