Voted #1 suburb in America
Carmel has been voted one of the best neighborhoods to live in by several organizations, including “Niche.” The city grows by leaps and bounds every month and always welcomes new residents. The population of Carmel is just over 99,700 people. Working residents have an average income of almost $110,000 annually and travel between 20-40 minutes to downtown on their commutes on average.
Carmel residents enjoy an A+ rating by Niche in the categories of public schools, housing, and family life. The city also ranks high with a B+ rating in crime and safety, diversity, and nightlife.
Locals won’t have to look far to find what they need regarding resources, events, and shopping. Carmel residents enjoy many high-end restaurants, including locally owned and chain options. There are a number of high-end shopping districts such as Clay Terrace, Keystone at the Crossing, Carmel City Center, The Monon Trail, and Carmel Main Street. The city has a number of events for residents year-round.
Voted #1 Indiana Neighborhood to Buy a Home at Niche.com
There are just over 95,300 residents in the Fishers, Indiana city limits. Like its neighbor Carmel, Fishers ranks high in one of the best places to live in America.
Fishers locals have a lot of events, shopping, and entertainment options. In fact, the city rates at an A- for nightlife, according to Niche. Families love Fishers with affordable housing options, excellent public schools, and low crime rates.
Situated on the northeast corner of Indianapolis, Fishers has access to far open vast lands and smaller lakes and reservoirs. This is a desirable community for those who want faster access to highways that run North and South. Average commute times average between 20-30 minutes to downtown, according to locals.
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Westfield, Indiana, is one of central Indiana’s smaller suburbs with over 43,000 residents located to the far north of Carmel. Westfield is a growing community with promising schools (average A rating from Niche) with a quieter atmosphere for families. Housing and atmosphere rank high among residents with B ratings in crime, diversity, and nightlife.
This area is known for Grand Park, a mecca for families. The median household income ranks at just under $90k a year.
This area is growing, so there is always a new business popping up, including retail and restaurants. Westfield residents love the family atmosphere and local events making this area feel like a tight-knit community.
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Noblesville, Indiana, is a northern suburb of Indianapolis just North of Fishers. This area is filled with tightknit neighborhoods catering to families and those seeking a little refuge from urban living. New home builds are popping up all over the place, which couples well with well-established neighborhoods. Noblesville is ranked number 7 in the best communities in Indianapolis (by online ranking system Niche) and has a population of nearly 69,000 people.
Residents rank the city with A’s in housing, schools, and family living. Crime and diversity rank at a B, while Nightlife gets an A+ rating. There is certainly no shortage of things to do in Noblesville, from retail shopping and restaurants to unique outdoor experiences like family farms and orchards.
The median household income is$74,680, and residents either work in the area or close by, with some traveling to the downtown area for work.
A hidden gem near Indianapolis, IN
One of the more unexpected areas of central Indiana is the small area of Geist. While not a budding community, it’s known for schools (which gets a B-rating on Niche.com) but certainly known for its beautiful location that seems very “unlikely” in the farmlands of Indiana. Geist is centered around a reservoir and is the home to several waterfront homes, as well as custom and semi-custom homes.
The population of this suburb is about 12k residents, with households averaging about $146,650 annually.
Geist has easy access to highways and major roads to get residents to and from work but is nestled among towering trees and even a few rolling hills. Again, unlikely topography for Indiana, which many find desirable. Families spend their time on the water there or partake in family activities in what feels like a very safe and close community.
Voted the 49th Best American Cities to Buy a Home on Niche.com
The metro area of Indianapolis is considered one of the places to live in Indianapolis according to residents and housing data. It’s a bustling urban city with many people owning their own home. The city is filled with countless bars, resturnats, social spaces, activities and sporting events. You’ll also find tons of city parks and landmark attractions making it ideal for outtings or gatherings with friends and family. Indy, as many refer to it, collects thousands of hard-working young families and has above average schools.
When compared to national housing data, Indianapolis home prices are a win. Even better, according to “Niche,” out of 228 cities, Indy is 68 in cost of living. Some of the popular neighborhoods within this community are Broad Ripple, Mass Ave., Allisonville, Castleton, and North Central.
We love this city, as it bumps up against almost all the communities we serve. We find ourselves participating in all the events and attractions Indianapolis has to offer and can’t recommend it enough.
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When doing a home search in Indiana, you’ll want to consider Zionsville if you’re looking for a close Indianapolis suburb with charm. In fact, even if you don’t end up here… you’ll find yourself visiting for the atmosphere. Zionsville has one of the most charming downtown areas in Indiana. The city goes full-court press on holiday events and decorations and works hard to build a true community of neighbors.
Outside of this historical center, you’ll find all the favorites for retail and restaurants. Zionsville is home to plenty of locally owned businesses that will soon become a favorite for you and your family.
Families rate this community high in housing costs and schools (earning A+ marks by Niche.com.) Crime, Diversity, and Nightlife rank at about a B average which we agree with as it’s not a bustling part of Indianapolis but made more for families. The just over 29k residents average a household income of $127,152.
A Great Neighborhood to Grow Into
Fortville is an interesting option for families looking to have access to a big city but don’t mind doing a little more driving to get to some of those attractions. This is a great area to snap up land especially those who wish to build a custom home with acreage.
This smaller suburb of Indianapolis has just over 4-thousand residents, certainly one of the smaller ones in Central Indiana. It’s no wonder that Niche.com ranks this area with an A+ for housing costs.
Residents will need to travel further to take advantage of Indy-based attractions for shopping and dining, but they will likely love the peaceful country living and affordable land they can get in exchange.
The Hidden Lake Homes of Indiana
Over a few decades now, we have been serving the communities of Sweetwater and Cordy. These smaller lake communities are less than an hour away from Indianapolis and make for the perfect getaway for those who seek cabin/lakehouse life.
Lake properties are a real estate specialty. They require in-depth knowledge and experience to ensure you’re getting the right home. We help dozens of buyers every year walk through the process of lake home buying so they feel confident about their purchases and understand the extra components of these properties and caring for them. We also support sellers by superior community analysis since we know about nearly every property in this area.
There is often a lot of questions about these kinds of properties once buyers and sellers start going through the real estate process. We welcome those questions and are here to make this as seamless as possible.