In the heart of Hancock County, Indiana, lies Greenfield, a small town lined with family-friendly neighborhoods and attractive, affordable housing. The homes of Greenfield are modestly and charmingly Midwestern, sporting gently sloping roofs and many half upper stories. Red brick ranch homes dot the streets and subdivisions, while roomy bungalows abound and nothing is too far out of a budget-minded family’s reach. Two to four bedroom houses are common within the tree-lined residential areas.
Greenfield is a town that enjoys its well known annual festival, the Riley Days, an event each October in which several major roads shut down so that vendors and festivities can take over for a few days. One daily newspaper and radio station make local media accessible to the people of Greenfield. In order to accommodate Greenfield’s rapidly growing population, there are four elementary schools, two intermediate schools, and one junior high and one high school. Many city parks and areas of recreation within the city limits serve as green space for the children and youth of the town.
Coming in at right around a population of 20,000, Greenfield covers just over 12 square miles and lies within the busy metro Indianapolis area. Once a stop along the famed railway that connected Pittsburgh to St. Louis and Chicago, Greenfield does make a pleasant stop for residents and travelers alike. Historically a boom town that flourished in the wake of a natural gas discovery in the region, the town remains quietly thriving. It is still the central hub of much industrial and manufacturing business, including headquarters such as Avery Dennison labeling products, Corvance pharmaceuticals, and Stanley Black and Decker fastener suppliers. Other major employers in Greenfield include institutions like the Hancock Regional Hospital and Elanco, a maker of animal health products. The number of industries that have made their home in Greenfield continues to draw people to the area for employment opportunities.