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Living in Brownsburg

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A small-town vibe, affordable housing and great schools make Brownsburg a popular place to live for young families.

sunset over Brownsburg, Indiana

Sunset over Brownsburg. Photo courtesy of the Town of Brownsburg.

Despite the growth Brownsburg has experienced in the past few years, it still retains its small town feel. You’ll see tractors in the Fourth of July parade, and pride in the schools here is so deep that all the street signs have the bulldog mascot emblazoned on them. Quaint, right?

This western Indy suburb is growing though. With more than 25,000 residents, the population has grown about 60 percent since 2000. As such, much of the housing stock is newer, and you’ll find quite a bit of new construction as builders work to meet the demand for Brownsburg homes. Most homes are priced in the $100s, $200s and $300s, while a few subdivisions have price points in the $400s and $500s. You can also find larger lots in Brownsburg if you prefer to spread out.

Brownsburg Community Schools are among the best in the state, with every school earning an “A” since 2012. Along with academics, Brownsburg schools are known for their athletics, school spirit and parental involvement.

For recreation, Brownsburg citizens have enjoyed Arbuckle Acres for more than 50 years. This 68-acre park features paved trails, a large playground, baseball diamonds, tennis courts and several shelters on the banks of White Lick Creek. The B&O rail trail is also popular for running, biking and dog-walking and extends several miles to the west of town. It will eventually run through Hendricks County and planners would like to see it extend across the entire state!

All in all, Brownsburg offers a nice quality of life in a small-town atmosphere that’s complemented by all the amenities nearby Indianapolis has to offer.

You might love living in Brownsburg if you…

  • Want to live in a very safe community. 
  • Enjoy the feel of a small town.
  • Are looking for very good public schools.
  • Want easy access to I-65.
  • Shopping isn’t one of your priorities (the nearest Target is 20 minutes away, for example).
  • Travel through the Indianapolis International Airport frequently—it’s just 20 minutes away.
  • Don’t mind a 35-minute commute to downtown Indianapolis.
  • Enjoy racing. Brownsburg is home to the Lucas Oil Raceway (formerly Indianapolis Raceway Park), a premier motorsports venue with both a drag strip and a 2.5 mile oval. Many racecar drivers live in Brownsburg too!

Brownsburg public schools

  • Brown Elementary School [DOE Info | Brown Elementary School homes for sale]
  • Cardinal Elementary School [DOE Info | Cardinal Elementary School homes for sale]
  • Delaware Trail Elementary School [DOE Info | Delaware Trail Elementary School homes for sale]
  • Eagle Elementary School [DOE Info | Eagle Elementary School homes for sale]
  • Reagan Elementary School [DOE Info | Reagan Elementary School homes for sale]
  • White Lick Elementary School [DOE Info | White Lick Elementary School homes for sale]
  • Brownsburg East Middle School [DOE Info | Brownsburg East Middle School homes for sale]
  • Brownsburg West Middle School [DOE Info | Brownsburg West Middle School homes for sale]
  • Brownsburg High School [DOE Info | Brownsburg High School homes for sale]

Private schools in and near Brownsburg

Our Brownsburg picks

Ella Mae’s Boutique Brownsburg doesn’t have much in terms of shopping (think Walmart, Kohl’s and a slowly dying Kmart) so Ella Mae’s is a welcome treat for women of all sizes looking for on-trend clothing at moderate prices. The team of ladies here is passionate about helping their customers, which makes this spot even more special. 19 N. Green St., Brownsburg

Dawson’s Too An extension of Dawson’s in Speedway, Dawson’s Too offers an extensive menu featuring steaks, seafood and pasta in an upscale atmosphere. The food is complemented by a full bar and a great selection of craft beers. 773 E. Main St., Brownsburg

Panoony’s Pizza & Wings Having a party or just feeling REALLY hungry? Order the Big Noony, a 36-inch pizza that is sure to satisfy everyone’s appetites! The wings at Panoony's are delicious too! The friendly staff provides great service and go above and beyond. 1447 E. Main St., Brownsburg

Nearby communities

Avon | Plainfield | Zionsville

Homes for sale in Brownsburg

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