Did You Know?
Located just 20 miles outside of downtown Indianapolis, this location provides access to all the fun of downtime life but at the slower, less-busy pace of the suburbs. Here are a few things you might not have realized about Fishers…
- Did you know it’s got a growing population? The official 2010 census puts the city of Fishers at nearly 77,000 residents, but in 2017, we estimated nearly 92,000 people. That growth is tremendous. Back in 1963, Fishers had just 350 people in the community, which grew to 2,000 by 1980 and just 7,500 in 1990.
- Did you know it’s been around for a while? Though the population in Fishers only recently started to boom, the city has been inhabited for quite some time. William Corner first settled the area back in 1802.
- Did you know it’s the number one place to live? Money Magazine named the City of Fishers the No. 1 Place to Live in the US in 2017 thanks to its growth, employment opportunities, 24 parks and 104 miles of trails, and the upcoming Yard project, a $40 million development that will add 18 restaurants and several entertainment venues to Fishers.
- Did you know the weather’s great here? Fishers gets an average 187 clear days a year. The average high in the summer is just 85 degrees Fahrenheit with moderate springs and falls. Winter highs are above freezing at 33 degrees Fahrenheit with low levels of precipitation.
- Did you know it’s a place full of successful people? Fishers boasts a high school graduate rate of 95 percent and a median household income of $87,043 — which goes a long way in the Midwest. And jobs are projected to grow by 11.6 percent in the city with an average commute time of just 24 minutes.
More About Fishers Indiana
Once a sleepy little town of 800 named Mudsock, the town of Fishers, Indiana has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 100 years or so. Located in Hamilton County, on the northeast side of Indianapolis, Fishers is an affluent town of nearly 80,000 that has consistently ranked at or near the top of several high-profile national rankings, such as “America’s Best Affordable Suburb” (BusinessWeek – 2010), “Best Place to Live in America” (Money Magazine – 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2012), “Best Place to Move in the Country” (Forbes – 2013) and “Green Community” (Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, The Learning Channel – 2011).
Fishers enjoys a strong economy, anchored by several top employers, including Sallie Mae, Roche Diagnostics, ADT, US Foodservice, Walmart and Target to name a few. Couple this with a strong real estate market and top-notch school system, and it’s no wonder Fishers is one of the fastest growing areas in central Indiana.
Fishers is known for several of the area’s top attractions, such as the Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Fishers Train Station and Geist Reservoir. And while many parts of Fishers have modernized, a distinct “old town” feel still exists in the Nickle Plate District, near the Fishers Train Station.
Race car driver Michael Andretti and wife Jodi Ann Paterson reside in Fishers.
Famous athletes who currently live in Fishers include
- Gary Harris of the Orlando Magic;
- Gordon Hayward of the Charlotte Hornets;
- Malcolm Brogdon, Chris Duarte and Justin Holiday of the Indiana Pacers and
- NFL players Evan Baylis; and Jeremy Chinn of the Carolina Panthers.
Famous athletes who have lived in Fishers include
- former Indiana Pacers players Reggie Miller, Austin Croshere, and Dahntay Jones;
- Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies;
- former Atlanta Hawks player Alan Henderson;
- Taya Reimer of the Michigan State Spartans;
- Zak Irvin of the Michigan Wolverines;
- NFL player Rosevelt Colvin, formerly of the Houston Texans, Chicago Bears and New England Patriots;
- Randy Gregory of the Dallas Cowboys;
- Joe Reitz of the Indianapolis Colts;
- former Colts defensive line coach John Teerlinck;
- former San Diego Padres player Tony Gwynn
- former professional wrestler Kevin Fertig, and
- Cleveland Indians pitcher Justin Masterson.