FISHERS - The city of Fishers has been named number one on a national publication's list of the Best Places to Live in 2017. Three other Indiana communities -- Carmel, Avon and Greenwood -- are included in top 25 of the annual 100-city ranking from Time Inc.'s Money magazine. The publication worked with Realtor.com and considered metrics including economic health, home affordability and a quality-of-life.

Money pared the list down from 2,400 possible communities using a total of 170,000 different data points and 70 types of data. The ranking categories include: economy, cost of living, education, housing, crime, amenities and ease of living. The top communities in Indiana are: Fishers (ranked 1st), Carmel (ranked 16th), Avon (ranked 17th) and Greenwood (ranked 22nd). The Top 10 throughout the country are:

  1. Fishers
  2. Allen, Texas
  3. Monterey Park, California
  4. Franklin, Tennessee
  5. Olive Branch, Mississippi
  6. Dickinson, North Dakota
  7. Lone Tree, Colorado
  8. North Arlington, New Jersey
  9. Schaumburg, Illinois
  10. Bozeman, Montana

In a statement, Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness said:

It’s an exciting day in Fishers! Money Magazine truly captured what makes our city the #1 Best Place to Live: great schools, low cost of living, and an entrepreneurial buzz. This designation reaffirms the vision of Fishers as a smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial city as it continues to gain momentum not only in Central Indiana but nationally. There’s much more to come in fulfilling that vision, all with the goal of continuing to make Fishers the best place to live, work, and play.

You can connect to the full list of the top 100 cities and towns by clicking here.