Quality of Life
These factors, coupled with our competitive cost of living and access to health care, it’s no wonder more people move to Fishers every year. This is a great place to live!
Residential housing continues to develop as Fishers' population increases and offers a variety of opportunities for new residents including new suburban neighborhoods, established older community and new urban apartment dwelling. No matter your preference or budget there is sure to be an option for you and your employees.
In addition, Fishers has the lowest municipal property tax rate ($0.6302/$100 in assessed value) in all of Indiana.
Fishers is home to the Hamilton Southeastern School (HSE) system, one of the top performing districts in the state. Currently, the district serves approximately 21,000 students in 21 schools located throughout the city, including two high schools that are ranked nationally in best high school lists.
HSE collaborates with the city and Launch Fishers to engage students in entrepreneurship at all ages. Initiatives such as the Launch Fishers Fellowship, High School Academy and Lemonade Day ensure the entrepreneurial culture of our city is instilled in our children at a young age.
When it snows, the place to be is the sledding hill at Flat Fork Creek Park, one of the many Fishers' Parks & Recreation offerings.
Fishers is committed to investing in the trail system throughout the community.
The Nickel Plate District is where residents and visitors come together to live, work and play.
Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Conner Prairie - One of the most visited outdoor museums in the country, and Indiana's only Smithsonian affiliate, calls Fishers home. Conner Prairie has a long history of innovation that spans the fields of science, history, art and nature. The interactive historical museum inspires curiosity and fosters meaningful interactions with unique, engaging experiences that doesn't exist anywhere else.
Nickel Plate District - Look no further than the Nickel Plate District in downtown Fishers for your entertainment needs. Recently redeveloped, the Nickel Plate District boast a walkable downtown made possible with unique private-public partnerships to create a series of commercial developments.
The Nickel Plate District amphitheater welcomes more than 100,000 people annually for concerts, community festivals, the Fishers Farmers Market and musical theater. In addition, the investment in the downtown has paved the way for an influx of locally-owned boutiques and eateries.
Community Art Master Plan - Fishers was awarded the Outstanding Plan of the Year award in 2014 by the American Planning Association for the Community Art Master Plan. Recognizing art as a defining feature within the community as it grows and prospers, stakeholders collaborated to articulate a long-term vision of public art.
Sports & Recreation
With the close proximity to a world-class city like Indianapolis, Fishers' businesses and residents enjoy easy access to major-league sports teams and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers and the Indiana Fever. In addition, the Indianapolis Indians, the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, play just a short trip away at Victory Field.
On the hockey front, the Indy Fuel, the ECHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, plays just a few miles south at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The team recently invested millions of dollars in Fishers, remodeling what is now called the Fuel Tank into a practice facility for the team and home of youth hockey in our community.
Parks - Fishers has a robust park system that boast amenities for residents of all ages, ability levels and interests. As an inclusive city, we prioritize play opportunities that inspire learning, creativity and physical development, as well as nature programming. With shelters and/or community buildings located at most of the parks, community gatherings large and small have a place at our parks.
In addition, the parks and recreation department continues to develop new, unique amenities for the community. In the fall of 2015, Fishers opened Flat Fork Creek Park in the southeast corner of the community. The new park was a first for Indiana, offering a 60-foot sledding hill and mountain bike course, and greatly diversified the public offerings in Fishers.
Trails - Fishers has prioritized connectivity through trails with a dedicated budget line-item; each year, adding more sidewalks and trails to the already developing network. Currently in development, the Nickel Plate Trail will run through the community and connect various destinations including Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, Cheeny Creek Natural Area, the Nickel Plate District and Conner Prairie.
Access to high-quality health care consistently ranks with education and safety as a contributing factor to a community's quality of life. With three major health care facilities nearby, Fishers residents have many options for care.