Fishers ranked as No. 1 Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine


Fishers was ranked as the No. 1 Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine on Sept. 18. The next ranked Indiana city was Carmel at No. 16 and then Avon at No. 17. Greenwood was the last Indiana city listed in the top 100 cities at No. 22.

“It’s an exciting day in Fishers,” Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness stated. “Money Magazine truly captured what makes our city the No. 1 Best Place to Live: great schools, low cost of living and an entrepreneurial buzz. This designation reaffirms the vision of Fishers as a smart, vibrant and entrepreneurial city as it continues to gain momentum not only in Central Indiana but nationally. There’s much more to come in fulfilling that vision, all with the goal of continuing to make Fishers the best place to live, work and play.”

On its website, Money Magazine explained its methodology as studying cities’ economic health, cost of living, public education, ease of living and amenities through a research partner called Witlytic. Only places with populations between 10,000 and 100,000 were considered, and those with more than double the national crime risk, lack of ethnic diversity and less than 85 percent of the state’s median income were eliminated. Overall, the study included 2,400 places.

A celebration will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Central Green on 116th Street and Municipal Drive. The free event is open to the public and will feature live music, games and food trucks.

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