Should I Live in Carmel, Zionsville, Geist, or Fishers Indiana?

Should I Live in Carmel, Zionsville, Northside Indy, or Geist?

This is a question many of my clients ask me when they begin their search on the Northside Immediate Suburbs of Downtown(all within 30 minutes of downtown).

I grew up in Zionsville, went to Private school on Northside of Indy(Brebeuf),  have worked in Carmel and Castleton for 7 years and have lived in East Fishers  in my adult life so I have lived all over the Northside!    My clients who relocate here typically look in Carmel, then Geist and Zionsville.   Zionsville is typically the most expensive, then Carmel and Geist.   Carmel has the #1 ranked school system.   The high school is very large.  My clients who want private schools live in Meridian Kessler/Hills and send their kids to Park Tudor, Cathedral, Brebeuf, or Chatard.    There are plenty of options for what you are looking for.  If you are looking at homes over 350k first look at Carmel then expand to Zionsville, Geist, and Northside Indy from there I recommend starting in Carmel then going to Zionsville, and possibly Geist.  Homes under 350k I highly recommend looking at Fishers too, ,which has been ranked the #1 town in America, #1 safest town in America, etc.(if you google it you will see all of it).   Carmel is where most the clients start to get a feel for the area. If you want more rolling hills and woods with a small quaint feel, Zionsville is a great option too.  If you want to be near the lake, Geist is the best option. I have a boat on Geist and love it that’s why I choose to live in that area.   All three areas are family friendly with good schools.   Half of Geist is Indy schools which are not as highly ranked, but the other half is Fishers Schools.   The best part of relocating to the Northside of Indy is you are going to get so much for your money then most places in the country!   All the areas I mentioned are within 30 miles of downtown Indy!   Here’s some link to school info…..


Carmel Schools-

Fishers Schools-

Zionsville Schools-

Geist Schools-


Call me at 317-371-8133 or email me at [email protected] and I would be happy to speak to you about  the different areas as I specialize in these areas and know the best places to live for different lifestyles! 

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