Hamilton County, Indiana is America's Best Place to Raise a Family according to Forbes...
It's exciting to live in the #1 County in the nation. After living here over 50 years I feel blessed to have enjoyed all the amenities that Hamilton County has to offer. It has been a great place to raise my family and now they are raising their families here also.
Hamilton County's excellent school districts, population, property taxes and SAT scores were the main areas that Hamilton County reached the top Forbes list of 20 counties..
Forbes officially ranked based on the following 10 points:
•1. Cost of living
•2. Home prices
•3. Property tax rate as a percentage of median home price
•4. Percentage of homes occupied by owner
•5. Standardized scores
•6. Graduation rate
•7. Per-capita income
•8. Air quality
•9. Crime rate
•10. Commute time
Hamilton County includes many communities, such as Carmel, Noblesville, Fishers, Westfield, Sheridan and Cicero
Hamilton County offers quaint communities, a terrific school system, great shopping, community parks, a short commute and low crime.
Four of its school districts - Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield and Hamilton Southeastern - have been recognized as some of the best in the state and the nation.
Noblesville was named one of the top 25 suburbs in America by BusinessWeek.com and one of the top 10 places to raise a family according to another publication.
Fishers was also recently cited as one of the best places to live in the nation by U.S. and Money magazines.