Fishers, Indiana is a relatively new city in Hamilton County. Though its roots date as far back as the early 1800s, a recent population influx has lead to its change from a town to a city in January of 2015. Fishers’ current population hovers around 76,800, as of the 2010 census. Fishers has received many recent accolades. It has been named the number one city for families by The Learning Center, and Business Week named it America’s best affordable suburb. In 2010, it ranked 8th in Best Places to Live by Money Magazine. Forbes Magazine named it the 11th best place to move in the country.
Many of the homes and buildings in Fishers are made of brick, and due to its population boom, a large number of these structures are relatively new. For this reason, the city is a nice blend of old-world charm and sophisticated urban planning. Fishers’ population growth is mostly attributed to its affordable real estate, a growing economy, and its close proximity to Indianapolis. Fishers has a humid continental climate. The average high in summer is around 82, and the average high in winter is 35. Residents see a great deal of snow in the winter months, as the temperature drops to the 20s. With the population growth, Fishers has increased its number of schools. It currently has two high schools, three junior high schools, three intermediate schools, and 12 elementary schools. Additionally, it has a number of private institutions.
Fishers is about fifteen miles from downtown Indianapolis, with many residents commuting there for work. Its close proximity to Indianapolis also contributes to its appeal. Residents can enjoy a more suburban lifestyle without sacrificing the benefits of a major city. There are a variety of things to do within Fishers itself as well. It is located near the Geist Reservoir, which acts as a recreational center where residents enjoy such activities as fishing and waterskiing. In the summers, the city has a summer concert series called "Symphony on the Prairie," as well as the Fishers Freedom Festival that is held each year right before the 4th of July. Annual activities at the festival include a 5k run/walk, a parade, and a fireworks show. Fishers also has an amphitheater for hosting music and events, and the Parks and Recreation Department puts on outdoor movie nights in the summers. In 2010, Livability named the city the Second Best Underrated Golf Community in the U.S. Anyone considering buying property in Fishers, Indiana can search our real estate listings to find his or her perfect home.