Hancock County: big-city excitement with small-town advantages

Hancock County, Indiana is the eastern front door to everything Indianapolis has to offer, just minutes from Downtown and its museums, restaurants, shopping, music, and, of course, the excitement of the Colts (football), Pacers (basketball), Indians (baseball), Eleven (soccer), and Ice (hockey). We’re part of a vibrant metropolitan area that provides all the advantages of a larger city without the traffic and other hassles.

Our cities and towns are vibrant, too, with trendsetting restaurants, unique shops, an active arts community, impressive libraries, first-rate healthcare, and so many resources for active lifestyles. Best of all, living in Hancock County is delightfully affordable, with housing choices that appeal to everyone from the urban pioneer to the weekend farmer, and everything in between. Trail systems stretch between communities, giving cyclists and runners safe places to enjoy the outdoors. Other facilities such as Hancock Wellness appeal to the fitness-minded crowd. Hancock Regional Hospital is a full-service hospital with a full complement of services and innovative care, such as the state-of-the-art radiation oncology center, and Community Hospitals and Indiana University Health also serve the county. “Hancock County Tourism” website

Families appreciate the quality of our county’s four school districts, which are ranked among Indiana’s best.

In Hancock County, several schools have received A ratings by the Indiana Department of Education (December, 2016). Local high schools offer a variety of accelerated programs that allow students to earn college credits, such as Project Lead the Way’s pre-engineering programs, biomedical science classes, and advanced computer animation. Students at all levels have access to the latest technology.