Hogan Moving has been a part of the Indianapolis community since 1927. 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 nearby suburb of Indianapolis: Zionsville.
Zionsville is a suburban town located in the southeast area of Boone County, Indiana, just northwest of Indianapolis. It was laid out in 1852 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for William Zion, a pioneer settler. Zionsville promotes itself as a tourist attraction, centered on its village-style downtown area. This area consists primarily of Main Street, paved entirely in brick, which is lined with small retail stores and restaurants.
Fanimation Antique Fan Museum
Tom Frampton, an avid antique fan collector, joined the Antique Fan Collectors Association (AFCA) some years ago. The AFCA has operated a museum since 1997, displaying fans on loan by the members of the Association; this museum was hosted by Vornado Fan Co. in Wichita, Kansas. When they needed to relocate, Fanimation offered to house it at its facility here in Zionsville. The move and set-up took nearly a year, but the new museum opened on July 23, 2009. It houses some 2000 antique fans some dating to the early 1880s. Tom’s own unique collection of fans is also now part of the museum collection, as well as hundreds of antique advertising-style hand fans and other memorabilia.
Location: 10983 Bennett Parkway, Zionsville, IN 46077
Sullivan Munce Cultural Center
Since 1973, Sullivan Munce Cultural Center has been a local resource for art, history and genealogy. SullivanMunce has an art center, a collecting history museum, a genealogy library and also serves as the Town of Zionsville’s Welcome Center. As a public charity, they are recognized as the historical, artistic and cultural center of the Zionsville Community. They provide professional and community art exhibitions, historical exhibitions, enrichment classes for all ages, genealogy research facilities, and outreach programs to area students and seniors.
Location: 225 West Hawthorne Street, Zionsville, IN 46077
Zionsville Nature Center
The Zionsville Nature Center encourages Zionsville and Central Indiana families to take an active role in their native environment through educational and inquiry-based programs and activities. The Zionsville Nature Center was founded in 2002 through the dedicated efforts of the Zionsville Parks Department and the Friends of Zion Nature Center. Exhibits within the Nature Center focus on local Indiana habitats and wildlife. In addition to exhibits, several educational animals are on display including turtles, snakes and amphibians.
Location: 250 N 5th Street, Zionsville, IN 46077
Starkey Nature Park
This 80-acre park, located a quarter-mile southwest of the Village, is the largest park in Zionsville. Starkey Park is named for Lucile Starkey, who bequeathed a major portion of the land to the Town in 1974 for use as a nature park. The park’s wooded bottomland along Eagle Creek offers scenic beauty, hiking trails, nature study, and perfect settings for photography. Youth and adult education programs are offered here throughout the year. This park connects to the Big-4 Rail Trail and from there, to most of Zionsville’s trail system.
Location: 667 Sugarbush Drive, Zionsville, IN 46077
Grapevine Cottage carries at least 1,200 different wines rated “Very Good” or better by the major wine publications, as well as a nice selection of accessories, cheeses, and other gourmet foods. There is also a selection of highly-rated Belgian and craft beers.
Location: 61 South Main Street, Zionsville, IN 46077
The Village Antique Mall
The Lehigh Valley’s largest antique mall showcasing a variety of quality antiques, vintage treasures, and unique home decor. Zionsville Antique Mall is family owned and operated since 1995. Their friendly staff prides themselves on helping customers find items that are nostalgic, share a piece of history, or add a unique touch to their home. They are an eco-friendly business dedicated to re-purposing, recycling, and reusing pieces from the past. Enjoy shopping their climate-controlled 30,000 sq. ft. antique store with approximately 200 dealers and merchandise changing daily.
Location: 7567 Chestnut St. Rte 100, Zionsville PA
Woodhouse Day Spa
Surrounded by great shopping and restaurants, this luxuriously designed spa and boutique awaits you for a transformational spa day. They’ll invite you in to enjoy their signature spa services, such as the Woodhouse Minkyti Facial or Calming Retreat. Upon your arrival, a variety of warm and relaxing teas and a cozy robe are provided to help you slip into a state of complete relaxation. Their beautiful Quiet Room is available between services for you to experience ultimate tranquility.
Location: 4400 Weston Pointe Dr #130, Zionsville, IN 46077
Great Local Eats & Drinks
- The Friendly Tavern
- Sub 16
- Rosie’s Place
- Salty Cowboy
- Noah Grant’s
- Auberge at The Brick Street Inn
- Stone Creek
- Traders Point Creamery
- Cobblestone Grill
- Happy Kitchen & Sushi Bar
Hear from a Zionsville local!
Here’s what one local had to say on Niche.com:
“The sense of community in Zionsville is amazing. For the most part, every person I have encountered is kind and respectful to others. As well, there are many good restaurants in the downtown area and close proximity to Indianapolis is very convenient.”
Live in Zionsville!
If you’re ready to move to an area that has great educational opportunities and an abundance of activities to get involved with, then Zionsville may be the place for you!
Find out how much it would cost you to move to Zionsville from where you are 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!
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