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Fishers 3rd Friendliest in USA
Not only does Hamilton County have a college grad rate above 50%, which happens to be highest in the Midwest and 5th best in the nation, it's also been named as the best place to raise a family, and also named most affordable in the nation, and safe, quiet, fast, blah, blah, blah... We have a new publication with another top (3) award. Nextdoor.com re-affirms we're still the brightest place in the Midwest, but this time its not just our brains but our manners.
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
Joining Carmel as one of the best places to live in America (and the world), neighbors Zionsville and Westfield are now also ranked in the top 10 in the newest ‘Best Small Cities’ study, according to WalletHub: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-small-cities-to-live-in/16581 Boston & Indy suburbs dominated the top of the list, with Lancaster (PA) taking the top spot. Not only is Indianapolis one of the fastest growing cities in America, it's the only city on the list not located in the South or West: https://www.inspectionsupport.com/resources/the-fastest-growing-metropolitan-areas-in-the-u-s/