Community & Government Awards
Digital Counties SurveyFor the sixteenth year, Hamilton County is proud to be the recipient of a Digital County Award.
Counties are grouped into four population categories:
- 500,000 or more
- and less than 150,000
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Niche - 2018 Best Places to Live and 2018 Best Counties to Live.
Congratulations to Carmel, Fishers, and to Hamilton County!
Carmel has been recognized as the Best Place to Live in America, for the second year in a row.! And not to be left out, Fishers ranked 7th!
Also, Hamilton County ranked 2nd as Best County to Live in.
Money Magazine - 2017 Best Places to Live in America
Congratulations Fishers and Carmel!
Fishers has been ranked 1st place in Money’s survey for best small cities. Described as "a booming city with good schools, low cost of living, and an entrepreneurial buzz", it is a great place to live.
Carmel has been ranked 16th; with a strong economy, low unemployment, abundant outdoor options, and an active main street.
Movoto Blog - Best 10 Places to live in Indiana 2015Congratulations Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, Noblesville, and Westfield!
Four of the top 6 locations are right here in Hamilton County, and another is nearby.
1. City of Carmel
2. Town of Fishers
3. Town of Zionsville (a close neighbor)
4. City of Noblesville
6. City of Westfield
County Health Rankings 2010 through 2020
CNN Money - 2012 Best Places to LiveCongratulations Carmel and Fishers!
Carmel has been ranked 1st place in Money's survey for best small cities. Qualities listed include low unemployment, excellent schools, recreational opportunities, performing arts, and a variety of housing.
Fishers has been ranked 12th; with reasonably priced homes, a great school system, 451 acres of parks, and many community events.
"Located just north of Indianapolis, Hamilton County tops our list with impressive scores in nine of our 10 categories." ... "Hamilton offers eight quaint communities, a terrific school system, a short commute and low crime. The average home price of $200,000 is a steal compared with Marin County's $901,900 [California]." *
Yes, we knew we had strong communities, great schools, varied and rich lifestyles, low crime, and affordable housing. These are some of the reasons we choose Hamilton County as our home. And this national recognition is something we can all be proud of; because it takes all of us to make it happen.
* America's Best Places to Raise a Family, by Zack O'Malley Greenburg, Forbes.com, June 30, 2008
Inspection Reports can also be accessed through our online GIS (Geographic Information System). Restaurants and Food Facilities are depicted on the maps with a 'spoon and fork' symbol, so users can visually search a geographic location. When the user double clicks the symbol, the inspection summaries for that facility (and links to any reports) are displayed.