Why Fishers, Indiana is the Best Place to Raise a - 9/11/2008
Fishers, Indiana was once a small farming town just outside of Indianapolis in Hamilton County, Indiana.
Size: Still a "town" and not a "city" Fishers offers the feel of a small town, but the population has grown to just over 66,000, mostly young families who are drawn to Fishers because of it's close proximity to Indianapolis.
Employment: Fishers is a well-educated community with many white-collar professionals who work within a 30 minute commute. The largest employers in Fishers are HSE Schools, Forum Credit Union and Salle Mae.
Education: Hamilton Southeastern Schools consists of two high schools, three Middle Schools, three Junior High Schools and twelve elementary schools. HSE Schools scored 1092 on the most recent SATs, compared with the national average of 1017. Almost 92% of HSE students attend college. HSE Schools rank 6th in the state for SAT scores.
Housing: Indianapolis offers one of the most affordable markets in the U.S. based on income to home price. The average price of a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Fishers for 2007-2008 is $160,000 with an average of 71 days on the market. The average income in Fishers is $84,000. There is a wide variety of housing options available in Fishers: condos, townhomes, apartment homes and entry level to $1 million plus estate homes.
Community: Every June Fishers hosts the Fishers Freedom Festival in Holland Park which is a large park in the center of town. Fishers Freedom Festival kicks off with a parade through Fishers' quaint "downtown" area, then ends with an evening of music and fireworks. Summers bring free Tuesday night concerts on the lawn across from the town hall. Residents walk to the library, post office, park, and many small restaurants. Geist Lake, which borders Fishers, Indianapolis, and McCordsville, offers boating, fishing and a marina. Fishers YMCA is a state of the art health center offering swimming, spinning, cardio, weightlifting, dance, yoga, pilates and all sorts of little league sports.
Life in Fishers seems to be centered around raising healthy, wholesome children who have the opportunity to partake of and contribute to the community at large.