It is our position that city of Westfield is to be congratulated for its’ ranking as one of America’s best small towns by Money magazine. The city, which has a population of 31,857, garnered a No. 18 ranking. Forever in the shadow of neighboring Carmel in the areas of education, entertainment, housing and prep athletics, Westfield has quietly created their own bright spotlight. Set to open in April 2014, the Grand Park Sports Complex will feature 31 soccer/multipurpose fields, 26 baseball diamonds, and over 10 miles of trails and pathways including a trailhead on the Monon Corridor. The Grand Park Sports Campus is anticipated to attract 650,000 visitors in its first year of operation and 1.5 million visitors in future years.
The master development plan for the city outlines approximately 1,400 acres of land available for residential and commercial development including hospitality (hotel, restaurant and retail), mixed-use, life science and corporate office uses. The city’s education system and low crime rate also factored into the rankings. Will folks from Carmel migrate to the north? Only the shadow knows. Congratulations to the citizens of Westfield for putting the “rocks” in Shamrocks.