Like a little oasis in the midst of the sprawling Hoosier Heartland, Sharpsville provides homebuyers with a placid, yet neighborly, community to consider. Located in north-central Indiana in Tipton County, this small, agricultural town ought to appeal to those who favor freedom from congestion and the mere semblance of urban living. As it only has just the barest hint of a downtown Main Street, you'll likely have to make use of some of the nearby destinations for even basic necessities if you set up roots in Sharpsville. But for those looking for a welcoming neighborhood with a heavy dose of charm, this town might just be idyllic.
If you choose to purchase a home in Sharpsville, you don’t need to be a farmer to make a living here. Despite its appearances this town is actually quite conveniently located just southeast of the intersection of US-31 and State Road 26. This will allow you to easy access several larger towns and cities nearby. While the most obvious option is the city of Kokomo, about ten miles away north, you'll also enjoy direct access to both Lafayette and Indianapolis, both about an hour's drive away.
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While surrounded by the sprawl of rich farmlands, most homes in Sharpsville are located in a more condensed central neighborhood, offering quiet, tree-lined streets and easy access to the town's few amenities and primary thoroughfares. Within this center, you'll find a range of housing styles, both small and large, many with generous shaded lots, perfect for enjoying the comforts of your own home. A Tucker realtor can help narrow the focus of what you're looking for in a house and search out options that most closely meet your preferences.
Part of the appeal of living in Sharpsville is that it is free of the congestion of a larger commercial area. While a few options can be found in town for very basic needs including a food mart, stocking the pantry generally means heading outside of town.
The most obvious and convenient option is just ten miles away. The city of Kokomo is home to malls and plazas offering supermarkets, large department stores, and national retail outlets. It's also home to a trendy downtown community that makes an ideal setting for a leisurely shopping excursion among a range of locally owned shops and boutiques. As a city surrounded by the agricultural bounty of the Midwest, Kokomo also hosts a popular seasonal farmers' market.
For those looking for a dinner out, Kokomo certainly doesn’t disappoint in that regard either. You'll find both local and franchise offerings including cafes, family restaurants, pubs, and ethnic eateries. Downtown Kokomo offers quaint dining establishments, ideal for a romantic dinner or a meet-up with friends.
When it comes to in-town recreation, Sharpsville is home to a park with athletic fields as well as Broad Creek that meandering just south of town and is perfect for fishing. Beyond that, there's not much more to do than enjoy the peace of your surroundings and the good company of amicable neighbors.
As an outlying town of the city of Kokomo, Sharpsville offers those who choose to purchase property in town plenty of access to good times. Kokomo is home to a bustling downtown that offers a variety of alluring attractions including family-friendly parks, pedestrian/biking trails, intercity bikeways, art and glass studios, museums, and several historical sites and landmarks. For those who enjoy golf, Kokomo is also home two beautiful courses.
Performance art and music venues add to a rich nightlife, which is likewise bolstered by four universities and a popular tavern scene. A modern cinema also offers first-run movies. And as you might expect of a city with such a rich historic and academic vibe, Kokomo hosts numerous festivals throughout the year including summertime open-air concerts such as Foster Park's Kokomo Free Summer Concert Series.
For those looking for an even more diverse urban adventure, a trip to Indianapolis is always feasible. Just an hour's drive away, Indiana's central metropolis is a cultural haven and home to two professional sports teams, the NFL's Colts and the NBA's Pacers as well as other sports teams.
If there was any doubt that Sharpsville was first and foremost an agricultural community, you need only to take one look at the expanse of farmlands that surrounded this little community. Those with agricultural or machinery experience will find themselves well-placed to seek employment here, and jobs in both warehousing and distribution are also common.
Manufacturing is also a major sector in the region, particularly in Kokomo, which offers a thriving industrial culture that has led Forbes to rank it as one of the "Best Cities for Jobs" in the nation. With four universities including branches of Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College, those with backgrounds in education will also have many opportunities to pursue. Other service-based industries, particularly healthcare and retail, are also very popular fields, and Kokomo has a burgeoning tech industry, bolstered by its academic ties.
Sharpsville's youth enroll in public school through Tri-Central Community Schools. While serving several communities, this system is based out of Sharpsville, meaning students can stick close to home for the duration of their primary and secondary school education. If you're a parent, you'll also be interested to know the system's high school, Tri-Central High School, was ranked as one of the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
On the whole the district is based on a balance of traditional education ideals and innovation including a 1:1 learning program that puts technological tools in the hands of students. This affords them a personalized, integrated, and global learning experience. Backing this strong core education is a broad range of extracurricular offerings including athletic and academic clubs.
Both Tri-Central Elementary School and Tri-Central Middle/High School are located just east of Sharpsville's town center.