Incorporated in 1995, the Town of Avon is located five miles west of Indianapolis in Hendricks County and is ten minutes away from Indianapolis International Airport. Avon was the first Tree City USA Community in Hendricks County and prides itself in the preservation of the natural environment. Avon is the home of four star schools and has a rich musical tradition that includes three national championships and thirteen state championships for the Avon High School Marching Band.
Although geographically completely surrounded by Indianapolis, Beech Grove is an excluded city. This means it maintains its own police, fire, public works, and parks departments and operates its own senior-citizens' center. The city also has its own school district, Beech Grove City Schools, but Franklin Township Community School Corporation also serves some of this region.The present city council consists of five district members and two at-large members, plus an elected clerk-treasurer.
Brownsburg is located in northeastern Hendricks County and is 15 miles from Downtown Indianapolis. Brownsburg was ranked the 9th "Safest City in Indiana" and the 9th "Best Places to Live in Indiana" in 2018. Brownsburg Parks manages almost 250 acres of park land and open space and offers a variety of recreation programs, activities, and special events each year. The Town of Brownsburg and IU Health West Hospital partner to bring fresh produce, artisan baked goods, and handcrafted items to local shoppers at the Brownsburg Farmers Market each summer on the Brownsburg Town Hall Green.
Carmel, the fifth largest city in Indiana, is a suburban city in Hamilton County, located immediately north of Indianapolis. It has been one of the fastest-growing communities in the country. In 2012, Carmel was selected as the "Best Place to Live in the United States" by CNN Money magazine and received the same designation by Niche.com in 2017. From border to border, Carmel is known for its distinct residential neighborhoods, rich in architectural diversity, including many beautiful estates that have attracted many of Indiana’s noteworthy citizens, including the owners of professional sports franchises, corporate CEO’s, professional athletes and at one point the Vice President of the United States.
Cicero is a town in northern Hamilton County, about 45 minutes north of Indianapolis. The town surrounds the upper portion of Morse Reservoir. The man-made lake covers 1,500 acres with a shoreline of over 32 miles. The Town of Cicero is a known for its wonderful Parks and Recreation areas. Located just to the east of Cicero is one of the greatest well known secrets in the Hamilton County Parks Department. Strawtown Koteewi Park is 750-acre park that includes a canoe launch on the White River for boating and fishing, nature trails for hiking or cycling, equestrian trails for riding, and wetlands and prairies for enjoying the park’s natural beauty.
Fishers is a city in located in the southeast corner of Fall Creek and Delaware townships in Hamilton County, Indiana. Named the “Best Place to Live in America” by Money Magazine, Fishers’ downtown continues to develop and impress visitors with local coffee shops, community concerts at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, annual festivals and a summer and winter Farmers Market. Fishers also includes IKEA, Top Golf, Conner Prairie and several different parks.
Greenwood, the “City of Pride and Progress", is located in Johnson County, Indiana. The city shares a border with Indianapolis and is the most populous suburb in the southern portion of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area. Greenwood has top-rated schools, with state-ranked programs from football to robotics to marching band. Their parks system is absolutely terrific, with recreational facilities from Kid City, their STEM-tailored, year-round indoor play zone for children, to Freedom Springs Aquatic Center, to miles and miles of trails.
Indianapolis/Marion County is the twelfth largest city in the United States, and it is by-far one of our country’s most livable big cities. For those who reside and work here, our Indianapolis has a quality about it that makes even the heart of a bustling downtown feel like home. Visitors are drawn from all over the globe to enjoy our top-notch professional sports venues, a thriving convention industry and numerous cultural attractions. And when they arrive, they too experience the Hoosier character and hospitality that make Indianapolis special.
Lebanon is a city in and the county seat of Boone County, located about 30 minutes northwest of downtown Indianapolis. The county courthouse of Lebanon is noted for its vertical, single-piece Ionic order columns made of limestone. There are two parks in the city; Memorial Park is spread over 40 acres and Abner Longley Park is spread over 50 acres of land. These parks provide amenities for several different types of recreational activities including an outdoor pool, lighted basketball and tennis courts, picnic shelter, playground equipment, a football field and baseball complex, nature trail and sledding hill. Lebanon also features "The Big 4 Rail Trail", which is a developing trail route across Boone County that will one day span 50 miles and currently extends to Thorntown, Indiana.
Noblesville is the county seat of Hamilton County, Indiana, located about 20 miles north of Indianapolis. It is currently the 14th largest city in Indiana. There are many recreational amenities in Noblesville, including seven public and private golf courses, the Belfry Theater, Downtown Noblesville shopping and historic sightseeing, the extensive public park system including Forest Park and Dr. James A. Dillon Park, the Hamilton County Artist Association Birdie Gallery, Hamilton Town Center, the Indiana Transportation Museum, Morse Park and Beach, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, and the White River Canoe Company.
The town of Plainfield is a vibrant, growing community in Hendricks County, near the Indianapolis International Airport and 30 minutes southwest of Downtown Indianapolis. Plainfield is home to the tropical-themed "Splash Island" water park that includes three water slides, an interactive play area for all ages including kiddie slides, water jets, ropes and guns, a gentle winding river, lily pad crossing, two pulsating vortexes, and plenty of deck space and grassy areas for sun bathing and family fun. Other attractions include Lucas Oil Raceway, The Shops at Perry Crossing, Plainfield Farmers Market, and several different parks.
Speedway is a small suburb on the west side of Indianapolis. Speedway houses Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) and is dubbed the Racing Capital of the World, attracting millions of visitors annually. Speedway maintains a slightly slower pace, evoking the feeling of a small town, even though it sits on the doorstep of Indiana’s largest metropolis and the 13th largest city in the United States. Speedway still looks to the future, championing a plan to redevelop two areas totaling 700 acres for multi-use property including new office, retail, entertainment and residential development.
Westfield is in Hamilton County, Indiana, about 20 miles north of Indianapolis. It is one of the top three cities in the state for raising a family Indiana. There are many recreational amenities in Westfield, including the new Grand Park, a 400-acre park that features 26 baseball and softball diamonds and 31 multipurpose fields for soccer, football, and lacrosse year round. Westfield has also developed an itinerary of things to do with a new winery, more breweries and an extended food scene along Park Street.
Whitestown is a small town in Boone County, located near Interstate-65 and about 20 minutes northwest of Downtown Indianapolis. It has been the fastest growing community in the state of Indiana for the past 6 years in a row and is known as a being a progressive, diverse community with a unique ag/urban feel. Whitestown ranked in the Top 10 of Niche Magazine's lists of 'Best Places to Buy a Home' and 'Best Places to Raise a Family' in Indiana for the last three years consecutively. They also ranked #7 'Best Place to Buy a Home' in the U.S. by the National Association of Realtors in 2015.
Zionsville is located in Boone County, Indiana. It is a perfect town for families and businesses who seek a small-town atmosphere that’s just minutes away from the big city amenities provided by their neighbor to the south, Indianapolis. A visit to Zionsville includes shopping at one of a kind boutiques and stores, visiting a variety of art galleries of nationally known artists and dining choices to fit every taste and every budget at one of our locally owned restaurants. Zionsville also has many seasonal festivals and events, outdoor concerts and many parks.