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Holly Springs is a suburb of Raleigh with a population of 33,341. 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 sparse 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
33,341

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$283,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,399
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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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
    48.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    2.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    89.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    610.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 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
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Holly Springs

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$104,822
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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While Holly Springs is growing exponentially, it still retains the feeling of a small town. There is lots of green spaces, parks and walking trails even as new housing is being erected and the town is including these as part of their master plan for development. The schools are excellent with both traditional and year round options on the elementary and middle school levels. There is a great mix of retail space and living space in the area without leaving town but even some family farms.
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!