Named for freshwater springs and large, elegant holly trees, the town of Holly Springs, North Carolina still features the ancient springs, which feed into local creeks and ponds. With small-town charm and a strong sense of history, Holly Springs continues to be a popular location for new residents to the Triangle.
Holly Springs is convenient to each “point” in this metro area. It is 15 miles from Raleigh, 25 miles from Durham, and 30 miles from Chapel Hill. Research Triangle Park is just 18 miles away.
If you’d rather work where you live and play, several large corporations are headquartered in Holly Springs, such as Novartis Pharmaceuticals, American Tower Corporation, the Carolina Brewing Company, and more.
Holly Springs’ long history is probably best symbolized by the Leslie-Alford-Mims House. This gorgeous landmark is easily recognized by its tall, white pillars and widow’s walk. Built in the1840s, it was used by Union troops during the Civil War. Holly Springs retains this old-fashioned charm with wide, brick sidewalks throughout downtown and a quaint town hall with a curvy fountain.
Town events and festivals include Kite Day, the Holly Fest Celebration, and the Happy Holly Days Parade.
Recognized as one of the nation’s best school systems, students enjoy nearby universities, such as Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina State University, and Duke University.