Whether you’re from the other side town or across the country moving is an endeavor of discovery and excitement. It’s likely you have a list of must-haves for the next place you want to call home for you and your family.
These signs should point you in the direction of Zionsville for your new home.
Zonsville combines the charm of a historic, small town with the nearness of Indianapolis’ metropolitan area, as a result, offers vital amenities for its residents.
Ask ten residents why they choose to live in Zionsville, and you’ll hear ten different reasons – and here’s our 10 favorite.
1. Location, Location, Location
It’s a common cliché for a reason. Location is an important part of where you choose to live and Zionsville has it in spades!
Located just 8 miles northwest of Indianapolis, Zionsville has the proximity of being just down the road to large metropolitan shopping, restaurants, business and events, yet far enough away to retain the quiet and quaintness of a small town.
The proximity to Indianapolis gives commuters easy access to I-65 for a quick 20-minute drive to the heart of Indy or a direct drive north to Chicago. Or use US 421 to I-465 just south of the village limits.
2. Top-notch Education
If you have children, you’re likely interested in a strong education for them. Rest assured Zionsville has your children’s educational interests covered. And if you don’t have children yet, good schools are great for resale value.
Zionsville Community School Corporation consists of five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.
All have been designated as “Four Star Schools” meaning they rank in the top 25% of Indiana schools. Learn more about Zionsville’s schools.
Zionsville Community High School even is ranked the #3 high school in Indiana according to US News and World Report. Read more at here.
Thinking of education beyond high school? Good because so does Zionsville’s residents. 66% of them have attained a Bachelor Degree or higher. (2010 Census)
3. Safe and Welcoming Community
An important aspect in choosing a new community is feeling like you belong. If you have a family or soon will, Zionsville is a good fit.
In the 2010 Census 45.5% of households in Zionsville had children below the age of 18 and the majority (31.7%) of Zionsville’s population was younger than 18. Another number to consider from the census…the Median Age was 39.6.
Safe to say that families and children will feel right at home in Zionsville.
4. Small Town Living
By the numbers it’s easy to see that Zionsville is a small town. The population is only 14,160 with a consolidated population of 24,334.
That’s pretty small, but Zionsville lives large.
The village was ranked as one of the 10 Best Small Towns In America by moveto.com (hyperlink to http://www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/best-small-towns/). Citing Zionsville’s numerous festivals throughout the year makes “this a tight-knit, caring, and awesome community.”
According to the Boone County Chamber of Commerce, (hyperlink to http://www.villageprofile.com/indiana/boonecounty/08/topic.html) Zionsville hosts at least 11 events or festivals throughout the year.
Now that’s small town living AND a great way to meet your new friends and neighbors.
5. Quality of Life
“Zionsville enjoys arguably one of the best lifestyles available in central Indiana,” according to focusonzionsville.com. In part due to a “vibrant local economy, strong home values” listed among many other amenities.
And the numbers support this assertion. Zionsville’s Per capita Personal Income was $56,643 (Indiana, $34,044); the Median Household Income was $108,440 (Indiana, $47465); and the Median Home Value was $352,800. (2010 Census)
Zionsville homes have increased in value every year for the past 26 years.
6. Parks and Rec
Want to go for a swim? Check. How about a hike? Check. Or what about a round of golf? Check.
With 17 parks and facilities and over 400 acres of parkland, it’s easy to understand Zionsville is “A Town Within a Park.” (zionsville-in.gov, Jan. 2015)
In addition to offering recreation Zionsville Parks is also looking out for our environment. Zionsville has three parks that are working to re-establish or maintain prairie ecosystems which used to inhabit about 15% of Indiana but are now among the world’s most imperiled ecosystems.
That should have you saying, “Let’s go to the park!”
7. The Village
Zionsville Chamber of Commerce says it best, “Zionsville is full of amazing shops, restaurants and attractions. We have cultural opportunities for everyone.”
- Eclectic shops, both on Main Street and off
- Restaurants and cafes for everything from sushi to tenderloin to gourmet cupcakes and award-winning pie.
- Home to the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center and many art galleries
- Trader’s Point Creamery, a family-owned, Certified Organic artisan dairy farm, offers tours and tastings.
8. Local Entertainment/Events
In addition to the Village’s daily amenities, it also hosts weekly, monthly and annual events and festivals. Check out Zionsville’s event calendar for full details.
- The annual two-day Zionsville Lions Club Fall Festival the weekend after Labor Day attracts over 25,000 visitors every year.
- The Zionsville July 4th Celebration attracts 15,000 visitors.
- Brick Street Market, the Saturday after Mother’s Day, features over 175 artists and craftspeople plus food and children’s activities. The night before is Market Eve, a 21 and older event featuring live music, craft beer tasting and food.
- Street Dance, on the first Saturday in August, offers a live band, dancing in the streets and food from our fine restaurants.
- Christmas in the Village is an annual holiday celebration complete with parade, carriage rides, carolers and much more!
- Fanimation contains the Antique Fan Collectors Association’s museum, home to some 450 fans dating as far back as the early 1880’s.
- The 1,200 seat Zionsville Performing Arts Center hosts events from ballet to symphony to comedy.
9.Entrepreneur/Business Owner Friendly
If you’re wondering if Zionsville is not only the home for your family but for your business, you’ll find open arms welcoming your business in this small town.
Their recent Town reorganization has increased the size of greater Zionsville affording space for business growth and commercial development.
The town provides many resources for entrepreneurs and business owners. Click here for more information.
10. It’s Move-in Ready
With lots of new construction and “mature” neighborhoods to choose from, a Zionsville first time homebuyer has all kinds of choices. Click here to see homes available in Zionsville.