When it comes to Indiana, apparently these are the best places to raise a family.

As someone who was born and raised here in Indiana, and plans to repeat that with my children, I can honestly say that I'm proud of my home. Granted, I know everyone's situation is different growing up, but I don't think that Indiana is a bad place to raise a family. Aside from the unpredictable weather we have here, Indiana has a lot to offer families. I mean if it was good enough to be Lincoln's boyhood home, it is good enough for everyone else.

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Recently, the website HomeSnacks revealed the top ten best places to raise a family in Indiana for 2024. This wasn't something that was just opnion-based. No, they used real data to come to these conclusions. Here's how they did it:

HomeSnacks has taken the guessing out of that search and consulted the latest US Census on places in this Midwest state with more than 10,000 residents. We looked at several factors including crime, education, family friendly activities, and the percent of households that currently have children. We ended up with 67 family friendly Indiana places that any family would be lucky to call home.

So, which cities/towns made the list? Let's find out!

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The 10 Best Places to Raise a Family in Indiana for 2024

By now, you probably want to know which cities made the list, right? Well, these cities might come as a surprise to some. Let's see what you think.

10. Westfield

Population: 48,262
Median Income: $117,519
Average Home Price: $431,094
Family Friendly Amenities Score: 38
Closest Major City: Indianapolis
Households with kids: 41.5%

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9. Noblesville

Population: 70,442
Median Income: $99,458
Average Home Price: $358,434
Family Friendly Amenities Score: 54
Closest Major City: Indianapolis
Households with kids: 42.4%

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8. Crown Point

Population: 33,735
Median Income: $92,810
Average Home Price: $333,979
Family Friendly Amenities Score: 36
Closest Major City: Chicago
Households with kids: 34.7%

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7. Chesterton

Population: 14,191
Median Income: $90,753
Average Home Price: $298,561
Family Friendly Amenities Score: 54
Closest Major City: Chicago
Households with kids: 34.1%

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6. Lowell

Population: 10,723
Median Income: $77,375
Average Home Price: $299,747
Family Friendly Amenities Score: 44
Closest Major City: Chicago
Households with kids: 40.2%

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5. Auburn

Population: 13,316
Median Income: $58,635
Average Home Price: $242,744
Family Friendly Amenities Score: 55
Closest Major City: Fort Wayne
Households with kids: 34.8%

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4. Carmel

Population: 99,453
Median Income: $132,859
Average Home Price: $519,540
Family Friendly Amenities Score: 46
Closest Major City: Indianapolis
Households with kids: 35.8%

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3. Danville

Population: 10,842
Median Income: $90,686
Average Home Price: $301,935
Family Friendly Amenities Score: 42
Closest Major City: Indianapolis
Households with kids: 37.7%

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2. Franklin

Population: 26,073
Median Income: $72,344
Average Home Price: $255,388
Family Friendly Amenities Score: 51
Closest Major City: Indianapolis
Households with kids: 37.5%

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1. Zionsville

Population: 30,832
Median Income: $152,788
Average Home Price: $571,985
Family Friendly Amenities Score: 40
Closest Major City: Indianapolis
Households with kids: 40.8%

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Are you surprised at all by the towns on this list? You can take a look at this list in full detail by clicking here.

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