Stinesville is a small, picturesque town located in Monroe County. With less than 200 residents, this is the perfect place to enjoy clean air, a simple lifestyle all within reach of larger cities like Bloomington and Indianapolis. Jack’s Defeat Creek runs north-south on the western perimeter of Stinesville, making it a great place to live by the little creek.
Stinesville was platted back in 1855 and was named after Eusebius Stine, the man who owned a large portion of land in town and started a grist mill as well as a sawmill; he also helped to lay out the town. At the time part of the New Albany Railroad passed through town as well. The Stinesville post office opened in 1860.
Indiana’s famous limestone industry is said to have had its start right here in Stinesville. In fact there is even a monument honoring our city in the Victor Oolitic Park as being a part of the start of the limestone industry. The first limestone quarry started in Stinesville back in 1827, and with the arrival of the New Albany Railroad in 1855, the first commercial limestone quarry opened in Stinesville. But by 1868 the quarry was shut down. If you’re in downtown Stinesville, you’ll see the dates of the buildings date back to the early 20th century and are mostly made of limestone thanks to the abundance of product available nearby.
Stinesville is a great place to call home. It’s a great community for you to start a family, raise a family, or retire to a smaller community. Because it has less than 200 residents, it’s easy for everyone to know each other and help each other out. Stinesville is very much a community of like-minded residents enjoying small-town life. With small parks for children to play and for all to enjoy on a beautiful day, it’s easy to get around without problems of traffic and congestion stressing you out. And being so close to both Bloomington and Indianapolis, it’s also easy to enjoy the conveniences of big cities while loving the small town lifestyle.
Your Stinesville realtor will be able to help you find the perfect home for you and your family, regardless of size and budget requirements. Talk To Tucker agents are knowledgeable, friendly and will always go the extra mile for their clients. So whether you’re looking to sell your Stinesville area home or you’re looking to move to Stinesville, speak to your realtor for more information.
Stinesville has the basics needed for your day-to-day needs; however, within a short drive to Ellettsville, you’ll find great national chains and fast food options as well as independent restaurants. Everything from pizza to subs to Mexican to fish and chips to McDonald’s are at your fingertips. Meanwhile, Spencer also has great national fast food chains as well as Chinese, burgers, and more. There’s even a Wal-Mart for your shopping convenience.
It doesn’t take long to get to Bloomington, or if you travel a little further in the opposite direction, you can visit Indianapolis where shopping centers abound and pretty much anything you need to purchase is found here. It is a great place to go to higher-end restaurants to enjoy with your family and friends.
There are plenty of nearby outdoor activities that can be enjoyed for your whole family at the Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve and at McCormick’s Creek State Park. With over ten miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, caves, and bridges, there are beautiful things to see and do. You can take guided tours on horseback at the Saddle Barn where they can take you around to show you the splendor and beauty all while riding a horse. There is even an Olympic-sized swimming pool and recreation center which offer many more activities for everyone.
Bloomington is less than 12 miles from Stinesville, and you can see any Hollywood blockbuster movie at the local AMC movie theater. It’s a great place where you can take the whole family to the Amusement Center and Western Skateland for some indoor fun during the colder months. And there are also plenty of museums like the Monroe County History Museum and the Indiana University Art Museum you can visit.
Because of Stinesville close proximity to Bloomington, there are plenty of employment opportunities there. In this larger city, it will be easy to find jobs in a variety of fields including IT, accounting, real estate, finance as well as wholesale trade, transportation, warehousing, and health care.
The capital, Indianapolis, is also less than an hour from Stinesville so it truly is a great place to live with a lot of nearby work opportunities, regardless of your experience and industry.
Stinesville has its very own elementary school, aptly named the Stinesville Elementary School, for all our young residents. And nearby Ellettsville offers older students great learning curriculums and growing environments. Edgewood Primary, Intermediate, Junior and High Schools are great places for your children to make life-long friendships, become great citizens of our great state, and grow and flourish as individuals.
There are plenty of post-secondary institutions nearby where your recent graduates can attend while still remaining close to home for quick visits. Indiana University Bloomington is of course less than 12 miles away. Meanwhile, DePauw University is approximately 25 miles in Greencastle. And between 39 to 42 miles from Stinesville, you’ll find Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, University of Indianapolis, Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis, Butler University, and Harrison College in Indianapolis as well.