About Our Town

Welcome to Zionsville


While the first permanent settlement in Zionsville occurred in the early 1820s, the town of Zionsville was officially registered with the Boone County, Indiana recorder in early 1852.

Located a mere 20 minutes north from the major metropolitan amenities of Indianapolis, today Zionsville enjoys one of the most enviable lifestyles of any town in Indiana. A visit to Zionsville includes shopping at one of a kind boutiques and stores, visiting a variety of art galleries of nationally known artists and dining choices to fit every taste and every budget at one of our locally owned restaurants.

Maybe you will come for one of our many seasonal festivals and events, a free outdoor concert, art walks on Main Street, a Chili Cook-Off, Fall Festival or just a day of family fun at one of our many parks. We know you will want to come back and visit again and again.

Appealing Atmosphere


The excellence of our school system, continued value of our homes, community events and government infrastructure attracts those families and businesses who seek a small-town atmosphere that’s just minutes away from the big city amenities provided by our neighbor to the south, Indianapolis.

A person riding a bike down a street with cars on either side
An antique home with a white picket fence and a white flower bush in front

School System


Zionsville residents take great pride in our continually award-winning Zionsville Community School System. The combination of teachers, parents and the support of the entire community have kept our school system recognized as one of the very best in Indiana.

  • Zionsville schools have ranked in the Top 5 Indiana School Districts for the past 15 years
  • National Blue Ribbon School award in 2004 (Zionsville Community High School) and 2016 (Union Elementary)
  • Number of Schools: 8 (all Four-Star Schools)
  • Number of Students: 5,923 students
  • Zionsville Community High School graduation rate: 96%

Parks


Zionsville is home to seventeen parks and facilities with over 400 acres of parkland. Zionsville’s public parks include playgrounds, a splash park, skateboard park, sledding hill, several sport fields and courts, picnic areas, fitness and nature trails, as well as a golf course. Zion Nature Center is an environmental education facility located in Zionsville.

As of 2013, more than 18 paved recreation and commuter paths and trails have been installed with more in the process of design and installation.

The town has two privately maintained recreation facilities: Lions Park, located immediately adjacent to the village center, hosts many annual festivals and the Azionaqua Swim Club, enjoyed by hundreds of local families.

Zionsville Schools
Focus on Forests

Accolades


In 2015, the Town of Zionsville was named by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for their commitment to urban forestry.

It is the 11th year Zionsville has earned this national honor from the Arbor Day Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees.

“We all benefit when communities like Zionsville place a high priority on planting and caring for trees, one of our nation’s most beautiful resources,” John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation, said. “Trees shade our homes and add beauty to our neighborhoods, and they also provide many environmental, economic and social benefits. We applaud Zionsville’s elected officials, volunteers and citizens for providing vital care for its urban forest.”

Zionsville met all four standards to become a Tree City USA community. Tree City USA communities must have a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a community forestry program with annual expenditures of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

By The Numbers


Zionsville has one of the most highly educated populations in Indiana along with a very enviable quality of life. The following are further analysis and statistics from the 2010 (select data from 2015 Census noted).
Zionsville By The Numbers
2010 / 2015 Census
Population estimate
26,296 (2015 Census)
County population estimate
63,344 (2015 Census)
Population younger than 18
31.6%
Median age
39.6
Median home value
$337,900
Median household income
$107,604 (Indiana - $49,255)
Per capita income in past 12 months
$53,793 (2015 Census) (Indiana - $25,346)
Consolidated land mass
Approximately 52 square miles
Education - bachelor's degree
68.7% with bachelor degree or higher
Education - high school graduate
98% high school graduate or higher