Fishers - 'the number one best place to live in the United States'
There has been a lot of buzz in recent years surrounding Fishers, IN. Located just 25 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, the once rural small town has rapidly developed into one of America’s fastest growing cities. In 2017, Money.com ranked the city of Fishers as the number one best place to live in the United States. Since then, the city has been a stalwart on ‘best places to live” rankings in publications all over the country.
Over $500 million in new investments
So, what makes Fishers so attractive?
The city’s most important statistical highlights include plentiful job opportunities, an exceptionally low crime rate, and one of the country’s highest performing public-school systems. In recent years the city’s leadership has put a key emphasis on attracting top employers, with focused attention on the life sciences industry. One of the largest investments in this initiative was the development of The Fishers Life Science & Innovation Park that was established in August 2021. Since then, the city has attracted over $500 million in new investments from biotech focused companies, further bolstering an already thriving local economy.
No shortage of activities available
There is also plenty to do in the area in terms of leisure. If you are a fan of the outdoors, look no further. From horseback riding in Fort Harrison State Park to taking the boat out on Geist Lake. There is no shortage of activities available to satisfy even the most active of outdoor enthusiasts.
For the youngsters, there is the nationally acclaimed Conner Prairie, Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate. This interactive living history museum is situated on 1,000 acres of wild country and plays host to several beloved cultural events like The Symphony on the Prairie. There are interactive games, exhibits, and hot air balloon rides. There is even an entire 19th century village complete with costumed actors to make your little ones feel like they have time travelled back to the early 1800’s.
Family friendly with an exploding nightlife scene
Obviously, a family friendly environment is important to cultivate but adults need to enjoy themselves as well. The nightlife scene in this city has been exploding over the last few years. Downtown Fishers has experienced an exciting transformation with the development of the Nickel Plate District. This designated statewide culture district hosts an amphitheater, a public library, a hiking trail, luxury apartments, and a plethora of trendy bars and restaurants. There is also the Fishers District, which is the city’s newest upscale shopping and dining destination. The crown jewel of this new development is the Fishers Test Kitchen restaurant accelerator. In essence, the space serves as a multi-vendor food hall that local culinary entrepreneurs can use an affordable way to test their new concepts before investing in their own restaurants. The best part of the experience is that the space is located within the same building as the Sun King Innovation Brewery. Which is convenient because you will undoubtedly want to order a beer to pair with your new favorite snack. The Topgolf entertainment venue is also just a few steps away, where you can rent a bay with some friends, order some food, and spend hours playing golf on one of the world’s most high-tech driving ranges.
Come visit Fishers and find out for yourself why Genezen has chosen to call this city, home!