Are you in search of your perfect home sweet home? Look no further! Join us this Sunday, April 7, 2024, from 1 pm to 3 pm for the RE/MAX Advanced Realty Open House Weekend. We're thrilled to showcase a selection of exquisite properties that embody luxury, comfort, and style. Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore these stunning homes and envision your future in one of these remarkable spaces.

1545 Windswept, Brownsburg, IN 46112

Hosted by Listing Agent: Jason Dodd | 317-779-9545

Directions: DO NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE MAPS!! From 267 N (Green Street), turn west on E Co Rd 700 N, turn north on Windview Dr, turn right on Windborough Dr, turn left at the "T", second house on the right.

Nestled in the prestigious Windridge landing, this former model home is a true gem. Boasting 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, this residence offers an abundance of space and luxury. Highlights include a gourmet kitchen with a 10' island, SS appliances, and double built-in ovens. Relax in the massive master retreat or entertain guests in the large rec room in the finished basement. With a covered porch, covered rear patio, and a 5-person hot tub, outdoor living is taken to the next level. 

8126 Kilborn Way, Avon, IN 46123

Hosted by Listing Agent: Jordan Wirth | 317-549-5363

Directions: GPS Friendly!

Experience luxury living in this quality-built M/I home situated on a 1/3 acre lot. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, and a 3-car garage with an insulated workshop, this home is perfect for any family. The kitchen is a chef's dream with quartz countertops and a double oven, while the enormous master bedroom offers a spa-like experience with its walk-in shower and vaulted ceiling. Outside, a pergola and patio space provide the ideal setting for outdoor entertaining.

9913 Stable Stone Ter, Fishers, IN 46040

Hosted by Khushvinder Kailey | 317-478-7607

Directions: GPS Friendly!

Indulge in luxury living in this exquisite 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom masterpiece by Drees Homes. Every detail of this home exudes sophistication and comfort, from the gourmet-style kitchen to the expansive windows offering panoramic views. The master bedroom is a sanctuary of indulgence, featuring a private retreat and a spa-like en-suite bathroom. Downstairs, the finished basement with a wet bar is perfect for hosting gatherings. 

5662 Beale St, Plainfield, IN 46168

Hosted by Listing Agent: Mukul Khanna | 317-203-9593

Step into modern luxury with this inviting 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home in the heart of Plainfield. With luxury vinyl plank flooring, a contemporary kitchen, and a spacious family room, this home is perfect for entertaining. Relax on the extensive concrete patio overlooking the neighborhood pond. Directions: GPS Friendly!

Don't miss your chance to explore these remarkable properties during the RE/MAX Advanced Realty Open House Weekend! We look forward to welcoming you and helping you find the home of your dreams. See you there!

 

In this day and age, it is quite rare for a person or family to have much control over when they move. Whether your growing family makes it so that you need more space or your job takes you to a new city, most people often have a window of a few months or at most, a year within when to move. 

If life has made it so that you need to sell your house, or if you're one of those lucky few who has a bit more freedom in the choice, you're probably asking yourself if now is the right time to sell your Indianapolis home.

Prices are certainly lower than they were in years past, but that's not always a bad thing for people who are looking to sell. It may be that by selling your current Indianapolis home, you'll be able to upgrade to a bigger place or a nicer area without spending nearly as much as you would've had to in years past. This is also an ideal market for purchasing foreclosed homes, which can be bought for significantly less than their market value.

But, the question, however, is this: is NOW the best time to sell a house in Indiana?

Best Time To List A Home For Sale In Indiana

When it comes to the best time to sell a home, it depends on your goals. For instance, are you going to put your property on the market for profit or sell it quickly?

If you're selling for a higher price...

The best time to list homes for sale in Indiana is in May, June, and July. In July 2023, the median selling price for homes was $258,600, which is expected to increase this 2024.

If you're in a rush to sell your home...

On average, homes stay on the market for 41-43 days during June and July. This makes it 10-15 days shorter than the rest of the month, making these months the best time to close a home sale.

However, there are people who have strict home-selling timelines, and these are usually the ones who have to relocate because of work location. Normally, they do this during November and December.

If you're wondering what's the best day of the week to sell a home...

Properties listed at the beginning of the week, let's say Monday or Tuesday, often stay longer on the market.

If you want to improve your chances of selling your home quickly, list it on Thursday. This is the "pre-weekend" and they have time to look at online listings and plan their open homes tour.

home in spring

If you're wondering what's the best season to sell a house in Indiana...

As always, the best time to sell a home is during spring; however, if you want to sell it quicker and for a higher profit, it's recommended to list your property in late spring or early summer.

Putting your home on the market during these seasons is better because of the following reasons:

Winter, however, can still present a chance for a warmer climate home sale. Investing in a vacation home is the reason why buyers travel to Indiana.

When Should You Sell Your Home?

When selling a home, here are the things you need to consider:

When there are changes in:

Work - Whether it's a better job offer or a current one requiring you to move into a new location, this might force you to sell your home in the market.

Neighborhood - Perhaps you're looking for a home closer to your kid's school or you want a safer school, this might call for a relocation.

Divorce - After a divorce, the ex-couple might decide to sell a home for practicality and perhaps, sentimental reasons. That said, moving to a home is not just an option but a decision to make.

When the market is in your favor:

Interest Rates - The demand for mortgages is increased by lower interest rates. This has an impact on the real estate market, which raises property prices.

Economy - The employment rate, GDP, manufacturing activity, cost of goods, and other economic variables all have an impact on the Indiana real estate market.

Government Policies - The government can introduce tax credits, subsidies, and deductions to establish a housing market that is advantageous temporarily.

When you're financially prepared:

Downgrading - You can sell your bigger home and move into a smaller one if you're trying to reduce your property taxes, homeowners insurance, and HOA dues.

Affordability - The affordability of buyers is influenced by the average mortgage rate. Make sure to find out ahead of time whether interest rates are rising or falling.

Equity For A New Home - You can sell your current house when the equity has grown to the point where an adequate down payment is required.

Want to know more about Indiana's real estate market? 

To learn more about the current housing market and find out how your home would fare compared to other Indianapolis homes for sale right now, talk to us today so we can assist you with your concerns. 

By working with an agent at RE/MAX Advanced Realty, you can be sure that regardless of market conditions, your home sale will be handled professionally and as quickly as possible. A RE/MAX realtor can also help you find your next home, wherever you may be looking.

In the dynamic landscape of Indiana real estate, one team stands out as the pinnacle of excellence: The Indy Home Pros Team at RE/MAX Advanced Realty. Renowned for our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional results, our recent triumphs in the 2023 rankings reinforce our position as the undisputed leader in the industry. Let's delve into what sets us apart and why aligning with us means embracing unparalleled success.

Unmatched Performance: Setting the Standard

The collective journey of the hardworking agents at the Indy Home Pros Team to the summit of Indiana's real estate landscape is defined by our unwavering performance and outstanding achievements statewide. In the 2023 RE/MAX Top Producers rankings, we proudly claimed the #1 position in every crucial category: Team | Commercial Only, Top 50 Teams by TRANSACTIONS, and Team | Residential and Commercial Combined. Our expertise extends beyond mere residential properties, as we excel in both Residential and Commercial Combine Combined Categories. Through our relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation, we as a team, continually set new standards, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to exceeding expectations in every transaction.

Global Recognition: Excellence Beyond Borders

The Indy Home Pros Team's success transcends local boundaries, earning us recognition on a global scale. In the RE/MAX Year-End Top 100 U.S. rankings, The Indy Home Pros Team secured and impressive position, ranking #16 in both Team, Residential & Commercial categories. Furthermore, on the global stage, we stood strong in the RE/MAX Top 100 Worldwide rankings, achieving a remarkable #37 position in both Team Residential and Commercial categories.

Our excellence in commercial real estate is particularly noteworthy. In the RE/MAX Top 25 U.S. rankings for Large Teams, Commercial we soared to the #3 spot, showcasing our proficiency and expertise in this domain. Moreover, on the global scale, our team's prowess was evident as we clinched the #7 position in the RE/MAX TOP 25 Worldwide rankings for Large Teams, Commercial. In residential real estate, our achievements are equally remarkable. We solidified our presence in the RE/MAX Top 50 Worldwide rankings for Large Teams, Residential, achieving and impressive #36 position. Additionally, in the competitive U.S. market, The Indy Home Pros Team secured a commendable #16 spot in the RE/MAX Top 50 U.S. rankings for Large Teams, Residential. These rankings underscore our team's dedication to excellence and our capacity to achieve outstanding results across various segments of the real estate market.

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Whether you're  buying or selling, The Indy Home Pros Team is your trusted ally in achieving your real estate goals. Our proven track record and excellence, highlighted by our recent accolades, ensures that you receive unparalleled service and results that surpass expectations. Don't settle for mediocrity when you can partner with the best. Choose the Indy Home Pros Team for all your real estate needs and experience the transformative power of true expertise.

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Whether you're a resident in Southern Indiana or visiting from afar, there are many ways to make Valentine's Day a memorable one. You can have a quick romantic getaway, take long walks on picturesque roads, or enjoy delicious food. 

If you're not yet sure what to do this lovely day, here are several romantic ideas for you:

Valentine's Day Activities For Southern Indiana For Couples

For Couples Who Love Food

Are you on the lookout for the tastiest dishes that would make this day extra special? If yes, here are our top recommendations:

1. Board & You

If you are looking for a romantic atmosphere for lunch with outstanding beverages and food, you can choose to have a stunning charcuterie board and cocktails or go for the whole Bistro experience at Board & You

This is a popular spot in the metro so be sure to make reservations in advance.

2. Huber's Orchard, Winery & Vineyards

This winery returns with its annual Chocolate Lover's Weekend with Huber wines and Schimpff's Confectionery chocolates where you and your partner can experience a private romantic dinner with wine and sumptuous chocolate dessert. 

3. MESA Collaborative Kitchen

First things first -- the best thing about this restaurant is that it lets you enjoy exciting activities for the whole month of February. Experience a 3- or 4-course meal with the guest chef cooking right in front of you, learn skills and techniques from the pros, and many more.

4. Brooklyn & The Butcher

Reserve your spot for the ultimate celebration, a meal with large steaks, sharing plates, and extraordinary beverages. Make reservations soon for this beautiful historical space with a romantic bar and speakeasy setting.

5. The Red Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub

Walk romantically across the Big Four Bridge to see the Ohio River and Louisville skyline after a meal. Tasty dishes include truffle fries, brisket sandwiches, pulled pork tacos, and vanilla bourbon cheesecake with craft brews. 

6. High Street Apothecary

New Albany's newest speakeasy, High Street Apothecary, offers a unique Valentine's Day adventure with their best delights—Share Board & You charcuterie or New Albany Sugar Shoppe chocolates with your cocktail prescription. To ensure availability, book ahead.

For Couples Who Love The Outdoors

Cuddling on a cold walk with your partner is one of the most romantic ways to spend February. Southern Indiana dates provide scenic walking, hiking, and bicycling pathways for Valentine's Day on the go. 

1. Ohio River Greenway

At 7.5 miles, the Ohio River Greenway follows the river from downtown Jeffersonville to downtown New Albany. Picnic areas overlook the river, dam, and forest. Ashland Park is a lovely place to have a picnic with your Valentine while watching the Louisville cityscape.

2. Charlestown State Park & Rose Island

Charlestown State Park provides some of Southern Indiana's best views on trails under 3 miles. To add romance, visit Rose Island. Due to the bare winter trees, this abandoned amusement park looks beautiful and nostalgic.

walkway of roses at rose island

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3. Big Four Bridge

For couples looking to have a day out, Big Four Bridge is near several great restaurants and attractions. From Louisville to Jeffersonville, the mile-long bridge offers river views and downtown parks and restaurants. You may see more at Fisherman's Wharf or hunt for food and drinks in downtown Jeffersonville. 

For Couples Who Love History

History lovers may embark on an enchanted trip through time with Southern Indiana's array of immersive experiences and historic landmarks. 

1. The Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

The southern Indiana Culbertson Mansion may be the most charming. The Culbertson family's 1867 Victorian house is elegant. The tour is enjoyable, with 20,000 square feet of stunning history and distinct Victorian architecture. To schedule a getaway, please visit their page.

2. Howard Steamboat Museum

The couple who loves Titanic reenactments should visit the Howard Steamboat Museum. The museum captures maritime history uniquely. The Howard family's 1894 Romanesque Revival house honors early 19th-century steamboat designs. You may revisit Rose's grand entrance just by going up the staircase—perfect for fans of the Titanic movie.

Conclusion

Southern Indiana provides several romantic Valentine's Day activities for couples. You can do so many things tailored to your interests, whether you're interested in cuisine, outdoor activities, or history. That said, there are endless opportunities to build memories with the person you love.

Which one's your go-to destination this Valentine's Day?

 

The holiday season has officially started, and if you're looking for activities that would make your family weekend more fun and exciting, you're in the right place!

In this post, we've gathered all the Indiana holiday family events you can visit to make this season of giving happier and more memorable.

15 Holiday Events In Indiana For Families

Indiana Historical Society – Festival of Trees

November 10 to January 6

Indiana Historical Society | 450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

The Festival of Trees offers more than 75 exquisitely decorated trees in a winter paradise portraying Indiana companies, organizations, and individuals.

Christmas Nights Of Lights

November 10 to December 31

Indiana State Fairgrounds | Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1698 E

For the 2023 holiday season, Indianapolis will host Christmas Nights of Lights once again! Families will experience a mystical drive through a coordinated display of over a million lights set to contemporary and classic Christmas music that plays directly via your car's sound. 

To learn more about the ticket prices, you may click this link.

Danville Winterland Holiday Lights

Starting November 17

Ellis Park | 600 E Main Street, Danville, IN 46122

Another drive-through experience, Danville's Winterland Holiday Light Show in Ellis Park features hundreds of displays with thousands of lights to celebrate the holiday season. 

Ticket prices vary; on weekends, admission is $10 per car, while during the week, it is $5 per car.

Learn more about it here.

Carmel Christkindlmarkt

November 18 to December 24

Between The Palladium and The Tarkington Theater | 10 Carter Green, Carmel, IN 46032

This year, Carmel's Chriskindlmarkt is returning and delivering the European festive vibes. Products from Germany and other German-speaking European nations are so good and authentic here, that you won't feel like you are in Carmel, Indiana. 

Don't forget to take in the stunning outdoor ice skating rink! 

Note: Carmel Christkindlmarkt is closed on Christmas Day. You can view their schedule here.

Indianapolis Zoo – Christmas at the Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo – Christmas at the Zoo

November 18 December 30th

Indianapolis Zoo | 1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222

Remarkably, tourists have been enjoying Christmas at the Zoo since 1967. 

General admission includes access to "Santa's Village" in the Bicentennial Pavilion, where you can participate in activities such as a visit with Santa Claus, a stop by Mrs. Claus' Kitchen, a look at Santa's infamous sleigh and reindeer at Santa's Barn, an adult-only Tinsel Tavern, the Penguin Encounter, and their Polar Pathway. 

Check out their event map and other details here.

Eiteljorg Museum – Jingle Rails

November 18 to January 15

Eiteljorg Museum | 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

This one-of-a-kind Hoosier holiday tradition is an exciting attraction for kids and kids at heart.

It features nine model trains that wind across a miniature festive scene at Jingle Rails, a "G-scale model train wonderland." It strolls among different locations, such as the Monument Circle, Union Station, Lucas Oil Stadium, Eiteljorg Museum, Grand Canyon, Yosemite Falls, Old Faithful, the Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam, and Mt. Rushmore.

Learn more about it here.

Children’s Museum – WinterFaire

November 18 to February 11

Children’s Museum | 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208

A brand new exhibit opened at the Child's Museum, and it's no other than the WinterFaire.

Replacing Jolly Days, this fantastic indoor environment comes with a lively, carnival-like ambiance, entertaining games, endearing animals, and interactive experiences. 

Enjoy this unique winter experience together while you play, laugh, and create lifelong memories.

Go to the event website to find out more.

Newfields – Winterlights + Latkes and Lights

November 19 to January 7th

Newfields | 4000 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208

For most families, taking in Winterlights at Newfields has become a yearly event, and if you're one of them, you might be glad to know that it's back.

Meanwhile, if you haven't experienced it yet, here's your chance to see more than a million and a half lights sparkle in The Garden during Winterlights. 

Learn more about the events and ticket prices here.

Sullivan Hardware & Garden – Sullivan Express

November 24 to December 23

Sullivan Hardware & Garden | 6955 N Keystone Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220

The Sullivan Express is a well-liked holiday mainstay in Indianapolis that offers a delightful train excursion for families to visit Santa at the North Pole. A guided train ride to the North Pole awaits you when you check in at Central Station. 

You and your children get to see and take pictures with Santa Claus himself as he gets ready for his big Christmas Eve present delivery. You also get to play in Santa's workshop. 

Expect surprises along the way! 

Check out their time slots here

Indiana State Museum – Celebration Crossing

Indiana State Museum – Celebration Crossing

November 24 to December 31

Indiana State Museum | 650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Take yourself and your family to the magical world of the holidays at

Celebration Crossing, Indiana State Museum.

Enjoy the highlights of Celebration Crossing this year, including visits with Santa, meeting his reindeer in the Reindeer Barn, Magical Mornings, Santa's Holiday Breakfasts, Winter Wonderland Workshops, and more. 

This year, take the Snowfall Express, an enjoyable ride that will take you to "a forest populated by charming, whimsical characters celebrating the coming winter and the first snowfall."

Learn more here.

Monument Circle – Circle of Lights

November 24 to January 14

Monument Circle | 1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46204

The Circle of Lights on Monumental Circle in downtown Indianapolis comes to mind when one thinks about Indianapolis during the holidays. 

This year marks the 61st year the lights have been turned on, which always happens the day after Thanksgiving. 

Before the grand finale, there will be musical acts and performances throughout the traditional televised show on WTHR. Afterward, Santa Claus will turn the monument's lights on, and they will stay bright until January 14th.

The Lighted Trail

Starting December 3

Greenwood Amphitheater Park | 300 S Washington St, Greenwood, IN 46143

Take a stroll through Amphitheater Park and enjoy the festive lights! You can make this a new holiday custom with your family as you take photos and create memories together.

Enjoy wonderful attractions, such as the 3600 lights on the bridge, the 12-arch candy cane tunnel, and 85 light trees!

Conner Prairie – Merry Prairie Holiday

December 21 & December 22

Conner Prairie | 13400 Allisonville Rd, Fishers, IN 46038

Every member of your family will enjoy themselves at Conner Prairie's yearly Merry Prairie Holiday. 

Take part in all of your favorite regular activities, such as the 150-foot Polar Bear Plunge tubing hill with a new light tunnel to take you through, the historic Prairietown, the gorgeous light displays, Kringle's Carousel, and Trinket Puddingmoon featuring Santa's official naughty or nice list. 

This year, the William Conner House will transform into a 3D projection mapping holiday production, showcasing "Twas The Night Before Christmas," creating nostalgic festive vibes. 

Don't miss the Winterland stroll where you may travel from the 1836 Prairietown to the 1863 Civil War Journey under a brand-new set of holiday lights.

Zionsville Winterfest

To Be Announced

Mulberry Fields Park | 9645 Whitestown Rd, Zionsville, IN 46077

Mulberry Fields Park in Zionsville is transforming into a wintry paradise in preparation for Winterfest. 

Experience the nostalgia of ice skating and stroll through the festive town to eat and take in live entertainment. 

You can also go sledding and make a wreath! 

Downtown Noblesville – Holidays At The Hill

Downtown Noblesville – Holidays At The Hill

To Be Announced

Federal Hill Commons | 175 Logan St, Noblesville, IN 46060

Go above and beyond this holiday season at Federal Hill Commons, Noblesville as you enjoy a private carriage ride, go ice skating on Market Plaza, explore the walking light display, and leave a note for Santa in a designated mailbox at the Christmas Cottage, to name a few activities. 

Everyone has access to their snacks and beverages so you won't get hungry.

Learn more here.

Did we miss anything? If yes, feel free to share your favorite Indiana holiday events in the comments below.

There are tons of reasons why it's good to buy real estate in Indiana. For one, the home prices here are much lower, making it practical for families and even real estate investors to buy homes at an affordable price.

 

No wonder Indiana is growing in popularity as a real estate investment hub; other than affordable housing, it's known for its strong economy, excellent universities, and excellent growth. So, if you're looking for a home for sale in Indianapolis, below are good areas for real estate investment.

 

The Good Areas For Real Estate Investment

 

Here are the ten good areas for real estate investment that you need to know if you want to invest in Indiana:

 

1. Downtown Indianapolis

Downtown Indianapolis draws families and young professionals due to its thriving companies, vibrant nightlife, and many cultural attractions. Due to the area's strong demand and low vacancy rates, investing in condos or flats here can result in substantial rental revenue.

2. Broad Ripple Village

Broad Ripple Village is a sanctuary for millennials because of its thriving artistic community and diverse eateries and businesses. The distinct appeal of this area and its robust rental market make it a great place to invest in real estate.

3. Fountain Square

Fountain Square has changed dramatically from a forgotten area. Today, it's a trendy neighborhood with a booming arts scene and many new restaurants and stores. As the area gentrifies, fixer-uppers can yield high profits.

4. Carmel

Carmel is one of the best areas to live in the U.S. due to its excellent schools, minimal crime, and good quality of life. This upscale area has single-family houses with regular rental income and appreciation potential.

5. Fishers

Fishers, a family-friendly town with outstanding schools and a robust employment market is another highly regarded suburb. This neighborhood is a good place to invest in real estate because of the increased house demand.

small town indiana aerial view

6. Zionsville

Zionsville is a delightful tiny town with a feeling of an ancient village. Wealthy families are drawn to the area by the high-end mansions, top-notch schools, and low crime rates, allowing investors to enter the luxury property market.

7. Meridian-Kessler

Meridian-Kessler is one of Indianapolis' most desired neighborhoods because of its historic homes and tree-lined avenues. The robust housing market and great demand in this area make investing profitable.

8. Greenwood

Greenwood, a suburb of Indianapolis, has a robust rental market and affordable housing. Its convenient location in downtown Indianapolis makes it a desirable alternative for commuters and a wise real estate investment.

9. Westfield

Westfield is a rapidly expanding community with a robust housing market. Because of its consistent growth and generally high standard of living, the area is an attractive prospect for real estate investment.

10. Noblesville

Noblesville is a well-liked option for families due to its charming downtown, distinguished educational system, and robust labor market. Investing in this neighborhood has the potential to generate reliable rental income in addition to capital appreciation.

Conclusion

Indianapolis has many real estate investment opportunities. Each community provides investors with various possibilities, from downtown to the lovely outskirts. This dynamic city offers excellent opportunities for condo, single-family, and fixer-upper investors.

Need help finding the best real estate investment? Let our experts help you!

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So if you need help buying a real estate in Indiana or even selling your home, we are confident that our real estate services can help you.

 

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Indianapolis has family-friendly suburbs, but a few repeat offenders stand out. Suburbs in Indianapolis, like Fishers, Zionsville, Carmel, and Greenwood, are ideal places to raise a family. Most suburbs of Indianapolis, Indiana, are huge, and not everyone wants shopping and movie theaters.

But which suburbs in Indianapolis are quieter, smaller, and still suitable for raising a family? Below are the family-friendly suburbs of Indianapolis, Indiana, which are great if you're searching for a rural lifestyle, a lakeside community, or developments with a little more room.

The Small Suburbs Of Indianapolis, Indiana

New Palestine

1. New Palestine

Indianapolis residents who wish to feel like they don't live in the suburbs will love New Palestine. This rustic, open area is called "New Pal" by locals. New Palestine is a great area to reside in an agricultural setting and increase your land.

Those seeking the county-adjacent front porch swing lifestyle must forego some conveniences. In New Pal, nothing is within walking distance. There's nothing within a few minutes' drive. Although New Palestine has limited conveniences, you can get what you need. The town has grocery stores, clinics, and other necessities, but you must go to a larger city for comprehensive shopping.

New Palestine has an excellent school system. Though small, these schools are good. Many Hancock County students attend New Palestine High School even though they don't reside there. New Palestine is a safe, family-friendly suburb that appreciates the simple things in life.

Bargersville

2. Bargersville

Population growth in Bargersville. As far south as the Indy Metro Area can go, this family-friendly suburb of Indianapolis is. Bargersville is farther south than Greenwood but still has much to offer: good schools, lovely residences, and exciting things to do almost year-round.

Outdoor lovers love Bargersville. South of the Mighty Ohio River on Indiana's southern border, undulating hills and lush forests replace central Indiana's plains. A nature lover's paradise is the Hoosier National Forest and Brown County State Park south of Bargersville. Bargersville, Indiana, feels like the woods with fishing, camping, hiking, and great mountain biking trails.

Pittsboro

3. Pittsboro

West of Brownsburg, IN, Pittsboro is a lovely suburb of Indianapolis. Pittsboro is smaller than Bargersville or New Palestine but has 3,500 residents. Residents in Pittsboro enjoy a quieter lifestyle yet have all the facilities of Brownsburg, one of Indianapolis' largest suburbs. Although rural and open, Pittsboro is adjacent to Eagle Creek State Park, making it a good compromise between New Palestine and Bargersville.

Choosing public education in Pittsboro means sending your kids to Brownsburg High School. Although vast, this school's evaluations speak for themselves. Brownsburg High School is an excellent choice for your kids, with many activities, athletics, and organizations.

McCordsville

4. McCordsville

McCordsville and Fishers are often mistaken as the same, but it's not since it's smaller and quieter. 

Being close to Fisher allows McCordsville to have suburban and rural vibes while being one of the fastest-growing in the Indy Metro location.

The Geist Reservoir is a significant benefit of this modest, family-friendly community. One of Central Indiana's most prominent attractions, this stunning water feature has over 1,900 acres of water. Residents near the reservoir enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, and aqua fun, letting them enjoy lake life. This location explodes in summer, so be prepared to welcome a more significant population if you move here.

Cicero

5. Cicero

Cicero is a drive on the northern end of Indy if you work downtown or frequent the city. Despite being an overlooked suburb, its merits outweigh its cons.

Cicero has several fantastic school districts, depending on where you live. In most Indianapolis suburbs, public schools are well-ranked. It also offers a love of the outdoors in Cicero Red Ridge Park.

There's a busy scene in downtown Cicero. Recently, Cicero's newly revitalized downtown has become charming and none of the other little suburbs have a golf course like what they have. Although smaller than Indianapolis' suburbs, this area has a little of everything.

Did we miss anything? Which suburbs in Indiana do you like the most? Feel free to share them in the comment section!

Autumn in Indiana is magical. It has something special that makes us yearn for it after a long, hot summer. The fall season is one of the most beautiful times of the year, and it hosts many festivals to celebrate.

The Most Popular Indiana Autumn Festivals To Get You In Seasonal Mood

Other than the lovely weather, the local events happening this time are one of the most anticipated things in the Hoosier State.

The following are some of the popular Indiana autumn festivals -- ones you cannot say no to. 

Harvest Nights In Newfield

1. Harvest Nights In Newfield

The Garden of Newfields hosts an incredible autumn-themed array of fun, games, and other activities from the first to the last day of October (October 1st through October 30th). A creepy ghost train, a bright jack-o'-lantern path, food and drinks, and plenty of activities at Mischief Manor can all be found in this location. 

It is one of the most enjoyable events for families that you don't want to miss. A range of pricing options are available, and the performance opens at 7:30 p.m. each night. 

ZooBoo In Indianapolis

2. ZooBoo In Indianapolis

ZooBoo is a great tradition held by the Indianapolis Zoo. From September 27th through October 31st, 2023, people can enjoy a live DJ, magic acts, a mirror maze, and more. 

The event's fee is included in the admission of non-members while it is free for the zoo members. A grown-up trick-or-treat path runs from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Parke County Covered Bridge Festival In Parke County

3. Parke County Covered Bridge Festival In Parke County

The beautiful Parke County Covered Bridge event is a fantastic celebration that serves as a reminder of Indiana's history, present, and future. It is also the most significant event in the state of Indiana. 

The most well-known covered bridge festival in the United States of America is an essential part of autumn and cannot be skipped. It hosts lots of opportunities to eat and shop and is a great Indiana event for the entire family. Since the celebrations will continue from the 13th to the 22nd of October, you can spread out the visits to each location.

Anderson Orchard's Apple Festival And Craft Fair In Mooresville

4. Anderson Orchard's Apple Festival And Craft Fair In Mooresville

Participate in the activities at Anderson Orchard from the 30th to the 1st of October. This year's festival will feature more than one hundred different vendors.

The apples in the orchard will be hand-picked, and there will also be a petting zoo and face painting available. The children even have access to a playground and a climbing structure made of straw.  

Headless Horseman Festival At Conner Prairie

5. Headless Horseman Festival At Conner Prairie

This one is entertaining for all family members, although it is most likely best suited for families with children aged 12 and up. 

In the fall season, Conner Prairie hosts its annual Headless Horseman Festival. At this event, visitors can immerse themselves in the eerie world of the well-known horror story concerning --- you guessed it --- a horseman without his head. 

From the 5th to the 29th of October, every Thursday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. there will be an abundance of events and shenanigans. 

Be prepared to have a good time because fortune-telling and other carnival-style activities, games, and rides will be there.

Now that we've got that out of the way, here are five of the most popular Indiana autumn festivals to get you in a seasonal mood and make fall even more enjoyable.

Did we miss anything? If yes, feel free to drop your favorite Indiana autumn events below!

Are you on the hunt for your dream home? Look no further! We have just released a stunning lineup of new listings for September 2023 that are sure to catch your eye. From spacious family homes to cozy condos, there's something for everyone in this selection. Let's dive into the details of these fantastic properties and see if your dream home awaits.

6037 Amber Valley Ln, Indianapolis, IN 46237
Listed by Marilyn Farley | 317-919-6296

First up is a charming two-story home in Indianapolis. This 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath gem boasts 3,024 sq ft of living space, ensuring plenty of room for your family. Situated in a peaceful cul-de-sac, this home offers privacy and tranquility. Inside, you'll find a newly updated kitchen with granite countertops and ample cabinet space. The cozy fireplace in the great room is perfect for chilly evenings, and the master bedroom features a walk-in closet. Enjoy a fenced backyard with a lovely pond view. With a little TLC, this home is ready to be your perfect oasis.

4242 Cairo Way, Avon, IN 46123
Listed by Rene Hauck | 317-987-7068

If low-maintenance living is your style, look no further than this immaculate home in Avon. Located in the peaceful neighborhood of Grant Park, this property features an entryway level with the ground, making it completely step-free. Inside, the open floor plan, wide doorways, 9ft ceilings, and ample lighting create a spacious and inviting atmosphere. The kitchen stands out with granite countertops, 42-inch cabinets, under-cabinet lighting, and a pantry. The master bedroom boasts an ensuite with double sinks and a walk-in shower. Additional rooms include a guest bedroom, dining room, office, and sunroom. The large covered front patio and rear patio provide perfect spots for relaxation.

10372 Valley Rd, Carmel, IN 46280
Listed by Michelle Jackson | 317-554-7095 and Justin Jackson | 317-777-0598

Enjoy peaceful living in the prestigious Carmel Clay School district with this delightful 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom ranch home. Situated on a generous lot, this property offers ample space for outdoor enthusiasts and those in need of extra storage. The updated master bathroom and included appliances make it move-in ready. Plus, with no HOA, you have the freedom to personalize your space. Located near the Monon Trail, outdoor adventures and tranquil strolls are just steps away.

3935 Mistletoe Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46237
Listed by Jason Williamson | 317-430-3952

This 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom brick/wood 2-level home in Perry Township has many surprises in store. The upper level features newer laminate flooring throughout and an updated kitchen with butcher block countertops, newer lower cabinets, tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. The lower level has been converted into in-law quarters/apartment with a private entry, a large family room/kitchen, and a spacious backyard with a pool and two barns.

 

7818 Puckett Ln, Camby, IN 46113
Listed by Rene Hauck | 317-987-7068

Discover your dream home in this beautiful 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom gem boasting a split floor plan for privacy and comfort. Recent updates include cabinets, sink, faucet, hardware, and a tile backsplash in the kitchen. The spacious primary bedroom features an ensuite bathroom and a generous walk-in closet. The sunroom adds versatility to your living space, perfect for additional dining or simply unwinding while taking in the view. This home has been meticulously cared for with recent upgrades including HVAC and a roof replacement. This is your opportunity to call this place home.

5123 Rocky Mountain Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46237
Listed by Sheri Maar | 317-590-6469

This cute one-owner ranch is ready for its new owner! With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a great room with cathedral ceilings, and a wood-burning fireplace, it's a cozy and welcoming space. The kitchen appliances and water softener are included. Outside, you'll find a cute front porch and a deck in the fenced yard. Updates include a water heater, garbage disposal, bathroom fixtures, gutters, roof, and lighting.

9487 Sandpiper Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Listed by Dennis Nottingham | 317-298-0961

If you're seeking a move-in-ready condo with beautiful water views, look no further. This home features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and a 1-car attached garage. Enjoy the large rear patio overlooking the community lake, and don't forget about the neighborhood pool. An amazing opportunity in a convenient location.

8544 Gandy Ct, Indianapolis, IN 46217
Listed by Trudy Paige | 317-431-9449

This super cute 3-bedroom home is located on a cul-de-sac with a nice, private fenced backyard. Laminated hardwoods throughout the kitchen, nook, great room, and hall create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy sitting on your front porch or having a fire and a cookout in the backyard. With recent updates like HVAC and appliances, this home is move-in ready.

486 Van Camp Sq, Greenwood, IN 46143
Listed by David Cook | 317-319-7895

This 1-level attached home is not in an Over 55 Community but is in an Estate. Located near downtown Greenwood, it features 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a U-shaped kitchen with a breakfast bar and pantry, breakfast/nook area, and a living/family room with a wood-burning fireplace and vaulted ceiling. The kitchen and breakfast/nook area have beautiful hardwood floors. The outside has just been freshly painted, and there's a privacy fence in the backyard.

Listed by Shelby Scott | 765-635-5836

Investment Opportunity! This home offers 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and a deck for entertaining. It's a fixer-upper with great potential and is just minutes from historic Irvington and Fountain Square. Home is being sold AS-IS.

1332 E Gilbert St, Muncie, IN 47305

Listed by Danielle Shouse | 765-630-7089

This charming fully renovated three-bedroom, 1.5-bath ranch home is situated on nearly half an acre of land. Freshly painted and move-in ready, it boasts an open floorplan concept, vinyl hardwood floors, and a separate dining and living room area. The updated kitchen includes new cabinets, countertops, and stainless steel appliances. With new windows, plumbing, roof, siding, and more, this home is ready for you to move in.

922 E 7th St, Muncie, IN 47302

Listed by Danielle Shouse | 765-630-7089

Introducing this beautifully updated home with four spacious bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a 2-car garage. Recent updates include new flooring, countertops, carpet, and backsplash. The grandeur of vaulted ceilings in the fourth bedroom creates an open and airy atmosphere. The full basement is equipped with 2 sump pumps, a gas furnace, and a gas water heater. The roof was replaced in 2020, and a sewage line was installed in 2022. The A/C unit and furnace are older but in good working condition.

 

1605 W 15th St, Muncie, IN 47302
Listed by Danielle Shouse | 765-630-7089

Welcome to this beautifully updated two-bedroom, one-bathroom home with a charming fence and a spacious backyard. The open-concept design creates a seamless flow between the living and kitchen area. This property offers new countertops, cabinets, backsplash, light fixtures, vanity, water heater, and more. With all the updates and improvements, this home is ready for you to move in and start making memories.

 

If any of these properties caught your eye, don't hesitate to reach out to our dedicated agents for more information and to schedule a showing. If none of these homes fit your criteria, don't worry! RE/MAX Advanced Realty can customize a search for you and show you any home in Central Indiana and its surrounding areas. Your dream home may be just a call away. Don't miss this opportunity to find the perfect place to call your own. Contact our dedicated agents today and let us help you make your real estate dreams come true!

It is simply a matter of being familiar with Indiana to determine whether or not it is a good decision to relocate there. This guide will help you get familiar with the state and determine whether Indiana is an appropriate area for you to reside. 

Indiana Facts You Should Know

Income In Indiana

Before you move to Indiana, you probably want to know how much money people in Indiana make. According to the latest recent data, the average wage in Indiana is over $47,000, and the average household income is around $55,000. Personal per capita income in Northwest Indiana is somewhat less than $46,000. The average salary in Indiana's capital, Indianapolis, is over $52,000, 10% higher than the state average. Learn more about the typical Indiana income across the state.

Job Market

The state's job market provides an answer to the issue of why relocate to Indiana. Indiana is home to small, medium, and large firms. Indiana's key sectors include agriculture, energy, manufacturing, steel production, healthcare, and professional services. Manufacturing employs around 17% of all nonfarm employment. Major corporations are concentrated in medium and bigger cities. One of the advantages of relocating to Indiana is that the state has a lower unemployment rate than the national average.

Certain industries in Indiana are heavily concentrated in tiny geographic areas, which is a distinctive feature of the state's economy. Northwest Indiana, for example, is home to some of the major steel mills in the United States. More than half of the blast furnace capacity in the United States is located in Lake and Porter Counties. 

indianapolis, indiana skyline

Another example is that 80% of recreational vehicles (RVs) manufactured in the United States are constructed in Northeastern Indiana, in places like Goshen. Elkhart County is known as the "RV Capital of the World," whereas Warsaw, Indiana is known as the "Orthopedic Capital of the World" due to the presence of three large orthopedic medical equipment firms.

Here are some more details on the Indiana job market:

Indiana's Population

The population of Indiana is increasing. Indiana now has a population of approximately 6.79 million people. This is a 300,000 increase over 2010. More information about Indiana's current population can be found here. In addition, the Indiana University Kelly School of Business publication INContext offers an excellent chapter on Indiana's predicted population growth until 2050.

Indiana's Cost of Living

Many surveys have placed Indiana as one of the most affordable states to live in. Yes, our wages may be slightly lower than those in other states. We make up for it, however, with a low state-income tax rate, constitutionally protected property tax caps, near access to important resources, and a competitive business environment that welcomes new companies.

According to U.S. News & World Reports, Indiana is the third cheapest state. If you search the internet for this question, you will most likely discover multiple studies ranking Indiana as one of the top ten most affordable states. 

Indiana's Climate And Weather

The four seasons have been experienced in every section of the state. Winter, on the other hand, is a wildcard. Temperatures in the spring and fall are mild, with highs in the 50s and 60s and lows in the 40s. Summer brings days in the 70s, 90s, and even over 100 degrees. Winter is a wild card.

Indiana is a large state that stretches for 250 miles from north to south. The southern portion experiences snow and cold in the winter, as does the center section, albeit slightly more and slightly colder. Northern Indiana, on the other hand, has all the hallmarks of a hard midwestern winter. 

Lows in the teens and single digits are common in Northern Indiana throughout the winter. Temperatures below zero are not uncommon. Northern Indiana has the most snow, and there is a phenomenon known as lake effect snow in a few select areas. 

In essence, snow bands form off of a huge body of water, like Lake Michigan, and, if conditions are ideal, these bands will dump snow on a region. I have always resided in northern Indiana, which is one of the select locations where this occurs occasionally each year. Sincerely, there was a time when my neighborhood had a 20-inch snowfall in a single day. They had five inches at two miles. They had none five kilometers distant. 

Education In Indiana

The educational system of Indiana is strong. In Indiana, approximately 87% of students complete high school. Of those, over 63% enroll in colleges right away. You may get more information on Indiana's schools here. The Indiana Department of Education works hard to make information about the state's public schools readily available. 

Indiana's colleges and universities are among the best in the country. In the past, Purdue University excelled in the sciences and math, producing generations of graduates. Indiana University, Notre Dame, Ball State, Butler, and Valparaiso University are a few of the state's other prestigious universities. 

These are just some of the basic things about Indiana. In our next post, we'll learn more about this beautiful Hoosier State.

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