Congratulations are in order to Fishers, Indiana for making CNN Money’s list of the “100 Best Places to Live in America” (2010 edition). With its very low crime and booming economy Fishers claimed the #8 spot on this list of America’s best small cities.
While most residents would likely disagree with the author’s assertion that Fishers is “low on charm” few would disagree that this town of 69,000 offers numerous advantages, including a strong sense of community, great school system, ample shopping opportunities and close proximity to a major metropolitan area. And Fishers real estate is inexpensive as well. Perhaps Fishers resident Debra O’Donnell, 46, summed it up best when she said, “It’s very easy to live here.”
According to the article, the Fishers economy created over 1,600 jobs in 2009. Of course, it never hurts to have the likes of Roche Diagnostics and Sallie Mae as corporate citizens. These are just a few of the myriad businesses that call Fishers, Indiana home.
Fishers offers several attractions such as the ever-popular Conner Prairie living history museum, The Artists’ Studio, the Fishers Chamber Orchestra and a variety of beautiful, public parks. Things-to-do include the Fishers Summer Concert Series, the Extreme Adventure Camp, Fishers Freedom Festival, Flavor of Fishers, Fishers Renaissance Faire, Fishers Farmers Market and playing golf at any one of Fishers’ 8 beautiful, 18-hole golf courses.
And with restaurants like the Nickel Plate Bar & Grill, Peterson’s, Sahm’s, Stefano’s Restorante, Volcano Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar and Yatz, to name a few, Fishers residents have access to a variety of unique and flavorful dining experiences.
From its early days as a railway station the town of Fishers has continued to grow. Its many great neighborhoods and well-maintained streets reflect a certain pride that runs deep throughout this charming community. Quite simply, Fishers is a place where people want to live.