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Living in Center Grove

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Best known for its schools, Center Grove offers a laid-back way of life and small-town feel to the south of Indy.

suburban home in Center Grove, IN

Center Grove offers homes in all price ranges.

Officially, Center Grove, Indiana does not exist. That is, Center Grove is not a town. “Center Grove” is the unofficial name of the unincorporated portion of White River Township in Johnson County, which lies to the south of Indianapolis. This unofficial Center Grove actually derives its name from Center Grove Community Schools Corporation, which serves the 42,000 residents of White River Township. This includes western Greenwood, most of Bargersville AND the unincorporated areas of the township. To alleviate confusion, when we refer to Center Grove here, we are discussing the area that Center Grove Community Schools serves.

With addresses in Greenwood and Bargersville, housing in the Center Grove school district begins in the low $100,000s and goes up to the $500,000s and beyond. Most homes are on the newer side, but you will see homes that date all the way back to the 1950s. Upscale new construction is available as well.

Many families move to the area because of the reputation of the school system. Overall, Center Grove Schools rate a B for accountability, with most schools within the district earning As and Bs. Center Grove High School has long enjoyed a reputation as a powerhouse in Indiana athletics and academics. The high school offers a variety of Advanced Placement and honors classes, as well as an Early College program that partners with Vincennes University to prepare students for college while they earn college credits.

You might love living in Center Grove if you…

  • Want to live in a very safe community. 
  • Are looking for very good public schools.
  • Want a small-town or rural feel.
  • Don’t mind a 25-40-minute commute to downtown Indianapolis.

Center Grove public schools

  • Center Grove Elementary School [DOE Info | Center Grove Elementary School homes for sale]
  • Maple Grove Elementary School [DOE Info | Maple Grove Elementary School homes for sale]
  • North Grove Elementary School [DOE Info | North Grove Elementary School homes for sale]
  • Pleasant Grove Elementary School [DOE Info | Pleasant Grove Elementary School homes for sale]
  • Sugar Grove Elementary School [DOE Info | Sugar Grove Elementary School homes for sale]
  • Center Grove Middle School Central [DOE Info | Center Grove Middle School Central homes for sale]
  • Center Grove Middle School North [DOE Info | Center Grove Middle School North homes for sale]
  • Center Grove High School [DOE Info | Center Grove High School homes for sale]

Private schools in and near Center Grove

Our Center Grove picks

Taxman Brewing Co.  Taxman Brewing Co. is an unexpected—and wonderful—gastropub in the middle of tiny Bargersville. The founders of Taxman chose its location because it reminded them of their time in Belgium, and indeed the beers are also inspired by Belgian brews. Twenty-six beers are typically on tap, and the beer is complemented by a flavorful menu created with locally sourced ingredients. Even if you don’t live in the area, it's well worth the drive! 13 Baldwin St., Bargersville

Independence Park –  Independence Park is the only green space within White River Township. Built in 2000, it was Indiana’s first all-accessible playground area for persons with disabilities. It includes a sensory playground area that’s fun for all kids, but especially those on the autism spectrum. The park also houses an 8,000-square-feet accessible playground, about a mile of trails, a basketball court, and picnic shelters. 2100 S Morgantown Rd, Greenwood

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Homes for sale in Center Grove

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