And the number one place to live in America is – Fishers, Indiana.
At least, that’s the suggestion by the editors of Money magazine, which made the Northeast suburb of indianapolis the cover story of its most recent issue. The October issue shows a family-friendly two-story house in what looks like a happy Fishers neighborhood.
Kim Young, an owner of Fishers Do it center, described the town’s newfound notoriety as a pleasant surprise.
“I think it’s wonderful,” she said. As for its impact on business: “It’s not going to have an immediate impact, but maybe more people will buy homes here. It can’t hurt.”
The market, which is grown rapidly in the past 20 years to a population of about 90,000, is also served by a Menards and a Home Depot.
Fishers Do it center, a 22-year-old business, has changed as the community changed, Young said. The transition occurred slowly as the company began largely as a supplier of new construction projects to a dealer that now caters more to maintenance and repair.
More on the Money rankings can be found here.