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Currently, the Town of Zionsville and the Town of Whitestown are working together with Duke Realty and a group of builders to construct Anson, a large planned community. The community, which calls for about 1,700 acres of residential, civic and commercial space, is located south of Whitestown and west of Zionsville. With the convenience of access to amenities, schools and businesses, Anson is already a popular destination for businesses and residents alike to settle in the Greater Indianapolis area.
Anson is named after Anson Mills, who was born in nearby Thorntown in 1834. He was an accomplished civil engineer, builder and land surveyor, and he was responsible for designing and naming El Paso, Texas, perhaps his greatest achievement. When he was not designing and building, Anson was a well-known progressive who fought for peace and equality for women. He died in 1924, and he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
There are a few different residential options available in Anson. Ryland has built a series of townhomes. They come in two or three-bedroom options, and they have a two-car garage with a highly customizable main floor. All of the townhomes in Anson are within walking distance of nearby shops and schools. They range between 1,717 and 2,178 square feet, and they start around $150,000. Anson also has a large, single-family home neighborhood represented by many different builders. Pyatt, Weekley, Duke and Centex all have a presence in some shape or form in this planned neighborhood. This area, known as “Anson – Phase 1” is located just north of Schooler Drive.
The Anson area has already started introducing some commercialization to western Zionsville. Recently, a large Meijer and a few strip malls have opened in the area. Anson will eventually have additional commercial space for small businesses like restaurants and campus-styled properties for large corporations. Future business owners will be attracted to Anson because it is in close proximity to Downtown Indianapolis. Using I-65, Downtown Indianapolis is about a 20 minute drive. It is about 30 minutes from Indianapolis International Airport, and it takes just 50 minutes to get to Lafayette, Indiana.
The Anson and Whitestown area is divided into a couple of different townships. Residents can attend public schools in either Lebanon or Zionsville depending on the location of their home. Additionally, private school Traders Point Christian Academy is nearby, and it provides preschool through 12th grade education. College commuters can take advantage of Butler University, IUPUI, Marian College and the University of Indianapolis. All are nearby in Indianapolis.