Hamilton County named best place in n...

Hamilton County named best place in nation to raise a family

There are 128 comments on the WISH-TV 8 Indiana News story from Jul 2, 2008, titled Hamilton County named best place in nation to raise a family. In it, WISH-TV 8 Indiana News reports that:

If it really does take a village to raise a child then choosing that village is really important.

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Chris

United States

#1 Jul 2, 2008
Must have something to do with the so-called elitist in Carmel and the soccer moms... lol
Noblesville Momma

Fishers, IN

#2 Jul 2, 2008
I love Hamilton County! I grew up in Michigan and would love to go back, but I cannot. Great schools, good jobs and great houses! Who could ask for more. Michigan has bad schools, zero jobs and unaffordable housing. I think I will stay!!
Bobby Knight Fan

Portland, OR

#3 Jul 2, 2008
So there you have it....no more complaining as to how bad you iditos think Indiana and Indy is. In fact, according to the Cities: Ranked and Rated Guide of 2007, the Indy-Carmel Metro area was ranked the 2nd best large metro area (with at least 1 million population) to live in--19th overall among 375 metro areas nationwide. The point? The Indy area is waaaaayy better than you people credit your own town. You should be happy. A revitalized downtown, new stadiums, new hotels (at least soon), anew convention center (at least soon), a new airport, lovely suburban neighborhoods, some good museums, a good cost of living, and good Buying Power Rating, and I nice place to raise a family--these are just a FEW things that make Indy great. Certainly not perfect (no place is), but very good nonetheless. I'm proud.
Rich

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jul 3, 2008
I sincerely hope you native Hoosiers realize what a great state Indiana really is, and what a great metro area Indianapolis is. I moved here from Buffalo, NY over 3 years ago, and I don't regret the move for a single second. Buffalo is much smaller than Indianapolis, but I was always looking over my shoulder when I walked the streets of downtown Buffalo. I never felt safe there. By contrast, I never felt unsafe or threatened while walking around in downtown Indy. This city is sooooooooooo much nicer than Buffalo, and there's so much to do here. Indy's economy and job market are head and shoulders above what Buffalo has. Businesses and people are pulling up stakes and leaving the Western NY area every year. I am making more money at my job here in Indy than I ever could've made if I had stayed in Buffalo. My home in McCordsville would've been waaaayyyyy out of my price range if it was located in the suburb of Buffalo that I used to call home. I hear people complain about the property taxes here...I have to chuckle just a little bit at that. I lived in a townhouse half the size of my current home, and I paid nearly the same amount in property taxes. Like I said, I don't regret moving here for a second. My family and I are living a much better life here in Indy than we ever could've experienced in Buffalo.
edd

United States

#5 Jul 3, 2008
Sure it's a great place if you like breathing Chemtrails all day long.
lol

Palo Alto, CA

#6 Jul 3, 2008
Rich wrote:
I sincerely hope you native Hoosiers realize what a great state Indiana really is, and what a great metro area Indianapolis is. I moved here from Buffalo, NY over 3 years ago, and I don't regret the move for a single second. Buffalo is much smaller than Indianapolis, but I was always looking over my shoulder when I walked the streets of downtown Buffalo. I never felt safe there. By contrast, I never felt unsafe or threatened while walking around in downtown Indy. This city is sooooooooooo much nicer than Buffalo, and there's so much to do here. Indy's economy and job market are head and shoulders above what Buffalo has. Businesses and people are pulling up stakes and leaving the Western NY area every year. I am making more money at my job here in Indy than I ever could've made if I had stayed in Buffalo. My home in McCordsville would've been waaaayyyyy out of my price range if it was located in the suburb of Buffalo that I used to call home. I hear people complain about the property taxes here...I have to chuckle just a little bit at that. I lived in a townhouse half the size of my current home, and I paid nearly the same amount in property taxes. Like I said, I don't regret moving here for a second. My family and I are living a much better life here in Indy than we ever could've experienced in Buffalo.
Welcome to Indianapolis. Glad you decided to come. I agree. Indy is an awesome town and I've lived here my entire life.
Kris

United States

#7 Jul 3, 2008
We moved to Hamilton Co. from the East side of Indy where I had always lived. I love everything about Noblesville and it only continues to grow.
bella mama

Lapel, IN

#8 Jul 3, 2008
Kris wrote:
We moved to Hamilton Co. from the East side of Indy where I had always lived. I love everything about Noblesville and it only continues to grow.
The East side of Indy is horrid! We live in Irvington(the poor person's Broad Ripple) and I go to Greenwood or Castleton to shop. I remember when Washington Square was a decent mall, back when it had a Block's, Ayres, and Lazarus. Now it's just full of "low-rent" stores. After they put in Burlington, I'm surprised they haven't added a "Big Lots" or "Aldi". Noblesville is a nice area. Our children our in Catholic schools and if we didn't get the discout by being parishioners there, I'd homeschool them. Warren and Lawrence schools have pretty much went down the drain. They've been on the steady decline since the late 1980's. I'm not really fond of the east suburbs, either. New Palestine is like a "cornfield Las Vegas" when it comes to teens and behavior, and Greenfield isn't much better! If we ever move, it will be far to the south or the north.
bella mama

Lapel, IN

#9 Jul 3, 2008
And you can tell I'm the product of public edication...I meant to say "Our children are...."
Kris

United States

#10 Jul 3, 2008
bella mama wrote:
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The East side of Indy is horrid! We live in Irvington(the poor person's Broad Ripple) and I go to Greenwood or Castleton to shop. I remember when Washington Square was a decent mall, back when it had a Block's, Ayres, and Lazarus. Now it's just full of "low-rent" stores. After they put in Burlington, I'm surprised they haven't added a "Big Lots" or "Aldi". Noblesville is a nice area. Our children our in Catholic schools and if we didn't get the discout by being parishioners there, I'd homeschool them. Warren and Lawrence schools have pretty much went down the drain. They've been on the steady decline since the late 1980's. I'm not really fond of the east suburbs, either. New Palestine is like a "cornfield Las Vegas" when it comes to teens and behavior, and Greenfield isn't much better! If we ever move, it will be far to the south or the north.
I am with you. I had a friend say that Washington Square is like a flea market now. I also remember when it was the place to be, even more so than Castleton. I graduated from Warren Central it was such a different school in the late 80's. Before we moved to Noblesville we checked out all the areas like New Pal and Greenfield, Avon, Brownsburg and Greenwood. I am so glad we chose Noblesville. Irvington has so many beautiful older homes it is too bad the area has changed so much.
I really do like the Noblesville schools too they are really involved in what happens with the children.
edd

United States

#11 Jul 3, 2008
If like drug stores and quickie marts on every corner, military and cameras in the streets and chemtrails in the sky then yes it is a great place to live.
HamCo

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Jul 3, 2008
edd wrote:
If like drug stores and quickie marts on every corner, military and cameras in the streets and chemtrails in the sky then yes it is a great place to live.
You're complaining about the military? Really?
Kris

United States

#13 Jul 3, 2008
edd wrote:
If like drug stores and quickie marts on every corner, military and cameras in the streets and chemtrails in the sky then yes it is a great place to live.
I will give you the drug stores...there are tons of Walgreens and CVS but not sure about tons of quickie marts. But I also like Forest Park, nice pool, skate park, merry-go-round, train, putt putt and more. I love the lake and neighborhood pool. I love the stores and the fact that I can enjoy my time while shopping. I love the clean area. I love the people. I love that I can hit 2 outdoor malls that are only 10 minutes away from me. I love the fact that the teachers and principals are involved with the student in positive ways. I love the walking path on Hazel Dell where you can ride, walk or skate for miles. I love that my neighbors look out for me and my children and I would do the same for them. I love the well cared for lawns and homes (obviously not all but most). I love that my kids are happy here. I could go on and on!!
edd

United States

#14 Jul 3, 2008
posse comitatus read it, really.
HamCo wrote:
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You're complaining about the military? Really?
Len Hearts Arnette

Marysville, OH

#15 Jul 3, 2008
bella mama wrote:
<quoted text>
The East side of Indy is horrid! We live in Irvington(the poor person's Broad Ripple) and I go to Greenwood or Castleton to shop. I remember when Washington Square was a decent mall, back when it had a Block's, Ayres, and Lazarus. Now it's just full of "low-rent" stores. After they put in Burlington, I'm surprised they haven't added a "Big Lots" or "Aldi". Noblesville is a nice area. Our children our in Catholic schools and if we didn't get the discout by being parishioners there, I'd homeschool them. Warren and Lawrence schools have pretty much went down the drain. They've been on the steady decline since the late 1980's. I'm not really fond of the east suburbs, either. New Palestine is like a "cornfield Las Vegas" when it comes to teens and behavior, and Greenfield isn't much better! If we ever move, it will be far to the south or the north.
Wow, what an elitist person you are! If you hate Irvington and the surrouding area so much, why don't you move? You sound like the typical Carmel housewife anyway. I bet you look down on the ground when you pass people who are "not your kind" just so you don't have to look them in the eye.
edd

United States

#16 Jul 3, 2008
If malls merry go rounds and slum divisions are your thing then you most certainly are in hog heaven. Did they at least leave the top soil so you could grow a vegetable garden?
Kris wrote:
<quoted text>
I will give you the drug stores...there are tons of Walgreens and CVS but not sure about tons of quickie marts. But I also like Forest Park, nice pool, skate park, merry-go-round, train, putt putt and more. I love the lake and neighborhood pool. I love the stores and the fact that I can enjoy my time while shopping. I love the clean area. I love the people. I love that I can hit 2 outdoor malls that are only 10 minutes away from me. I love the fact that the teachers and principals are involved with the student in positive ways. I love the walking path on Hazel Dell where you can ride, walk or skate for miles. I love that my neighbors look out for me and my children and I would do the same for them. I love the well cared for lawns and homes (obviously not all but most). I love that my kids are happy here. I could go on and on!!
Kris

United States

#17 Jul 3, 2008
edd wrote:
If malls merry go rounds and slum divisions are your thing then you most certainly are in hog heaven. Did they at least leave the top soil so you could grow a vegetable garden? <quoted text>
I live in an older neighborhood with plenty of room for my gardens. Stop hating, it is a wonderful place. Not perfect, but right for me.
edd

United States

#18 Jul 3, 2008
I'll try to stop hating if you try to look up once and a while, deal.
Kris wrote:
<quoted text>
I live in an older neighborhood with plenty of room for my gardens. Stop hating, it is a wonderful place. Not perfect, but right for me.
Len Hearts Arnette

Marysville, OH

#19 Jul 3, 2008
edd wrote:
I'll try to stop hating if you try to look up once and a while, deal. <quoted text>
Kris, in case you are wondering what edd is talking about:

The Chemtrail conspiracy theory holds that the trails seen behind some aircraft are not ordinary contrails, but are the result of high-altitude spraying of some kind of chemicals for some secret purpose. There are different versions of the theory, which hypothesize different chemical composition and purposes. Lately, chemtrail theorists have suggested that the trails are composed of barium and aluminum oxide, and are an attempt to affect climate by reflecting sunlight in the atmosphere. To this date, there is no physical evidence that suggests "chemtrails" are anything other then airplane contrails which do not dissapate in the atmosphere.

The term "chemtrail" does not refer to common forms of aerial dumping (e.g. crop dusting, cloud seeding or aerial firefighting). It specifically refers to systematic, high-altitude dumping of unknown substances for undisclosed purposes, resulting in the appearance of alleged unusual contrails.
Do not make me Laugh

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Jul 3, 2008
bella mama wrote:
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The East side of Indy is horrid! We live in Irvington(the poor person's Broad Ripple) and I go to Greenwood or Castleton to shop. I remember when Washington Square was a decent mall, back when it had a Block's, Ayres, and Lazarus. Now it's just full of "low-rent" stores. After they put in Burlington, I'm surprised they haven't added a "Big Lots" or "Aldi". Noblesville is a nice area. Our children our in Catholic schools and if we didn't get the discout by being parishioners there, I'd homeschool them. Warren and Lawrence schools have pretty much went down the drain. They've been on the steady decline since the late 1980's. I'm not really fond of the east suburbs, either. New Palestine is like a "cornfield Las Vegas" when it comes to teens and behavior, and Greenfield isn't much better! If we ever move, it will be far to the south or the north.
It is a good thing you DON'T home school your kids... with your grammar and spelling they would turn out as ignorant as you...

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