Holly Springs 91 Exceptional
Holly Springs Livability #1 ranked city in North Carolina#180 ranked city in the USARanks better than 99% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Holly Springs Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Holly Springs Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% higher than North Carolina
Holly Springs
1088% more expensive than the US average
North Carolina
955% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Holly Springs cost of living
A+ Holly Springs Crime Total crime is 73% lower than North Carolina
Total crime
77370% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 13070% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-19%Year over year crime is down
Holly Springs crime
B Holly Springs Employment Household income is 103% higher than North Carolina
Median household income
$98,04177% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$36,36922% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%38% lower than the US average
Holly Springs employment
B Holly Springs Housing Home value is 59% higher than North Carolina
Median home value
$249,50035% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,23130% higher than the US average
Home ownership
87%37% higher than the US average
Holly Springs real estate or Holly Springs rentals
A Holly Springs Schools HS graduation rate is 15% higher than North Carolina
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
64%30% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:18% lower than the US average
Holly Springs K-12 schools
A+ Holly Springs User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in Holly Springs
Overall user rating
88% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
87% 3 total surveys
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      Living in Holly Springs, NC

      Holly Springs, North Carolina is a moderately-sized city with a population of 30,126 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (79% White). Given that fact, Holly Springs could be considered less diverse than other cities. Holly Springs has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 84% of the population is classified as married and 36% have kids.

      Are you trying to decide if living in Holly Springs is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in North Carolina, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, weather, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Holly Springs and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Holly Springs to North Carolina and the national average.

      The livability score in Holly Springs is 85 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 98th percentile of all cities across America. Clearly, Holly Springs is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Holly Springs is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Holly Springs has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A), employment (B) and housing (B). On a more negative note, Holly Springs does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Holly Springs, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Holly Springs gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 46 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Holly Springs has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Holly Springs. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Holly Springs are affordable. The median home price for Holly Springs homes is $249,500, which is 58.8% higher than the North Carolina average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Holly Springs, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 24.2% lower than the North Carolina average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Holly Springs area were 4.4% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.4%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Holly Springs transportation information

      StatisticHolly SpringsNorth CarolinaNational
      Average one way commute28min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.4%81.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.1%9.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.5%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.5%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home9.9%4.8%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)10354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (3)20711

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      Source: The Holly Springs, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).