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Living in Holly Springs, NC

Residents love living in Holly Springs, North Carolina, because of its signature local craft beers, year-round farmers market, and ample green spaces for fishing and biking. Holly Springs got its name from the natural springs that settlers first found here, which was surrounded by many holly trees. Now Holly Springs is a comfortably spacious spot to live in that's within just 20 miles from Raleigh.

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Holly Springs Life

Perhaps the biggest attraction in Holly Springs, North Carolina, is Bass Lake, which is a fisherman's dream come true. The beautiful surrounding park area hosts camping and other outdoor recreational activities.

Homes for sale in Holly Springs provide an ideal base for people who love to bicycle, run, or walk through lovely wooded areas. Many well-kept paths and greenways let you catch some sun and fresh air.

The local farmers market in Holly Springs, NC, continues almost all year long. Located in towards the center of downtown Holly Springs, the summer market runs every Saturday from May until the middle of October. Even when the temperature drops, you can continue enjoying local produce from the winter farmers' market held inside Holly Springs Cultural Center every third Saturday from November through April.

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Housing in Holly Springs

Options in Holly Springs real estate include an abundance of two-story homes and townhomes, many of which are less than 20 years old. Most homes have more than two bedrooms and have views of the rolling countryside. In Holly Springs, you can also live within easy access to three universities. The area around Holly Springs is part of a triad of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, which form the "Research Triangle;" the name refers to the nearby location of three major research colleges in these cities: North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Getting Around Holly Springs

Downtown Holly Springs is almost exactly in the middle of the Research Triangle region since it's within 20 to 30 miles of Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham. Plus, Feltonville is immediately north of Holly Springs, North Carolina. Holly Springs is a 29-mile drive away from Durham along highway I-40 E, and it's a 32-mile drive from Chapel Hill via highway NC-540 W. While most commuters prefer to drive, bicycle enthusiasts can enjoy the scenic route to Raleigh along Lake Wheeler Road on the weekends, which passes right by the lovely lake that it gets its name from. For even more outdoor fun, Harris Lake County Park is just a 7 mile drive away.


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  • Bass Lake is a fisherman’s dream come true, and many people love the beautiful surrounding park where visitors can camp and enjoy outdoor activities.
  • Well-maintained pathways and green space within the community allows residents plenty of space to bicycle, run, walk, and spend time in the fresh air.
  • The local farmers market is open from May through mid-October in the middle of downtown, providing a great place to shop for local produce.


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