|PLAINFIELD : www.townofplainfield.com|
|Although Plainfield's close proximity to the airport meant that much of the nearby land would not be suitable for housing purposes, it did offer an economic opportunity for the town and served as a strong selling point for development. The area’s home prices are generally in the $120,000 to $150,000 range.
Plainfield owes much of its history to Quaker settlers, also known as the Society of Friends. Settlers first reached what is now Plainfield in 1820 — five years before Indianapolis became the state capital. The town’s slogan “A Community of Values”, is a celebrated theme throughout the area. In recent years Plainfield has even set up a unique citizen-recognition program, in which they have identified a list of 12 values in order to honor one person per month that exemplifies that month’s value.
|Plainfield is located in Hendricks County in central Indiana, 12 miles west of Indianapolis on US 40. From Indianapolis' I-465 loop, Chicago, Illinois is 179 miles; Cincinnati, Ohio is 108 miles; and Louisvile, Kentucky is 119 miles (all via interstate highways). Plainfield residents report an average travel time of 21.6 minutes to work.|
|POPULATION (figures based on 2000 Census)|
|County :||104,093 - Hendricks County|
|Electric :||Duke Energy||800-521-2232|
|Water :||City Plainfield Water||317-837-0000|
|Facts :||Plainfield owes much of its history to Quaker settlers, also known as the Society of Friends. Settlers first reached what is now Plainfield in 1820 - 5 years before Indianapolis became the state capital and 4 years before Hendricks County was formed.|
|The town of Plainfield is represented by a 5-member Town Council and a Town Manager who is appointed by a board and is under contract.|
|Assisting the Town Council are elected board and commissions. Prominent among these groups are the Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Board of Metropolitan Police Commissioners and the Economic Development Commission.|
|PUBLIC SERVICES (E)=Emergency Number|
|Police :||Plainfield Police Department - Consists of 44 officers, 10 reserve officers, 11 civilian employees and 2 chaplains.||317-838-2566|
|Hendricks County Sheriff's Department||317-745-6464|
|Indiana State Police||800-225-8576
|Fire Department :||Plainfield Fire Department - Consists of 42 full-time fire fighters and 7 reserves on call, 6 trucks,3 ambulances and a resue vehicle. Paramedics are available 24 hours a day.||317-839-7733 (E)
|Post Office :||United States Post Office||700 N. Carr Rd.
|Library :||Plainfield Public Library||317-839-6602|
|Town Hall :||Plainfield Town Hall||206 W. Main St.
|Chamber :||Plainfield Chamber of Commerce||PO Box 14
|MEDICAL (E)=Emergency Number|
|Local :||Hendricks Community Hospital||1000 E. Main
|Local :||Clarian West Medical Center||1111 North Ronald Reagan Pkwy
|Indianapolis :||Indiana University Hospital||550 University Blvd.
|Indianapolis :||St. Vincent Hospital||2001 W. 86th St.
|Indianapolis :||St. Vincent Women's Hospital -Indianapolis||8111 Township Line Rd.
|Indianapolis :||Community Hospitals||East: 317-355-1411
|Local :||Hendricks County Flyer||317-272-5800|
|Indianapolis :||Indianapolis Star||317-444-4000|
|Indianapolis :||Indianapolis Business Journal||317-634-6200|
|Indianapolis :||Indianapolis International Airport||Call specific airlines|
|SCHOOLS (Various private and parochial schools also serve this area)|
|Websites :||Department of Education||317-272-2920|
|Elementary :||Brentwood Elementary||1630 Oliver Ave.
|Elementary :||Central Elementary||110 Wabash St.
|Elementary :||Van Buren Elementary||225 Shaw St.
|Middle School :||Plainfield Community Middle School||401 Elm St.
|High School :||Plainfield High School||709 Stafford Rd.
|Other :||Plainfield Kindergarten Center||757 Stafford Rd.
|Private :||St. Susanna School||1212 E. Main St.
|Assembly of God||317-839-7308|
|Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church||317-838-7315|
|Cathedral of Prayer Baptist||317-839-6416|
|Church By Side of the Road||317-839-6830|
|Church of Christ at Plainfield||317-839-0174|
|Eternal Life Baptist Church||317-831-1012|
|Fairfield Friends Meeting||317-839-2449|
|First Baptist Church||317-839-8163|
|Islamic Society of US||317-839-8157|
|Kingsway Christian Church||317-272-2222|
|Light & Life Free Methodist||317-839-5151|
|Living World Church||317-838-5440|
|Maple Grove Baptist||317-547-6020|
|Plainfield Apostolic Church||317-839-5060|
|Plainfield Christian Church||317-839-2384|
|Plainfield Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses||317-839-2449|
|Plainfield Friends Meeting||317-839-6490|
|St. Marks Episcopal||317-839-6730|
|St. Stephen's Lutheran||317-838-9600|
|St. Susanna Catholic||317-839-3333|
|United Community Church of the Nazarene in Plainfield||317-839-9491|
|Swinford Park and Franklin Park offer playground equipment, baseball diamonds, shelter houses, and tennis courts. Anderson Park has many baseball diamonds. Hummel Park has an exercise trail, baseball diamonds and the Plainfield Community Center. Splash Island Family Waterpark opens in late May and closes in September.The high school indoor swimming pool is open to the public on a scheduled basis and there are several private swimming clubs and golf courses in the area.|