Voted #1 Neighborhood in America
Carmel has been voted one of the best neigborhoods to live in by a number of organizations including “Niche.” The city grows by leaps and bounds every month and is always welcoming new residents. The population of Carmel is just over 88,500 people with a median home price of $320,400. Working residents have an average income of almost $110,000 annually and travel between 20-40 minutes on their commutes on average.
Carmel residents enjoy an A+ rating by Niche in the catagories of public schools, housing, and a 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 as far as resources, events, and shopping. Carmel residents enjoy many high end resturants 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, Carmel Main Street, and Hamilton Town Center. The city has a number of events for residents year-round.
Voted #1 Indiana Neighborhood to Buy a Home
There are just over 87,500 residents in the Fishers, Indiana city limits. Like it’s neighbor Carmel; Fishers ranks high in one of the best places to live in America. One of the bigger differences between the two side by side citites, Fishers median home price sits at just over $240,000 which is more than $100,000 less than the price point of homes in Carmel.
Residents spend time at plenty of area parks with access to the Monon trail that stretches from the Indianapolis northside to downtown. Fishers locals have a lot of event, shopping and emtertainment options. In fact, the city rates at an A- for nightlife according to Niche. Families love Fishers with affordable housing options, great public schools and low crime rates.
Situated on the northeast corner of Indainapolis, Fishers has access to far open wide lands as well as smaller lakes and resevoirs. 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 minute according to locals.
Top 5 Best Suburbs in Indianapolis
Westfield, Indiana is one of central Indiana’s smaller suburbs with just over 35,000 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.
The average home price is $232,300 and many homes sit on larger plots. The median household ranks at just under $90k a year. There are 15 public schools in this district pulling from both Westfield and Carmel suburbs. Schools are one of the most mentioned positive points in Niche online reviews.
This area is growing which means there is always a new business popping up including retail and resturants. Westfield residents love the family atmosphere and local events making this area feel like a tight-nit community.
Top 10 Neighborhoods in Indianapolis
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 area which couples well with well established neighborhoods. Noblesville is ranked number 7 in the best neighborhoods in Indianapolis (by online ranking system Niche) and has a population of nearly 60,000 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 resturants, to unique outdoor experiences like family farms and orchards.
The median home price is $183,700 making it a hit with families who have lots of children or extended family to care for. 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 interesting areas of central Indiana is the small area of Geist. While not a budding community known for it’s schools or diversity (both of which get B- ratings 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 a number of waterfront homes, as well as custom and semi-custom homes.
The population of this suburb is still under 10k residents with housholds averaging about $146,650 annually. The median homeprice is also higher than neighboring suburbs and averages almost $340,000.
Geist has easy access to highways and major roads to get residents to and from work, but is nestled among towering tress and even a few rolling hills. Again, unlikely topography for Indiana which many find desireable. Families spend their time on the water there, or partake in family activities in what feels like a very safe and close community.
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. The median home price oin Fortville, Indiana is $144,000. 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.
Top 3 Best Indiana Neighborhoods
When doing a home search in Indiana, you’ll want to consider Zionsville if your 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 dowtown 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 resturants. Zionsville is home to plenty of locally owned business which will soon become favorite for you and your family.
Families rate this community high in housing cost 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 median home price is one of the higher of Indianapolis at $360,100 which is telling of how desirable the neighborhood has become over the years. The just over 25k residents average a household income of $127,152.
Voted the 49th Best American Cities to Buy a Home
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. While the national average is nearly $200,000 the median home price in Indianapolus is just shy of $130,000. Even better, according to “Niche,” out of 228 cities, Indy is 68 in cost of living. Some of the popular neighborhoods within this comminity are Braod 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 outselves participating in all the events and attractions Indianapolis has to offer and can’t reccomend it enough.
The Hidden Lakehomes 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 Indainapolis and make for the perfect getaway for those who seek the cabin/lakehouse life.
Lake properties are a real estate specialty. They require in-depth knowledge and exprience 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 componants 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 fo questions about these kinds of properties once buys and sellers start going through the real estate process. We welcome those questions and are here to make this as seamless as possible.