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The Uptown Guide: Zionsville, Indiana

The Uptown Guide: Zionsville, Indiana

Looking for things to do in Zionsville, Indiana? Here's your local guide to seeing all that this tight-knit community has to offer! From what restaurants to eat at to what community you live in, Zionsville offers a variety of options for all lifestyles. Fischer Homes has even launched their newest Uptown Collection, less than a five-minute drive from downtown Zionsville. This luxury, high-end home is perfect for those looking to move close to Indianapolis, yet still have the charming feel of a small town. With the Uptown Collection by Fischer Homes, you can have less yard space to maintain, a separate guest suite option for out-of-town guests, and even an optional delivery door to keep all of your online packages secure. Not sold yet? Check out these 10 things to do in Zionsville that will make you see this town as your next home.

1. Downtown Zionsville

In search of the perfect small-town charm? Look no further than downtown Zionsville. Make your way down the brick Main Street to find local boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, tacos, ice cream, and even an Inn if you'd like to stay the night!

Some Main Street favorites are:

  • The Scoop Ice Cream Shop
  • The Friendly Tavern Bar & Grill
  • The Zionsville Flower Company
  • Michele's on Main Boutique
  • Zionsville Pizzeria
  • Village Yarn Company
  • Roasted in the Village Coffee Shop
  • Truffles & Creams Chocolatier
  • My Sugar Pie Shop
  • AUBERGE French Restaurant
  • Black Dog Books
  • Our Place Coffee
  • Convivio Italian Restaurant
  • and so many more!

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2. Traders Point Creamery

At Traders Point Creamery, a community of local food and sustainable farming is promoted, with the goal to reconnect farmers and consumers. Whether you dine in for brunch at their state-of-the-art restaurant, enjoy a scoop of artisan ice cream at the Dairy Bar, or stretch your body at Yoga on the Farm, you are sure to enjoy yourself. Spend your weekend here or pick up a Cheeseboard to-go! Whichever route you choose, quality will exceed your expectations. 

Tradepoint Creamery

3. Noah Grant's Grill House & OYSTEr Bar

Noah Grant's is locally owned and operated by Zionsville local, Shari Jenkins. This is the perfect spot for a date night out, offering the freshest East & West Coast Oysters. Pair your meal with a glass of wine or a cocktail from the full bar. With farm-fresh salads,  Caprese Stacks, and Massachusetts Day Boat Scallops, this menu is sure to impress! The truffle fries with parmesan cheese and truffle oil are a fan favorite! Make a reservation today and thank yourself later.

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4. Zionsville Farmers Market

Started in 1997 by volunteers, the Zionsville Farmers Market has grown to be a summer staple for Zionsville locals. Located on the historic, brick Main Street, vendors from all over gather to provide the freshest produce, baked goods, and prepared food. If you're looking for a way to mingle with locals, this is the place to spend your Saturday. Community members spend entire afternoons chatting with vendors, stocking up on groceries, and sometimes even for some live entertainment!

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Holliday Farms features two courses designed for all skill levels. Designed by world-renowned architect, Pete Dye, you can enjoy a golf sanctuary in the rolling landscape of Zionsville. Pete Dye, along with his wife Alice Dye, poured their hearts into the design and layout of this course. With history embedded throughout, you can enjoy the rippling creeks, brooks, and other elements of nature. There is an 18-Hole Championship Course, as well as a 9-Hole Executive Course with Par-3 only holes that give beginners a better landscape for practicing. Grab your friends and family and stop by today!


6. Shopping in carmel

If you're in the need of a wardrobe refresh, Carmel, Indiana is the place to go! There are two main shopping districts: Clay Terrace and Carmel City Center. Clay Terrace is known for having name-brand stores such as Lululemon, Whole Foods, Sephora, and more. Ever wanted to shop with your pet? Clay Terrace hosts different events throughout the year to make unique experiences like this happen! City center is a beautiful, walkable shopping district featuring many local, Carmel favorites. Looking to go boutique shopping or find some gifts? City center is the place to be!


7. Mulberry Fields

Take the kids out of the house or go for a nice walk in Mulberry Fields! This is the perfect place to spend a hot, summer day. There is a splash pad, playground, and picnic shelters for lunchtime. This is the perfect place to meet other families in the area and for kids to have a blast outside, for free! There is even a skate park and a sledding hill for snowy winter days. Mulberry Fields is definitely a go-to stop for families.

Mulberry Fields

8. Downtown Indianapolis

Feel like venturing into the city? Downtown Indianapolis is just a 25-minute drive from Zionsville! There is so much that Indianapolis has to offer between sporting events, shopping, museums, and restaurants. Some local favorites and must-see places close to downtown are Mass Ave Neighborhood, Broad Ripple Cultural District, and the Indianapolis Children's Museum (a.k.a. the world's largest children's museum). It's definitely worth spending a weekend exploring downtown!


9. North High Brewing

It is rare that you find a brewery where the food is just as good as the drinks, but North High Brewing has mastered this! The fried pickles and buffalo chicken sandwich are fan favorites, and the tap list of beers is endless. The staff is known for being efficient and friendly. They even offer catering services for your special events. Whether you stop by for a happy hour or make it a date night out, you are sure to be impressed.

North High Brewing

10. Zionsville Nature Center

Looking for a relaxing spot to take the family? The Zionsville Nature Center is it! Spend the afternoon with a personalized information session followed by a tour! Check out the outside area as well to get the full experience. Between turtles, snakes, owls, and bees there is so much to learn about here. The best part about it? The Nature Center is for all ages and open to everyone!

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Discover Living in Chelsea Park in Zionsville, Indiana

Conveniently located just minutes from the historic and charming town of Zionsville, Chelsea Park offers a new Uptown Collection of homes in a prestigious community. Discover delicious restaurants, enjoy shopping in unique mom-and-pop shops, and have fun at the exciting entertainment options all situated on the beautiful brick-paved Main Street. Just minutes from I-465 this community is close to many area employers. Not to mention, Indianapolis is less than 30 minutes away giving homeowners quick access to downtown life. You can truly enjoy the best of both worlds!

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Want to Make Zionsville, Indiana Home?

Does Zionsville sound like the perfect community for you? If so, Fischer Homes is here to help you find your dream home! To learn more about building a home in our Chelsea Park community, visit our nearest model in Chatham Brook at Chatham Hills!

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Start Your HOME-BUILDING Journey

Interested in building a home in the Zionsville, Indiana area? Visit our website or call us at (317) 348-4135 to get started with a New Home Advisor today!

Fischer Homes builds in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Louisville, and St. Louis. The Leland floorplan featured above is part of the Masterpiece Collection. This open concept plan boasts a large island kitchen, a bright morning room, and a two-story family room with a stunning wall of windows. Entertainment and privacy perfectly coexist in this new home plan with gracious living spaces and quiet bedroom retreats. Find your perfect new home floorplans in your region here!

Stay tuned for more lifestyle content from Fischer Homes. Remember that throughout our journey as your builder, we want to ensure that your experience doesn’t end when you move into your new home. Fischer Homes is forever focused on continuing to go Beyond the Build, by continuing to build the best customer experience possible.

Fischer Homes is forever focused on continuing to go Beyond the Build, by continuing to build the best customer experience possible.

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