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Old 09-13-2007, 01:56 PM
 
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My parents recently moved from Lawrence to Fortville, IN. Their home is beautiful but the town seems kind of lonely...I guess I'm just looking for some info about the town. I live in New Jersey now but I visit home often and I feel lost in Fortville. We used to live minutes from Castleton Square and minutes from Pendleton Pike, right in the middle. Now I have to take 69 to get home and the traffic is no joke! I grew up in Indianapolis and I remember when that area was all trees...now there's shopping strips and houses galore. Anyhow...

Any suggestions of things to do out in Fortville? I have younger nieces and nephews ages 5-10 that I'd like to take out and about.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:17 PM
 
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my parents also live in fortville/mccordsville area...im not aware of too much to do there-we usually have to drive to indy. have you ever tried tuttles orchard? its on mt. comfort road-i know in the fall they have a big pumpkin patch with mazes,hay rides-lots to do for children...i remember going there when i was a kid-i assume they still have it every year and try the apple cider..from what i know of fortville-its one of those little towns that doesnt offer much but has great people who live there.
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Old 09-13-2007, 03:33 PM
 
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Tuttle's is located off of Mt Comfort road by about 5+ miles. It is a great place to get a pumpkin. I wish I could tell you exact directions but I don't know the street names BTW their apple cider is the best that I've ever had.

Fortville itself? It does have a nice city park. Outside of that....

Funny story: My wife and I had just met. My family was having a family get together and my wife decided to meet everyone since we had just started dating. My grandfather happened to be one of the biggest jokers that you would ever know - dry humor, sarcastic, and down right playful, etc.

Upon hearing that my then girlfriend was from Fortville, his response was: "What, THAT hick village"

Sadly, it seems that 15 years later hick village is still an honest description of the place.
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Fishers Indiana
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Default Fortville Indiana...The growth is coming!

The growth and development are moving NE following the I-69 corridor. SIMON is opening a 1,000,000 square foot mall called Hamilton Town Center at I-69 and Exit 10 (SR 238), and in the next 18 months there will be another 800,000 square feet of upscale retail/restaurants in SAXONY; which is a 725 acre mixed-use development at the same interchange.
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:10 PM
 
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I grew up in Fortville (q long time ago)and we had plenty to do. In the summer there were always baseball games at the park, sledding in the park in the winter. Fortville has a library too and I'm sure some parents would feel that that beats the heck out of video games...It's a beautiful, quaint, small town.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:12 AM
 
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My parents recently moved from Lawrence to Fortville, IN. Their home is beautiful but the town seems kind of lonely...I guess I'm just looking for some info about the town. I live in New Jersey now but I visit home often and I feel lost in Fortville. We used to live minutes from Castleton Square and minutes from Pendleton Pike, right in the middle. Now I have to take 69 to get home and the traffic is no joke! I grew up in Indianapolis and I remember when that area was all trees...now there's shopping strips and houses galore. Anyhow...

Any suggestions of things to do out in Fortville? I have younger nieces and nephews ages 5-10 that I'd like to take out and about.
Not much to do in Fortville. There is a casino and horse racing track just up the road in Anderson. You really need to take St. Rd. 238 (aka Merrill St. in Fortville/Greenfield Ave. in Noblesville) NW out of town towards Hamilton County. You will find a brand new mall/theater up there. Verizon Wireless Music Center is also there. Look on a map. See where 104th St. in Hamilton County from Olio Rd. east towards Fortville (it changes names a few times on the way there!). In that area on Olio Rd. there are some restaurants. They have a McDonalds there now. There is a pizza place with a very nice bar.

Fortville is like the suburb of SE Noblesville and eastern Fishers. Get a map and find the back/county roads that can take you to civilization!!

As for kids, parks all over the area. You aren't that far from Tuttle Orchards: Home

We took our nieces to some orchard/farm place in SW Madison Co. or SE Hamilton Co. They had a corn maze, tractor rides, U-Pick pumpkins, and other fun things for kids. Of course that is usually just a fall harvest type event, but these places usually have something going on year round.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:13 AM
 
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What a thread resurrection!!! I just saw this was from 2007.
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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Hi all,

My husband and I are thinking about buying a home in fortville. We are both originally from indianapolis. We have for chiildren and want to raise them in a more rural area, but we want to live somewhere with some diversity. Is fortville still considered a little "hick town"?
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:56 AM
 
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Hi all,

My husband and I are thinking about buying a home in fortville. We are both originally from indianapolis. We have for chiildren and want to raise them in a more rural area, but we want to live somewhere with some diversity. Is fortville still considered a little "hick town"?
Fortville isn't too bad anymore. The area is basically becoming a McCordsville-Fortville municipal area. There has even been talk, early stages at least, of combining the McCordsville and Fortville police departments, and maybe some other departments. Fortville is likely set to become a decent area with some growth, but it may not happen until the economy corrects itself. Indiana 238 runs from Fortville to Noblesville/Fishers near I-69. They have recently remodeled the road, and I just drove it not to long ago, very nice. There is still some "hick" labels that may apply, but nothing like podunk rural or anything like that. As far as diversity, there is a larger % of blacks and Hispanics in the area. I know one school admin said there weren't any issues, so far, of racial problems in Mt. Vernon schools. He was quoted as saying the issues were more poor vs. rich. He said he has kids that are on welfare sitting next to kids who parents are millionaires. Still, the school will be mostly white, mostly middle to upper class. Not sure of the poor breakdown, if it is more of the minority students, or more average throughout the student population. Good luck.
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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yawn ... rave ... c'mon.

information from the mothership of city-data:
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