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Indiana is kind of amazing, just plain and simple. While some ignorant people may call the place a “fly-over state,” we have to respectfully and firmly disagree with them. This state is certainly more than lots of corn fields, the big Indy 500 race, and being called “Hoosiers”.
It’s also the perfect place to relax on the Wabash river, was the temporary home to the notorious John Dillinger, is the best place to get sugar cream pie, and is home to countless festivals, historical landmarks, and top-notch eateries. Where exactly are the best places to call home in the state, though?
We’ve looked all across The Crossroads of America to find the best small cities to live in the great state of Indiana.
Westfield is a city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. In 2010 United States Census, the population was 30,068. Westfield is in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area.
The city was founded on May 6, 1834, by North Carolina Quakers, Asa Bales, Ambrose Osborne and Simon Moon. It is said that the town was planned to serve as a stop on the Underground Railroad with many families of the Religious Society of Friendsand the Wesleyan Methodist Church supporting the cause. When the laws against aiding escaped slaves were harshened, part of the Westfield Quaker Friends Meeting House split into the Anti-Slavery Friends meeting.
As a town, Westfield was incorporated in 1848.
One of the biggest attractions in the town is Grand Park. It is an 8.5 billion dollar project to build the nation’s largest multi-sport complex. The complex includes 29 baseball/softball diamonds (both synthetic turf and grass) and 31 soccer/football/lacrosse/rugby fields (also synthetic and grass). The diamonds are in all sizes, from 225 foot little league and 400 for high school/college/professional.
The town welcomes sport-lovers of all ages to Grand Park, where they field champions. Grand Park is a planned youth and adult recreational sports institution, and hopefully will become a family sports destination. It’s one of those things that just makes sense. Indiana takes the honor of Crossroads of America, with a deep history for a love of amateur sports.
A few films even commemorate this state’s never-give-up and give-it-your-all attitude towards competitive play. Grand Park is now at the center of it all conveniently located off US 31.