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Old 06-21-2022, 05:04 AM
 
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Need to know more. Where is your job located? (asking since Indy is so huge) To save time, get a real estate agent who specializes in your general area and get their info.


Use Yelp for ideas on restaurants. There are good ones all over the norther tier or Zionsville, Carmel and Fishers.

Pick your area based on job and schools. Loads of new developments in Westfield which seems to be a suburb of Carmel. Area seems to be set up for families.

Prices are seriously inflated all over the area. Very low supply and high demand. Downtown is totally insane for price increases. Slow down has just hit due to the increased prices, appraisal issues and mortgage increases.
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Old 06-21-2022, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Need to know more. Where is your job located? (Loads of new developments in Westfield which seems to be a suburb of Carmel. Area seems to be set up for families.
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Westfield is a suburb of Carmel??? First time I've heard that one. Suburbs can have suburbs of their own now it would appear.
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Old 06-21-2022, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Westfield is a suburb of Carmel??? First time I've heard that one. Suburbs can have suburbs of their own now it would appear.
I mean...........Westfield does feel like a suburb of Carmel. It was a field until Carmel's growth spilled over.
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Old 06-21-2022, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Greater Indianapolis
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I mean...........Westfield does feel like a suburb of Carmel. It was a field until Carmel's growth spilled over.
Yep, it is a thing. When we lived in Illinois we lived near West Dundee which was a suburb of Elgin, which was a suburb of Chicago... it just keeps going and going
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Old 06-21-2022, 10:40 PM
 
Location: TN/NC
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I moved out of Carmel six years ago. I lived just a bit below 146th St. off of Rangeline Road. At least at that time, there was no signage to differentiate when you left either city and entered the other, nor was there any break in development to even give you a clue that you weren't in the same suburban blob.

Carmel does a much better job with zoning, and obviously, downtown/Main St. development. Westfield is just basically anything goes.
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Old 06-22-2022, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Yep, it is a thing. When we lived in Illinois we lived near West Dundee which was a suburb of Elgin, which was a suburb of Chicago... it just keeps going and going
I know I'm going off topic a bit here, but Elgin isn't a good comparison. Elgin was historically its own city that eventually was swallowed up by Chicago suburban growth. Carmel, although technically founded in the 1870s, did not break 1,000 people until 1950. Carmel is a suburb that exists because of Indianapolis, Elgin was a neighboring small city to Chicago. The downtown areas also show which one was historically a city and not a suburb.

I'm really scratching my head, I didn't know anyone considered Westfield a suburb of Carmel.
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Old 06-22-2022, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I didn't know anyone considered Westfield a suburb of Carmel.
I don't think anyone really thinks about whether or not Westfield is a suburb of Carmel. Carmel has for sure emerged as an anchor city of sorts in its own right, and it has had a huge influence on Westfield's development.
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Old 06-22-2022, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Tippecanoe County, Indiana
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I don't think anyone really thinks about whether or not Westfield is a suburb of Carmel. Carmel has for sure emerged as an anchor city of sorts in its own right, and it has had a huge influence on Westfield's development.
Westfield is just another poorly planned and zoned sprawlburg with housing stock that will age poorly over time due to the mediocre materials used.
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Old 06-22-2022, 03:43 PM
 
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I remember being in Westfield a long time ago, in the very early 1970's and it was dark, around midnight. The only thing I remember about Westfield is it had a flashing red light and there was at least one gas station. It seemed to me like it was more like a little crossroads out in the middle of nowhere than a town. I had never heard of Westfield, Indiana until that night and I don't remember hearing of it again until about 10 or 15 years or whenever it was that it started becoming a popular suburb of Indianapolis or Carmel. I don't know for sure, but I'd venture to guess a good portion of Westfield is populated with the adult children and grandchildren of Baby Boomers who lived in Carmel.
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Old 06-27-2022, 06:55 AM
 
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I mean...........Westfield does feel like a suburb of Carmel. It was a field until Carmel's growth spilled over.
Kind of makes sense. I mean the population of Carmel is getting so big and their downtown is so big that I can see how you could look at Westfield as a mini carmel suburb.
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