Around Zionsville

Welcome to Zionsville

Located in the heart of Indiana, our Zionsville community welcomes you to enjoy the cozy feel of a small town combined with the convenience of big-city living as a suburb of Indianapolis.

Zionsville is where life seems to slow down and history meets home.

Our History

Platted in 1852 when the railroad was built through the area, Zionsville might be best known historically for being a “whistle stop” on Abraham Lincoln’s trip to Washington for his inauguration in 1861.

Zionsville was named after William Zion, who planned the original train stop in the area as a halfway point between Lebanon and Indianapolis. Zion Village, quickly renamed Zionsville, was born.  Main Street is still paved in brick, and the shops and restaurants that line the downtown give it the historic village feel.

Local Traditions

Zionsville is a place where neighbors become friends, and the sense of community is strong. Throughout the year, Main Street hosts events like the weekly Farmers Markets,  Zionsville Street Dance, and Christmas Parade. Both locals and visitors eagerly anticipate the many traditional events Zionsville offers.

Explore Our Outdoors

Zionsville offers over 500 acres of beautiful parks for everyone to enjoy. These parks provide a variety of recreational amenities, from hiking and biking trails to playgrounds and splash pads. The 5-mile pathway of Big-4 Rail Trail  goes through the Village and is part of over 20 miles of interconnected, paved pathways in Zionsville.  Whether you’re looking to stay active or simply unwind in nature, Zionsville’s parks have something for everyone​.

Our Nationally Ranked Schools and Athletic Programs

Our Strong in Every Way initiative is part of the culture of Zionsville Community Schools (ZCS).  Our school system is among the top-performing districts in the state of Indiana, with several schools earning Indiana Blue Ribbon distinction.

With nationally recognized STEM programs, award winning arts programs and a nationally ranked athletics program, ZCS fosters the growth and development of every student.


In The News

Safest Small Towns in America

Safest Small Towns in America

Most of America’s safest small cities and towns are in the Northeast, with six of the top ten cities in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Cities and towns in Indiana, Ohio, Utah and California round out the rest of the top ten. 


Best Small Cities in America

Not everyone craves the bright lights and crowded spaces of big cities. In fact, nearly half of Americans (46%) say they would prefer to live in the suburbs, compared to 19% for urban areas and 35% for rural communities. Small-city life can be best for those who appreciate more wiggle room, fewer degrees of separation and shorter commutes, to name just a few of its advantages. 

Midwestern Vibes

This Small Town In Indiana Is Peak Midwestern Vibes

If we told you there’s a small town just 20 minutes north of Indy that’s filled with all the Midwestern charm in the world, what would you think? Well, guess what, friends – it’s true, and this little town is truly something else. This town, with a population of just over 27,000 people, truly embodies the vibe of the Midwest.

Best Indiana High Schools

Best High Schools In Indiana, Ranked

Zionsville Community High School ranks #5 in the top schools in the state (US News & World Report). Indiana high school students typically follow the Core 40 curriculum, which includes required classes in English language arts, math, social studies and science, among others.