Indiana is set in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of America and its capital, and largest city is Indianapolis. The state is known for its love of basketball and generates a high number of professional basketball players. In fact, the game was born here in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Indiana has the second-largest automotive industry in the USA, and it leads in job growth. Another benefit of this Midwestern state is the fact that it has the lowest cost of living in the United States, making it one of the best states to live in. Below is a breakdown of some of the best places to live in Indiana, the USA. Book a luxury cabin in one of these cities to experience the locality before the big move!
Fishers, Indiana, is among the three towns in the state that made the top 100 list of “Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine. In fact, Fishers came up third in the list. The town was judged on aspects like cost of living, economic health, ease of living, as well as amenities and public education. Money Magazine had set out to discover communities where affordability met with a high quality of life. Fishers is considered to be a vibrant, smart and entrepreneurial city. The town is also considered to be the fifth safest city in the state. Fishers has a number of attractions, including Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Geist Reservoir, and Fishers Train Station.
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Indianapolis, or Indy as it is affectionately known, is the state capital of Indiana and the most populous city in the state. Economy-wise, Indianapolis is ranked 21st in the USA, due to its healthcare industry and a growing technology sector. Residents enjoy a good cost of living, which is ranked 7.6 per cent below the national average. However, Indianapolis is also considered to be one of the most dangerous cities in the US due to violent crime. Among the city’s attractions is the fact that it plays host to the world-renowned Indy 500 motor race every May. Indianapolis also has plenty of green spaces to enjoy with the family. If you’re on a couple’s getaway, check out the iconic LOVE sculpture, which is one of the most romantic things to do in Indiana.
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Carmel is located in Hamilton County, Indiana, and it is considered to be one of the best places to live in the state. The town has a dense suburban feel with most residents owning their own homes. The town offers many parks, restaurants, shops and coffee shops, and attracts many families. Carmel is also considered the 39th safest city in the USA, according to a safety research report. Excellent shopping includes the Clay Terrace Lifestyle Mall and Carmel Arts and Design District. The Palladium in the city offers music, theatre and dance events. Other theatrical events can be enjoyed at the Tarkington and the Studio Theater. Those with a love of golf will appreciate Plum Creek Golf Club and Prairie View Golf Club.
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Nestled on the Ohio River, Evansville is a small city in southwestern Indiana and it is the ideal location for those who want the opportunities of a city, together with a small-town feel. The city is among the most affordable places in America for those wishing to raise a family. The most popular suburbs are Newburgh and Melody Hill for a family vibe with convenient access to shops and restaurants. Among the city’s attractions are the Angel Mounds Historic Site with a museum, Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Gardens and Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science. The kids will enjoy visiting the Koch Family Children’s Museum. Those who love ghost stories may want to visit Willard Library, which is said to be one of the most haunted places in Indiana.
Located in Hendricks County, Plainfield is among the best places to live in Indiana and it offers a sparse suburban feel. Most residents here own their own homes and the town is family-oriented. The public schools in Plainfield are excellent and they include Indiana Boys School, constructed in 1867 as a House of Refuge for juvenile boys. The town is safe to live in and the crime rate is low. The town is well known for its beautiful exercise trails and parks.
Nestled in Monroe County, Bloomington is an excellent place to live and it offers an urban-suburban mix with plenty of parks and restaurants. Most residents in Bloomington rent their homes. The town has one of the highest crime rates in America. Family attractions here include the WonderLab Science Museum with its hands-on kids’ exhibits. Art lovers will appreciate Indiana University’s Eskenazi Museum of Art, with paintings, decorative arts and sculptures on display. The 1835 Wylie House is a fascinating historic museum with an heirloom garden. On the outskirts of Bloomington, residents can enjoy the trails through Hoosier National Forest.
Fort Wayne is a small city in Allen County, northeastern Indiana, and it is among the best places to live in the state. The city offers a dense suburban feel. Most residents here own their own homes and the city is ideal for families, as the public education system is above average. However, Fort Wayne isn’t one of the safest communities, as the crime rate is rather high. The town is famous for the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory with indoor tropical and desert gardens as well as outdoor gardens. 19th-century stained glass can be seen at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, which dates back to 1860. Children will enjoy the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, with its Indonesian rainforest and the African savannah. You’ll also find the monastery Poor Clare Sisters in this city.
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Located in Tippecanoe County, Lafayette lies on the Wabash River and it is home to the prestigious Purdue University. The city is said to have a good atmosphere and it is a fair place to live and one of the best places to visit. However, Lafayette also has one of the highest crime rates in the USA as compared to other communities. Activities include Prophetstown State Park, a recreational site on a working farm. Families enjoy the Columbian Park Zoo, with its many species of animals and a playground for the children. A historic battle site can be seen at Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum.
Westfield is a city in Hamilton County, Indiana, and it is on Money.com’s 2020 list as one of the best places to live in America. The choice was based on the cost of living, employment opportunities and diversity in the city. Westfield has been ranked seventh among the Top 10 Safest Places in Indiana by Movoto.com. Attractions in the city include the Monon Trail, a paved pathway following a former rail line. Visitors and residents enjoy visiting the Urban Vines Winery and Brewery. Fresh air fun can be enjoyed in the Cool Creek Park Nature Center, a science centre focusing on nature.
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Located in Boone County, Zionsville is considered to be among the best places to live in Indiana. The town offers its residents a sparse, suburban feel and most of them own their own homes. Zionsville is also named the sixth safest city in the USA, and it is one of the best to start or raise a family. Also, public education in the town is highly rated. Residents can enjoy 17 parks in the city, including a splash park, playgrounds and a skateboard park.
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Enjoy a good life in Indiana
With its many scenic areas and a number of safe cities, this popular state has much to offer to couples and families alike. When considering a move, read about some of the best places to live in Indiana, USA, before making plans to relocate. If you’re still trying to decide, cabin or a hotel and experience the cities for yourself.
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