Living in Fayette County:
Population: 23,398 - 2021 ACS
Situated between 3 major Midwestern Metros (Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Dayton) Fayette County offers a cost-of-living that is 29% lower than the National Average.
Housing cost in Fayette County are a staggering 68% less than the National Average. Your dollar goes farther when you live outside the suburbs.
With available high speed internet in the majority of population pockets of Fayette County, relocating to a more rural setting becomes easier in a post Covid-19 work from home world.
Fayette County offers an array of outdoor activities such as the John Conner Nature Preserve, a 51 acre nature preserve located at the South end of Connersville with Smalley's Lake;
Roberts Park - a 110 acre municipal park located in the heart of the community that offers tennis, basketball, pickleball, horseshoes, frisbee golf, horse boarding, horse racing training facility, municipal pool,
access to the Whitewater River and shelters to host your events;
Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, owned by the Indiana Audubon Society, encompasses over 700 acres in the Southern half of Fayette County. Visitors can enjoy a hike in the Indiana wilderness, bird watching, pack a picnic lunch and discover the great outdoors.
Visit https://indianaaudubon.org/ to learn more!
Shrader-Weaver Nature Preserve - one of a handful of Old Growth Forest in Indiana, Shrader-Weaver features two walking trails and an early 19th century farmstead home perfect for anyone looking to make a short hike into nature;
Whitewater Valley Railroad - Connersville is home to Indiana's Most Scenic Heritage Railroad, the Whitewater Valley Railroad. Enjoy a day out on the Valley Flyer through Metamora or look for a specialty train - The Wild West Train, Train to Dinner, Pumpkin Liner, or the ever popular Polar Express. Visit www.whitewatervalleyrr.org to order tickets.
Indiana Ordnance Innovations (IOI) competition gun range - Improve your long range shooting skills at IOI's 1400 meter competition shooting range. Visit https://www.ioirange.com/ for more information!
Fayette County School Corporation:
Little Spartan's Pre School
Elementary schools include (public): Grandview, Eastview, Frazee, Everton, Fayette Central
Saint Gabriel and Community Christian (private)
Middle School - Connersville Middle School (public) Community Christian (private)
High School - Connersville Senior High School, Whitewater Technical Career Center (public), Community Christian (private)
For more information on the Fayette County School Corporation visit https://inview.doe.in.gov/corporations/1023950000
The Fayette County School Corporation offers a wide array of activities for students of all interests including sports, the arts, agriculture, science and anything in between.
Parks and Recreation: In addition to the above mentioned parks, Connersville Parks and Recreation offer a wide variety of youth and adult level sports including soccer, basketball, baseball, softball and much more. Visit https://www.connersvillecommunity.com/connersville/city-departments/parks-recreation/ to find out more!
Historic Connersville: The Connersville/Fayette County history museum is located at 200 W 5th Street in Connersville, steps away from the Whitewater Valley Railroad's Grand Central Depot. Exhibits include some of the finest motor cars produced at the early part of the 20th Century from makes such as McFarlan, Auburn, and Cord as well as artifacts about Fayette County's pioneer past. Visitors can experience a walk through time from the early 1800s through today. Historic Connersville is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM - 3 PM and by appointment. Visit https://historicconnersville.org/ for more information.