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Old 06-06-2016, 11:14 AM
 
Location: IN
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And "rain" in Seattle is typically what we would classify as "heavy mist".

I spent a lot of time in the PNW, in Seattle, Portland and Bellingham. Totally different climate, beautiful in the spring and summer, but horribly dreary, even more so than Indy, in the winter.

RM
There is quite a bit to be said for the added brightness of snow on the ground with sun in the winter. That is something that neither the Pacific NW or Indiana has in great abundance.
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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There is quite a bit to be said for the added brightness of snow on the ground with sun in the winter. That is something that neither the Pacific NW or Indiana has in great abundance.
One of the reasons I like going snowboarding on the weekends.
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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There is quite a bit to be said for the added brightness of snow on the ground with sun in the winter. That is something that neither the Pacific NW or Indiana has in great abundance.
I do love those nights after a fresh snowfall how bright everything is. Also, how quiet a fresh snowfall makes everything. Minus the distant hum of snowblowers, of course.
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:14 PM
 
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Hehe.. I've been representing the Colts blue in Seattle for over a decade now ..Go Colts
Gotta support your team, no matter where you're at!
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:19 PM
 
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And "rain" in Seattle is typically what we would classify as "heavy mist".

I spent a lot of time in the PNW, in Seattle, Portland and Bellingham. Totally different climate, beautiful in the spring and summer, but horribly dreary, even more so than Indy, in the winter.

RM
I think the rain (Heavy Mist lol) is what I will miss the most. I've lived here my whole life and am used to it I am excited for the possibility of significant snow and don't mind a good thunderstorm!
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Old 06-07-2016, 06:32 AM
 
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Welcome to the Indy area! We moved here almost a year ago and live in Mc Cordsville, right on Geist reservoir, one of the few areas of natural beauty in Fishers.

We're in HSE schools and are mostly happy with them. Our youngest attended preschool at Geist Montessori and will stay there for kindergarten. It's a K-8 public charter. Might be worth looking into for you. You do not have to live in a particular school district to attend. That might make your housing choice easier.

I've heard good things about Amy Beverland but as a previous commenter said, I believe they have already sent out their assignments for the fall.

If your husband will be working in McCordsville, I'd look in Fortville (super cute little downtown) or in Lawrence near Ft Harrison state park (new construction rentals nearby.)
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Central Indiana/Indy metro area
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Fishers schools are part of Hamilton Southeastern schools. There is still explosive growth in the newest parts of Fishers, basically at the eastern edge of the county line. I know of at least fifteen new homes going up in just three or four neighborhoods on the far eastern edge of the city. This is import because two of these neighborhoods are brand new, so there will likely be a lot more homes coming, plus other parcels could be getting developed at any time. Thus, that district is always growing. They might even need a third high school if they want to focus on more mid-sized schools. The minimum cost for the homes I've seen is around $220K, maybe $200K. Some neighborhoods are up closer to the $300Ks. Lots of space, neat designs, stone and brick fronts with cement board for the rest of the homes. I believe many have community club houses with swimming pools.

Mt. Vernon Comm. Schools will see some growth. Two neighborhoods near Cumberland are seeing new homes, but they aren't building as quickly as these Fishers neighborhoods. Additionally, these homes are on the lower end of the scale, maybe starting in the $125Kish range. There appears to be a phase two of another neighborhood just south of McCordsvilles and those homes might be a little more expensive. I think the Cumberland area homes are vinyl but the ones in McCordsville might be more cement board siding.

Hamilton SE schools usually get whatever tax increases they request from the community (referendums if the money needed is over a certain dollar amount). Mt. Vernon has been hit or miss. They have asked for way too much in the past given the nature of the area served. Fishers has more higher income and middle income households that help spread the pain. Plus, a lot of people there have kids and want the schools to be good. Even those whose kids have left the schools years ago still support them, as that is likely the reason they moved to the area. Mt. Vernon will have a smaller community feel not being as populated.

Either district would be good, especially if it is a short term thing anyway. Living in Fishers just puts you closer to shopping, more parks, etc.. As far as scenery, you will miss that in terms of mountain scenery. One thing you will notice, especially if you drive out east of McCordsville into Hancock County, is that while everything is flat, it is as if you can see for miles. While it sounds odd, I used to like my late night drives out in the county on my way to a friends house or coming home. I liked seeing all the flashing red lights on the various radio towers. Indiana isn't completely flat. I would highly recommend that during your time here you get down to Brown County State Park, as well as go west to Turkey Run and Shades State Parks.
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Geist area of Indy
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I know of at least fifteen new homes going up in just three or four neighborhoods on the far eastern edge of the city.
As someone who lives in the SE Fishers area and has made viewing model homes a hobby, there are easily 15 new developments with scores of new homes going up.
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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As someone who lives in the SE Fishers area and has made viewing model homes a hobby, there are easily 15 new developments with scores of new homes going up.
Even in the "old" section of Fishers. There's a new neighborhood under development off 126th St between Allisonville and Lantern. There used to be a house on several acres of land there. They must have sold it all off, or at least all the land between the house and 126th St.
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Old 06-07-2016, 06:12 PM
 
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If your husband will be working in McCordsville, I'd look in Fortville (super cute little downtown) or in Lawrence near Ft Harrison state park (new construction rentals nearby.)
Do you happen to know the name of the new construction rentals? We are in need of a rental that allows dogs and has a fenced backyard. We found a house we like in Fortville, but my husband didn't seem to like how "in the middle of nowhere" it seemed from looking at google earth..
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