Welcome to Holly Springs!
The town of Holly Springs, North Carolina was incorporated in 1877. It was not until the town built its first sewage plant in 1987 that any real growth occurred.
In 1992, Holly Springs suddenly boomed due to the increased populations from the neighboring towns of Cary and Apex. Employment opportunities also increased when it was announced that the pharmaceutical company Novartis would be building a manufacturing facility in Holly Springs and employing approximately 350. Construction was completed in late 2008 with an investment that would reach $600 million USD.
Holly Springs is positioned to experience the same type of high growth as it's neighbors, propelled by the economic engine of Research Triangle Park (RTP) which is only 18 miles away. It is also 30 minutes from downtown Raleigh and with the construction of the 540 interchange, is now connected to all major thoroughfares in the Triangle.
In 2007, it was ranked the 22nd best small town to live in, according to a CNNMoney.com evaluation. It is home to Bass Lake, a 54-acre lake stocked full of fish for any fishing enthusiast, and the Holly Springs Cultural Center, which hosts events year-round, including concerts and films.