Is your town among one of the ten best places to live in Indiana for 2024?

Indiana towns are really a hot topic lately. When it comes to Indiana, we have no shortage of small towns with a few big cities scattered in there too. Everyone has small-town pride nowadays.  Recently we have covered many of these towns in articles such as the worst small towns in Indiana, an Indiana small town that makes you feel like you are in a Hallmark movie, the best must-visit small town in Indiana, the best small town in IndianaHGTV naming this Indiana town as the most charming in the state, and the most expensive place to live in Indiana.

Out of all of these towns and cities in Indiana which ones are the best to live in? Well, Road Snacks has released its list of the 10 best places to live in Indiana for 2024, and your hometown might be on the list.

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How did Road Snacks determine the best places to live in Indiana? Well, by using data of course.

To find the best places in Indiana, we used Saturday Night Science to compare Census, FBI, and Zillow data on incomes, crime, and home prices among other factors. We analyzed 116 Indiana cities over 5,000 people.
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The 10 Best Places to Live in Indiana in 2024

So, given the data above, which towns/cities made the list? Some might not be a shocker, while others might surprise you. Let's see what Road Snacks says are the ten best places to live in Indiana for 2024.

10. Ellettsville

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9. Cicero

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8. New Whiteland

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7. St. John

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6. Munster

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5. Dyer

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4. Winona Lake

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3. Zionsville

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2. Westfield

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1. Carmel

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Read More: The 10 Worst Places to Live in Indiana for 2024

As someone who is from southern Indiana, I am disappointed that no town in my region made this list. As the old saying goes, "There's always next year." Do you agree or disagree with these findings? You can learn more about why these were the best places to live in Indiana by clicking here.

KEEP READING: 40 Real Indiana Towns with Quirky, Weird, and Funny Names

Outside the major cities, the Hoosier state is full of tiny little towns you've probably passed through on your way to one of those cities. Most of them are likely 100 to 150 years old, or older, and have been around far longer than the large metropolitan areas such as Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Evansville. Typically, they were started by early settlers who found their way to the state and decided to make it home. Eventually, others would join them, and a community was formed. Over time, as the surrounding areas grew, most of them were folded into those areas and governed by the nearest city or county's governing body officially making them "unincorporated," meaning they did not have their own formally organized municipal government.

A scroll through Wikipedia's long list of unincorporated communities in Indiana shows several of them have names that by today's standards would be considered weird, quirky, or just downright right funny. These are my 40 favorities.

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According to High School.com, there are 682 high schools in Indiana. 555 of those are public schools, while the remaining 127 are private. A majority of those schools have chosen typical mascots to represent them, like eagles, tigers, lions, jets, patriots, and so on and so forth. But, these 30 schools decided to go, well, a different direction.

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From the World's Largest Ball of Paint to a pink elephant drinking a martini, the Hoosier State is filled with quirky little things worth a detour on your next road trip.

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