Not that long ago, living in Fishers and Carmel were the two burgeoning hot spots in northern Indianapolis making waves for homeowners. They are still popular, but oh-so-pricey! – especially if you are trying to find a family home priced affordably in the ‘middle-range.’

More and more folks – particularly first-time homeowners and those down-sizing – are looking to Pendleton, Indiana as a picture perfect, affordable place to call home.

You’ll find the town of Pendleton just off I 69 at exit 214. It’s the right mixture of small-town and homey-ness with a thriving downtown. The town relishes it’s roots and has invested in business and culture, resulting in a growing economy that welcomes new businesses.

About 15 minutes north of Fishers and Noblesville, Pendleton is close to Indy’s popular suburbs, but quickly establishing an identity for itself.

It’s population is growing, now just under 4,500 residents. The median age in Pendleton is 39+ years, with 43% of homeowners being families with children. It is also a pet-friendly town with many dog owners, and recreationally friendly, with lots of trails and nearby parks for exercise.

Taxes are lower than any nearby town – especially compared to Fishers, Carmel and Noblesville. And cost of owning a home is also 20% – 30% lower, making home ownership a good investment.

The schools and library are excellent. Medical facilities are also growing in number and state-of-the-art. Downtown Pendleton is chock full of gourmet restaurants, taprooms and trendy boutiques. And there are plenty of nearby places for grocery shopping and day care.

If you are looking for a lovely place to bring up your family – or retire in comfort – get to know friendly, down to earth Pendleton. It is just the right kind of place.