Surrounding Towns & Cities
Adjacent to the Indianapolis metropolitan area are many small towns and cities that rely heavily on Indy for employment, entertainment, and more, while maintaining their own government, schools, and personalities. These suburban communities are an integral part of the Greater Indianapolis area.
The city of Carmel, Indiana, is a prestigious and affluent community located just north of Indianapolis in Hamilton County. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in Indiana. Find out about Carmel's city hall, arts and design district, award-winning schools, city services, and businesses here at the city's Web site.
Named by Money Magazine as one of the top ten places to live in America, Fishers, Indiana is a town just northeast of Indianapolis. While population of Fishers has grown 600 percent in the past ten years, its residents take pride in maintaining a strong sense of community.
The city of Greenfield, Indiana, lies to the east of Indianapolis and was chosen as the county seat of Hancock County in 1828. The National Road, US 40, runs through the heart of the city, which includes some beautiful historic homes. Greenfield was the birthplace of James Whitcomb Riley, who described it as "the best home outside of heaven."
The city of Greenwood lies directly south of Indianapolis, in Johnson County, and has seen tremendous growth in recent years. An increasing number of commercial entities have taken up residence there, making it a popular shopping destination. "Old Town Greenwood" lies in the heart of the city.
"A community of values," the town of Plainfield, Indiana, lies 15 miles southwest of Indianapolis and offers small-town living close to big-city amenities. Among Plainfield's attractions are an impressive water park and a large outdoor mall.