I have written several blogs on communities called “the best…”  Fishers, Indiana with a population of just over 77,000 rates right up there with the best on a host of subjects. Let’s explore a little deeper to see why folks enjoy living in upscale and vivacious Fishers, 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

Fishers was named one of America’s Friendliest and Top 15 Suburbs For Retirement by Forbes. Forbes says that Fishers enjoys the lowest crime rate on their list and homes average a tad above $200,000 with the cost of living 10% below the national average. The “official city website provides an overview of the things you want to know about the city.

Seniors Find a Town That Offers Lots

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The town offers several classes and summer day camps for all ages and it also offers free community events that require no registration or proof of residency, so senior visitors can take these in.

The Fishers Freedom Festival is a two-day event for folks of all ages, held annually, to celebrate the Fourth of July. There are parades, fireworks, games, sports, food vendors, and other entertainment.

Senior visitors as well as the locals flock to Rita’s Backyard that features flowers, planters, vegetables, gifts, and café options. It’s easy to forget about one’s troubles as you walk through the assortment of colorful and well-tended plants.

Conner Prairie, the Symphony on the Prairie, the Fishers Renaissance Faire and much more await your visit. Holland Park is the town of Fishers oldest park, and it remains one of its most popular.  Every year hundreds of new residents start calling Fishers home thus keeping it among the fastest growing areas in the country. The town’s welcoming atmosphere makes transitions easy.

 Trading Post Beginnings

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Fishers was was first settled by William Conner back in 1802 as a trading post along the White River. Seventy years later, in 1872, Salathiel Fisher divided his land into town lots.

The area was known as Fishers Station and originally as Fishers Switch. New communities in this time period would spring up along railroads and Fishers was no exception, hence the early reference to a train station or switch.

Fishers rated #8 by CNN Money Magazine as a great place to live and raise a family. That is just another notch in the belt for Fishers which is constantly being recognized as one of the premier places to live, work, and raise a family in the US.

These are just a few of the many reasons why it’s easy to get hooked on Fishers, Indiana. So pull on in and enjoy the city as you work your way through the great state of Indiana.  jeb