A rapidly growing town is going to need a larger supply of services to go with it. The town of Holly Springs, North Carolina is on a meteoric rise, and these new residents will need lawn care for their new houses. That is where the rising business of Turf Wizards comes in. Our service extends all over Wake County, and we are excited to see and aid in the exponential growth of this town by making it a more attractive place to live. When you pass by a yard under our care, it will be noticeably thick, lush, and free of weeds. We look forward to expanding our business like the town of Holly Springs is expanding its population.
Long before European settlers arrived, what is now Holly Springs was hunting grounds used by the Tuscarora Native American tribe. During the 18th century, Europeans began to populate the area, making roads that led from Raleigh to the Cape Fear River. The central attraction at the time was its fresh water springs, which led to its eventual naming. By the end of the century, the settlement was firmly established around a church, store, cotton gin, and sawmill.
The unincorporated town endured great hardship during the Civil War, with most of the adult male population serving in the Confederate army. This left the women and children vulnerable to bandits who would routinely ransack homes and steal food and other essentials.
After the war, the settlement recovered and began to thrive with the birth of the Industrial Revolution. In 1877, Holly Springs was formally incorporated as a town. Today, it encompasses 15.1 square miles, with 0.1 square miles of water. The town reported 24,661 residents at the 2010 census, with an estimate of 31,377 at 2015. According to this estimate, over 97 percent of the population’s growth occurred since 1990, and almost 71 percent since the year 2000.
Holly Springs’ public school children attend Wake County Public School System. Within the borders of the town, they have three elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. For private education, Holly Springs has a Montessori center.
Business and Economy
Holly Springs’ population growth has largely been a result of its recent ability to attract industry. In the year 2006, Novartis announced a manufacturing plant for its pharmaceuticals, which was completed in 2008. The town’s industrial sector is geared heavily towards research. Reaping the benefits of the Research Triangle Park, consisting of interests from Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh, companies involved with research and development are moving into some of the suburban towns.
The main body of water in Holly Springs is owned by the town, and it is Bass Lake. What is special about this lake is that it is man-made. It is occupied by bass, catfish, brim, and crappie. Fishing, canoeing, and boating are popular activities here. With the surrounding land also a public park, there are hiking trails, a horse stable, picnic areas, a conference room and decks available for rent for events, a memory garden, and more.
Another big attraction is the network of greenways that can navigate you around town. With the network still being developed, Holly Springs puts its nature on display for residents and visitors who wish to travel by foot or bicycle. The verdant look of the open field areas can be duplicated on your lawn by Turf Wizards, should you give us the opportunity. We feel privileged to be part of this rapid expansion.