The Best Cities in Indiana to Raise a Family

If you're looking for the perfect place to raise a family in Indiana, you're in luck. From Bloomington to Fishers, there are plenty of cities that offer great public schools, safe neighborhoods, and plenty of amenities. Topping our list is Bloomington, a city of about 85,000 people and the seat of Monroe County. Home to Indiana University, which is one of the city's top employers, Bloomington is younger, more educated, dynamic and vibrant than many other Indiana cities.

Carmel residents are some of the most educated cities in this state, with more than 67% of them having college degrees. They also take their children to some of the best public schools in the country. Fishers is located less than 20 miles from Indianapolis and has a population of just over 83,000. The affluent community has some of the best public schools in the state, with safe neighborhoods where you can't hesitate to walk your children. Munster schools are among the best performing schools in Indiana and its public school district is one of the best in the state.

Plainfield is one of the best places to live in Indiana and offers a sparse suburban environment. Fort Wayne is the second largest city in the state of Indiana, with a population of more than 257,000 and its metropolitan area home to more than 415,000 people. It has some of the best performing public schools in the country and when it comes to crime, you won't find a safer place in Indiana than Zionsville. Fishers is one of three cities in the state that are on Money Magazine's list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Indiana home prices are among the most affordable in the country and anyone looking to move to the Hoosier State will be happy to know that. As someone who was born and raised in Indiana and is now raising a family of their own, I think any part of Indiana is a great place to start a family.

For outsiders who come from places like New York and California, that's a peanut, but those peanuts in Indiana guarantee one of the most elegant neighborhoods in the state.

Wilson Imada
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