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About Fishers, IN

Fishers, Indiana is a growing town in Hamilton County, Indiana that has the distinction of being one of the best places to live, according to Money Magazine. Located about 20 miles northeast of Downtown Indianapolis, Fishers is a conveniently located suburban town with plenty for visitors and residents to see and do. With a rich American history, this now modern town boasts community and economic growth of grand proportion.


Fishers is home to the Conner Prairie Living Museum, numerous restaurants, stores and shops, and a slew of other Fishers events and Fishers attractions…Fishers is, according to residents and neighbors alike, a great place to live.


The History of Fishers, IN

Fishers, Indiana, formerly known as Fishers Station and originally as Fishers Switch, came into being in June 1872 when Salathiel Fisher divided his land into town lots. In those days it was common for new communities to spring up along railroads and Fishers was no exception, hence the early reference to a station or “switch”.


Fishers, Indiana has a rich history, filled with pioneers, important statesmen and women, wars, and civil rights victories. The history of Fishers is shot through with references to William Conner, whose name still graces one of the top living history museums in the United StatesConner Prairie. William Conner was Fishers’ first white settler. He was a true Renaissance man from the 1800’s: a scout, a trader, the founding father of Fishers business, a politician and a leader of his community.


The story goes that he built a cabin along the shores of the White River and opened a trading post there, mainly dealing in fur. Later, as the community, which was to become Fishers came into being, Conner’s business endeavors branched out to include land speculation, farming, distillation of spirits and milling. The famous Indianapolis museum of Conner Prairie contains William Conner’s original brick house and farm and is located on Conner’s original property.


During the early 1800’s, nearby Indianapolis was voted the state capital of Indiana, which proved to be an auspicious advantage for the future community of Fishers.

The construction of the Peru and Indianapolis Railroad in 1849 brought added life and interest to the area. Fishers was officially platted. The name of the town at that time was Fishers Switch, but it was also called Fishers Station. It was not until 1908 that the name was changed to Fishers.


The population of Fishers in 1963 was only 350, but less than ten years later, it had doubled. Since then, Fishers’ population count has soared to more than 93,000 today, making it one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation.


Things To Do

Conner Prairie Living History Museum – Conner Prairie, named for Fishers’ original settler, is a living history museum that represents 19th century life. Complete with a pioneer village and period residents, Conner Prairie receives visitors from all over Central Indiana.

Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve – The Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve occupies just under 130 acres of land in Fishers. The mature wooded area contains some 42 acres designated by the state of Indiana as a nature preserve, while the remaining acres constitute a state-governed natural resource conservancy.

Topgolf – The premier entertainment destination in Fishers. And by entertainment destination, we’re talking about a place where you can come for birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, corporate events, date nights, or just a night out with friends, and everyone will have a great time.

Nickel Plate District -- A designated Statewide Cultural District, includes a state of the art amphitheater, The Depot and a trail. The Depot at Nickel Plate features luxury apartments as well as dining and shopping. The Switch, currently under construction, will bring more apartments, additional retail space, new office space, a parking garage and a town square plaza connecting the train station. The Nickel Plate Trail, located on the Nickel Plate Line, honors the history of the area by incorporating a railroad track stamp on the asphalt, making it both a practical and visually appealing addition to downtown Fishers.

Hamilton Town Center - An extraordinary open-air streetscape environment that showcases a diverse mix of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues including JCPenney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bed Bath & Beyond, Express and DSW. There are many exciting dining options from sit down options such as Stone Creek Dining Co. to grab and go choices such as Five Guys Burgers & Fries.  To top it all off, consider making it dinner and a movie at our Hamilton 16 IMAX Theater.  There are over 85 shops and dining options to choose from. HTC is conveniently located at SR 238 and highway I-69 at Exit 210, servicing the greater Hamilton County area and surrounding communities along the I-69 corridor since 2008.

The Yard at Fishers District – An 18 acre master-planned mixed-use development that offers an artful blend of dining, retail, entertainment and residential living all in one beautifully designed location. Fishers Districts’ convenient location makes it the perfect destination for residents and visitors in Fishers. Nestled between IKEA and Topgolf, Fishers District offers visitors and residents alike a wide variety of local and regional restaurant favorites plus a mix of other retail and service-oriented options.

Why Work With Porter Realty Group?

Because we offer unparalleled, local experience. With helping hundreds of families buy and sell their homes, our team offers the resources to help you sell your Fishers, IN house fast.  We know the area and the local market better than anyone else.

If you are ready to buy, we will bring you the best deals as soon as they become available. We can also help find properties that are off-market and unadvertised. If you are looking for Fishers, IN homes for sale, we will help you find the best properties available.

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