Monthly Archives: July 2011

Geist Marina and Village

Geist Marina is  located at 16911 Fall Creek Road Indianapolis, IN 46256(just East of Fall Creek and Brookschool Road).    Geist Marina is a great place to keep your boat in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.     As a Fishers Resident I have enjoyed renting a boat slip for years.  Rates range from 1300-2500 a season with the majority of 20ft single wells for aroundn $1850 a season.    There is a large public parking lot, public restrooms, and a convenience store for boaters with gas station(for boats) that you can pull up to.  

Across the parking lot is the Geist Boat Sales and Service.   They can summerize your boat(get it ready for the season and drop it off at your slip) and winterize it and even store it in the winter(for a fee).   If your boat has any maintanance issue they have a big shop to work on your boat as well.

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After a day of enjoying boating on Geist Reservoir there are several restaurants.   On the lake there is an Italian/Seafood Restaurant called Bella Vita.   If you are looking for a more casual experience, across the parking lot from the water in the marina is family friendly Puccinis with plenty of outdoor seating, and bar/restaurant Eddy’s a local favorite to Geist.   Whatever your preference Geist marina has great dining options!

There are several neighborhoods in Geist that you can walk to Marina as well. If you want walking trails and an easy walk check out Bridgewater(custom homes), Marina Village(highend condos), and Masthead.  

Geist Marina and Village is one of the great reasons to live in Geist and enjoy it all year long especially in the warm months!

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The Splash Pad at Billericay Park Fishers, Summer Fun in the Water

Looking for a place to take the kids in Fishers, Indiana on a hot summer day?   Most people in the Fishers area take their kids to their neighborhood pool(which many neighborhoods have), their own pool, or to one of the local pool clubs.   If you want to try something different go to the Splash Pad at Billericay Park.  It is located on Promise Road between 126th and 131st on the Eastside of the Road.  The park has a great splash park, two large playgrounds, and picnic tables and shade.  I took my two year old son today and he absolutely loved it!    There were families having picnics, and a ton of happy kids enjoying a 90 degree Indiana July Day.   This is a a great example of Fishers emphasis on making it a very family friendly town.  It is completely free and parking is free as well!    The splash pad is open Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day 10 a.m.- 8p.m. daily.    

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Where is Fishers, Indiana?

Fishers, Indiana is located just 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis in Southeastern Hamilton County.   Fishers is very convenient to interstates i69, which runs through it, i465, i70, and i74.    This makes it very convenient for living and businesses.  Many successful businesses have chosen Fishers, Indiana to be home.  With a low employment rate compared to much of the country Fishers has gone through a huge population boom in the past 10 years.  

Fishers has one of the best locations in my opinion, because you are close to businesses(employment),shopping, lakes, top golf courses, nightlife, and top schools.   Fishers schools are highly ranked and there are several elementary schools in close proximity to great neighborhoods.  

The Andrew Neal Group is one of the top Real Estate Groups in all of Fishers, Indiana.  We are here to help with all of your Fishers Real Estate needs or if you have any questions about life in Fishers.  Please call us at 317-814-5530 or you can contact us next to this blog. Thanks for reading.

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Cambridge, Living the Geist Good Life Waterfront

Cambridge is a premier Geist Area neighborhood along Geist Reservoir.  The neighborhood ranges greatly in price from the low 300’s for fixer uppers to the multi-millions for waterfront mansions upwards of over 10,000 sq.ft.   There are three coves in Cambridge which provides a lot of great waterfront lots.  The most infamous cove is cocktail cove, which is where boats, especially on weekends, congregate and tie up to enjoy calm waters, swiming, and enjoying the boating life.   The entire neighborhood is custom and you can get a home on the water, a wooded lot, or have a deeded boat dock.   This is what Geist living is all about.   There have been several foreclosures and short sales in here, where I have seen past 900k-1 mil homes go for in the 600’s, and I just represented a client who was buying a home off a couple getting divorced and got them to come down to 350k from 400k. 

 There seems to be a big turnover in the neighborhood at currently there are 20 homes on the market(from$329,900-3.74 million), 16 closed in 2011(from $330,000-1.2million), and two homes under contract.  With a big inventory, it means, big opportunity for buyers.  If you are considering selling 16 closed so far this year is a great number too, call me at 317-814-5530 for a free quote on the value of your home.  

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The new cove in Cambridge just opened up and there are several waterfront lots to build in the neighborhood.  Call your favorite custom builder up or call us and we will recommend you the best in the business at the best price.  

Check out Cambridge if you want a fun place with a resort atmosphere.  

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Ryland Homes in Fishers

Ryland Homes, one of America’s top home builders, is currently developing three neighborhoods in Fishers.  I have a lot of experience in dealing with Ryland Homes from representing buyers, reselling their homes throughout Fishers, and I also personally built my first home in 2006 with Ryland.   Ryland is hands down a top 3 builder in Fishers.  Their three  Fishers communities are Tanglewood, Westminster, and the Boulders.

Tanglewood(126th and Brookschool)- Priced from $201,995, 5 homes available, and over 10 lots available to build on

Westminster(136th and Marilyn)-Priced from $164,995, 4 homes available, and many lots with  the fourth phase about to open

Boulders(East 104th in Geist)-Priced from $253,995, with 1 home available, call for lot info.

Tanglewood is one of the best values as it has a good entry level price point, larger lots, a clubhouse, pool, playground, and premiere East Fishers location.   Westminster is the least expensive and has a lot of character surrounded by a llama farm, walking trails, and around the corner from Hamilton Towne Center shopping.  Ryland has plans to build a pool but has not done so as of yet.  The Boulders is pretty far east, but offers a close proximity to Geist Reservoir.   All three offer HSE or Fishers schools and you will get the same quality product in all three, the model size and lot sizes will vary.  

Ryland offers great options from hardwood floors, 2 story entries, 2 story great rooms, gas fireplaces, gourmet kitchens with stainless appliances and solid surface countertops, to finished basements.   When considering building or buying a home with Ryland we recommend having an experienced Realtor to guide you on what to do and have them negotiate on your behalf to get the best deal on the home.   With my experience dealing with Ryland I have found that you can get a better deal if you buy one of their spec homes that are already built or being built(they call it an inventory home).   I just represented clients in Tanglewood on a spec and got Ryland down over 25k off their original price.  

I completely recommend Ryland Homes if you are looking to build or buy a brand new home in the Fishers area.  Call The Andrew Neal Group, DealwithNeal Fishers, at 317-814-5530 or contact us next to this blog if you would like more information or would like to go look at Ryland Homes in Fishers.

Gray Eagle Golf Course Community, a great place to live in Fishers

When my clients come to me and say they want to live in a family friendly, newer neighborhood, by a great builder and has character, the first community that comes to mind is Gray Eagle.  Gray Eagle is a neighborhood built by national home builder Pulte Homes, one of the top builders in Fishers, Indiana.   Gray Eagle Golf Course runs throughout the entire community  which is a great feature.   There are hills, woods, streams, and a top golf course, and within minutes of Geist Reservoir what else could you want? Maybe a beach and ocean, but not in Indiana!   If you like golf, pools, playgrounds, friendly neighbors, and a neighborhood feel Gray Eagle is the place to be. 

Prices range from the upper 200’s to 400’s for the Pulte homes with 3-6 bedrooms, basements, expansive views etc.   I love selling homes in Gray Eagle and at one time had two next door neighbors both on the 17th hole of the golf course.  Talk about prime Real Estate, especially in the 300’s where many places in the country you may not even be able to get a first time homebuyer ranch for that price.

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  In Gray Eagle if your are looking for more custom at a higher price, there is the Woods at Gray Eagle, which is all custom home builders from 400k-1 million plus.  

The current market stats for Gray Eagle look pretty good.  With a healthy turnover of homes, many due to corporate relocation, Gray Eagle always has some activity going on in the market.  In 2011 currently, there are 18 homes on the market and 12 sold, and 4 currently pending under contract.  

Regardless of your price range or taste, you will find a quality home at a great value in Gray Eagle Golf Community in Fishers, Indiana.   Call us at 317-814-5530 if you have questions about the neighborhood or if you want to see homes or sell a home in Gray Eagle!