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Avon, Indiana is one of the Indianapolis area’s fastest growing communities. Residents of this city enjoy an outstanding school system, a wide range of businesses and services, and a blend of modern city opportunities and natural beauty. A family oriented city of approximately 35,000 residents, Avon is conveniently located 20 minutes west of downtown Indianapolis and 10 minutes from Indianapolis International Airport.
Potential homeowners find a pleasant mix of homes for sale including both contemporary housing in numerous recent subdivisions and classic older homes both in town and in nearby rural areas. An experienced real estate agent from Talk to Tucker can help you find a home in Avon that is just right for you.
The steady growth of Avon’s population has led to an increasing number of dining options, including a wide selection of national chains, regional favorites, and locally owned specialty restaurants. Family oriented American restaurants, sports bars, and popular Asian, Tex-Mex, and other ethnic options are all available to satisfy any taste.
Avon also has a wide array of shopping centers and specialty stores. Shopping centers and freestanding stores offer many of the most popular national chains, both specialty and discount oriented. And local merchants offer housewares, books, clothing, pet supplies, auto parts, furniture, antiques, and many other choices.
The amazing array of parks and other outdoor recreational locations are guaranteed to offer options to delight every member of the family.
Town Hall Park offers 70 acres of beautiful walking trails, an 18 hole disk golf course, a fishing pond with an overlook area, two joined shelters, playgrounds, and three lakes.
Washington Township Community Park has 5 miles of hiking trails, the area’s largest handicapped accessible playground, a fishing pond, a 24 foot gazebo, mountain biking, basketball and volleyball areas, horseshoe pits, and a sledding hill. There are also two shelter houses with grills and restrooms. The Washington Township Paw Park offers daily and yearly passes for purchase so that dogs can frolic and play off the leash in a safe and secure location.
Burnett Woods Nature Preserve, the largest wooded area in Avon, has 69 acres of natural beauty showcasing a unique environment for plants and wildlife. A nature trail winds through this scenic retreat, allowing visitors to take a quiet time out in a breathtaking natural setting.
In addition to these major parks, there are numerous outdoor recreation areas in Avon. The Avon Softball Park, the Avon Junior Athletic Association Baseball Park, and the Avon Soccer Field offer sport-specific parks with recreational options for enthusiasts of all ages. Many neighborhoods have small playgrounds or open areas for family or individual use. And school sports fields and tennis courts are available for use when school practices or competitions are not underway.
Avon is served by several highly rated schools. There are seven elementary schools for students in grades K-4. There are two intermediate schools for 5th and 6th graders, where in addition to traditional academics students can participate in student council, drama, swimming, science fair, TV news, band, and choir. 7th and 8th grade students attend one of two middle schools, and have the opportunity to participate in special programs including computers, industrial technology, consumer science, and foreign languages. There are also several clubs, academic teams, and numerous athletic teams.
Avon High School is dedicated to preparing students for both higher education and participating successfully in a modern competitive workforce. About 80% of graduating seniors go on to higher education. AHS has been named an Indiana “Best Buy” High School, and 90% of local residents gave the school an A or B in a recent survey. The Avon “Orioles” compete in sports such as football, baseball, boys’ and girls’ golf, soccer, swimming, volleyball, wrestling, cross country, track, and cheerleading. Other extracurricular activities include academic teams, student council, and yearbook staff.
Avon residents enjoy a variety of cultural and entertainment options, both in the city itself and in the greater Indianapolis area. Avon is home to the Hendrix Symphony Orchestra and the Hendrix Symphony Choir. The Hendricks County Arts Council also holds numerous events throughout the year, including several exhibitions and art fairs. Student jazz groups, concert bands, orchestras, and theatre groups perform for the public throughout the year. The annual Rib Fest allows competitors to vie for bragging rights of making the best ribs and the best BBQ sauce. Thousands of visitors attend every year enjoying the food, entertainment, and fireworks.