5 Things You Should Know BEFORE Moving to Holly Springs, NC (2019)

Posted by Ryan Fitzgerald on Monday, December 9th, 2019 at 10:10am.

Living in Holly Springs, NC

Find out why so many folks are moving to Holly Springs, NC

Moving to Holly Springs, NC - What it is like living in and Relocating to Holly Springs, NC

Holly Springs, North Carolina is one of the best places to live in the country so it's no wonder so many folks are trying to move here! With a population of just over 30,000 Holly Springs has been growing around 5-6% annually. Holly Springs is located in Wake County and is a suburb of Raleigh, around 20-minutes from the State's Capital. Everything is seemingly new in Holly Springs from the semiprofessional ballpark to Holly Springs Town Center for shopping and dining. The weather in Holly Springs includes mild Winter's with warmer Springs and Falls allowing for golf nearly year-round! The homes for sale in Holly Springs are new and affordable with lots of new neighborhoods being developed.

Without further ado here are 5 things you should know before moving to Holly Springs:

1. Holly Springs is a Safe Place to Live

Holly Springs is a safe place to live and raise a family. The folks in Holly Springs will be the first to tell you and a quick google search will show just how proud these folks are of their town. There are some great family neighborhoods in Holly Springs with easy access to shopping, dining, and the airport. If you're looking for a great place to live in North Carolina, Holly Springs is definitely a town to check out!

Some of the neighborhoods that folks seem to like the most include:

12 Oaks - 12 Oaks is one of Holly Springs's most prestige golf communities with around 1,700 homes and easy access to everything Holly Springs has to offer. The community offers a top-notch clubhouse, pool, workout facility and is sometimes used as a wedding venue for folks. The Oakview elementary school is located on the cusp of the neighborhood making it easy for parents to pick up and drop off their children for school. There is a Target within a 5-minute drive, movie theater, countless restaurants, and shopping. The ballpark is also right down the road! 

Woodcreek - Woodcreek is a new community in Holly Springs with some Apex addresses as well. The community is on the border of both towns giving it the best of both worlds whether you want to head to Holly Springs Town Center or the Beaver Creek Commons in Apex, you're only a short ride from them both. The neighborhood of Woodcreek is one of the more popular neighborhoods for folks moving to Holly Springs, NC because it offers so many things to do and ways for folks to meet one another in the area.

Wescott - Wescott is another great community that folks who are living in Holly Springs rave about! You definitely need to check out Wescott if you're moving to the Holly Springs area and are looking for a more mature, yet still newer neighborhood. The Wescott Way neighborhood is not affiliated with the Wescott neighborhood though they are right next to one another. You'll find homes range from the four hundred to the six hundred range in Wescott and sit on decent size lots.

Holly Glen - Holly Glen is another large community with a lot of homes in the neighborhood. The community offers great amenities with a great clubhouse, pool, water slide and more! It is a little further out than the communities previously mentioned so be ready to deal with a little more traffic than you otherwise may need to when driving down route 55 in Holly Springs. The good news is the schools are close by and so is shopping!

One of the many things folks love about Holly Springs is how functional and livable the town is. Livability ranks Holly Springs as the number 3 best place to buy a home in the Raleigh area. The overall grade for the town of Holly Springs is an A+ which is hard to beat!

2. Affordability of Homes in Holly Springs

The homes in Holly Springs are super affordable when compared to the places people are moving from! Most folks moving to Holly Springs are coming from all over the country with many folks coming from places like the northeast, Virginia, Florida, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and more! The folks who make the move are shocked at just how affordable the homes are in Holly Springs.

The Holly Springs real estate market is a healthy one. Seeing slow and steady appreciation each and every year the town is built on a foundation of being a great place to live and raise a family. The best part about buying a home in Holly Springs, NC is that it is one of the most risk-averse markets in the country should we hit a recession. With plentiful jobs here in Holly Springs there is too much opportunity for a serious setback like some other places around the country.

If you're making the move to Raleigh or anywhere in Wake County, Holly Springs is a town you have to take a ride through!

3. The Weather in Holly Springs

Holly Springs offers folks a comfortable environment to live nearly year-round. We do experience some serious rain from time to time but that helps to keep the grass green, the air fresh, and the appreciation for nice days coming back time and time again!

Weather in Holly Springs, North Carolina

4. Things to Do in Holly Springs

One of the best parts about Holly Springs is how close it is located to everything the Triangle has to offer. This is the number one driving force behind the town's continued growth. A short commute to work, the airport, shopping, dining, and so much more! Holly Springs is a great combination of location between Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, and affordability. Folks who are working in one of these nearby areas will find Holly Springs an attractive 20-40 minute commute to work.

With it's close proximity to Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill you can be at NC State, Duke University, Or UNC-Chapel Hill within 40-50 minutes! With access to some of the greatest universities in the world, it also gives you a great opportunity to go cheer on your local team! Many of the professors who work at NC State University are living in the town of Holly Springs or one of its nearby neighbors. Folks from all over the country are moving to Holly Springs and loving it!

Healthcare is huge in the Holly Springs/Raleigh area with some of the best hospitals in the world with Duke, UNC, WakeMed all providing top-notch healthcare.

There are so many things to do in Holly Springs from the minor league baseball team, the Holly Springs Salamanders to hiking nature trails to the quick and easy drive to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, the beach, the Mountains and so much more! 

5. Restaurants and Breweries in Holly Springs

Holly Springs has some great restaurants for those of you who may be coming to town and looking to try some local cuisine! There are also some great restaurants in Raleigh and Cary as well which is only a short drive away. Aside from the chain restaurants that can be found in any fast-growing part of the country, Holly Springs has some local spots that have become fan favorites to the folks living here.

The Mason Jar Tavern - One of the local spots that is a great place to grab a bite with the family or a drink with friends and watch the game is the Mason Jar Tavern. It's conveniently located in the Holly Springs Town Center shopping plaza. The restaurant derives its name from its drinks that are served in mason jars and currently has two locations both in Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina. From tacos, to entrees, to sandwiches there is something for everyone at the Mason Jar Tavern.

Mi Cancun Mexican Restaurant - For all of you Mexican food lovers fear not. Holly Springs has some great Mexican restaurants and of the best is Mi Cancun Mexican Restaurant also conveniently located in Holly Springs Town Center. It's a great spot for tacos, burritos and more!

Osha Thai Kitchen and Sushi - Many folks love Asian cuisine and Holly Springs has a lot to offer in this department. Osha Thai Kitchen and Sushi is a top-notch Thai and sushi restaurant offering so much more including some classics like stir fry and curry dishes. If you're looking for a thai or sushi fix, you'll want to stop in and grab a bite at Osha Thai Kitchen and Sushi.

Cristo's Bistro Italian and Pizza - If you're anything like me, Italian is a go-to when it comes to answering the question 'What do I want to eat?' Finding great Italian restaurants in Holly Springs is not something you'll have to worry about because Cristo's Bistro is top-notch. 

My Way Tavern - My Way Tavern has a lot of different locations around the Triangle including one in Downtown Raleigh. The Holly Springs location is a favorite among many of the folks who are living in Holly Springs or even Fuquay-Varina as a great place to grab your buddies and watch the game. My Way Tavern is your classic American bar food menu with burgers, chicken wings, fries rounding out a terrific meal.

Bombshell Brewing - Brewing great beer isn't always a man's job, just ask the ladies who created Bombshell Brewing! Bombshell Brewing is one of Holly Springs's top breweries. The Bombshell Brewing Company has taken off locally and has received some attention nationally. You'll find the Bombshell Brewing ladies have decades of experience in brewing truly great beer for the locals of Holly Springs!

Carolina Brewing - Carolina Brewing is another great local brewery in Holly Springs and an awesome taproom you have to visit. The folks of Holly Springs love Carolina Brewing Company, also known as CBC not only for their great beer also for a great time you'll have when visiting their taproom. With great beer and great food trucks you can't go wrong with a visit to CBC!

Moving to Holly Springs

There are so many great reasons to make the move to Holly Springs and if you have any further questions we would love to help you answer them! You can contact myself or anyone on my team directly here and let us know the best ways to assist you!

We have so many folks making the move to Holly Springs from places like California, Texas, Florida, Illionis Pennsylvania and the entire northeast. Most of the folks who are living in Holly Springs are originally from all around the country so you will have no problem making new friends! 


Ryan Fitzgerald Raleigh RealtyHi there! I'm Ryan Fitzgerald, a REALTOR in Raleigh-Durham, NC and the owner of Raleigh Realty. Chances are you and I share a similar passion, Real Estate! I also have a passion for technology, sports, and people. Would love to hear from you. Drop me a note in the comments section below and feel free to share this article socially!

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