Westfield, Indiana, has it all: Natural beauty, top-flight recreational facilities, historic attractions, access to excellent schools and universities and a thriving business community. Just 20 miles north of Indianapolis, Westfield offers small-city charm and modern amenities with convenient proximity to the big city.
New homes and subdivisions dot the landscape of Westfield, but the area has maintained its character, which is matched only by its livability. Westfield has emerged as an ideal site for people interested in community safety, great schools and a thriving recreational community.
The story of early Westfield, as well as its role in the Underground Railroad, is told at the Westfield-Washington Historical Society and Museum. Learn about people like Asa Bales, a shopkeeper who gave shelter to slaves as they made their way to freedom in Canada.
While not losing sight of its past, Westfield has moved forward. Its population in the 2010 U.S. Census totaled just more than 30,000 - a 323 percent increase from the 2000 census. In the same time span, Hamilton County grew by 50 percent to nearly 275,000 residents. The number of housing units in Westfield grew by nearly 740 percent between 1990 and 2009, with more than 11,200 units standing in 2010.
The Westfield-Washington Schools educate students on nine campuses, providing a number of opportunities in academics, the arts and athletics. With an eye toward the future, Westfield High School has begun its "Build the Rock" campaign, designed to build a football/track stadium, locker rooms, hospitality room, varsity basketball gym, baseball and softball fields and more.
That project supplements the Grand Park sports campus, a city project expected for completion in 2014. The design includes 15 synthetic baseball and softball fields, 18 grass baseball fields, 52 dugouts, lighting for the sports fields and a pedestrian bridge over Cool Creek. Additionally, the 360-acre campus will include fields that can accommodate soccer, football, rugby, lacrosse and more.
Ringing the perimeter of the complex will be retail shops, eateries and entertainment locations, making it a destination. In all, it is expected to bring in 1.5 million visitors each year, resulting in an estimated $1.04 billion pumped into the Westfield economy over a five-year period. Hundreds of jobs also will result from the construction of the sports campus.
More than 53 percent of Hamilton County's residents have a Bachelor's degree or higher, and many Westfield residents get their education at one of a number of highly-rated local universities within a 90-minute drive of the city. Right in Westfield is Union Bible College & Academy. Butler University, in Indianapolis, is just 25 minutes away. Also in Indianapolis, students will find Indiana University/Purdue University and the University of Indianapolis. About a half-hour away is Indiana University's Kokomo branch.
Wabash College in Crawfordville is a 45-minute drive from Westfield, with Ball State University an hour away in Muncie. Purdue University in West Lafayette can be reached in about 70 minutes, with Indiana University and its famed main campus only an hour-and-a-half away.
That education likely has translated into high-paying jobs for residents of Westfield, where the average household income is approximately $84,000 a year. Still, homebuyers interested in living in Westfield will find affordable housing, both in the new and existing supply of homes.
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