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Fishers Among 'Best Towns For Families'

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A national magazine has included Fishers on its annual list of the "10 Best Towns for Families." Family Circle magazine says the communities are assessed on affordable housing, green space and school systems. Fishers is the only Indiana town in the top 10.

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July 3, 2012

News Release


NEW YORK, NY (July 3, 2012) — Family Circle today announced the results of its exclusive survey to identify the magazine’s annual list of 10 Best Towns for Families and includes Fishers, Indiana, on the list. The communities featured in the magazine’s annual roundup of perfect places to call home combine affordable housing, good neighbors, green spaces, strong public school systems and giving spirits. The results of the comprehensive survey appear in Family Circle’s August 2012 issue, on newsstands today.

This year’s 10 Best Towns for Families are:

• Bay Village, Ohio
• Lake Oswego, Oregon
• Vail, Arizona
• Fishers, Indiana
• Ballwin, Missouri
• Louisville, Colorado
• Longmeadow, Massachusetts
• Fort Mill, South Carolina
• Zachary, Louisiana
• Oak Park, Illinois

“We are delighted to be named one of the 10 Best Towns for Families according to Family Circle Magazine,” said Fishers Town Council President Scott Faultless. “Fishers is a remarkable community with an award-winning school system, affordable housing, and very talented residents. We could not be happier that a publication such as Family Circle Magazine has chosen to recognize Fishers.”

The August issue of Family Circle is on newsstands now. The 10 Best Towns for Families can also be found on Family Circle’s website: http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/travel/best-towns-for-families-2012/.

For more information, including images and interview opportunities, please contact: Blair Decembrele, Family Circle magazine, at 212.551.6955, Blair.decembrele@meredith.com or Maura Leon Barber, Town of Fishers, at 317.339.8525, barberm@fishers.in.us

About Family Circle

Published 12 times a year by Meredith Corporation, with a circulation of 3.8 million and 19 million readers, Family Circle is one of the most widely read monthly magazines in the world. Family Circle provides smart, relevant advice, sensible solutions and inspiration in a voice that encourages and celebrates success in its pages and online at www.familycircle.com. Family Circle has always been committed to women’s issues and in 1973 became the first women’s magazine to fully underwrite a professional women’s sporting event, the Family Circle Cup, an annual women’s tennis tournament held in April in Charleston, South Carolina, at Family Circle Magazine Stadium.

Survey Methodology

With the help of Onboard Informatics, a New York City research firm that provides real estate, demographic and other data, Family Circle initially assembled a list of 3,335 cities and towns with populations between 11,000 and 150,000. From that list, some 1,300 localities having a high concentration of households with median incomes between $55,000 and $96,000 were selected. We then assessed which places best met our family-friendly criteria—including affordable homes, quality schools, access to health care, green space, low crime rate and financial stability—and ranked them from top to bottom. Family Circle selected the 10 winners from among the highest-rated towns.


Source: Family Circle, Town of Fishers

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