Designated as part of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area, Westfield is one of several neighborhoods located near the northwest edge of this larger city. Home to 12 different public and private schools, the city remains popular with parents who prefer living outside of the big city. Rent an apartment here when you want the convenience of living near professional sports and other attractions in Indianapolis without dealing with the crowds of that city.
A group of Quakers helped found the town during the early part of the 19th century. While the religious group is no longer active in the area, locals can see their presence in some of its earliest buildings. After becoming a town in the 1830s, Westfield gained a reputation for the number of slaves who passed through town on the Underground Railroad.
It wasn't until 2008 that Westfield gained city status. The city quickly expanded its boundaries and took over a number of smaller neighborhoods nearby. Those changes helped the city's population grow to just over 30,000 residents.
Grand Park is easily one of the most popular attractions in the city. Home to multiple athletic fields and courts, you can take in a local high school game or join one of the local adult leagues. The complex also boasts ample walking and hiking trails that also allow bicycles.
If you're one of the local apartment renters who craves excitement, buy tickets to the Indianapolis 500 or the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Both races take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in neighboring Speedway. Also known as IMS, this track hosts charity events and local races throughout the year and has a museum dedicated to the history of local racing. You can even rent some of the on-site facilities for special events.
The Indianapolis Zoo, about 20 minutes from Westfield, is another popular attraction. View hundreds of different animals, see baby animals on display or take one of the classes offered by the zoo.
Some apartment renters who rent in town may find themselves drawn to one of the professional sports teams in Indianapolis. The Pacers, Fever and Indians are just a few of the local teams. Lucas Oil Stadium, which is the home field of the NFL's Colts, also hosts concerts and other events, including Monster Jam and the Drum Corps International World Championships.
The Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation provides public transportation in Indianapolis and also offers routes in some of the neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city, including Westfield. Other local apartment renters rely on taxis and personal vehicles to get around. Indianapolis is a short commute south on Highway 31.
The city is the home of Union Bible College & Academy, which offers a number of programs for students interested in religious studies. Less than 20 minutes away are branches of the University of Phoenix, DeVry University and other for-profit schools. Drive 10 to 15 minutes to reach International Business Academy and The Art Institute of Indianapolis.
The town's close proximity to Indianapolis provides you with a number of job opportunities both in the larger city and the smaller town. The leading employers in Central Indiana include St. Vincent Hospital, Eli Lily and the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital.