Top 5 Reasons To Live In Holly Springs, Nc

By: Gabriel Adams

Growing from a small village as old as the discovery of the fresh water springs for which the city is named, Holly Springs, North Carolina has a history dating back to the 18th Century and the influx of European visitors. Going back even further, the area was used by the Tuscarora Indians as a hunting ground. With the arrival of major businessmen such as Archibald Leslie in the early 19th century, the city began to grow. Even today, one can find and tour the Leslie-Alford-Mims House, the 38 room mansion built by the industrious tailor.

But, for those thinking of moving to the area now, Holly Springs is more than just rich history and classic architecture. It's a rapidly growing city in the midst of Wake County and the Raleigh area. Amongst so many rapidly growing towns and small cities, Holly Springs has been given the nickname, "The fastest grown town in the Carolinas". Because of its rapid growth, there are more than a few good reasons to live here besides its rich history.

In the midst of the Wake County Public School System, and surrounded by the gloriously famous Duke, NC State, and UNC campuses, the area has long been a home to solid education, including the Holly Springs Academy, designed to prep young men for entry into Wake Forest College. The public schools aren't half bad themselves and as a center for employees in the Research Triangle, it's a great place to start and raise a family.

With a population of less than 1000 in 1990, the city has grown to nearly 15,000 as of the most recent census estimate and will continue to do so for years to come, a direct result of such rapid growth and economic boom in the Triangle. This means that businesses in the area, springing up constantly to serve the new residents are top notch and of the highest quality.

Along with rapidly growing economic services such as shopping districts and growing housing markets, the city is home to that classic North Carolina charm and small town atmosphere, to coincide with its big city residents. The relaxed atmosphere makes it one of the best places to live for those whose days are spent in the growing high rises of Raleigh or research parks.

For the obvious reasons of growth and popularly low housing costs, Holly Springs has grown very rapidly. The beautiful area, wonderful neighbors and proximity to the work and education centers that new families seek out more than anything have made Holly Springs an ideal place to live.

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