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Plainfield, Indiana, has had steady growth for many years, and is a significant commercial center for Hendricks County. People looking for homes for sale in the Plainfield area are drawn by its close proximity to Indianapolis -- only about a half hour away -- and by its classic small midwestern town values.
Plainfield had a family-based Community of Values Program instituted in 1991, reflecting the community's belief that when the family is strong, the people in the community reap positive results.
Those interested in real estate in the Plainfield, Indiana, area are often very interested in the local schools. The public schools in Plainfield are run by the Plainfield Community School Corporation. There are four elementary schools -- Brentwood Elementary School, Central Elementary School, Van Buren Elementary School, and Clarks Creek Elementary School. Plainfield Community Middle School serves students from grades 6-8, and Plainfield High School is for grades 9-12.
The Plainfield Community School Corporation is regarded as one of the top performing school districts in Indiana, and has received an "A" rating by the Indiana Department of Education. In addition, the individual schools regularly receive four-star status. Middle School academic teams have won eleven state championships since 1994, and the High School academic teams have been mid-state conference champions for five straight years, records that demonstrate the area's commitment to academic achievement. US News and World Report ranked Plainfield High School in the top six percent of the nation's high schools, while Brentwood Elementary has been the recipient of the National Blue Ribbon School Award.
There are also two private schools in Plainfield. The Plainfield Christian School is run by Calvary Bible Wesleyan Church of Plainfield. St. Susanna Catholic Church maintains Saint Susanna Catholic School.
For sports enthusiasts in Plainfield, Indiana, the greater Indianapolis area offers a number of national professional sports teams. The NFL's Indianapolis Colts and the NBA's Indiana Pacers are local favorites, as are the Women's NBA Indiana Fever. The Indianapolis Indians are a AAA baseball franchise, and the Indianapolis Ice are part of the United States Hockey League.
But it's racing car fans that are really drawn to the Indianapolis area. The Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400 attract visitors from all over the United States who are thrilled by the high-speed excitement of professional racing, and Plainfield race fans are just a short drive from these legendary motor sports events.
For fans of college sports, there are several area college teams to support. The Indian University-Purdue University Indianapolis Jaguars, the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds, and the Butler University Bulldogs all have strong local followings.
The Plainfield Community School Corporation's teams have a well-deserved reputation for athletic excellence. Plainfield Quakers regularly win both boys and girls mid-state all sports conference awards.
The Quakers offer opportunities to participate in baseball, basketball, football, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. Co-ed cheerleading and marching band are also a big part of the Quakers experience.
Plainfield's oldest park, called Franklin Park, includes 35 acres along White Lick Creek. There is an abundance of shade trees, two shelter houses, two lighted tennis courts, a skateboard area, four lighted ball diamonds, two concession stands, playground areas, including a private area for children under 6, a volley ball pit and several horseshoe pits. There are also several exercise stations.
Hummel Park is the largest township park in Indiana. It boasts the Hummel Park Performing Arts Center, the Guilford Township Community Center and the Charleston Pavilion. It features over two miles of trails, multiple picnic shelters and gazebos, nature trails and sports fields. There is also a scenic 300-foot wooden bridge over White Lick Creek.
Plainfield also is the home of Splash Island Waterpark. Encompassing over four acres, the tropical-themed park features three waterslides, an all-ages interactive play area, kiddie slides, water jets, ropes and guns, deck space and a grassy area for sunbathing or family fun. There is also a six-lane competition pool.
Truly, anyone looking for a new home in a town that makes families feel more than welcome with recreation and sports activities for all ages, should look at Plainfield, Indiana.
There's no need to travel into Indianapolis to find great dining establishments to satisfy a variety of tastes. Among the local favorites in Plainfield are the Claddagh Irish Pub, the Coachman Restaurant and Lounge, El Mason Restaurant and Cantina and the Stone Creek Dining Company.
For shopaholics, the Metropollis Mall offers a wide selection of the most popular national stores. Looking for a Great Home? Talk to Tucker So if you're looking to find a reliable real estate agent from a great Indiana-based firm that not only offers realty services but also mortgage services, relocation services and title insurance, talk to Tucker today!