In honor of Valentine’s Day coming soon, we are rounding up our top 14 reasons to love Greenfield, Indiana! We think our residents are some of the best people around, and the amenities of our city make it a great place to live. As an up-and-coming city, we love showing off our community and its fun events, rich culture and livability. 

1. Small-town feel with big-city benefits

Greenfield has a population of 23,844 as of 2020, but since it is a growing area, it still has the feel of a small town where you can easily get to know your neighbors. But with our close proximity to the Hoosier capital of Indianapolis, you can still enjoy all the amenities that come with city living.

2. Interesting city history

Greenfield has quite an interesting history, with a number of noteworthy citizens, including the Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley. Residents and guests of Greenfield can visit the Riley Boyhood Home to learn more about what life was like in the 1800s, and the soon-to-come Riley Literary Trail will bring even more historical landmarks to life in our city.

3. Regular community events and festivals

Speaking of James Whitcomb Riley, Greenfield is home to a number of cultural and community events and festivals, such as the annual Riley Festival which comes around every fall. No matter what type of events you and your family enjoy attending, there’s something for everyone on our community calendar

4. Top-quality healthcare

Hancock County is known for being the fifth healthiest county in Indiana and has four different health care networks, including the award-winning Hancock Regional Hospital network. We are proud to be able to say that our residents have quick access to high-quality healthcare that is usually only found in larger cities. 

5. Highly-rated school system

Local children attend Greenfield-Central Community Schools, which includes four elementary schools, two intermediate schools, one junior high school and one high school. Our corporation overall is graded B according to the Department of Education, with Greenfield-Central High School designated as a grade-A school. 

6. Job opportunities with big employers

If you are looking for a new job in Greenfield, job opportunities abound with our biggest employers: Hancock Regional Hospital, Covance, Elanco Animal Health, Indiana Automotive Fasteners and Keihin North America Inc.

7. Incredible small businesses

In addition to our big businesses in Greenfield, we are also home to numerous small and locally-owned businesses in our Downtown area and beyond. Greenfield citizens love to shop small and patronize local businesses! 

8. Supportive community members

In Greenfield, we are also blessed with residents who are incredibly generous and supportive of the wellness of our overall community. One such example is our local Blessing Boxes, which are located throughout the city and sustained by local citizens to offer free nonperishable food and pantry items for anyone in need.

9. Numerous volunteer opportunities

Greenfield and the surrounding area are home to multiple nonprofits that provide resources for a range of causes in our community. Whether you are an animal lover, love working with people ranging from children to seniors, or you want to make our city a more beautiful place… there’s a service opportunity for you. 

10. Delicious local food

Greenfield is a real foodie paradise, with locally-owned restaurants and chains to fill any sort of craving you may have! Our community’s take on Midwest classics (and beyond) with many area-sourced culinary treats offer quite the culinary experience.

11. Charming downtown scenery

One of the major landmarks in our city is the Downtown Courthouse Plaza and historic district, which has been undergoing major renovations thanks to the Greenfield Main Street organization and our designation as a Stellar Regional Community.

12. Thriving art scene

Our Downtown celebrates the arts in Greenfield, with large-scale murals welcoming visitors from all four directions into the historic district, as well as the Living Alley and interactive art displays in Depot Street Park. Artist workshops are frequent at Twenty North Gallery, and stage and film productions are hosted at the historic H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts. 

13. Beautiful parks and outdoor attractions

We have a total of nine city parks (including Riley Pool and Rover’s Run Bark Park, our first dog park) there’s something for everyone in our outdoor spaces. Hancock County is also home to several farms, wineries and other outdoor attractions to enjoy throughout the year.

14. YOU – our amazing residents!

Most of all, we LOVE our amazing residents in Greenfield! You are definitely one of our top reasons to love Greenfield because you make it a great place to live and show us the real meaning of being a great neighbor!