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March Photo Contest

Last month's contest was a bit harder than I thought. I guess I get out and look at more homes than most people, so I'll make this month's a bit easier, I hope :)

This month's contest is a two parter = a better chance to win.

First, name the location of this sculpture for a $25.00 gift card to Scotty's Brewhouse. Second part, tell me the name of the sculpture and I'll make it another $25.00.  We could have two winners this month. The first one who tells me where the sculpture is located wins, as well as the first person who tells me the name. If you are lucky enough (or just know your Indy sculptures) to be the first to tell me both  -  you win double and can take your friends to Scotty's with you. No waiting until the end of the month this time; after...

Danville Indiana Historic Homes

Danville Indiana is the county seat for Hendricks County. Driving through the city you can envision the life of the original owners of the historic homes built here. Just imagine them riding their horse and carriage through streets to gather at the Town Square in the heart of the city.

These are some magnificent homes painstakingly restored to capture the beauty of another era. Some of these beautiful homes in Danville make it on the Historic Tour, while others are just some of my favorites.


Exploring the Parks in Brownsburg

As the winter months creep on, it’s nice to plan ahead for spring activities. For residents in the city of Brownsburg, the community’s parks and recreation department offers a variety of programs through the Brownsburg Community Center and Brownsburg High School Aquatics Center. For those planning ahead, summer camp registration for Tiny Tot Camp and Adventure Camp, begins Tuesday, February15th.

For now, try bundling up and enjoying the colder weather, as winter hikes and outdoor ventures present intriguing looks into local wildlife. Study animal tracks in the snow, or ponder what animals eat in the winter months. The city offers more than 165 acres of public space and five local parks...

Eagle Creek Trail Offers Open Space for Outdoor Fun

If you live near Eagle Creek, you already know the beauty of walking the trails throughout the park. Now, westsiders of Marion County have plenty to anticipate with the continued construction of the Eagle Creek Trail. Upon completion, this network of trails will cover more than 16 miles, running from Eagle Creek Park and reservoir to the White River.

As the largest municipal park in Indianapolis, Eagle Creek includes a 1,400-acre reservoir andEagle Creek spans nearly 4,000 acres of land, including a nature preserve. The land was once owned by Josiah Kirby Lilly, Jr., president of Eli Lilly and Company from 1948 to 1953, and later by Purdue University.

The greenway system offers residents of Indianapolis several unique paths...

Central Canal Towpath and Greenway ~ The History and Neighborhoods

Historic towpath turned urban oasis.....

The trails, paths and greenways throughout Indianapolis provide homeowners wonderful park features, close to home. If you're thinking about buying a homes or condo in Indianapolis, you might want to consider how close the nearest trail or greenway is. Runners, joggers, bicyclists and even cross country skiers can be seen enjoying the trails and greenways around Indy.

Approved for funding in 1836, the Central Canal was originally intended to extend 296 miles, running through Indianapolis from Peru to Worthington. Construction ended with economic crisis in 1839, leaving only eight miles in downtown Indianapolis that was operational.

Towpaths were the roads or trails along the banks of the canal which allowed teams of horses or humans to pull,...

Homes on Wooded Lots Offer Privacy and Beauty

Homes on wooded lots in Indianapolis are often a favorite feature for homebuyers. Where water flows, trees grow and Central Indiana has plenty of both, creating an urban forest of lush greenery.

Many can't believe the amount of wooded areas and tree lined streets we have in the city of Indianapolis. In the summer, it is often difficult for me take pictures of homes in some neighborhoods, but I can get a good tree lined street shot.

Indianapolis and several of the cities making up the metropolitan area are designated Tree Cities. The program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters. The Tree Cities of Indiana maintain and care for the trees within their community. The towns and cities within the Indianapolis area which are...

Which Historic Neighborhoods Are These?

February Photo Contest

In December I met with clients to show homes in one of Indianapolis' historic districts. The snowfall that day was amazing; big thick flakes, falling steadily. After showing homes, I decided to take some pictures of the neighborhood along with another historic neighborhood on my way home. 

Guess which historic neighborhoods these homes are in and you can win a $50.00 gift card to Rathskellar, another great historic building in Indianapolis.

Hint: It's two different neighborhoods, both east of Rathskellar. The contest runs until February 28th and all correct answers will be put into a drawing. Enter your guess in the comments section below and good luck!

This months photo contest was more difficult than I expected. Still, one brave...

Avon Subdivisions with Amenities

I received a request from a homebuyer asking for Avon homes in communities with a neighborhood pool. ManySubdivision Amenities homebuyers buy homes in neighborhoods that offer specific amenities geared to their lifestyle. Families with children enjoy having a playground they can walk to. Others may enjoy a walking trail or swimming pool. 

Many subdivisions and neighborhoods in Avon provide amenities for homeowners. The benefits of being able to enjoy an afternoon at the pool within a few minutes walk is a delightful bonus in the heat of summer. A cool walk through the trails during the fall can be a wonderful source of relaxation.

When your thinking about buying a home, considering your lifestyle...

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