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Old 09-19-2020, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Franklin, IN
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Well, thought I would post an update. We moved in and have been here since Monday. I can see what everyone meant when they mentioned the area being more rural and "red". That said, we don't mind it and everyone has been really friendly.

Greenwood, at least the areas we've visited on rt.31 seem very commerical with a lot of big box stores. Granted, it's nice you can find literally almost any store or restaurant in that area.

We drove through downtown Franklin the other morning and I have to say I was impressed! It was really quaint and had a lot of boutique stores, etc. Seemed like a really enjoyable place to hang out.
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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Glad you're enjoying your new home!
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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Well, thought I would post an update. We moved in and have been here since Monday. I can see what everyone meant when they mentioned the area being more rural and "red". That said, we don't mind it and everyone has been really friendly.

Greenwood, at least the areas we've visited on rt.31 seem very commerical with a lot of big box stores. Granted, it's nice you can find literally almost any store or restaurant in that area.

We drove through downtown Franklin the other morning and I have to say I was impressed! It was really quaint and had a lot of boutique stores, etc. Seemed like a really enjoyable place to hang out.
If you get south of Greenwood the retail "blight" thins out a bit.

I was in the area the last few days to visit family and found that it hasn't changed much in many years. For that matter, there are a lot of things that make it better than in the past.

Giving some serious thought to moving back on a seasonal basis if we can find a house. Inventory is pretty low.

RM
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Franklin, IN
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If you get south of Greenwood the retail "blight" thins out a bit.

I was in the area the last few days to visit family and found that it hasn't changed much in many years. For that matter, there are a lot of things that make it better than in the past.

Giving some serious thought to moving back on a seasonal basis if we can find a house. Inventory is pretty low.

RM
Ya, I noticed inventory is low, which surprised me a bit. Lots of new construction under 300k, but not much else. Once you get above the 400k price point there are other options.
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Old 09-22-2020, 01:47 PM
 
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If you get south of Greenwood the retail "blight" thins out a bit.

I was in the area the last few days to visit family and found that it hasn't changed much in many years. For that matter, there are a lot of things that make it better than in the past.

Giving some serious thought to moving back on a seasonal basis if we can find a house. Inventory is pretty low.

RM
You might be better off just buying a plot of land and building your home on it. Then you can enjoy “having your way” as Burger King would say.
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Old 09-22-2020, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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Nope I've built my own house several times, and it's not something I would want to do from a distance. I'll leave this one to a builder. I've dealt with spec homes before and I'm comfortable with it.

Plenty of new construction "patio homes" in the area which would be perfect for our needs.

RM
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Old 02-28-2021, 07:02 AM
 
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This thread has been very helpful for me...thanks! I've sought out y'alls feedback on the Indianapolis area a few years ago, but that was all about the NW suburbs. Now, a relocation for my family is imminent, and we are quite fortunate to be able to move to 'the area that we want to live in' and the southern section of the Indy metro seems like it has plenty of what we are looking for.

I'll probably start a new thread here in a day or two with some specific questions, but I want to scan the other threads first, most of my questions are probably already answered several times over. lol

Thanks again!
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Old 02-28-2021, 09:51 AM
 
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Most people seem to prefer being in the Center Grove or Whiteland (Clark Pleasant) school district portions of Greenwood. Nothing that bad about Greenwood Community, but CG and Whiteland have newer homes and more space to build. CG also has a good amount of wealth.
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Old Today, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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If I were looking for a new home the first place I'd look is: https://www.drhorton.com/indiana/ind...leasant-valley

Marion County utilities, Johnson County taxes and Center Grove Schools.
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