January 23, 2018

Fishers, Indiana

Life in Fishers, Indiana, explained by people who’ve lived in Fishers:



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Fishers Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Fishers?

  • Things to do locally. (Jessica, 4 months)
  • Quiet neighborhood. (Suesan, 6 years)
  • Jogging paths, friendliness. (Melissa, 4 years)
  • EVERYTHING is close to where we live, safety, the schools are fantastic, it’s just a friendly place. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Great public schools. (Chris, 5 years)
  • Friendly community with lots of activities. (Elly, 5 years)
  • It’s clean and safe. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Safety, schools, diversity, and small city. (Mikal, 6 years)
  • Safe community. (Amelia, 8 years)
  • Clean and safe. (Holly, 11 years)
  • We love raising our kids in a community that is full of other young families! It is a friendly, safe, and vibrant city and we are so happy to call Fishers home. (Amy, 13 years)
  • Nice neighborhoods. (Randal, 13 years)
  • Supporting HSE sports events/new business- places to eat. (Heather, 18 years)
  • Nice city, convenient location and overall nice place to raise a family. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • The people– we have a fantastic community. (Katy, 19 years)
  • Can’t name just one- Safety, great schools and amenities! (Bri, 20 years)
  • How family friendly it is! (Amy, 39 years)

Fishers Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Fishers?

  • Traffic near 116 Street & 69. (Jessica, 4 months)
  • Prices. (Suesan, 6 years)
  • Congestion, rush hour. (Melissa, 4 years)
  • Helicopter parents (others), but I believe that’s an annoyance everywhere at this point. Also, it’s difficult to find sports programs for kids. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Lack of public transportation. (Chris, 5 years)
  • Housing and childcare costs. (Elly, 5 years)
  • Nothing I can think of right now. (Mikal, 6 years)
  • Traffic. (Amelia, 8 years)
  • Everything is always PACKED. (Holly, 11 years)
  • Competitive nature. (Amy, 13 years)
  • Traffic. (Randal, 13 years)
  • Lack of public swimming pool/waterpark. (Heather, 18 years)
  • Congestion- too much growth. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Not as much character as say downtown, but just because most things are new. (Katy, 19 years)
  • Nothing. (Bri, 20 years)
  • Watching the land be turned into homes. (Amy, 39 years)

Fishers Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Fishers?

  • Parks, walk around downtown Fishers and visit stores/restaurants. (Jessica, 4 months)
  • CTS Lutheran Church, bowling, movies, sky zone, Dave n busters. (Suesan, 6 years)
  • Skyzone, parks. (Melissa, 4 years)
  • Parks, Ikea, TopGolf, free concerts at the amphitheater, lots of restaurants to try. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Great parks for kids and families. (Chris, 5 years)
  • Free Parks activities, movies. (Elly, 5 years)
  • We love the Farmer’s Market, summer concerts, IKEA, and simply riding our bikes around town. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Various parks, restaurants, library, and farmers market. (Mikal, 6 years)
  • Parks, Top Golf, IKEA, farmers market, Free concerts. (Amelia, 8 years)
  • Beats me. (Holly, 11 years)
  • Parks, summer concerts, school activities, SPORTS. (Amy, 13 years)
  • Parks. (Randal, 13 years)
  • Swim lessons at www.hseswimlessons.com. (Heather, 18 years)
  • Parks, local community events. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Flat Fork Creek (all the parks really), Skyzone, Tuesday night concerts in the summer, downtown Fishers. (Katy, 19 years)
  • Top Golf, Farmers markets, concerts and movies in the park in the summer, summer festivals. (Bri, 20 years)
  • Video in the park, sports, summer camps, farmers market. (Amy, 39 years)

Fishers’s Reputation

What’s Fishers known for?

  • Schools. (Jessica, 4 months)
  • Good neighborhood. (Suesan, 6 years)
  • Good schools, Connor prairie. (Melissa, 4 years)
  • Traffic. But I think that’s a rumor started by Carmel to keep their people from visiting Fishers. If they come here, they’ll never go back! :). (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Great place to raise a family. (Chris, 5 years)
  • Best city to live in. (Elly, 5 years)
  • Family-friendliness. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Not sure. (Mikal, 6 years)
  • Family friendly. (Amelia, 8 years)
  • Affordable safe family living. (Holly, 11 years)
  • Young families, growing economy and traffic. (Amy, 13 years)
  • Family oriented. (Randal, 13 years)
  • Awesome swimming at www.southeasternswim.org or swim lessons at www.hseswimlessons.com. (Heather, 18 years)
  • It’s schools. (Katy, 19 years)
  • Great place to raise a family. (Bri, 20 years)
  • Best place to raise a family. (Amy, 39 years)

Fishers Crime

What’s the crime like in Fishers? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Extremely low in my opinion. (Jessica, 4 months)
  • None. (Suesan, 6 years)
  • Fairly low, don’t know any hot spots. (Melissa, 4 years)
  • There is some crime, mainly vandalism that we hear about. I don’t leave my purse in the car at parks and grocery stores. There have been isolated incidents of vandalism at school playgrounds and parks too. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Relatively low crime rate. (Chris, 5 years)
  • Mostly petty. (Elly, 5 years)
  • We feel very safe. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • I am not sure. (Mikal, 6 years)
  • Very little. just lock your car! (Amelia, 8 years)
  • Not too bad. Mostly petty theft. (Holly, 11 years)
  • 96th Street commercial areas and some low-income neighborhoods have the most robberies. (Amy, 13 years)
  • Little to no crime. Areas of apartment complexes the highest. (Randal, 13 years)
  • Minimal to none. (Heather, 18 years)
  • Low crime, small crime – typically in neighborhoods it’s bored kids with nothing better to do. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Mostly car break ins. I still lock our doors at night or when I’m home alone, we have an alarm system, but I feel safe here. (Katy, 19 years)
  • Very minimal, car thefts seem to be the biggest concern. (Bri, 20 years)
  • Gas stations. (Amy, 39 years)

Fishers Advice

Any advice for people moving to Fishers?

  • Join us! It’s conveniently located with easy access to places and lots to do. (Jessica, 4 months)
  • Very expensive. (Suesan, 6 years)
  • It may take a LONG time to get a house here with the competitive housing market, but it will be worth the wait! (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Great city and but the population is growing rapidly. (Mikal, 6 years)
  • Take the time to tour different neighborhoods. (Amelia, 8 years)
  • Move to FHS district not HSE. (Holly, 11 years)
  • Get involved in the schools, neighborhoods and churches. (Amy, 13 years)
  • Lots of great neighborhoods so look at all before you buy. (Randal, 13 years)
  • Check out swimming lessons at www.hseswimlessons.com or swim team at www.southeasternswim.org. (Heather, 18 years)
  • Yes, traffic can be bad, but it’s worth it to live here! (Katy, 19 years)
  • Enjoy it because you are making a great choice! (Bri, 20 years)
  • There is so much to do all the time! (Amy, 39 years)

Fishers Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Fishers (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Going to the 4th of July festivities was so much fun. (Jessica, 4 months)
  • Freedom festival. (Melissa, 4 years)
  • Fishers mom’s night out is something I enjoy. (Mikal, 6 years)
  • Everything costs more. Drive out of town and prices are lower. (Holly, 11 years)
  • Raising four kids with my husband is a crazy ride each and every day! (Amy, 13 years)
  • We love the farmers marker. (Randal, 13 years)
  • Watching our 2016 HSE Lady Royals Swimmers place 2nd by .5 at the IHSAA State Championships! (Heather, 18 years)
  • Growing up I loved the Fishers Freedom Festival- hanging out with my friends, running around without my mom and Dad. Now my sons get to have that same kind of experience multiple times a summer with the concerts in downtown Fishers! (Katy, 19 years)
  • Farmers markets on Saturday mornings with our family, festivals and parades. (Bri, 20 years)
  • Boo bash, egg drops, Conner prairie, concerts! (Amy, 39 years)

Fishers’s Future

How do you think Fishers will change over the next 10 years?

  • Growing with businesses and residential areas and hopefully more parks and outdoor areas. (Jessica, 4 months)
  • Prices skyrocketing, middle class not being able to live there at all. (Suesan, 6 years)
  • It will grow more. (Melissa, 4 years)
  • It will get bigger and better. There are a lot of people who moved here 20+ years ago that complain about every bit of change/growth in the city, but for the most part what I’ve seen has made Fishers better and more attractive to businesses, which helps our tax base in the long run. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Continue to grow population. Roads will not keep pace with increased traffic. (Chris, 5 years)
  • I think more jobs will come to the area and it will get more expensive to live in the city. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • I expect it to be more crowded with all the upcoming development projects. (Mikal, 6 years)
  • More shopping, family events, better infrastructure. (Amelia, 8 years)
  • Going to keep growing and houses are going to go downhill as they age. (Holly, 11 years)
  • More businesses, more traffic, more parks, more entertainment and restaurants. (Amy, 13 years)
  • It’s growing so eventually that leads to congestion. (Randal, 13 years)
  • Hopefully, everyone will realize the importance of children learning to swim and BE SAFE in the water! (Heather, 18 years)
  • I hope it keeps diversifying and growing. I’m excited about the Geist park and about the yard! (Katy, 19 years)
  • It will continue to grow and be a hot spot for entrepreneurs and businesses to reside. (Bri, 20 years)
  • It will be amazing. (Amy, 39 years)

Fishers Facts

Any other interesting facts about Fishers?

  • The school system is fantastic, especially for students with special needs (we speak from experience). (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Melting pot for sure. (Holly, 11 years)
  • There is always something to do. (Randal, 13 years)
  • You used to be able to ride your bike from Hoosier Rd to McDonald’s on 116th and there were no bike paths! It was crazy how much farm land it used to be! (Amy, 39 years)