Posted on July 11, 2020 in Neighborhood Feature

Hendricks County History Mural
“Open Windows” mural in Danville

Are you planning to move to Hendricks County? Having a population of approximately 170,311 people, Hendricks County is among the most rapidly developing counties in the greater Indianapolis area. It encompasses over 12 major towns and cities.

Read on as we discuss the 6 biggest cities and towns in Hendricks County.

1.     Plainfield

Population: 35,287 (2019)

Located in the southeastern region of the County, Plainfield is the capital city of Indiana. It is also the biggest city in Hendricks County. Some of the benefits of moving to Plainfield are its relatively low cost of living (10.1% lower than the nation’s average) and a growing economy with stable job growth. The median household income is $59,297 and the rate of unemployment is 4.80%.

Plainfield also ranks number 6 among cities with the best public schools in Indiana. Some of the best schools in the area include:

  • Pine Tree Elementary School
  • Plainfield Community Middle School
  • Van Buren Elementary School
  • Clarks Cree Elementary School
  • Brentwood Elementary School

Moving to Plainfield can allow you to be part of a close-knit and family-friendly community. There are multiple parks, restaurants, shopping outlets, and movie theaters available for recreational activities, as well.  

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$129,900
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$210,000
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$274,900
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$250,000

2.     Brownsburg

Population: 27,001 (2019)

Brownsburg is a suburb in Indianapolis. Located in Hendricks County, Brownsburg provides its residents with a great suburban living experience. Most of the residents in the area own their homes. It is easily among the best places to live in Hendricks County. The area ranks high in terms of its schooling system, nightlife, and housing.

The median income is $75,044, while the median home value stands at $180,178. The unemployment rate is very low and stands at 3%. The cost of living is also 6.3% lower than the US average. There are plenty of good schools in the area, as well. These include:

  • Brownsburg West Middle School
  • Brownsburg East Middle School
  • Brown Elementary School
  • Reagan Elementary School
  • White Lick Elementary School
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$345,000
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$209,900

3.     Avon

Population: 18,706 (2019)

Avon is widely regarded as the best place to live in Hendricks County. It is located 5 miles west of Indianapolis. 83% of the residents in Avon own their home, while the remaining live on rent. The town has a strong housing market. The median income in the area is $91,585. The median home value is also estimated to be around $194,775. The unemployment rate is 3.10% and the cost of living is 3.8% lower than the US average.

The town offers a family-oriented suburban living experience. Given its proximity to Indianapolis, Avon is a particularly attractive location for professionals that need to travel because of their job.

Some of the most popular attractions in Avon include Avon Perennial Gardens and Avon Fields. There are some great restaurants like Chuck e Cheese and Monster Golf. The suburb features a variety of good schools, as well. These include:

  • Maple Elementary School
  • Pine Tree Elementary School
  • Plainfield Community Middle School
  • White Lick Elementary School
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$312,000
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$279,900
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$299,999

4.     Danville


Population: 10,126 (2019)

If you want to move to Hendricks County, then Danville is another great option. The unemployment rate in this area is 2.9% and its cost of living is 8.5% lower than the country’s average.

The median home value in Danville is $179,173 and 68% of residents in the area have their own homes. The median household income is $64,645.  Danville has a relatively strong housing market and there are several good schools in the area. These include:

  • Danville Middle School
  • River Birch Elementary School
  • Lawrence Central High School
  • South Elementary School
  • Danville Community High School

Some of the best places to visit in Danville include Hendricks County Museum, Ellis Park, Twin Bridges Lodge, and Beasley’s Orchard.

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$180,000
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$190,000

5.     Pittsboro

Population: 3,614 (2019)

Pittsboro is a town located in the northeast region of Hendricks County. It has a strong housing market with 85% of residents having their own homes. The median home value is $164,000 and the median income is $59,893. The cost of living in Pittsboro is 3.1% lower than the US average. The town has an unemployment rate of 4.40% and it ranks high in terms of job growth. It also has a good schooling system. Some of the best schools in the area include:

  • Pittsboro Elementary School
  • Pittsboro Primary School
  • Tri-West Middle School
  • Delaware Trail Elementary School
  • Lawrence North High School
  • Tri-West Senior High School
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6.     Clayton

Population: 1,055 (2019)

Another small town in Indiana, Clayton scores high in terms of its public schooling system and its housing market. The cost of living in this town is 6.8% lower than the US average. The median household income for the residents of Clayton is estimated to be $55,814 and it has a low unemployment rate as well (3.4%). The median home value is $139,726.

Some of the best schools in the town include:

  • Cascade Middle School
  • Cascade Senior High School
  • Mill Creek East Elementary School

The most popular attractions for this town include the Deer Creek Golf Course and the Cox’s Plant Farm.

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$179,900
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Wrapping It Up

If you enjoy the peace and quiet of a suburban lifestyle, then we strongly recommend that you move to Hendricks County. Doing so can help you benefit from a low cost of living. You can also get access to a great schooling system for your kids and be part of a family-friendly community.

Get in Touch with Barbie King

To learn more about Hendricks County, get in touch with me. I am a real estate agent who specializes in the Indianapolis real estate market and can help you find a home in Plainfield, Avon, Pittsboro, Danville, Brownsburg, or Clayton.

I also serve other areas in Indianapolis including Browne County, Hamilton County, Hancock County, Hendricks County, Johnson County, Johnson County, Marion County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Owen County, and Shelby County. To get in touch, call 317-379-1758. You can also email me at [javascript protected email address]


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