About the Raleigh area, the Triangle and Triad of North Carolina

Forbes and Money Magazine The Research Triangle Park Novartis in Holly Springs, NC


  • Forbes.com ranks North Carolina in the top four in the nation for businesses
  • North Carolina held the 20th largest GDP in the world in 2008
  • In 2007, Money Magazine named Holly Springs one of the best places to live in the country, ranking it 22nd among 100 Great American Towns
  • Forbes Magazine ranked Holly Springs 18th nationally in 2007
  • Holly Springs is among the fastest growing suburbs in North Carolina
  • Holly Springs is just minutes from Research Triangle Park (RTP)
  • Research Triangle Park (RTP) is home to over 170 research and development organizations who employ over 45,000 workers
Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Charlotte Lowes Motor Speedway Durham Bulls Baseball Pinehurst Golf Carolina Panthers


  • 10 Major shopping centers within minutes of Holly Springs including Crabtree Valley Mall, North Hills Mall, Cameron Village Shopping Center, Crossroads Shopping Center, Cary Towne Center, and The Streets at South Point and many more
  • ACC Sports teams including Duke, UNC, NC State and Wake Forest
  • Professional sports teams including the Carolina Panthers, the Carolina Hurricanes (2006 Stanley Cup Champions), Durham Bulls, Charlotte Bobcats and NASCAR Racing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • 5 Music pavillions drawing major national and international acts
  • High Point and Hickory furniture markets
  • The North Carolina State Farmer's Market and North Carolina State Fair
  • World class golfing at Pinehurst in addition to the many courses within minutes of HollySprings (in total, 451 golf courses in North Carolina!)
  • Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the many lakes, rivers, mountains, trails and coastlines in our state including the Moutain to Sea Trail, The American Tobacco Trail, Umstead Park Trail and many more.
  • The entire family will enjoy the cultural arts, museums, zoos, educational centers and much more!
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Duke UniversityNorth Carolina State UniversityWake Forest University


  • Major universities including Duke University, University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and Wake Forest University
    36 Private 4-year colleges, plus 16 UNC system campuses
  • North Carolina ranks sixth in the nation in per capita appropriations for higher education
  • North Carolina is among the top five states in the nation for the number of college bound high school seniors
  • North Carolina has the Nation's third largest community college system, boasting 58 schools which are within a 30-minute drive of 99% of the local population
  • Third largest community college system in the country
Duke University Medical Center UNC Health Care WakeMed


  • Duke Hospital, Duke Health System, Duke Children's Hospital
  • University of North Carolina Health Care
  • WakeMed
  • VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), Durham VA Medical Center, 4th Medical Group - Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, 43rd Medical Group - Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, 44th Medical Command - Fort ragg, North Carolina
  • There are over 250 hospitals in North Carolina
RDU International Airport, I-40, I-95, I-85 Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina Major Port Cities


  • Raleigh Durham International Airport makes air travel convenient
  • Major interstates including I-40, I-95 and I-85 make for easy travel
  • North Carolina beaches within 2.5 hours of Raleigh
  • Scenic mountains are only 3 hours from Raleigh
  • Major sea ports within 2.5 hours of Raleigh
  • Washington, DC is 4.5 hours from Raleigh
  • The historic Biltmore House in Asheville, NC is 4 hours from Raleigh
  • Savannah, GA is 5 hours from Raleigh
  • Myrtle Beach, SC is 3.5 hours from Raleigh
  • Charleston, SC is 4.5 hours from Raleigh

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