Indiana Suburb Tops 2017 Survey Of Best US Cities To Live In
Life in the big city can get very tiring when all you see is concrete and moving cars. Sometimes, you might want to consider moving back to your quaint hometown or starting anew somewhere where the quality of life is quite but great for raising kids and retiring. If you have ever considered that plan, here is a city you might want to consider settling in:
Top Spot Goes to Fishers, Indiana
There are a lot of factors to consider on what makes a certain place really good to live in. Money Magazine, in particular, considers job opportunities, the presence of good quality public schools, recreational amenities and a low crime rate as they rank which cities are good for living in and which are not. You might be surprised that some of the most livable cities are not big name cities, but it looks like you have to consider settling here if you are looking for a place that is ideal for raising kids and growing old in.
For this year, the top spot has been awarded to Fishers, Indiana. This suburb is a fast growing one as it boasts an 11.5 percent job growth projected until 2021. It has also a redeveloped downtown and some extensive infrastructure plans including an expansive waterfront park.
Of course, it is not too shocking to see that every entry in the top ten goes to suburbs. The quality of life is generally much better in a quiet suburb with great facilities than it will be in the big city, where people go head to head in search for opportunities.
While the top spot goes to Fishers, Indiana, second place goes to Allen, Texas. Monterey Park, California follows in at third while Franklin, Tennessee is at fourth. Olive Branch, Mississippi comes at fifth place while Dickinson, North Dakota is at sixth place. Lone Tree, Colorado comes in at seventh while North Arlington, New Jersey is at eighth. Schaumburg, Illinois takes the ninth spot while the list is capped off by Bozeman, Montana which comes at number ten.
One of America’s Fastest Growing Economies
Fishers, Indiana has been noted for being one of the fastest growing cities. Its population has rapidly grown in decades as it went from about 350 people in 1963 to only 7,500 in 1990. A referendum was passed on its status in 2012 and it has transitioned from a town to a city just on January 1, 2015. The first mayor, Scott Fadness, was sworn in on December 21, 2014.
Notable Cultural Features
One of the most popular attractions in Fishers is the Geist Reservoir which offers activities great for families such as fishing and waterskiing. There are a lot of golf courses around town and Fishers was named the second Best Under-rated Golf Community in the US by Livability in 2010. Fishers is also the base for Symphony on the Prairie, a summer concert series presented by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Fishers has two annual festivals which are the Fishers Freedom Festival and the Fishers Renaissance Faire. It is also home to over a dozen parks and nature preserves including the Fishers Trail and Greenway System which has around 85 miles which are available for use.
Not The First Time
While Fishers, Indianapolis has been named the most livable city for 2017, the quality of life in this city has actually been praised numerous times already. Just in 2012, it has been ranked no 12 by Money Magazine as one of the best places to live in America. It has also been ranked third by Forbes as among America’s friendliest towns. It has also been named a playful city USA by Kaboom and a lot more.
Whether you are looking for a place that can offer you good job opportunities, great schools where the kids can attend, lots of parks and cultural and recreational facilities and a low crime rate, it looks like this suburb has got it all for you. Have you been to Fishers? Do you know someone based there? What do you think of the quality of life that this city has to offer? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
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