These towns are drawing in plenty of young singles and families — here’s why…
Young professionals who want to be close to Indy, without living right in the middle of everything, should consider these ‘burbs. These towns offer easy access for commuters or anyone who wants to take advantage of Indy’s excellent sports and cultural scene. But with their own walkable city centers, community events, hiking trails, trendy bars and more, young professionals won’t feel like they are missing out on any of the big city amenities by moving to one of these towns.
Millennials are flocking to Whitestown and, over the past 10 years, the population has grown from around 2,000 to over 10,000 residents. It’s no surprise this town is so popular – it’s an affordable suburb just 22 miles from downtown Indy with tons of community events, including a farmers market, outdoor concerts, a Brew Fest, and more.
There’s really something for everyone in town. Moontown Brewing Company is a favorite spot for locals to meet up over a craft beer or test their knowledge at the weekly trivia night. And active locals can take advantage of multiple parks in town for picnics, basketball games or bike rides.
#2. Beech Grove
Beech Grove is a walkable “city within a city” tucked into the heart of Indianapolis. It’s welcoming and affordable plus you can even catch a bus to downtown Indy if you don’t want to drive to work.
Residents love that Beech Grove is close to all of Indy’s trendy neighborhoods while still being run by its own local government. You really get the best of both worlds with this town — access to Indy’s amenities with a charming, small-town feel. Sarah T. Bolton Park is the center of the town’s outdoor activities and locals come here for baseball games, hikes, picnics and the annual 4th of July fireworks show.
Fishers is known as a safe and welcoming ‘burb with tons going on. If you aren’t ready to give up the energy of a big city, this is a great spot to be. Between concerts at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, yoga in the park and the summer farmers market, there’s always something on the calendar. For drinks, there’s Topgolf, Pinheads Alley Alehouse, Sun King and Four Day Ray Brewing, just to name a few. And Chicago natives will recognize the outpost of Portillo’s in town.
There’s also a Target, Kroger, and IKEA for all of your retail needs. And there are plenty of boutique fitness studios, like The Hot Room and Barre Code, if you want to join a workout community in town.
Commuters love Lawrence for its easy access to the city — it’s a quick 12-mile trip in and out. But if you aren’t commuting, you’ll find very little reason to leave Lawrence. This bustling community is home to plenty of retail staples, like Kroger, Aldi, Walgreens, and Starbucks, in town alongside unique local spots like Triton Brewing Company and Bistro and Porter Books & Bread.
Love spending time outside? Lawrence is a great place to consider. You’ll find multiple golf courses in town plus Fort Harrison State Park for hiking, cross country skiing, biking and fishing. And if you’ll be moving with a pup, check out the Fort Harrison dog park to start connecting with other local pet parents.
Home to the iconic Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville is a favorite with millennials who want easy access to Indy’s biggest events. But the cultural hotspots don’t end with Ruoff. Noblesville Square, with excellent eateries like 9th Street Bistro and Grindstone Public House, is the town’s nightlife hub.
Noblesville is about 30 miles from Indy but the commute isn’t bad, especially if you don’t have to be in the office every day. Plus, locals say the drive is well worth it for all of the amenities this town offers. And on days you don’t have to commute, you can get in a quick swim at Morse Park and Beach or a kayaking trip on the White River before your first Zoom meeting.
Speedway may be known for its namesake sporting event and the town turns into a huge party each year. But the Indy 500 isn’t the only thing that makes Speedway exciting for young professionals.
Yes, living here means you’ll be right in the middle of the action for the race but you’ll also get to enjoy all of the excellent Main Street eateries (like Tacos and Tequila on Main and Barbecue and Bourbon) anytime you want. And if you’re looking for a local fitness community? Check out the Daredevil Brewing Co. run club or The Fitness Boutique which offers a women-only group.
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