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, outdoor concerts 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.
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.
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.
- Four Star School designation by Indiana Department of Education
- National Blue Ribbon School award in 2004 (Zionsville Community High School), 2016 (Union Elementary), 2017 (Pleasant View Elementary) and 2020 (Boone Meadow)
- Number of Schools: 8
- Number of Students: 6,931 students
- Zionsville Community High School graduation rate: 96%
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.
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.
In 2019, the Town of Zionsville was named by the community for their commitment to urban forestry. It is the 18th consecutive year Zionsville has earned this national honor from the Arbor Day Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. as a Tree City USA
“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.
In 2018, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Zionsville with a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award, joining 61 towns and cities in 27 states with this prestigious award. The Bronze level BFC award recognizes Zionsville’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
Most recently, Zionsville has been named one of the 2019 “Best Cities to Live in Indiana” (ChamberofCommerce.org), one of “Indiana’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018” (SafeWise) and one of the “Most Charming Small Towns in Every State” (Reader’s Digest).
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).
By The Numbers
|Zionsville By The Numbers
||2010 / 2015 Census
||26,296 (2015 Census)
|County population estimate
||63,344 (2015 Census)
|Population younger than 18
|Median home value
|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