Up Close Fishers - A Small Town No Longer
Up Close: Fishers - A Small Town No Longer
April 12, 2006 – Paraphrased Article from Indianapolis Star
Located in southeastern Hamilton County, Fishers is a fast-growing town known for good schools, a convenient location and friendly neighborhoods.
Fishers has an estimated population of roughly 58,000 and was named 24th Best Place to Live in the United States, according to Money Magazine in 2005. The yearly survey, which relies heavily on quality-of-life indicators, listed Fishers higher than any town or city in Indiana.
When it was first platted in the late 1800s, the community was only a few homes near what is now 116th Street and the old Nickel Plate Road line. Now, that area still serves as the heart of the community, with the Town Hall, library, post office and Chamber of Commerce all within walking distance.
In the 1990s, the town saw a 600 percent population growth. Now there are more than 1,500 businesses in the community, which continues to strive for balancing growth and progress with keeping a small town and friendly feel.