It is our position that Hamilton County is a great place to live, and now we have confirmation of that! Last month Money Magazine named Carmel as the best small town, topping a list of ninety-nine other towns across the country. The article applauds Carmel’s growth from sleepy Indianapolis bedroom community to a vibrant town in its own right. Among the reasons cited for living in Carmel are low unemployment, top schools, diversity of housing, a recreation center and of course the awe-inspiring Center for the Performing Arts.
As the magazine article pointed out, as recently as five years ago, Main Street was mostly second hand shops housed in run-down storefronts, with a few die-hard businesses such as a barber shop and music center staying the course, and certainly not a place many people would want to spend leisure time. Today, there are vibrant restaurants, art museums, trendy shops, desserts to suit any taste, and easy access to The Monon Trail should one choose to walk or bicycle there rather than drive and park.
It is also worth mentioning that Fishers was named number twelve in the same list. Spread the word: Hamilton County is a fine place to live!