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Town Highlight: Holly Springs

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies recently announced that they will be building a biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the town of Holly Springs, scheduled to open in 2025. This once small-town suburb of Raleigh has begun to experience massive growth in the past few years, while still maintaining a high quality of life for residents. Let’s explore some of the things that make Holly Springs a great place to live, work and play!

It’s a Great Place to Get Active!

Some small towns have very limited fitness facilities, however that is not the case in Holly Springs. The town has numerous fitness centers, parks, a very active run club and much more. Residents have access for a reasonable cost to the W.E. Hunt Recreation Center, which includes a fitness center, an indoor walking track, gymnasium, a game room with table tennis and table soccer, two group fitness studios and a playground. Ting Park is a premiere sports complex, featuring soccer fields, baseball fields, tennis courts and more for community teams. For sports with a slightly different edge, the Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex is a state of the art skate park for people on all types of wheels, like skateboards, BMX bikes, rollerblades, etc.

It’s Safe

According to, the crime rate in Holly Springs is lower than nearly 90% of North Carolina’s cities and towns, and 72% less than communities of any size throughout the nation. In 2020, Holly Springs was ranked #1 as the safest city in North Carolina in an analysis by HomeSnacks of data on violent and property crimes per capita. Residents say that they can take a walk at night and feel safe doing so.

The Schools Are Top-Rated

Holly Springs has one of the highest concentrations of top-ranked public schools in North Carolina, with 9 schools servicing over 8,000 students. Public schools in Holly Springs have an average math proficiency score of 58% (the North Carolina average is 42%) and a reading proficiency score of 66% (the statewide average is 47%). Students attending any of the public schools in the Holly Springs area will leave well-prepared for college.

The Restaurants Rival Any Urban Eatery

While many suburbs of Raleigh have chain restaurants move into their borders quickly as the population grows, Holly Springs has been able to maintain a local restaurant scene that rivals establishments in Raleigh and Durham. Some of the best local places to try include The Mason Jar Tavern, Acme Pizza Company, Thai Thai Cuisine, The Blind Pelican Seafood House and Bass Lake Drafthouse.

The Town Is Investing in Infrastructure to Prepare for Impending Population Growth

On September 15, 2020, the town council updated and adopted a new version of the Downtown Investment Grant Policy, which provides a framework for possible assistance by the town for infrastructure costs and development fee reductions for projects in the downtown area. This was done to stimulate development in the Downtown Village District. On a greater scale, in 2019 the town unveiled a Strategic Plan that includes several goals for resource allocation, including attracting new businesses to the town, expanding recreational and cultural opportunities, developing a five-year Capital Investment Plan that will address infrastructure needs and find funding sources for this work and maintaining the safety of the community.

Holly Springs is a great community to consider making home if you are looking for the best of both worlds: access to great jobs and amazing amenities of urban life with the safety and peace of a rural town. As the town continues to grow, the high quality of life will continue due to the efforts made by the local officials to grow the community in a way that is attainable and in the best interest for citizens.

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