Greenfield is an amazing place to live, and we’re not just saying that because we call it home. You can find the best of both worlds by living in this area… the small town feel with the big city benefits. Check out some of the amenities that you’ll find in your very own backyard when you call Hancock County your home.
Small Town Feel
With a population of just over 21,000 residents, you’ll find that Greenfield still feels like that small town that many of us crave. We are often known for our agricultural community, but you’ll also find beautiful tree-lined streets and historic homes filled with character.
Greenfield Parks and Recreation offers many open spaces to enjoy nature, along with diverse educational programs for all ages. Learn more about local history by taking a walk or bike ride along the Pennsy Trail, which runs right through downtown.
Big City Options
With just a 20-minute drive to Indianapolis, you can enjoy the small town living in Greenfield with easy access to all that Indy has to offer. Hop onto nearby I-70 and you can quickly make your way to any number of Central Indiana venues for entertainment and dining.
Hancock Regional Hospital is also located right in downtown Greenfield, and offers top quality health services with four national rankings in adult specialties from the U.S. News & World Report. And a bonus—Hancock Regional Hospital president Steven Long recently challenged his county to become the healthiest place in the state of Indiana (and it’s already among the top 5% of healthiest communities in the U.S.)!
If you have kids, your first question is often the quality of the local public schools. With quality ratings across the board, you can rest assured that your child is in good hands at Greenfield-Central Community Schools. Greenfield-Central High School will have your student well-prepared for their future with programs in pre-engineering, biomedical science and finance.
Enjoy arts and culture in our historic downtown, along with local boutiques and one-of-a-kind small businesses. The James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home & Museum offers family heirlooms on display from our hometown’s famous poet, and the H.J. Ricks Centre is a hub for seeing local performing arts and classic movies in its restored Art Deco beauty.
As you walk through downtown, be sure to check out the Living Alley between Main and North streets. You may see it as a parking lot by day, but by night the twinkling lights and local art are showcased during evening community events.
And how can we mention downtown Greenfield without talking about the food? Known for its drive-in fare all sourced from Central Indiana, The Mug is a remix on a classic that won Best Farm-to-Car dining from Indianapolis Monthly just two months after opening in 2014. Carnegie’s offers seasonal dishes and a unique venue in an authentic Carnegie Library built in 1909.
Griggsby’s Station is a gastropub with a menu full of local, in-season produce and named for a notable James Whitcomb Riley poem. Check out a few local beers from Wooden Bear Brewery, hand-crafted in the former Gant Opera House. If coffee is more your speed, check out Hitherto Coffee, The Greenfield Grind or Porter Coffee.
No matter what you’re looking for in your hometown, we know you can find it in Greenfield, Indiana. Come by for a visit, and you’ll be picturing yourself right at home in no time.