Living in Geist | Indianapolis Neighborhood Series
Hogan Moving has been a part of the Indianapolis community since 1927. And, as a proud Indianapolis company, we’ve decided to start a blog series highlighting some of the great places to live in the area!
For this blog, we’re highlighting a beautiful community that sits on a reservoir to the northeast of Indianapolis, Geist.
Homes in the Geist area can technically be located in a few main cities like Indianapolis, Fishers, or McCordsville, but the important part of Geist is that the homes surround the lovely Geist Reservoir.
According to Niche.com, around 10,000 people live in the Geist area. The houses are described as “beautiful” and “upscale”, and one resident called Geist, “a tight knit community.” This Indianapolis suburb is primarily made up of people who own their homes.
On Niche.com, Geist received an overall A+ rating. It’s “A”-rated categories included Housing, Good for Families, Cost of Living, and Health and Fitness. Nearly every other category, like Public Schools, Jobs, Outdoor Activities, Diversity, and Nightlife was a B.
Geist Hot Spots
Parks & Recreation
In and around the Geist area there are a variety of places to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. Let’s start with the main attraction…
Geist Reservoir | Geist Reservoir is also sometimes referred to as Geist Lake. There are two public boat launches that give you a place to access Geist for boating, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. At the Geist Marina, a full-service marina, you can rent slips and pontoons, launch your boats, store your boat for winter, and more.
Fort Harrison State Park | Fort Harrison offers year-round access to nature and is only a few miles to the southwest of the Geist Reservoir. Enjoy awesome sledding hills in winter, walking through blooming flowers in spring, canoeing down Fall Creek in summer, or watching the trees turn breathtaking colors in fall. It’s an “oasis of green in an urban landscape.”
Geist Park | Geist Park is a 17-acre park “nestled along the banks of Fall Creek.” Use Geist Park as a place to launch your canoe, fish, walk nature trails, and more.
More Parks & Rec | There are many parks surrounding the Geist area, and you can find more on this Fishers Parks page.
Great Local Eats & Drinks
Being surrounded by Fishers and Indianapolis means that there are plenty of places to enjoy good food and drinks when you live in the Geist area. Here are some of the more notable options:
- St Yared Ethiopian Restaurant
- Eddy’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill
- Amore Italian Kitchen
- Fitzgerald’s Lunch House
- Geist Coffee
- 305 Wine Garage
- Pearl Street Pizzeria & Pub
Hear from a Geist local!
Here’s what one local had to say on Niche.com:
“I am so glad I live in the Geist area! It is very clean and safe. There are many fun activities for adults and children to do, including the Geist reservoir!”
And here’s another review, “I love Geist because it is such a tight knit community. Also, everything you need is in the area so you never need to travel far. The schools are excellent and have rivalries that get everybody out and to all of the sporting events.”
Live in Geist!
If you’re ready to move to an area with lovely homes, great people, and a variety of things to do, then Geist is the place for you!
Find out how much it would cost you to move to Geist by clicking the “Request a Quote” form at the top of the page, or you can call us at any time at 317-639-9583. We’ll give you a free quote!
The moving crews were pleasant, really great to work with and very helpful.Patty M. Indianapolis, IN
Every part of your team did a fabulous job… Your team was awesome. I have moved across the country many times, and have never had such a great experience.Terri D. Indianapolis, IN
My wife and I moved today and of course used Hogan Mayflower. Could not have had a better experience. Nice people.Mark D Indianapolis
I have moved over a dozen times in the last 40 years. This is the best experience I have had. The driver was truly exceptional… his professionalism, hard work ethic, […]Carroll K Bloomington
The packers were the best crew I have had in 28 moves. Their experience, listening and professionalism got it done with ease.Judy V Indianapolis, IN
The move went very well. They were great, professional, and on time!Neal C. Indianapolis, IN
Thanks for your help, the movers are so professional!!Jay H. Greenwood, IN
On behalf of the family, I am writing to compliment you and your staff. The crew was professional, friendly and efficient. Their willingness to go beyond the minimum specifications of […]Bonnie S. Avon, IN
It was a real pleasure working with you and your crews. A very professional group, and I would not hesitate to use your company again.Marti H. Indianapolis, IN
We had to make a last-minute change in our moving date, and your team was able to get the job done for us. Those were a hectic few days, and […]Ruth E Indianapolis, IN