A Realtor’s Guide to Experiencing the Best Holly Springs Has to Offer

The town of Holly Springs has seen a tremendous amount of growth over the last ten years, and thanks to the leadership of the Town Council they have been able to swiftly adapt to the influx of residents and commercial businesses by implementing smart planning and keeping the long-range goals of the town in mind. It has managed to grow while keeping the small-town feel of this hidden gem, nestled in the southwest corner of Wake County. Erica Anderson, a top REALTOR located in downtown Holly Springs and owner of Team Anderson Realty, has been serving the real estate needs of the community since 2014.

Shopping and Dining

Holly Springs has become a one-stop shop for all of your dining and shopping needs. Whether you are looking for a big box experience like Target, Wal-Mart, or Lowe’s Home Improvement (coming soon) …or you are looking for your favorite national retailer like Marshall’s, Old Navy, Bath & Body Works, or Dick’s Sporting Goods, then Holly Springs has you covered! The town is also home to many talented, locally-owned boutique shops such as Bless Your Heart Boutique, Our Moments in Time, Swoon Boutique, Thanks a Latte Coffee and Gift Boutique, and Pace Yourself Run Company.

Holly Springs boasts a wide array of delicious dining options. The immensely popular Mason Jar Tavern, which features their own locally hand-crafted brews and their signature dessert flight, is a favorite of locals. If Asian fare is what you crave, look no further than Osha Thai Kitchen and Sushi, one of the most highly recommended restaurants in the area. Other options include The Blind Pelican which offers a wide variety of fresh seafood; The Pimento Tea Room, a charming dining option that offers unique and delectable menu items as well as a variety of specialty brewed tea; Sir Walter Coffee and Kitchen, which specializes in a variety of drinks and offers a mouth-watering food menu to boot; Vieni Ristobar, which serves delicious Italian fare; and My Way Tavern, which boasts a loaded menu which can’t be beat. If you’re looking for a sweet treat after your meal, Mama Birds is the place to go for creamy, delicious homemade ice cream, and Fera’wyn’s Chocolate Café offers delicious gluten-free and vegan dessert options. Ashley’s Harvest Moon Café is a popular destination for brunch and breakfast treats. If you’re in the mood to grab a pint with friends, be sure to visit the Bombshell Beer Company, one of the few women-owned breweries in the country.

The Block on Main is one of the newest real estate buildings presenting locally-owned businesses. A masterpiece of design and craftsmanship, it contains stylish boutiques and a variety of upscale dining options including future plans for the town’s only rooftop restaurant and bar, as well as a family-owned Vietnamese restaurant coming soon. The abundance of options for dining and shopping makes Holly Springs an appealing town for new home buyers.

realtor in holly springsOutdoor Activities and Cultural Events

The lovely weather in NC allows you to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Holly Springs has a very active Parks and Recreation Department that manages miles of trails and parks. Some of the favorite parks for locals to visit include Ting Park, featuring an 1,800-seat stadium which is home to the Holly Springs Salamanders, soccer fields, basketball courts, batting cages, tennis courts, and playgrounds; Womble Park, featuring soccer and baseball fields, sand volleyball courts, playground, picnic shelters, and pavilion for events; Bass Lake Park provides serene views and a nature trail that loops around the 54-acre lake and offers fishing and canoe rentals; Harris Lake features fishing, boating, playgrounds, and nature trails; Jones Park offers a disc-golf course, a baseball/softball field, playgrounds, fishing pond, and greenway access; and Sugg Farm Park is host to many family-friendly events throughout the year, including the popular Holly-Fest, which takes place each fall and highlights local artists, food trucks, businesses, and family-fun activities.

The Town offers many youth sports programs, including intro-league play, through the Parks and Rec Department, as well as an endless variety of classes ranging from dance to photography to theater and anything in between! The Hunt Center offers residents an indoor walking track for those rainy days, a fitness center, gymnasium, game room with table tennis and table soccer, and classrooms/meeting spaces for programs and community rental. The Holly Springs Outdoor Activities Schedule is updated every few weeks with more than a dozen cultural events scheduled throughout the year. Spring and Summer concerts at the Cultural Arts Center are free to the town during the summer, and there’s a local Farmer’s Market set up in downtown Holly Springs every weekend.

Holly Springs RealtorReal Estate Market and Development

The Holly Springs real estate market is highly sought-after because of the expanse of new construction and long range, smart planning by town leaders. There’s so much more to Holly Springs than just one subdivision after the next… because so many people are eager to live here, new shopping centers, businesses, parks, and new home communities have exploded in the last 10 years giving residents everything they could need right within the town limits.

The population in this small town went from just under 25,000 in 2010 to over 40,000 residents in 2020.  Holly Springs is consistently near the top of the list for “Best Small Cities in America” and “Best Place to Raise a Family in NC” by WalletHub (2020). Holly Springs is also the Safewise award winner for #1 safest city in North Carolina in 2021, which truly makes this a great place to raise a family!

Many people moving to the Raleigh area choose Holly Springs real estate because of its close proximity to major employment hubs. Commute times from Holly Springs to downtown Durham is only 30 minutes, and downtown Raleigh is only 25 minutes.  Thanks to the continued growth of the 540 Highway Project, the commute to Raleigh Durham International Airport is only 20 minutes.

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Looking to buy a home in Holly Springs?

Homes for sale in Holly Springs include many well-established subdivisions like Sunset Ridge, home to Devils Ridge Golf Club, which offer many homes that back up to the golf course; and Sunset Lake, which provide many homes that are water-front or have lake views, along with beautiful nature trails. Homes in both Sunset Ridge and Sunset Lake range from $400’s to over $1M. Other established neighborhoods in Holly Springs include Holly Glen and Braxton Village (both in the $300s) which cater to a top-rated base school district.

One of the most desirable neighborhoods in Holly Springs real estate right now is 12 Oaks, which boasts a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, and offers homes to fit every budget from $350k to over $1M. The 12 Oaks subdivision features Southern, design-packed club amenities and offers a host of family-friendly activities.

New construction homes are gaining popularity, especially with the current bidding wars of resale properties in today’s market. Subdivisions like Lochridge ($600’s), Bridgeberry (starting from low $350s), Stonemont ($500s), and Holly Pointe (high $300-400s) all located off Avent Ferry Road are just a few minutes to beautiful Harris Lake. Neighborhoods like Honeycutt Farm (high $300-400s) and Wildwood (from $300s) are near the new Aldi and future Lowe’s Hardware. Hemlock Preserve is a small subdivision of beautiful custom-built homes adjacent to Bass Lake Park starting from the $600s.

Holly Springs RealtorHolly Springs NC Real Estate – Team Anderson Realty

Team Anderson Realty is an independent 5-star, concierge-style real estate firm located in the Village District of downtown Holly Springs. We have an established presence in the community as a top seller’s agent, helping Holly Springs owners get top dollar for their homes, while simultaneously helping buyers find the home of their dreams in Holly Springs. Our top goal is to provide you with “white glove” world-class customer service. As Holly Springs NC Real Estate Agents, we are here to help you purchase the right home, make sure you don’t miss out on any homes that meet your needs, and make sure you don’t pay too much for your next home. Our commercial division is also here to help negotiate deals for any new or seasoned entrepreneur to obtain their ideal commercial business space.

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What do I need to do to sell my home?” or “How do I purchase a home?” please let us put our expertise to use in helping you make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Call one of our Holly Springs Realtors today 919-610-5126.  You can also connect with us on Facebook.