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320 Homes for sale in Zionsville, Indiana
Zionsville is one of those rare, Midwest towns that evokes memories a more pristine, American past. With its Rockwellesque, downtown charm and upscale real estate market, owning a home in Zionsville is more than just a home, it's an investment.
Zionsville Indiana is located on the extreme southeastern border of Boone County Indiana, immediately northwest of the Indianapolis border.
Zionsville, Indiana is often referred to as an affluent suburb of Indianapolis. Its downtown area is village-style with a brick road on Main Street.
Zionsville, Indiana is a self-described "quaint village" that serves as a tourist attraction to its native Boone County. Centered around a Main Street that seeks to recapture the commercial and cultural centers of downtowns of yore, most of Zionsville's business interests are focused on downtown Zionsville. Locally owned shops offering antiques, clothing, food, and more are located all along Main Street, in addition to a glut of Zionsville art galleries and other cultural institutions. Economic growth in Zionsville is fueled by the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, the Zionsville Town Council, and the Zionsville Economic Development Commission.
Attractions & Things to Do
Zionsville is known for its many unique shops in its downtown area. Many blocks on the Main Street have been given to these shops in order to create a village atmosphere. These shops feature antiques, modern fashion boutiques, cafes, and more. It also has a thriving cultural community with plenty of places to have a good time.
- The Munce Art Center, a part of the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center, is a cultural resource for the community offering exhibits that feature emerging regional artists. The center also includes genealogical libraries, and features special events and educational outreach programs. It is located at 205 West Hawthorne Street, Zionsville, IN 46077.
- The Art in Hand Gallery, the CCA Gallery (Indiana's longest running artists' cooperative).
- A unique form of entertainment in Zionsville is the Carter Antique Toy Museum, three stories of vintage toys and entertainment options from days gone by.
- The Zion Nature Center is a fun place where kids can dress up in animal costumes, get to know rescued animals, and play with puppets.
Several fairs, festivals, and events comes through Zionsville each year.
- The Brick Street Market is Zionsville's version of a farmer's market, featuring produce, handmade crafts, and other local favorites.
- The Lincoln Park Concert Series brings live music to the sedate confines of Lincoln Park.
- Zionsville is also the host of the Miss Indiana Pageant, the regional qualifying round to determine who goes on to compete for Miss America.
- The Brick Street Gallery Walk offers a taste of the Zionsville art scene.
- The Lions Club Fourth of July Celebration is a more traditional which featuring foods and fireworks at Lions Park
- Other fun fairs and events in Zionsville include Street Dance and Taste of Zionsville, when all the Zionsville restaurants allow the public to sample their wares; the Trader's Point Charity Horse Show, an equestrian benefit for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, and the Lion's Club Fall Festival, Boone County's largest annual festival.
Located about 17 minutes north of downtown Indianapolis, Zionsville's exact coordinates are 39° 57? 11? N, 86° 16? 10? W. Only 5.9 square miles large, 5.8 square miles of Zionsville is land, while a miniscule 0.1 square miles (1.19%) is water.
Since Zionsville is officially a town, not a city, the community isn't governed by a mayor. Instead, the town is run by a seven member Town Council, in addition to a Clerk-Treasurer.
Zionsville originally wasn't supposed to be a town at all. Instead, it was created as a promotion by William Zion, a railway speculator. He and Boone County speculator Elijah Cross built a railway station on Cross's land in Central Indiana. The railway station grew, and the town was eventually chartered in 1854; by 1860, the population had risen to 364 members. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln made a whistle stop speech in Zionsville. Zionsville remained small and sedate for the first 130 years of its existence, but by 1990 things had begun to pick up in the Central Indiana town. Nowadays Zionsville has reconfigured itself into a Small Town America tourist attraction of sorts, offering visitors a picturesque vision of what a quaint burg of Zionsville's size should be. In January of 2010, Zionsville's government consolidated with Eagle Township and Union Township, and the town's limits grew to officially encompass about 50 square miles.
Several famous people have come from or live in Zionsville, Indiana, many of them sports figures who use Zionsville as a bedroom community. Among the list of Zionsville famous faces are Albert Barnes Anderson, a federal judge; Ron Artest, a former Indiana Pacer whose controversial actions at a game against the Pistons sparked an infamous brawl; Tom Carnegie, a former announcer for the Indy 500; Arthur G. Hansen, a former president of Purdue University; Cory Miller, a professional soccer player; David Shumate, a poet; John Stehr, an anchorman for Channel 13 WTHR in Indianapolis; and Brad Stevens, the basketball coach for Butler University. A number of past and present Indianapolis Colts call Zionsville their home as well, including Dallas Clark (tight end), Austin Collie (wide receiver), Rob Morris (linebacker), Jeff Saturday (center), Hunter Smith (punter), and Jack Trudeau.'
Zionsville Real Estate
Zionsville, Indiana is the perfect place in which to buy a house. With 320 listings from which to choose, now is a great time to take action.