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WELCOME HAMILTON COUNTY

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Profiles Of 8 Great Towns

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GRAND JUNCTION It’s all about connecting: With Family & Friends | With Nature | With Great Places to Dine | With Distinctive Places to Shop With Important Regional Trails, Roadways & Waterways | With History | With Community Downtown Westfield’s Grand Junction is a place where old meets new and people connect with each other. Connections were always part of our character. The Midland Railroad once intersected the Monon Railroad here. Today, we’re reclaiming those rail beds as hiking and biking trails, and downtown Westfield will photo courtesy of Browning Day Mullins Deardorf

continue its legacy as a connector of people. Our downtown will be the heartbeat of our city, served by those intersecting trails and other roadways and paths. Currently in the planning stage, and guided by a diverse and enthusiastic g Day M rownin B f o sy group of stakeholders, the Grand Junction Master courte photo Plan envisions a unique and memorable civic heart for the City of Westfield that will endure for generations. orf

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We’re a young city with big plans. Over the next few years we will work together to build on our proud historical legacy as we enhance our unique downtown to serve our growing population. www.dwna.org | www.westfield.in.gov


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GRAND PARK Facilities Will Include: 26 outdoor turf & grass diamonds (baseball, softball) 32 outdoor turf & grass fields (soccer, lacrosse, football, rugby, field hockey) Indoor athletic facility designed to accommodate a variety of sports & activities West of The Grand Junction, is The Grand Park Sports Destination, sure to become a family sports campus like no other. This thoughtfully designed sports campus will feature a full range of championship-level outdoor facilities for baseball, softball and field sports. The fields will be surrounded by dining, retail and entertainment venues, all photo courtesy of Williams Ra geared toward supporting ndall Marketing and enhancing the family sports atmosphere and experience. Building on Indiana’s long and storied sports tradition, Grand Park will be a premier location for athletes, visitors and the local community. When completed, it will rank first in the Midwest and among the top 10 national destinations of its kind.

For more information, call the Mayor’s Office at 804-3001. www.grandpark.org | www.westfield.in.gov


WELCOME! Thanks for picking up this magazine. Please take it with you. We hope you will keep it and use it the next time you are looking for a fun place to visit.

You are in a special place. Hamilton County has been called the best place in the nation to raise a family. Forbes Magazine cited our great schools, low cost of living, reasonably priced homes, shopping opportunities and public spaces, among other amenities. We’re proud of that, and of the distinctions earned by individual communities within the county. We think you’ll agree with their assessment.

You don’t have to live here to appreciate what Hamilton County has to offer. Chances are you are a visitor, so spend some time with this magazine, then go exploring. No matter what time of year you are visiting you will find something to do, friendly people to welcome you and wonderful places to stay, shop and eat. The advertisers in this magazine are eager to have you try their services and merchandise. Please seek them out as they make this publication possible. Each of the businesses in the directory is a member of the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau, an advertiser in this magazine, or both. They also support tourism in Hamilton County and want to help make your stay enjoyable. So, go see them because they want to see you. Mike Corbett | Editor and Publisher

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JUST NORTH OF INDY….

One of the greatest benefits of living in Hamilton County is our proximity to Indianapolis. We share a border (96th St.) and we are grateful for all that great city has to offer. You are within an hour of world class sports facilities and championship teams, great dining, fascinating museums, and the nation’s newest international airport. They’re even playing a little championship football game there in early 2012. Indy has lots to offer, but we invite you to look north to Hamilton County’s eight great towns and our exceptional quality of life. Though we’ve grown up suburban, we’re way more than your average suburb. Each of our cities and towns has something special to offer, each is unique in its own way. Come on in. Explore and enjoy.

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CONTENTS CONTENTS

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CARMEL FISHERS NOBLESVILLE WESTFIELD HAMILTON HEIGHTS SHERIDAN COUNTY MAP LIVING IN HAMILTON COUNTY ATTRACTIONS DINING GETTING AROUND GOLF LODGING TRAILS SERVICES FARMERS MARKETS ORGANIZATIONS GALLERIES SHOPPING ROUNDABOUTS

WELCOME HAMILTON COUNTY

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Profiles Of 8 Great Towns

Published by the Hamilton County Media Group PO Box 502 - Noblesville, Indiana 46061 317-774-7747 www.hamiltoncountybusiness.com in association with the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau 37 East Main St., Carmel, IN 46032 317-848-3181 www.8greattowns.com Publisher/Editor - Mike Corbett Designed By - Shawn Smith, Studio Nineteen, Inc. Advertising Sales - Charity Kewish, Mary Pat McKee Photo Credits -Marie Reamer, Noblesville Main Street, Jan Unger, Mark Lee, John Houghtalen For advertising information, please contact the publisher at 317-774-7747 or email mcorbett@hamiltoncountybusiness.com

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CARMEL CARMEL

YOU MAY HAVE HEARD: Carmel unveiled its new arts and entertainment complex this year. The Center for the Performing Arts features one of the finest concert halls in the nation, the Palladium, and two other performing venues, the Tarkington and Studio Theater..

They are the latest in a series of innovations that is making Carmel a showcase for suburban living. The city’s downtown continues to evolve as new buildings and public spaces are completed. Carmel City Center, with the Center for the Performing Arts as its anchor, is a public-private partnership development that offers mixed use options in a walkable environment. It combines luxury residential, office suites, unique specialty retail, restaurants and entertainment venues in one compact package. Just up the street, the Indiana Design Center continues to grow in its variety of offerings. A onestop shop for all aspects of home and office

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design, the Design Center has retail showrooms, designer services — even a design research library. It’s within the Arts & Design District, a quaint array of local shops in the heart of Old Town Carmel. Spend the day exploring the variety of galleries, showrooms, antique shops and specialty retailers. Use the guide to the Arts and Design District on pages 8 and 9 to find your way around. Even getting to Carmel is a pleasure, as the city recently opened the renovated Keystone Parkway, one of two main north-south arteries. The new Keystone features unique teardrops h a p e d roundabout intersections that keep traffic moving while adding to thebeauty of this growing community. Just north of downtown and across US 31 is Clay Terrace, Indiana’s first outdoor lifestyle center and home to more than 70 local boutiques and national retailers. Other shopping and dining options are found throughout Carmel: south of City Center along Range Line Road, at


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Along Main St., new buildings complement downtown’s original structures and house dozens of local shops, galleries, restaurants and boutiques. This is where Carmel hosts many of its annual celebrations, like the International Arts Festival, Rock the District and Artomobilia. Spend some time in the district and enjoy monthly gallery walks, Jazz on the Monon and the delightful atmosphere of this growing walkable community.  If

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you’re serious about design, the new Indiana Design Center on Range Line south of Main St. is a onestop shop for all aspects of interior design, both commercial and residential. Here you will find retail and to-the-trade showrooms and professional designers with all the latest information and advice on designing and decorating your living and working spaces.


acoustics are perfect and the experience unique. It’s on the corner of City Center Drive and Third Avenue SW and tours are available. A short walk across the lawn takes you to two other new facilities in the Center for the Performing Arts. The Studio Theater is a 200-seat flexible “black box” venue that can be configured in a number of different ways and offers a more intimate performance experience. The Tarkington, opening in August, is a 500-seat traditional proscenium theater.

THE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Carmel is fast becoming a magnet for performing arts talent as people discover the amazing facilities being built here. The Palladium is an acoustically refined and architecturally impressive concert hall that compares with the finest in the world. Outside, it is inspired by Palladio’s Villa Rotunda and has four attractive

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FISHERS FISHERS

in nineteen years and 3300% in 29 years. And, though it has reputation as a magnet for young families, empty nesters are moving here in growing numbers to be closer to the kids and grandkids.

QUALITY OF LIFE may be hard to define, but

you know it when you see it. Plenty of people are seeing it in Fishers these days. Money Magazine ranks it in the top ten of the best places to live in America and BusinessWeek has called Fishers America’s best affordable suburb. Clearly there’s something special going on here. So, what makes Fishers so great? Well, city leaders are quick to credit the town’s residents, generally young and ambitious, for creating the kind of community that attracts other people, which it does at a record rate. Consider this: Fishers has grown about 70% in the past nine years, 770%

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In 1980, there were about 2000 people living here, mostly clustered around the train station, which remains the center of town. If you happen to be driving on Lantern Road south of 116th St and you see Fishers Elementary School, take note because that was Fishers High School just a generation ago. Today its one of the districts smallest schools as Fishers boasts two much larger high schools in addition to 16 other schools serving 18,000 students out of a total population of some 70,000 residents. The town’s growth is remarkable, which may lead you to ask why it is still a town, considering it has more people than many Indiana cities. That is an issue under discussion in Fishers these days as its residents discuss the pros and cons of becoming a city. Another occasional topic of discussion is downtown Fishers, mostly because there is no real defined downtown. Whereas many cities and towns have an original town square or crossroads, Fishers originated as a train stop back when trains defined the travel routes. The town now has the opportunity to create a town center and we’ll be hearing more about that in the years to come.


RENAISSANCE FAIRE

CONNER PRAIRIE

You will find a burgeoning cultural life growing with the population in Fishers. The town has a chamber orchestra, an arts council, a music society, a summer concert series, a phenomenally popular Freedom Festival held the last weekend of June and a Renaissance Faire in September that gets bigger and better every year.

Conner Prairie Interactive History Park was one of five museums honored in a White House ceremony late last year. First Lady Michelle Obama presented a National Medal for Museum and Library Service to CEO Ellen Rosenthal. The award recognizes commitment to public service through innovative programs and community partnerships. Conner Prairie was created by Eli Lilly in 1934 and is Indiana’s only Smithsonian Affiliate. Current exhibits include 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana and 1859 Balloon Voyage that takes guests 350 feet above the prairie in a tethered helium balloon.

ADVENTURE IS CALLING The fun never stops at Conner Prairie, an interactive park that allows you to become a part of history. Within our five unique outdoor themed areas, like our exciting new 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana, you and your family can touch, taste and discover what it was like to live and play in Indiana’s past. Plus we have lots of daily and weekly activities sure to enchant and engage children and adults alike. What are you waiting for? Plan your adventure today at connerprairie.org.

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NOBLESVILLE NOBLESVILLE

alike show off their wheels Noblesville’s is the only downtown in the county built along the White River, which wends right through the middle of town. There are plans to make the river more accessible in the future.

DOWNTOWN NOBLESVILLE has a special quality

that’s hard to describe. The Courthouse Square is a rare example of a vibrant city center in small town Indiana. Through the coordinated efforts of many groups, this city has managed to retain the charm and character that so many have lost. Noblesville is fortunate to have an iconic building like the Historic Courthouse as an anchor. Originally built in 1879, the renovated courthouse continues to house county offices. Today the square surrounding it has a reputation as a unique experience, with small, locally-owned shops and restaurants in a walkable environment that reminds visitors of a slower, more leisurely time. In the Summer, you will find some kind of entertainment or event on the square almost every week-end, and people out enjoying the atmosphere virtually every night. Car enthusiasts hold informal cruise-ins, where the young and old

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Although anchored at the courthouse square, Noblesville is growing in all directions. At Exit 10 where Greenfield Avenue crosses Interstate 69, Hamilton Town Center is the city’s newest shopping center, an outdoor lifestyle center offering the latest in national retail shops. Exit 10 is also the location of Noblesville’s innovative Corporate Campus,offering office, industrial, retail and residential space all in one area. On the other end of town on the way to Westfield, new stores are going in at the corner of SR 32 and Hazel Dell Road, and a few miles south on Hazel Dell you will find the Noble Crossing Shopping Center. In addition, there’s plenty of shopping along SR 37, about a mile east of downtown and heading south toward Fishers.


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TRAINS HAVE PLAYED A PROMINENT ROLE IN HAMILTON COUNTY’S HISTORY OVER THE YEARS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................... Several major train lines were built here in the 1800s and helped move freight and people through and out of Hamilton County. The Interurban, an electric trolley system, operated here until early 1900’s.

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To d a y, most tracks have been destroyed, though some of their bridges are still standing. Some routes are finding new life as trails. The spirit of the railroad is kept alive by a group of train enthusiasts at the Indiana Transportation Museum. Based in Noblesville’s Forest Park, the ITM offers excursions north and south all Summer long and into the Christmas season. Find details at www.itm.org.

Extending 30 miles from Fishers to Tipton (just north of Hamilton County), the Nickel Plate Arts Trail follows the tracks of the historic Nickel Plate Railroad. Whether you enjoy art, food, history or all three, the Nickel Plate Arts Trail is an opportunity to enjoy all that each of its communities has to offer. The trail features traditional artisans, culinary artisans, unique dining, performance arts, and comfortable lodging. Follow the trail by road, rail or river. Find more at www.nickelplateartstrail.org.

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LOGAN VILLAGE MALL The “Village” Welcomes You! 40 Shops with Uniques & Antiques Under One Roof!

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TAKE A HISTORY TOUR

. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . This summer (June 1August 31), learn more about Noblesville history from a high school student. Three historic organizations: the Hamilton County Historical Society (Sheriff’s Residence), Indiana Transportation Museum, and the Noblesville Preservation Alliance are expanding their regular summer tour offerings. New this year are walking tours of downtown historic Noblesville offered by the Noblesville Preservation Alliance. Tours are scheduled Fridays and Saturdays, 1:00 - 3:00pm. Meet at the Visitors Center on the Courthouse Square. This is a unique program made possible by a Preserve America grant from the National Park Service to get high school kids more involved with community history projects, and serves as a model for other possible programs across the country. The project is a collaboration between the city of Noblesville and the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tour the Museum

Saturday 10am to 5pm - Sunday 10am to 4pm

Admission

Adults $3 ~ Children 2-12 $2 Continue your experience on one of our excursions

For the family

LAW DAY

May 12 &13

CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Sundays in July & August - 6:30 pm

BLACK & GOLD HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND INVITATIONAL July 15, 7-11 pm

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK

“Comedy of Errors” July 29-30 & August 4-6, at dusk. Sponsored by Industrial Dielectrics, Inc.

FRIENDS OF THE ART FAIR PREVIEW August 5, 6:30-8:30 pm; $10

ART FAIR ON THE SQUARE

August 6; 10 am-4 pm; Downtown

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For a special evening out

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Continue your experience on one of our excursions

For the Family • The Great Towns Train

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WESTFIELD WESTFIELD

LIKE OTHER HAMILTON COUNTY COMMUNITIES,

Westfield has attracted thousands of families over the past decade. Community leaders see an opportunity there to combine the city’s appeal to families with Indiana’s inclination toward amateur sports and make Westfield a family sports Mecca. The idea is embodied in the Grand Park Sports Complex, a planned 350 acre facility west of US 31 and north of SR 32. The plan is for dozens of fields and diamonds designed especially for competitive sports like baseball, soccer, rugby, lacrosse and field hockey. The facility would be surrounded by hotels, restaurants and shopping, with residential areas nearby. It would serve visitors and residents alike. Nearby, another ambitious project is taking shape near Westfield’s original downtown. At the convergence of the Monon and Midland Trace Trails, city leaders are planning a new downtown called the Grand Junction. The goal is a mix of older

commercial structures with historic charm and character and newer structures that meet the contemporary marketplace needs of retailers and restaurants, all in a walkable environment. Plans include the amenities people love: beautiful buildings for business and residences, public spaces, parks, trails, a civic center, all built in concert with the numerous creeks that flow through town. Although some infrastructure is in, most of the work is yet to be done. Meantime, local shops await you along SR 32 east of US 31. Be sure to stop in to enjoy the charm of Westfield’s downtown, where you will find a delightful variety of dining options as well as shopping. In addition to downtown, most of Westfield’s shopping is just north of Carmel in the Greyhound Pass area near 146th St. along U.S.31.You will also find shopping centers east of downtown on SR 32 and west on 161st St.

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WESTFIELD MURAL

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When Roger Crim opened his antique store along SR32 in Westfield, he liked the space and the location, but he wasn’t so happy with its appearance. Let’s face it, it was a faded white pole barn. So he painted it yellow, but even though it’s a large building, few people even noticed it on the side of the highway. He needed something more…creative.

a town in the early 1900’s. Now, everybody sees it as they’re heading into town from the east. Designed to emulate a piece of folk art, the mural includes the kinds of buildings you would find along a typical Main St, like a General Store and a Barber Shop, plus, of course, an Antique Store, which surrounds the actual door. And, there’s a personal connection for Roger: all the way down on the right is Mary’s Soda Shoppe. Mary is Roger’s wife’s mother, and Mary met her husband at a soda shop where he worked as the soda jerk.

So he and one of his employees, Rose Houston, came up with a plan to paint a mural on it. They researched buildings and colors they liked and in six months came up with a scheme that resembles

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GRAND PARK

Planned for the northwest corner of US31 and SR32, the Park is currently under development.

The Sports Campus at Westfield ..................................... There’s a pretty good chance that you are here participating in youth sports. And if you aren’t now, you may well be in the future. We’re all about families here in Hamilton County, and because we have so many kids, well, we have a lot of kids’ sports. That creates demand for sports facilities.

Learn more at www.grandpark.org

Currently, we host 6080 tournaments each year in a variety of sports. The City of Westfield has big plans to build a facility just for youth sports. Called Grand Park, this sports campus would feature dozens of ball diamonds, fields for soccer, football, rugby and lacrosse, an indoor facility, and all the supporting retail and lodging, even residential development. They expect a quarter million people to use it each year, 75,000 of them from outside the county. Indiana has long been known for its youth sports. This idea builds on that tradition, providing a purpose-built sports facility that celebrates and encourages kids’ athletic development.

Main Street Productions Presents Live Theater At Its Best! Call (317)-896-2707 Westfield Playhouse 1836 State Rd 32 West (just 3 miles west of US 31)

Visit our website www.westfieldplayhouse.org

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800 E. Main St. (Hwy 32 ) - Westfield, In. 46074 ~ 317-867-3327

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HAMILTON HAMILTON HEIGHTS

THE ADVENTUROUS AND CURIOUS

will take the time to explore the northern half of Hamilton County and will be justly rewarded. It’s a region called Hamilton Heights, named for the consolidated school district encompassing Cicero, Arcadia and Atlanta. The area retains a touch of Hamilton County’s rural past. These three towns grew up in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries along the Nickel Plate Railroad north of Noblesville.

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Just 12 miles North of Noblesville www.atlantabanquethall.com

north of Noblesville you reach Cicero, a lake community that hugs the northern shore of Morse Reservoir. Here is small town living at its best. Though only a few minutes from larger cities, Cicero offers a small town atmosphere and lakeside living that people like to come to home to. There is but one traffic light in town at the corner of Jackson and Peru (S.R.19) but beautiful19th century buildings in the three block downtown area house all the essentials.

Cicero Parks Department

317.984.3475 www.ciceroin.org

POOL

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ARCADIA & ARCADIA & ATLANTA

through Arcadia to Atlanta in historic railroad cars. Check www.itm.org for times and availability.

ATLANTA ARCADIA Up the road a little farther and across the northern tip of Morse Lake is Arcadia. Turn left off the highway to find the downtown area, surrounded by homes, many of which date to the 1800s, when Arcadia was a much busier place. Like many towns in Central Indiana, Arcadia benefited from the discovery of natural gas deposits in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Legend has it that you could literally drill a hole in the ground and light a flame from the gas that erupted. Unfortunately the gas deposits in Hamilton County were small and when they were depleted the factories foundered. Still, the railroads helped keep these small towns going until they peaked as well. Today, Arcadia’s solid brick structures downtown house the burgeoning Arcadia Arts Initiative, home to more than 20 artists. The Hedgehog Music Showcase, located in a downtown storefront, features down home music in a smoke-free and alcohol-free environment. A professional dance school, an art gallery and Alice’s Restaurant are new additions. The Indiana Transportation Museum offers excursions north from Noblesville

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Another five miles up Highway 19, at Hamilton County’s northern border, is Atlanta, once the largest town in the county. The railroad tracks run right through the center of town and skirt the evidence of Atlanta’s one-time prosperity. You will find some beautiful examples of old architecture here, both residential and commercial. Atlanta is best known these days for its annual Earth Festival, when the town’s population swells from fewer than 1000 to more than 80,000. The entire town becomes a large shopping and eating venue every fourth full week-end of September. Residents rent out their front yards as parking lots and every downtown street is lined with vendors of arts, crafts, antiques and collectibles. It’s all free and its one of the most entertaining festivals in Indana. To make the adventure even more enjoyable, check out the periodic train excursion out of Noblesville, run by the Indiana Transportation Museum. What a great way to spend an autumn weekend!


SHERIDAN SHERIDAN

WHILE THE SOUTHERN part

of Hamilton County is solid suburbia, the northern part is still small town, and nowhere is the spirit of small town America captured better than in Sheridan. At 2600 or so, Sheridan’s population is half of Carmel’s and Fishers’ rate of growth in a typical year. It may be small in size but Sheridan is large in stature. It has a very proud heritage, furthered by an active Historical Society, which recently restored the original home of its founding father George Boxley. Boxley’s Cabin, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sits on Pioneer Hill in Veteran’s Park on the north side of town and is open to the public. George was a fiery abolitionist from Virginia who arrived here ahead of the bounty hunters and spent his life denouncing the evils of slavery when that was a controversial stance. Sheridan’s small but mighty reputation extends to the football field as well, the high school having won a state record nine state championships under Hall of Fame coach Bud Wright. Sheridan grew as a result of its position along the Monon Railroad, which ran from Indianapolis to Chicago. Like other small towns in Hamilton County and throughout Indiana, it thrived during the gas boom in the early 20th century. Many of

its historic downtown buildings remain along Main St. and now house newer businesses, though it retains a distinctly small town atmosphere. You will still find a local hardware store downtown, a grocery store, a bank and several taverns with friendly people awaiting your visit. Suburbia has arrived, and Sheridan has a few housing developments and shopping centers. But the core town, a little over a mile square, is a lovely reminder of small town living at its best. And, the Monon is on its way back. The Monon Trail, a recreational biking and hiking trail on the railbed of the old railroad, originates in downtown Indianapolis and is being developed through Carmel and Westfield. Sheridan is already working on its section, which will eventually connect to the trail’s that are already in use.

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HAMILTON COUNTY INDIANA

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SCHULLEY RD SEMINOLE RD SETTERS RD SHADY NOOK RD SHELBOURNE RD SHERIDAN AVE

Pg 27: C1, Pg 29: A1 Pg 28: D6 Pg 28: E5 Pg 28: C5 Pg 28: E1, H1 Pg 26: D2, Pg 28: C6, Pg 29: C1 SIX POINTS RD Pg 26: B3, D3, Pg 28: A3, B3, F3 SMOKEY ROW RD Pg 28: F3 SPRING MILL RD Pg 26: D3, Pg 28: A3 SPRINGMILL RD Pg 28: C3, D3, E3, G3 STARTSMAN RD Pg 27: B3 STRAWTOWN AVE Pg 27: D6, Pg 29: A6 SUMMER RD Pg 29: C4 TOLLGATE RD Pg 27: D1 TOMLINSON RD Pg 28: B4, C4 TOWNE RD Pg 28: D2, E2, F2, H2 UNION CHAPEL RD Pg 29: D3, E3 VICTORY CHAPEL RD Pg 29: A4, B4, C4 WALNUT GROVE RD Pg 27: B4 WEST RD Pg 26: D1, Pg 28: F1 WESTFIELD BLVD Pg 28: H4 WESTFIELD BLVD (UNION ST) Pg 28: D4 WHEELER RD Pg 28: D4 WHETSON RD Pg 27: A1 WHISTLER RD Pg 27: A2 WINDERMERE BLVD Pg 29: H3, Pg 29: H3

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A GREAT PLACE A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE

affordable suburb. We even offer a choice of two lakes (Geist in Fishers and Morse in Noblesville).

LIVING IN HAMILTON COUNTY…

Consider this: last year, in the entire nine-county Indianapolis metro area, more than 40% of the building permits were issued in Hamilton County. Clearly, people are choosing this area to build new homes. Even in a down economy, Hamilton County continues to attract people seeking a great place to live. Among the reasons: our terrific schools, wellmaintained roads and trails, and the variety of housing options. No matter your lifestage or age, you can find a place to live here at a price you can afford. Of the 650 active subdivisions in the nine county metro, 189 are here in Hamilton County. The subdivision remains the housing lifestyle of choice for most families, and you will find a wider choice here than anywhere else around. In fact, BusinessWeek last year called Fishers America’s best

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But the choices go beyond single family homes. Apartment living is becoming more popular and Hamilton County has seen more than 2700 new units go up in the past three years, with nearly 1500 more to come. Condos in downtown Carmel seem more urban than suburban, as mixed use developments are built along the Monon Trail. The Village of West Clay is one of the nation’s most ambitious examples of New Urbanism, with a variety of housing options in a walkable environment. Last year, US News and World Report ranked Noblesville one of the best places in the nation to retire, and developers are preparing retirement communities throughout the county as the baby boomers reach their golden years. If your tastes lean a little more toward an older home, every city and town in the county offers choices in all conditions, from fixer uppers to classic elegance, city living to small town charm. Hamilton County is a great place to visit, but it’s an even greater place to live.


Relocation is never easy

Whether you’re jumping across town or moving across the nation, Stonegate Mortgage makes the home-loan process easy. 1) Apply online 2) Obtain a pre-approval 3) Find your new home* 4) Close your loan within 15 business days Go to: www.stonegatemtg.com

Why Stonegate Mortgage? • Exclusive “Never Close Ugly or Late” guarantee • *Realtor referral network: Connecting you with local Realtor professionals • Stonegate is one of the top 25 independentlyowned mortgage servicers in the United States We make it easy to relocate from one fishbowl to another.

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ATTRACTIONS ATTRACTIONS

YOUNG OR OLD ,

active or not, you owe it to yourself and your family to get out and explore all that Hamilton County has to offer. If the weather is nice and you like swinging the club, swing over to our golf directory on page 39. We love the outdoors here and there are many outdoor recreation opportunities,

including biking trails, excellent parks, outdoor band and symphony concerts and a great water park. Our newest shopping centers are outdoor lifestyle centers and our largest local entertainment venue, the Verizon Wireless Music Center, is an outdoor facility. The Indiana Transportation Museum gives kids a chance to explore our railroad heritage and Conner Prairie is one of the best living history museums in the nation. If you prefer to play indoors, check out all the choices in our list of attractions: from theater to winemaking to bowling to exercise. If you’re lucky you are here during one of our summer festivals or while a play is in production at a local theater. Check out the Visitors’ Bureau website (8greattowns.com) for specific dates & locations.

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CARMEL REPERTORY THEATRE

DUNHAM HOUSE

THE BELFRY THEATRE

CARMEL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

FALLEN HOOSIERS MEMORIAL

BEN & ARI’S

CHATEAU THOMAS WINERY

FOREST PARK & AQUATIC CENTER

160 West Carmel Drive, Suite 207 Carmel (317) 669-7983 P.O. Box 956 Noblesville (317) 773-1085 13875 Trade Center Drive Fishers (317) 770-5294

BOXLEY CABIN

Veterans Park Sheridan (317) 758-5054

BOYD’S FUDGE

www.indianafudge.com (765) 860-8997

CARMEL CITY CENTER 770 3rd Avenue S.W. Carmel (317) 705-7982

CARMEL COMMUNITY PLAYERS 14299 Clay Terrace Blvd, Suite 140 Carmel (317) 815-9387

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484 East Carmel Drive, #162 Carmel (317) 767-3973

11 First Avenue NE/PO Box 761 Carmel (317) 844-9717 8235 East 116th Street Fishers (317) 849-9463

CONNER PRAIRIE INTERACTIVE HISTORY PARK 13400 Allisonville Road Fishers (317) 776-6006

COOL CREEK NATURE CENTER 2000 E. 151st St. Carmel (317) 774-2500

COOPERS STARDUST BOWL 845 Westfield Road Noblesville (317) 773-3381

COXHALL GARDENS 2000 West 116th Street Carmel (317) 896-5874

709 S.W. Street Kempton (317) 491-3757 401 North Union Street Westfield (317) 997-2939

1077 Cicero Road Noblesville (317) 773-4649

HAMILTON 16 IMAX

13825 Norell Road Noblesville (317) 773-3324

HAMILTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE & SHERIFF’S RESIDENCE Courthouse Square Noblesville (317) 770-0775

HEDGEHOG MUSIC SHOWCASE

101 West Main Street Arcadia (317) 984-3560


HOOSIER PARK RACING & CASINO

7th Annual

4500 Dan Patch Circle Anderson (765) 609-4616

Fishers Renaissance Faire Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2011

INDIANA GLASS TRAIL 37 East Main Street Carmel INDIANA TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM

NEW LOCATION: Saxony, at 136th & Olio Rd 10:00am to 6:00pm daily, rain or shine

PO Box 83 Noblesville (317) 773-6000

INDIANAPOLIS CIVIC THEATRE 3200 Cold Spring Road Indianapolis (317) 923-4597

KILN CREATIONS

60 N. 9th St. Noblesville(317) 774-8982

LASER FLASH

617 Third Avenue S.W. Carmel (317) 571-1677

MONON COMMUNITY CENTER WATERPARK

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! •• Food Food •• Shopping Shopping •• Live Live Entertainment Entertainment •• Jousting Jousting •• Kids Kids Karnivale Karnivale •• Music Music •• And And much, much, much much more! more!

1195 Central Park West Carmel (317) 848-7275 CarmelClayParks.com The 3.5-acre, 2,089 capacity Waterpark features a zero-edge depth activity pool, a six-lane noncompetition lap pool, a lazy river, a “kiddie” pool and activity water feature, two water slides, a deep pool with one-meter diving board and drop slide and a concession area.

www.FishersRenFaire.com

Winner

“ - Casino Player Magazine

18 AWARDS

“BEST OF” *

BY SOUTHERN GAMING AND MIDWEST GAMING & TRAVEL READERS INDIANAPOLIS AREA’S

- INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL ANDERSON 465 Indianapolis

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Just Minutes North of Indy, Off I-69 at Exit 26 in Anderson! (800) 526-7223 hoosierpark.com

*Recognition in 9 Southern Gaming and 9 Midwest Gaming & Travel categories. Loosest slot claim based on state reported data. Must be 21 years or older to enter casino. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-9-WITH-IT.

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ATTRACTIONS ATTRACTIONS CONT.

MONON COMMUNITY CENTER 1235 Central Park Drive East Carmel (317) 848-7275 CarmelClayParks.com

The monon community center features 146,225 square feet of exceptional recreation space, fully outfitted with a fitness center, group fitness studios, dance studios, track, three-court gymnasium, program rooms, birthday party rooms, indoor aquatics, waterpark, banquet rooms with a catering kitchen, computer lab, art studio, conference rooms, and kidzone (childcare).

MORSE PARK & BEACH 19777 Morse Park Lane Noblesville (317) 896-5874

MUSEUM OF MINIATURE HOUSES & OTHER COLLECTIONS

STRAWTOWN KOTEEWI PARK

12308 West Strawtown Avenue Noblesville (317) 984-5556

THE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

13825 Britton Park Road Fishers (317) 773-9988

POTTER’S COVERED BRIDGE 19401 Allisonville Road Noblesville (317) 770-4400

12880 East 146th Street Noblesville (317) 776-8181

273 South 8th Street Noblesville (317) 770-9399

RIVERBEND CAMPGROUND 21695 SR 37 North Noblesville (317) 773-3333

SLEEPYBEAR CAMPGROUND 13231 East 146th Street Noblesville (317) 691-2339

• Indianapolis Monthly Best Restaurants 2002-2010

355 West City Center Drive Carmel (317) 660-3373

VERIZON WIRELESS MUSIC CENTER

R. L. WILSON HOUSE

• Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2001-2010

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11366 SR 38 East Noblesville (317) 773-3344

PINHEADS

• C orporate events & wedding rehearsal dinners

• Top 2% of steaks available

STONYCREEK FARM NURSERY & LANDSCAPING

1017 West Main Street Carmel (317) 815-6635

• Independently owned since 1999

• Fresh seafood flown in daily

7177 East 161st Street Noblesville (317) 776-1560

NET HEADS

photo by Ali Weber

111 East Main Street Carmel (317) 575-9466

SPENCER’S YOU-PICK FARM

WESTFIELD PLAYHOUSE 1836 State Road 32 West Westfield (317) 896-2707

WHITE RIVER CAMPGROUND

11299 East 234th Street Cicero (317) 984-2705

7690 E. 96th St., Fishers [I-69/Exit 3] 317.598.8863 PetersonsRestaurant.com


DINING DINING

YOU WILL FIND many familiar names

among the restaurants available in Hamilton County. But if you are interested in exploring unique cuisine, please read on because pleasant surprises await. There are a dozen local restaurants around the square in Downtown Noblesville. You’ll find a sampling on page 17. Up the road in Cicero, Toucan Annie’s offers Mexican food, and a little farther up the road Alice’s Restaurant has opened in downtown Arcadia. Mexican is also on the menu at Queso Blanco in Westfield, and Jan’s Pizza is a local favorite right down the street.

Library. Shapiro’s is an authentic deli near the City Center. Fine dining is an art at Peterson’s, Fishers’ famous steak and seafood house and get a taste of the Caribbean at Cheeseburger in Paradise.

Among the offerings in Carmel’s Arts and Design Check out this list for more dining opportunities. District are authentic Cajun cuisine at Mudbugs, With this kind of selection there’s no reason to go Italian at Donatello’s and an eclectic mix at hungry or go anywhere else. Woody’s, housed in Carmel’s original Carnegie . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................................................................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ABUELO’S

14480 Lowe’s Way Carmel (317) 815-8175

ALEXANDER’S ON THE SQUARE 864 Logan Street Noblesville (317) 773-9177

ALICE’S RESTAURANT 100 W. Main St. Arcadia (317) 984-5000

BARLEY ISLAND BREWING COMPANY

639 Conner Street Noblesville (317) 770-5280

BIG HOFFA’S SMOKEHOUSE BBQ 800 East Main Street Westfield (317) 867-0077

BUB’S BURGERS & ICE CREAM

210 West Main Street Carmel (317) 706-2827

COURTNEY’S KITCHEN 654 Logan St. Noblesville (317) 773-2234

BUB’S CAFE

DONATELLO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

C.R. HERO’S

DOOLEY O’TOOLE’S

CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL

GINGER’S CAFE

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE

GLASS CHIMNEY RESTAURANT & PUB

220 2nd Street S.W. Carmel (317) 844-2822 10570 E. 96th St. Fishers (317) 576-1070 1235 Keystone Way Carmel (317) 575-2200

I-69 and 96th St. Fishers (317) 585-0247

9 West Main Street Carmel (317) 564-4790 160 East Carmel Drive Carmel (317) 843-9900

1804 Conner Street Noblesville (317) 773-0303

12901 Old Meridian Street Carmel (317) 844-0921

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DINING DINING CONT.

HANDEL’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM & YOGURT 8760 East 116th Street Fishers (317) 585-8065

JAN’S VILLAGE PIZZA 108 South Union Street Westfield (317) 896-5050

JOE’S GRILL

11640 Brooks School Road Fishers (317) 436-7790

KELTIES

110 South Union Street Westfield (317) 867-3525

KONA GRILL

14395 Clay Terrace Boulevard Carmel (317) 566-1400

ROMANO’S MACARONI GRILL

2375 East 116th Street Carmel (317) 582-1637

ROSIE’S PLACE 68 N. 9th St. Noblesville (317) 770-3322

MCL RESTAURANT AND BAKERY 1390 Keystone Way Carmel (317) 844-9217

MELLOW MUSHROOM 2340 East 116th Street Carmel (317) 846-2400

MICKEY’S IRISH PUB

13644 North Meridian Street Carmel (317) 573-9746

MUDBUGS CAJUN CAFÉ 20 West Main St. Carmel (317) 843-8380

MUDSOCKS GRILL

14741 Hazel Dell Crossing, Suite 1000 Noblesville (317) 580-0630

LOGAN ST. BAKERY

NICKEL PLATE BAR & GRILL

LUTZ’S STEAKHOUSE

NOBLE COFFEE & TEA COMPANY LTD.

937 Logan St. Noblesville (317) 773-6122 3100 Westfield Road Noblesville (317) 896-5002

MAGGIANO’S ‘LITTLE ITALY’ 3550 East 86th Street Indianapolis (317) 814-0700

MATTEO’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 40 North 9th Street Noblesville (317) 774-9771

SAHM’S

11505 Allisonville Road Fishers (317) 842-1577

SEASONS 52

8650 Keystone Crossing Indianapolis (317) 846-5252

SHAPIRO’S

918 S. Range Line Rd Carmel (317) 573-3354

STUARTS STEAKHOUSE 3901 West State Road 47 Sheridan (317) 758-0406

THE HAMILTON RESTAURANT 933 Conner Street Noblesville (317) 770-4545

THE RUBY PEAR

1095 Conner Street Noblesville (317) 770-8322

8654 East 116th Street Fishers (317) 841-2888

933 Logan Street Noblesville (317) 773-0339

PETERSON’S RESTAURANT 7690 East 96th Street Fishers (317) 598-8863

QUESO BLANCO

102 South Union Street Westfield (317) 867-5200

Corner of I-69 & 96th St.

FISHERS

TOUCAN ANNIE’S MEXICAN GRILL 10 West Jackson Street Cicero (317) 606-8141

Great Frozen Margaritas! • Sizzlin’ Fajitas • Tamales • Burritos • Pollo Fundido • Tacos Gotta Eat! Gotta Drink! Gotta Live!!!

UPTOWN CAFE

809 Conner Street Noblesville (317) 674-8668

W.G. GRINDERS

12297 North Meridan Street Carmel (317) 815-5600

317.585.0247

WOODY’S LIBRARY RESTAURANT 40 East Main Street Carmel (317) 573-4444

cheeseburgerinparadise.com

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Fishers Chamber 2010 Pillar Award Winner

ZACKY’S HOT DOGS 1315 S. Range Line Rd Carmel (317) 848-5088


GETTING GETTING AROUND

AS DIFFERENT

as we are from Marion County (Indianapolis) to the south, we are connected by our street numbers. You may have noticed that the southernmost border of Hamilton County is 96th St. That system originates in downtown Indy and continues up to the northern border of Hamilton County, which is 296th St., so every address is north (as a result we don’t bother with north-south designations). Every block is about one tenth of a mile, so ten blocks constitutes one mile. Although it’s not very creative, it is a very useful system, and can help you find addresses easily. Northsouth addresses are always 5 digits, the first three telling you which block the address is in. For example, 15325 is between 151st and 156th. Even numbers are on the west side of the street and odd are on the east. As it turns out, major eastwest thoroughfares happen to fall on the sixes (96th, 116th and 146th), a pattern that also extends from Marion County. Although not quite as numerical, there is a system for east-west addresses too. Once again, the central starting point emerges from downtown Indy. Meridian Street is the dividing line and addresses extend east and west. Meridian actually ends at the Carmel-Westfield line, where it becomes US Rt. 31 and that’s the center line up to Tipton County. If an address is “east”, it’s east of US 31. Once you get into a subdivision it becomes a little more creative and a lot more difficult. Most residential streets in developments curve around the compass points and don’t lend themselves well to a grid numbering system. The best

bet is to find the street and try to find a pattern. Most subdivision streets are relatively short so if you get lost you can turn around to find your way out. A compass is a great accessory because subdivision streets are notorious for curving in such a way that you immediately lose your sense of direction and before you know it you’re heading the opposite way of what your instincts are telling you. Even gps’s get confused from time to time. The best strategy is to get directions beforehand and follow them instead of trying to make sense of the numbering system.

List with Lisa! • Over 13 years of experience working with Buyers & Sellers

Lisa Stokes

Cell 317-513-4086 lstokes@c21scheetz.com www.c21scheetz.com Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated

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HAMILTON GOLF

The Indiana Golf Association selects Hamilton County courses to host a variety of its tournaments-nine are scheduled in 2011. It is not for convenience; there are just so many great and gracious golf courses they say.

PLAY GOLF, WATCH GOLF, BE PART OF GOLF!

Hamilton county golfers love their sport. We play golf. We watch golf. Often we are part of golf as volunteers to several national golf events that make our county their tournament homes for a week each summer. Like you, they enjoy their golf experience in Hamilton County. Play golf this summer and come back in early September 2012 as a volunteer for the BMW championship at Crooked Stick GC. For more information, visit the volunteer web site: 2012BMWVolunteers.com. Hamilton County visitors easily can stay and play here as evidenced by well over a dozen public courses available with accessible tee times. You can’t drive through our county without spotting a public access golf course nearby. In addition there are six private courses, anchored by Crooked Stick GC, host of many national events such as the next year’s BMW championship, part the FedEx Cup playoffs.  

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You’ll find our courses highly rated in such publications as Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Great Lakes Golf, and Golfweek. Because of this, it is no surprise that our area has become a destination point for golfers everywhere.   The Hamilton County Visitors Bureau has a name for it. It is called Stay and Play…and so many folks do. Special rates for lodging and golf are provided to visitors and your tee times are automatically set up by area hotels. Add the distinctive collegial accent of our pro shops and you know you have made the right tee time. Courses like Noblesville’s Purgatory GC, ranked among America’s top courses for women; Cicero’s Bear Slide GC; and Carmel’s Plum Creek GC and Prairie View GC are often packaged in a foursome for a great golfing weekend. Our public and two municipal courses offer challenging, well conditioned golf at competitive


HARBOUR TREES GOLF CLUB

STONY CREEK GOLF CLUB

HAWTHORNS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

SUNRISE GOLF CLUB

333 Regents Park Lane Noblesville (317) 877-3612

12255 Club Point Fishers (317) 845-9100

IRONWOOD GOLF CLUB 10955 Fall Road Fishers (317) 842-0551

rates. The City of Carmel has the renovated Brookshire GC and Noblesville’s city course is Fox Prairie GC, site of the Indiana’s Tournament of Club Champions for the past 36 years. Check the golf directory at IndianasPremierGolf.com. You are more than welcome to join us on the first tee for golf in Hamilton County this year and next. It will be your best drive of the season.

11800 East 166th Street Noblesville (317) 773-1820 9876 Westfield Boulevard Indianapolis (317) 574-0427

THE BRIDGEWATER CLUB 3535 East 161st Street Carmel (317) 399-2444

PLUM CREEK GOLF CLUB

THE FORT GOLF RESORT

PRAIRIE VIEW GOLF CLUB

THE SAGAMORE CLUB

PURGATORY GOLF CLUB

WOOD WIND GOLF CLUB

RIVER GLEN COUNTRY CLUB

WOODLAND COUNTRY CLUB

12401 Lynnwood Boulevard Carmel (317) 573-9900

7000 Longest Drive Carmel (317) 816-3100 12160 East 216th Street Noblesville (317) 776-4653

12010 Clubhouse Drive Fishers (317) 849-8274

6002 North Post Road Indianapolis (317) 543-9597

10900 Golden Bear Way Noblesville (317) 776-2000 2302 West 161st Street Westfield (317) 896-2474

100 Woodland Lane Carmel (317) 846-2588

By Alan Hinds, Chairman, Hamilton County Men’s Amateur

. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BEAR SLIDE GOLF COURSE 6770 East 231st Street Cicero (317) 984-3837

BRICKYARD CROSSING GOLF COURSE 4400 West 16th Street Indianapolis (317) 492-6572

BROOKSHIRE GOLF CLUB 12120 Brookshire Parkway Carmel (317) 846-7431

FOREST PARK GOLF COURSE 701 Cicero Road Noblesville (317) 773-2881

FOX PRAIRIE GOLF COURSE 8465 East 196th Street Noblesville (317) 776-6357

GRAY EAGLE GOLF CLUB 12500 Brooks School Road Fishers (317) 845-2900

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LODGING LODGING

JAMESON INN CARMEL 10201 North Meridian Street Indianapolis (317) 816-1616

OLD TOWNE CARMEL BED & BREAKFAST 521 First Avenue N.W. Carmel (317) 566-9696

QUALITY INN & SUITES 16025 Prosperity Drive Noblesville (317) 770-6772

RENAISSANCE HOTEL

11925 North Meridian Street Carmel (317) 816-0777

AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN CARMEL/WESTFIELD

HAMPTON INN & SUITES FISHERS

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT - CARMEL

AMERICINN HOTEL & SUITES

HAMPTON INN CARMEL

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT - FISHERS

17650 US 31 North Westfield (317) 867-5678

9780 North by N.E. Boulevard Indianapolis (317) 578-9000

11575 Commercial Drive Fishers (317) 913-0300 12197 North Meridian Street Carmel (317) 843-1100

CAMBRIA SUITES

11855 North Meridian Street Carmel (317) 846-1800

COMFORT SUITES CARMEL

COMFORT SUITESINDIANAPOLIS

9760 Crosspoint Boulevard Indianapolis (317) 578-1200

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT 10290 North Meridian Street Indianapolis (317) 571-1110

HILTON GARDEN INN INDIANAPOLIS CARMEL

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT - FISHERS

• Restaurant/Bar • Evening Room Service • Catering • Compimentary HSIA • PreCor Fitness Equipment • Guestrooms: GSS Beds, HDTVs’ Refrigerators, microwaves

STAYBRIDGE SUITES INDIANAPOLIS - FISHERS

13090 Pennsylvania Street Carmel (317) 581-9400

CROP-A-DOODLE-DO PO Box 590 Cicero (317) 984-2979

DOUBLETREE GUEST SUITES 11355 North Meridian Street Carmel (317) 844-7994

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES 17960 Foundation Drive Noblesville (317) 776-9900

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON INDIANAPOLIS CARMEL 251 Pennsylvania Parkway Indianapolis (317) 574-4600

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9765 Crosspoint Boulevard Indianapolis (317) 842-1111

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT - CARMEL

13500 Tegler Drive Noblesville (317) 773-4970 15131 Thatcher Lane Carmel (317) 575-0000

11895 North Meridian Street Carmel (317) 846-2000

HILTON GARDEN INN INDIANAPOLIS NE/FISHERS 9785 North by N.E. Boulevard Fishers (317) 577-5900

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NORTHEAST

9790 North by N.E. Boulevard Fishers (317) 578-2000

HOTEL INDIGO

9791 North by N.E. Boulevard Fishers (317) 558-4100

9698 Hague Road Indianapolis (317) 841-0416

9780 Crosspoint Boulevard Indianapolis (317) 577-9500

STAYBRIDGE SUITES INDIANAPOLIS - CARMEL

10675 North Pennsylvania Street Indianapolis (317) 582-1500

SUPER 8

17070 Dragonfly Lane Noblesville (317) 776-7088

SYCAMORE KNOLL

10777 Riverwood Avenue Noblesville (317) 776-0570


TRAILS TRAILS

SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY THE SCENERY. Hamilton County is the healthiest county in Indiana and we’re trying to make it easier for people to get out and exercise. If you’re here during the Spring, Summer or Fall months, be sure to bring your bike or hiking shoes. We have some fine trails here in Hamilton County and plans for even more. Many subdivisions have their own trails; the challenge is connecting them all, which will happen eventually. Meantime, improved thoroughfares (like 146th St. and Hazel Dell Parkway) have trails built alongside. Fishers offers more than 60 miles of multi-use trails adjacent to streets. The county’s major trails are indicated on the maps on pages 26-29. The crown jewel of our trail system is the Monon Trail, which extends th from 10 Street in downtown Indianapolis to 161st St. in Westfield. The Monon is built along an old rail line that extends north and south through Hamilton County. It’s an important part of Carmel’s plans for downtown and winds through the heart of the city. Carmel has built beautiful bridges and tunnels to make the trail safer at intersections. A bridge over 146th St. is planned for the near future. Sheridan is developing its section and working south as Westfield works north. Eventually they will meet.

Westfield is planning its new downtown around the future junction of the Monon and the Midland Trace trails, which will intersect at the Grand Junction. Only a few thousand feet of the Midland Trace are developed so far, but a bridge is in and it’s looking great as it heads east toward Noblesville. On any week-end day you will find thousands of healthy Hoosiers enjoying the foliage canopy, the fresh air and the sense of community along a trail. There are many parking areas along the Monon, but you can get on at virtually any crossing point and go as far north or south as you would like. There are no street lights on the Monon and the trails close at dusk, so be sure to plan your venture so that you return before dark.

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SERVICES SERVICES

THIS GROWING COMMUNITY

is attracting the best services in virtually every area. From caterers to photographers to airports to limos, we’ve got it here and what’s not available in Hamilton County is almost certainly available nearby in Indianapolis. Church services are offered for dozens of denominations throughout the county. Refer to the yellow pages or online for a comprehensive list. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................................................................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 STAR STUDIO

CARMEL CYCLERY

DISC TURNER’S MOBILE D.J.

A FORK IN THE ROAD, INC

CENTURY 21-SCHEETZ LISA STOKES

DOCK DOCTOR

25 West Main Street Carmel (317) 848-2828 PO Box 1025 Cicero (317) 385-6303

AARDVARK’S PARTY RENTALS 15320 Endeavor #500 Noblesville (317) 773-4478

ANTIQUE LIMOUSINE

4100 Moller Road Indianapolis (317) 417-7783

ARCADIA ARTS ACADEMY 101 East Main Street Arcadia (317) 984-5045

ATLANTA BANQUET HALL 165 E. Main St. Atlanta www.atlantabanquethall.com

BASTIN, DORRELL & SNYDER LLC 12 North 9th Street Noblesville (317) 773-1897

BECK’S SUPERIOR HYBRIDS, INC. 6767 East 276th Street Atlanta (317) 984-3508

4929 E. 96th St. Indianapolis (317) 513-4086

CHATEAU BIJOU SALON & SPA 802 Mulberry Street, D1 Noblesville (317) 770-0007

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM 21 West Main St. Carmel (317) 848-6076

CHURCH, CHURCH, HITTLE & ANTRIM 10765 Lantern Road Fishers (317) 773-2190

CLOUD PRODUCTIONS, LTD PO Box 586 Findlay, OH (419) 436-1457

COMMUNITY BANK

830 Logan St./PO Box 1990 Noblesville (317) 773-0800

PO Box 243 Westfield (317) 997-4514 Cicero (317) 984-2107

DREAM WEAVER SALON & DAY SPA 11061 Allisonville Road Fishers (317) 595-6000

EAST STREET STUDIOS 1919 East 191st Street Westfield (317) 867-8145

EDWARD JONES- KELLY HINDMAN 39 W. Main St. Carmel (317) 843-2455

ERIN HESSION PHOTOGRAPHY 13295 Illinois Street #208 Carmel (317) 382-5264

FISHERS YMCA

9012 East 126th Street Fishers (317) 595-9622

FORUM CONFERENCE & RECEPTION CENTER 11313 USA Parkway Fishers (317) 558-6376

BIZILA & ASSOCIATES PHOTOGRAPHY

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL NORTH

GEIST LAKE MARINA

BROWNING DAY MULLINS DIERDORF

CONNER FARMS APARTMENTS

GOLDBERG PHOTOGRAPHY/ PICTURES IN TIME LLC

14386 Salem Drive East Carmel (317) 705-0777

625 North Illinois Street Indianapolis (317) 635-5030

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260 West Carmel Drive Carmel (317) 575-8588

MedCheckWebAhead.com (800) 777-7775 11400 Gables Drive Fishers (317) 577-4536

11691 Fall Creek Road Indianapolis (317) 845-0270

8605 East 116th Street Fishers (317) 842-0685


GRACIE COMMUNICATIONS INC. 11717 Belle Plaine Boulevard Fishers (317) 979-4424

HEAVENLY SWEETS

610 West Hannibal Street Noblesville (317) 770-9399

HERON’S HIDEAWAY 23015 Six Points Road Sheridan (317) 758-5104

INDIANAPOLIS EXECUTIVE AIRPORT 11329 East State Road 32 Zionsville (317) 769-4487

LAUCK & MCLEAN, DRS. OF OPTOMETRY 30 1st St. SW Carmel (317) 848-9081

L’EVENTO EVENT RESOURCE BOUTIQUE 21 South Range Line Road Carmel (317) 564-4856

LEW WHITE TOURS

212 East 11th Street Indianapolis (317) 217-1007

MBP DISTINCTIVE CATERING 2502 East 52nd Street Indianapolis (317) 636-4444

MILL TOP BANQUET & CONFERENCE CENTER 802 Mulberry Street Noblesville (317) 219-3450

MONTGOMERY AVIATION 11329 East State Road 32 Zionsville (317) 769-4487

MOSSBERG & COMPANY 301 East Sample Street South Bend (800) 428-3340

OLD TOWN ON THE MONON LOFT APARTMENTS 111 W. Main St. Carmel (317) 574-7368

PALOMINO BANQUET & CATERING

481 South County Road 1200 East Zionsville (317) 769-4180

RE/MAX TEAM GALT

dave@teamgalt.com (317) 915-TEAM (8326)

RITZ CHARLES

12156 North Meridian Street Carmel (317) 846-9158

PEDCOR COMPANIES

RIVEREDGE PROFESSIONAL CENTER

PETERSON ARCHITECTURE

SCHWARTZ’S BAIT & TACKLE

770 3rd Avenue S.W. Carmel (317) 587-0320

802 Mulberry St., #G Noblesville (317) 770-9714

www.riveredgeprofessionalcenter.com (317) 289-7662 118 Cicero Rd. Noblesville (317) 776-0129

Indy Exec

TYQ

Premier Executive Service at Indianapolis Executive Airport Exclusive All Weather Canopy Complete De-Icing Solutions Air Charter Full Maintenance Gourmet Meal Catering Superior Concierge Services Auto and Limousine Leasing

We’ve Got You Covered

NOBLESVILLE ATHLETIC CLUB 411 South Harbor Drive Noblesville (317) 776-0222

We offer premier fitness equipment and over 30 classes per week. We pride ourselves in knowing our members and their families because its not just a gym, its a club.

NORTHVIEW CHURCH 12900 Hazel Dell Parkway Carmel (317) 846-2884

Minutes to Downtown and Northside Locations Indianapolis Executive Airport www.indyexecairport.com 317-769-3288

Montgomery Aviation, Inc. www.montgomeryaviation.net 317-769-4487

Indianapolis Executive Airport is owned and operated by Hamilton County.

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SERVICES SERVICES CONT.

SHERIDAN AIRPORT, CROUSER PROPERTIES LLC 27045 Jerkwater Road Sheridan (317) 758-4161

STONEGATE MORTGAGE www.stonegatemtg.com Fishers (888) 570-0450

THE FERN OF WESTFIELD 135 North Union Street Westfield (317) 679-2384

THE GRAY GOOSE PRESS 116 White Oaks Drive Fishers (317) 773-5197

THE HISTORIC AMBASSADOR HOUSE & HERITAGE GARDENS, INC 10595 Eller Road Fishers (317) 598-1950

THE MANSION AT OAK HILL 5801 East 116th Street Carmel (317) 843-9850

THE STRATFORD

2460 Glebe St. Carmel (317) 733-9560

TLC LIMOUSINE SERVICE 8760 East 196th Street Noblesville (317) 776-0679

TLW ENTERTAINMENT, INC. 1980 East 116th Street Carmel (317) 818-1859

UN COMMUNICATIONS 1429 Chase Court Carmel (317) 844-8622

UNSEENPRESS.COM PO Box 687 Westfield (317) 840-6456

WEDDING DJ - BRAD FARBER 19297 Tradewinds Drive Noblesville (317) 376-9851

WESTFIELD PHARMACY 103 S. Union St. Westfield (317) 896-9378

WYANT PHOTOGRAPHY 240 East Main Street Carmel (317) 663-4798

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ZACH DOBSON PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC 5 Thornhurst Drive Carmel (317) 809-4126

ZECK’S NORTH CAROLINA BARBEQUE

519 North 17th Street Noblesville (317) 774-1955


FARMERS FARMERS MARKETS

CARMEL

Saturdays, 8 to 11:30 a.m., May 21-October 29

Center Green between the Palladium & Main Stage Theatre at SW 3rd Avenue and City Center Drive

62 vendors participate in this growers-only market established in 1999. Fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat, eggs and other food fare. In keeping with the traditional format, the only non-food items are cut flowers, annuals and perennials.

NOBLESVILLE

CICERO

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 21 through October

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to Noon, Memorial Day through Labor Day The parking lot east of 175 W. Jackson Street

Up to 20 vendors with a broad mix of wares. Fresh,

By Shari Held

home-grown

produce,fresh

bread and herbs, handcrafted items & more.

FISHERS Saturdays, 8 a.m. to Noon,

May 28 through September 24 11601 Municipal Drive

More than 40 vendors. In addition to the usual fare, there’s a variety of specialty foods—apple butter, oils, fudge, salsa, jams and jellies, pickles and six different bakers for artisan breads including a glutenfree baker and fresh-roasted coffee. Environmentally safe cleaning products, compost products and handmade garden trellises, Adirondack furniture, baby blankets, soaps and candles. Homemade hot breakfast sandwiches, handmade egg rolls, salads and more.

29 Riverview Hospital Overflow parking lot at the corner of St. Rd 32 and St. Rd 19

Locally grown produce, bedding plants, freshcut flowers, locally-produced honey, handmade

soaps,

fresh-baked

goods, locally-raised meat and dog treats.

WESTFIELD Friday evenings, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.,

June 3 through September 2

North Union St. just West of City Hall

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vendors

including

seven

produce vendors. Herbicide- and pesticide-free

produce,

free-range

chicken, quail, beef and rabbit, fresh-cut flowers as well as garden herbs, flowers and vegetables in cubes, felted soaps, perennials and potted herbs. You’ll also find baby blankets, hair accessories and even homemade dog treats. Hand-dipped cheesecake, strawberry shortcake sundaes and portable desserts-on-a-stick. Free entertainment.

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ORGANIZAORGANIZATIONS

IF YOU’RE LOOKING

for the heart of a community, check out its nonprofit organizations. Hamilton County is blessed with an army of people who volunteer their time to make this such a great place to live. Below are some of the organizations that work hard to build our cities and towns. From Chambers of Commerce to historical societies to arts organizations to festival committees, they are out working for the betterment of our communities and we appreciate their efforts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................................................................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ARCADIA MAY FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION

CARMEL INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

FISHERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL, INC.

CARMEL ARTS & DESIGN OFFICE/CARMEL REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

CARMELFEST

FISHERS PARKS & RECREATION

CICERO DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION

FISHERS RENAISSANCE FAIRE

P.O. Box 67 Arcadia

111 W Main Street, Suite 140 Carmel (317) 571-2790

CARMEL ARTS COUNCIL 776 Hawthorne Drive Carmel (317) 844-4989

CARMEL CLAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 37 East Main Street, Suite 300 Carmel (317) 846-1049

CARMEL CLAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 211 First Street S.W. Carmel (317) 846-7117

CARMEL CLAY PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT 1411 East 116th Street Carmel (317) 848-7275

CARMEL CLAY PUBLIC LIBRARY 55 4th Ave. SE Carmel (317) 814-3900

CARMEL FARMERS MARKET One Civic Square Carmel (317) 710-0162

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1207 Donnybrook Drive Carmel (317) 573-9602 PO Box 3953 Carmel (317) 571-2464

PO Box 884 Cicero (317) 984-3475

CITY OF WESTFIELD

130 Penn St./PO Box 534 Westfield (317) 804-3000

CITY OF WESTFIELD PARKS & RECREATION 2706 East 171st Street Westfield (317) 896-5452

DOWNTOWN WESTFIELD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION 301 South Union Street Westfield (317) 867-2880

PO Box 930 Fishers (317) 595-3195

11565 Brooks School Road Fishers (317) 595-3155

One Municipal Drive Fishers

HAMILTON COUNTY 4-H FAIRGROUNDS 2003 East Pleasant Noblesville (317) 776-0854

HAMILTON COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU 37 E. Main St. Carmel (800)-776-8687

HAMILTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PO Box 397 Noblesville (317) 770-0775

FISHERS ARTS COUNCIL

HAMILTON COUNTY MARKETPLACE

FISHERS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

HAMILTON COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION DEPT.

One Municipal Drive Fishers (317) 572-7871

11601 Municipal Drive Fishers (317) 578-0700

519 North 17th Street Noblesville (317) 774-1955

15513 South Union Street Carmel (317) 770-4400


HAMILTON NORTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

LEGACY FUND OF HAMILTON COUNTY

HOMESTEAD GROWERS/ LOCAL FOLKS FOODS

NOBLESVILLE CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION

HOOSIER HERITAGE PORT AUTHORITY

NOBLESVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

INDIANA FOODWAYS ALLIANCE

NOBLESVILLE MAIN STREET

INDIANAPOLIS GREEK FESTIVAL

NOBLESVILLE PARKS & RECREATION DEPT.

JULY 4TH PARADE AND FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

NOBLESVILLE PRESERVATION ALLIANCE

70 North Byron St./PO Box 466 Cicero (317) 984-4079

25325 Lamong Road Sheridan (317) 727-2730

Hamilton County Courthouse Noblesville (317) 867-5742 6335 South Scatterfield Road Anderson (317) 383-1942

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Carmel (317) 733-0303

16 South 10th Street Carmel (317) 776-6367

515 E. Main St., #100 Carmel (317) 843-2479

PO Box 291 Noblesville (317) 773-8488

16 S. 10th St. Noblesville (317) 776-6345 839 Conner Street Noblesville (317) 776-0205

701 Cicero Road Noblesville (317) 776-6350

PO Box 632 Noblesville (317) 773-4549

NOBLESVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PO 741 Anderson (765) 644-2111

NUMA ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL MEALS ON WHEELS OF HAMILTON COUNTY 395 Westfield Rd Noblesville (317) 776-7159

Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County serves home-delivered meals to elderly disabled and homebound residents regardless of age or income, if they cannot prepare food for themselves due to a mental or physical challenge.

Noblesville Chamber of Commerce Our Business is Your Success

Celebrating 75 Years of Service NOBLESVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 601 East Conner Street Noblesville (317) 773-0086

The Noblesville Chamber welcomes visitors to our enchanting city-the heart of Hamilton County! We have it all, from a quaint and historic square with shopping and restaurants to a multi-screen theater and major retail shopping on Noblesville’s east side. Check us out at www.noblesvillechamber.com

301 South Union Street Westfield (317) 867-2880

SHERIDAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PO Box 202 Sheridan (317) 758-1311

SHERIDAN HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL 506 South Main Street Sheridan (317) 758-5293

SHERIDAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY 308 South Main Street Sheridan (317) 758-5054

THE MICHAEL FEINSTEIN FOUNDATION 1 Center Green Carmel (317) 201-8363

WESTFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 130 Penn St./PO Box 534 Westfield (317) 804-3030

WESTFIELD-WASHINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PO Box 103 Westfield (317) 804-5365

GALLERIES ......................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Artists have been finding inspiration in Hamilton County for generations and you can find their work throughout the county. In addition to Carmel’s Arts and Design District, Westfield, Noblesville and Arcadia offer art galleries. The Nickel Plate Arts Trail celebrates art along the famous Nickel Plate Railroad. Check out these galleries for a taste of what we have to offer.

......................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ARCADIA ARTS INITIATIVE P.O. Box 700 Arcadia (317) 606-8017

ART SPLASH GALLERY 111 West Main Street Carmel (317) 965-8788

ARTISAN MASTERPIECE 19 East Main St. #300 Carmel (317) 818-0774

ARTISTS ON THE SQUARE GALLERY

853 Conner Street Noblesville (317) 716-8456

BUNDY DECOY CO.

16506 Strawtown Avenue Noblesville (765) 734-1148

GALLERY ONE 36 FINE ART GALLERY & STUDIO 136 East Main Street Westfield (317) 867-4139

HAMILTON COUNTY ART CENTER/ARTIST ASSOCIATION 195 South Fifth Street Noblesville (317) 776-2278

HOT BLOWN GLASS LTD

3717 South County Road 200 East Clayton (317) 539-4015

INDIANA DESIGN CENTER 770 3rd Avenue S.W. Carmel (317) 218-2687

RENAISSANCE FINE ART AND DESIGN 246 Main Street West Carmel (317) 506-8477

ROSEANNE CROWELL ARTISTRY 738 Dorchester Drive Noblesville (317) 258-2384

STRAWTOWN POTTERY 12738 Strawtown Avenue Noblesville (317) 984-5080

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newest. And, Clay Terrace at US 31 was Indiana’s first. Both offer a diverse mix of retail, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

THE SHOPPING opportunities are fabulous here no matter which city or town you visit. From the largest national retailer to the smallest local boutique, we have them all.

Two Lifestyle Centers are just ten miles from each other on 146th St. Hamilton Town Center at Exit 10 off I-69 in Noblesville is one of the nation’s

Be sure take the time to explore the unique shops available throughout the county. Gift shops are abundant in each city and town. One of a kind and hard to find antiques are available at shops in every community. In the summer, Farmers Markets offer locally grown produce. Details on page 45. Hamilton County encourages the small entrepreneurial retailer, which gives our cities and towns their unique character. There are delightful shopping surprises all over Hamilton County and because we’re growing, you will find more tomorrow than there were yesterday, so take your time and explore.

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CARRIAGE HOUSE ANTIQUES & UNIQUES

GARDEN THYME AT THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE

CLAY TERRACE

HAMILTON TOWN CENTER

CRAZE BOUTIQUE

HERBAL ARTS

ANTIQUE EMPORIUM

ELEANOR ROZELLA’S

J’ANN & CO.

ARTICHOKE DESIGNS

EVERYTHING INDIANA

LILLY LAGARDE FINE GIFTS

GALLERY 116

LINDEN TREE

895 Conner Street Noblesville (317) 770-7577

ALL ABOUT BRIDES 114 South Main Street Tipton (765) 867-0077

AMANDA’S CITY-CHIC CONSIGNMENT 522 South Range Line Rd Carmel (317) 573-0061

1055 South Range Line Road Carmel (317) 844-8351 10 South Range Line Rd Carmel (317) 587-7411

CARMEL OLD TOWN ANTIQUE MALL 38 West Main Street Carmel (317) 566-1908

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1091 Conner Street Noblesville (317) 770-3970

14390 Clay Terrace Boulevard #165 Carmel (317) 818-0725 206 W. Main St. Westfield (317) 804-5137 982 North Logan Street Noblesville (317) 774-1213 9913 Heatherglen Circle Fishers (317) 679-5893 8597 East 116th Street Fishers (317) 577-9730

14520 SR 38 East Noblesville (317) 714-3273

13901 Towne Center Boulevard Noblesville (317) 770-5996

11650 North Lantern Road Suite 205 Fishers (317) 418-8227 930 Logan Street Noblesville (317) 776-4088 309 East Washington Street Tipton (765) 675-6500 856 Logan St. Noblesville (317) 773-3238


LISA’S PIE SHOP

THE DISTRICT EXCHANGE

LOGAN VILLAGE MALL

THE FAUX FLOWER & GIFT SHOP

5995 South US 31 Atlanta (317) 758-6944 977 Logan Street Noblesville (317) 776-9999

M. GROSSER JEWELRY DESIGN STUDIO

1 South Rangeline Road, Suite 310 Carmel (317) 663-7000

MAIN STREET SHOPPES 800 East Main Street Westfield (317) 867-3327

MARTHA & ME

116 East Main Street Westfield (317) 697-3000

THE WILD

884 Logan Street Noblesville (317) 773-0920

TICKLE YOUR FANCY 656 N. Range Line Rd Carmel (317) 574-8999

UNCLE HENRY’S CANDIES 2060 West Morse Drive Cicero (888) 757-8099

50 North 9th Street Noblesville (317) 773-3803

111 W. Main St. Carmel (317) 848-2624

MIDLAND ARTS & ANTIQUES MARKET 488 Gradle Drive Carmel (317) 569-9105

NOBLESVILLE ANTIQUE MALL 20 N. 9th St. Noblesville (317) 773-5095

101 S. Union St. Westfield (888) 867-2525

84 South 9th Street Noblesville (317) 770-0088

MARTHA JANES

MARY AND MARTHA’S EXCEEDINGLY CHIC BOUTIQUE

UNION ST. FLOWERS AND GIFTS

210 East Main St. Carmel (317) 573-0012

vineandtable.com

VINE & TABLE 313 East Carmel Drive Carmel (317) 817-9473 instant gratification in the form of soup, sandwich, salad or sushi

The destination for great everyday and special occasion gourmet food, beverages and gifts.

Indiana’s Premier Wine Retailer

Artisanal Cheese & Chocolates

Free Tastings Every Saturday

Specialty Food & Gift Baskets

Single Malt Scotch & Spirit Specialists

Gourmet Deli & Café

Beer Cave with Chilled Microbrews

Party Platters

NOBLESVILLE CLOCK CO. 996 Conner St. Noblesville (317) 776-9270

OLD PICKET FENCE

894 Logan Street Noblesville (317) 774-1800

PILLOW TALK

23 East Main Street, Suite 100 Carmel (317) 574-8990

SEVEN SISTERS FLORIST 289 South Peru Cicero (317) 984-1761

SIMPLY SWEET SHOPPE 30 North Rangeline Road Carmel (317) 818-9866

SMITH’S JEWELERS

98 N. 9thSt. Noblesville (317) 773-3383

STITCHES & SCONES 120 North Union Street Westfield (317) 896-4411

TABBY TREE WEAVER

PO Box 106/107 East Main Street Arcadia (317) 984-5475

CLAY TERRACE MALL American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Chico’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, DSW, Express, Francesca’s Collections, Gymboree, Jos. A Bank, Kincaids, Kona Grill, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Old Navy, Pier 1, Soma Intimates, Starbucks, Stride Rite, Vera Bradley, Victoria’s Secret, White House Black Market, Whole Foods, Yankee Candle and Z Gallerie

Follow us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter Located at US 31 North &146th Street, Carmel Shopping Line ® 317.566.0010

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are fun to drive, and faster and safer than traffic signals because they eliminate one of the most dangerous driving maneuvers, the left hand turn across oncoming traffic.

A GREAT WAY TO KEEP TRAFFIC MOVING If you haven’t encountered a Hamilton County roundabout yet, you will soon as our communities continue to build them at record rates. In fact, we’ve been building so many that the National Roundabout Conference (yes, there is such a thing) is being held in Carmel this year. The attendees can conduct field research nearby as Carmel now has more than sixty roundabouts with at least a dozen more planned. It is the roundabout capitol of the US and other Hamilton County communities are quickly following suit. The trend was noted by both Newsweek and Financial Times magazines in the past year. Of course, the US has only about 2000 roundabouts nationwide, compared to France with 10 times as many. About 250 are being built each year nationwide, but the current trend started here. You can see and drive the latest design along Keystone Parkway, where six Carmel intersections feature double teardrop shaped roundabouts. Not only are they pleasing to look at, they

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Once you get used to driving in them you wonder why roundabouts took so long to catch on. They’re cheaper to build than traditional intersections and, best of all, they keep traffic moving, which saves gas and time. Of course, they do take a little getting used to. The most important thing to keep in mind is that traffic in the roundabout always has the right of way. So as you approach, look left (the only direction traffic is coming from) and yield to those who are already in. If no one is coming, you just cruise right in. Once you are in, you have the right of way, so keep moving. The system breaks down if cars stop in the roundabout. Roundabouts are especially useful for visitors who may be unfamiliar with the area. If they accidentally pass their destination, an upcoming roundabout gives them the opportunity to execute the perfect U-turn: no stopping, no shift into reverse, no sweat; just a smooth left hand curve and they are back on the road going the opposite direction.


Like a taste of Europe, only closer. You don’t need to travel abroad to enjoy alfresco dining in a quaint, European-style setting. Noblesville, Indiana’s historic Courthouse Square offers all the trappings of your favorite Old World destination, at a fraction of the distance. It’s also just one of the many attractions that makes Hamilton County a fun and affordable getaway.

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2011 Welcome to HamiltonCounty Visitors Guide  

A guide to Hamilton County, Indiana's 8 Great Towns, including county maps and a classified listing of services and destinations