A recent study found that in all of the Midwest region, only two Indiana towns are among the best to live in for 2023.

Indiana towns are really a hot topic lately. When it comes to Indiana, we have no shortage of small towns with a few big cities scattered in there too. Everyone has small-town pride nowadays.  Recently we have covered many of these towns in articles such as the worst small towns in Indiana, an Indiana small town that makes you feel like you are in a Hallmark movie, the best must-visit small town in Indiana, the best small town in IndianaHGTV naming this Indiana town as the most charming in the state, and the most expensive place to live in Indiana.

Now, let's move on to a new study that found the top 25 places to live in the Midwest. As it turns out, only two Indiana towns made this list.

WKDQ-FM logo
Get our free mobile app

Top 25 Places to Live in the Midwest 2023

Recently, the website, Livabilitypublished the top 25 places to live in the Midwest. How did they come to these results? According to Livability:

The list is based on more than 50 data points and examines more than 2,000 cities to rank the <a href="https://livability.com/best-places/2022-top-100-best-places-to-live-in-the-us/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">best places to live in the U.S</a>. Here, we’re highlighting the top 25 best places to live in the Midwest based on our research.

Some towns on this list include Madison, WI, Rochester, MN Naperville, IL, Minneapolis, MN, and two towns in Indiana. Which towns in Indiana made the list? Let's check it out!


2 Indiana Towns Among Best Places to Live in the Midwest in 2023

Fishers and Carmel, Indiana, were the only two Indiana towns that were among the best places to live in the Midwest. Here's what Livability had to say about both of these Indiana towns.

Fishers, Indiana

<p>A few decades ago, <a href="https://livability.com/in/fishers" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Fishers, IN</a>, was a small town with less than 10,000 residents. Today, this Central Indiana up-and-comer has almost ten times that at nearly 100,000 residents who have access to some of the best schools in the state and high-quality health care. The community’s rapid growth can be witnessed in places like the Nickel Plate District, which is the city’s cultural heart and home to farmers’ markets, community concerts and festivals. </p><p>Fishers is not just <a href="https://livability.com/in/fishers/where-to-live-now/why-fishers-in-is-one-of-the-top-100-best-places-to-live/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">one of the best places to live in the Midwest</a>; it’s also a vibrant spot to start or grow your business, thanks to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in place. Launch Fishers, for instance, is a 52,000-square-foot coworking space for entrepreneurs and creators that has more than 600 members, making it the largest in the Midwest. Likewise, <a href="https://hubandspoke.works/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Hub &amp; Spoke</a> is a 94,000-square-foot, master-planned, mixed-use development and partnership with the city that includes a design center with retail showrooms, plus a maker space and coworking space.</p>

Carmel, Indiana

North of the state’s capital city is <a href="https://livability.com/in/carmel">Carmel, IN</a>, a true gem whose miles of connected paths and trails make it <a href="https://livability.com/best-places/2022-top-100-best-places-to-live-in-the-us/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">one of the best places to live in the Midwest</a>. The Monon Trail, which begins in Carmel and travels through Westfield and Grand Park to Sheridan, gives residents a <a href="https://livability.com/topics/healthy-places/off-the-beaten-path-5-bike-trails-worth-exploring/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">great place to run, bike or walk</a> and links to many of the city’s local attractions. Fill your afternoons at one of the city’s various entertainment destinations, including <a href="https://clayterrace.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Clay Terrace</a>, an outdoor shopping oasis; the Arts &amp; Design District, which is full of must-visit galleries, showrooms, restaurants and specialty shops; Midtown Plaza, an interactive play area with green spaces, games and swings; and much, much more. Also great about this city of nearly 100,000? The city is known for its safety rating, making it the perfect place for families. And when it comes to dining… let’s just say your taste buds will sing. The area boasts a slew of return-worthy coffee shops, breweries and restaurants.

This is a huge honor for Fishers and Carmel, but do you feel like any other Indiana towns are deserving enough to be on this list?

16 Indiana Towns with Dirty-Sounding Names

A majority of these towns were given their names in the mid-to-late 1800s as settlers making their way across the country found unclaimed plots of land and decided to make them their own. While I imagine they thought the names they came up with were innocent, and perhaps a tribute to something in their lives, pop culture has warped our minds to the point since then that we can't help but think of something about the town that was never intended by its founders. Take a look at this list. I guarantee there's at least one name that will make you chuckle.

33 Indiana Towns with International Names

From Holland to China, Cuba to Switzerland, and everywhere in between, several towns across the Hoosier State borrow their names from countries and cities around the globe.

The 25 Smallest Towns In Indiana With Shockingly Low Populations

The 25 smallest towns in Indiana have population numbers that will blow your mind. Wait until you see the smallest's population size!

More From WKDQ-FM