Fishers, Indiana, just northeast of Indianapolis, has been recommended a great place to live for families, retirees, and millennials. Money magazine recently ranked Fishers #30 on its list of Best Places to Live, while Niche.com also recently gave it a top rating for “Best Places to Raise a Family.”
What’s not to love? Fishers, which was officially incorporated as a city in 2015, features vibrant farmers’ markets, festivals, concerts and Conner Prairie, an interactive history museum that is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute. Add to that neighborhoods with low crime rates, sprawling parks, and top-ranked schools, and you have a place you want to call home.
If you’re considering a move, you’ll be able to shop for household goods close to home. IKEA, the Swedish furniture maker, designated a 289,000-square-foot store is due to open in Fishers during the fall of 2017. With plenty of other shopping and gallery destinations throughout Fishers, you’ll be able to prepare your new home in no time.
Here are a few more important things you should know about living in Fishers:
Fishers is a Hamilton County community that is steadily growing, thanks to its attractive features. According to census statistics, Fishers quickly grew from a population of 2,000 in 1980 to 7,500 in 1990. Just as recently as 2010, the population had grown to 76,794 residents. It currently is estimated to have a population of 90,125.
Fishers, located in the Hamilton Southeastern School District, includes 12 elementary schools, four intermediate schools, four junior high schools and two high schools, both of which ranked in the Top 10 of Indiana schools by U.S. News & World Report. Geist Elementary School was also recently named a National Blue Ribbon School.
Geist Reservoir and the White River are top outdoor attractions for the Fishers community, with boating and fishing lovers finding plenty of opportunities to indulge in water activities. Don’t own a boat? No problem. Geist Reservoir offers boat rentals. Explore more of the outdoors at Flat Fork Creek Park, one of the most popular parks in the area.
Recreation and parks
The city’s Nickel Plate District is regularly bustling with activity. Follow your neighbors to the cultural center for a farmer’s market, festivals, concerts, restaurants, and other hot spots. Also, the living history museum Conner Prairie attracts thousands of visitors each year for top-rated exhibits that depict life in Indiana during the 19th century. While visiting Conner Prairie, take time for a hot balloon ride — 1859 style. During the summer and early fall, join other music lovers for Symphony on the Prairie, a partnership between the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Conner Prairie.
Want to spend time in a park? You have 24 parks, with nearly 600 acres of green space, and 104 miles of trails to explore. These include Flat Fork Creek Park and Saxony Beach. Don’t let the winter temperatures and snow keep you housebound – Flat Fork Creek Park features a 60-foot sledding hill.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fishers households have a median income of $95,497. Based on recent statistics, the unemployment rate was among the lowest in the nation at 2 percent and the median home value was $209,700.
Ready to move to Fishers?
When you’re ready to move to Fishers, you can count on Busy Bee Movers to help you get settled in. Whether moving to or from Fishers, residents have been relying on us to help them with their transitions for 25 years. Our highly trained moving professionals are careful when handling your possessions — household and commercial. Contact us to help you move into the rapidly growing city of Fishers.