Livability is the latest publication to rank the Indy community among the best, this time for greatest golf courses in America, narrowly missing out on the #1 spot to Eugene, Oregon. The survey found that "central Indiana's gently rolling countryside are perfectly suited for great golf." My home course is River Glen, so I'm a bit partial to which one is best, but neighbors Plum Creek and Prairie View offer beautiful scenery too - as long as the White River isn't flooding it. Brookshire, Stoney Creek, Gray Eagle, Ironwood, Hawthornes, Pebble Brook, Sahm, Fox Prairie and Forest Park are all within a few miles as well.
In the bustling Nickel Plate District of Fishers, Indiana, Tracy Gritters can recall a time when things looked very different. “It was a two-lane road 17 years ago,” she said of the property around her boutique store, Gallery 116 , where she has sold locally made goods since 2002. “We were worried about Target coming to town.” The retail giant eventually did — it's located about an 11-minute walk from her store — but the city's expansion hasn’t been the scenario she feared. Fishers, which was named MONEY's Best Place to Live in 2017 , officially upgraded from a town to a city and swore in its first mayor on January 1, 2015. Mayor Scott Faddness is still in office, and in the years since his inauguration, the city itself has been transformed. The newly developed downtown area became the Nickel Plate District , now home to an outdoor amphitheatre, plenty of retail stores and restaurants, a brewery, luxury apartments, and a high-speed internet coworking sp