If you’re looking for a new home, you know that a lot goes into your decision. You’re likely checking out school systems and exploring opportunities for fun and entertainment close to home, all while investigating the safety of the areas you might want to move to with your family. Wouldn’t it be great if there was one town that has it all?

Enter Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis that really checks all the boxes. Crème de la Crème of Fishers put together this list of some of the top reasons why our city is an amazing place to live.

A Family-Friendly Environment

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Families searching for a town that’s equal parts beautiful and safe should look no further than Fishers. There’s so much to do here, your family will never run out of opportunities for fun. Fishers boasts everything from parks to outdoor entertainment and beyond. Sure, Fishers is close to Indianapolis, but you don’t have to leave town to have a blast with the kiddos.

The great school system, low crime rate, and assortment of community events make Fishers the perfect place to raise a family. You’ll find plenty of other families in the area eager to meet like-minded folks as a result. A range of outdoor spaces like the Nickel Plate Trail, which is ideal for biking, running, and walking, and Geist Reservoir, which is perfect for boating and tubing, are close to home. Fishers makes finding ways to spend time together as a family a breeze.

An Awesome School System

Families have found their way to Fishers in no small part because of the amazing school system here. The commitment to academic excellence translates to more good news for families looking to move to Fishers, no matter how old your kids are.

Fishers is part of Hamilton Southeastern Schools (known as HSE), one of the largest school systems in Indiana. The HSE distinct boasts over 20 schools ranging from elementary through high school, and that includes several 4-star schools. The district consistently gets an A rating from the Indiana Department of Education, too. Fishers High School is even ranked 10th in the entire state. Kids here can look forward to sports, clubs, and advanced placement courses.

Great Safety Ratings

Fishers is a super safe town, so don’t let the safety rating of Indianapolis overall put you off from exploring the area. Most Indianapolis suburbs are quite safe, and that’s certainly true of Fishers. Pretty much any section of Fishers is a good place to live. In fact, Fishers ranks as one of the 10 safest cities in Indiana.

A Bustling Downtown

There’s truly something for everyone in Fishers, so no matter your family’s interests, you’ll find so many ways to have fun close to home. Start with the Nickel Plate District in the downtown area. Fisher’s cultural and civic hub, this district includes luxury apartments, mixed-use commercial and residential facilities, and more.

The downtown district adds to Fishers’ strong identity, helping the city set itself apart from typical suburbs and adding to the fun, family-friendly atmosphere. You can enjoy the convenience of chains and bigger retailers as well as explore unique spots with a local flair. The city is also committed to walkability, and it shows off that value (and the railroad history of the area) through the converted rails-to-trails path that runs through the city’s downtown. In other words, Nickel Plate District is ideal for a family walk or just a spot for relaxation alongside other residents and visitors. 

Then there’s the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, a real Nickel Plate District highlight. This attraction hosts movies in the park, a free summer concert series, and festivals and events throughout the year — including the Boo Bash in autumn, the Frost Fest in winter, and the Fishers Freedom Festival on Independence Day. The amphitheater is a central spot for free summertime entertainment, but even if there’s nothing on the schedule, you can always pack the lawn chairs and blankets for an impromptu family picnic.

Community Events and Fun for Everyone

Speaking of parks, Fishers certainly has you covered in that department as well. Fishers boasts 24 parks as well as over 60 sports fields and more than 100 miles of greenways and trails. You’ll find plenty of other opportunities to get involved with the local community, too. Just check out the community calendar to keep up with events your family will love.

You’ll want to reserve your Saturdays from May through September for mornings at the Fishers Farmers Market, where you can stock up on a huge array of treats like bread, honey, meat, jam, coffee, flowers, and more from local vendors. Want to up your foodie game? Check out one of the many artisanal restaurants in town, and head over to The Yard to try something new whenever the mood strikes. All in all, Fishers makes having a good time close to home incredibly easy, no matter how you define “fun.”

Big-City Convenience, Small-Town Vibes

The population of Fishers may be close to 100,000, but you don’t have to sacrifice the feeling of a tight-knit community. You’ll have all the benefits of an urban center’s amenities while enjoying the friendly, safe city and its small-town vibes.

Fishers is also very close to Indianapolis, sitting only about 20 miles from downtown Indy. If there’s something you can’t get in Fishers, you can easily make a trip to Indianapolis to find it there. Plus, you’ll have easy access to the amazing cultural offerings in Indianapolis, like the Indianapolis Children’s Museum — an award-winning, kid-friendly attraction that ranks as the largest children’s museum in the world.

There you have it: Crème de la Crème of Fishers’ list of some of the top reasons to call Fishers home. Are you looking to move to Fishers? Do you have another reason we missed that drew you to our city? Drop us a line! Likewise, let us know if you already live in Fishers and have another example of what makes Fishers such a great place to live. We’d love to share even more reasons why Fishers is such a great place with other folks considering a move to our hometown.