by Carol Miller
Are you looking for a nice community to raise your family? Are you buying your firs¬¬t home as a single person? Do you want an affordable place to retire? There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a community to call home. Accessibility to jobs, shopping, and entertainment, is high on the list. Madison County/Anderson is about thirty minutes from Indianapolis, so if you want something different than our local venues, there are a lot of places “just down the road”.
For many, affordability is a major issue. Madison County enjoys a lower cost of living compared to the nearby Indy-Metro area. If you do a search of the homes for sale on Realtor.com you will be surprised what your house budget can buy in Madison County. According to the MIBOR Realtor Association’s Local Market Update for February through April 2016, the average price of homes sold in Madison County was $96,947 while Hamilton County was $274,005, Hancock County was $167,314, and Marion County was $144,186. The average price has increased over what it was this time last year, but there are still many very nice and very affordable homes in Madison County.
It is an easy commute from Anderson if your job is located in the Indy-Metro area, but would you prefer to find a job closer to your new home? Anderson had become a growing international manufacturing community over the past decade, with several new facilities currently under construction. They prefer to hire locally and need dedicated, skilled laborers to join their teams. A list of other local employers can be found at getlinkedmadison.com/major-employers. Higher education is available at Anderson University, Ivy Tech, Harrison College, and the new Purdue Polytechnic Institute scheduled to open in the fall. To live, work, and learn locally means less time on the road and more time enjoying life!
If you really want to know the heart of this community, read what the locals have to say about living and working here. The Anderson / Madison County Chamber of Commerce is very active and has a website with a blog at getlinkedmadison.com/a-new-day/blog . The “New Day” blog consists of interviews with various business and community leaders in Madison County and gives you a glimpse into what living in this community is all about. The optimism of these leaders is inspiring; and, the opportunities are plentiful for those wanting to succeed and maybe even start their own business.
So come check out some of our homes for sale and grab a bite somewhere different like at The Lemon Drop, the Curves at Grandview, Gene’s Root Beer Stand, or the Gaither’s Café and Gift Shop. Visit Mounds State Park, Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, the Paramount Theater, Falls Park in Pendleton, or the Anderson Speedway and get connected to Madison County!