Bargersville is a southern suburb of Indianapolis in Central Indiana. It is popular for its quaint downtown and close-knit community. Besides this, residents enjoy the town's affordable housing, proximity to multiple state parks, and local community events.
Climate and Geography
Bargersville has a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid while winters are cold and snowy. Precipitation is high year-round, resulting in 42 inches of rain and 26 inches of snow throughout the year.
Bargersville is part of the Tipton Till Plain, which is generally flat and low-lying. There are some rolling hills because of the town's proximity to the Indiana Uplands.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
There are several small parks in Bargersville, including Old Town Waverly Park and Independence Park. Just south of the city, residents can head to Morgan-Monroe State Forest, Yellowwood State Forest, and Brown County State Park for more wooded hiking trails.
Some of the most popular attractions in Bargersville include the Mallow Run Winery and the Bargersville Farmers Market. Bargersville Main Street is the downtown area with local businesses, shops, and eateries.
For more entertainment, shopping, and sporting events, residents can drive 40 minutes to Indianapolis.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Bargersville is below the national average because of low housing costs. Other factors like transportation and health care are also below average.
Indiana does not tax Social Security benefits, but all other forms of retirement income are fully taxed. Property taxes are also below average, and there are two property tax deductions available to retirees over 65. The statewide sales tax rate of 7 percent is average for the U.S.
The Indianapolis metro area ranks in the top 120 communities on Gallup's Well-Being Index.
Though there are no hospitals in Bargersville, residents are close to quality health care providers, including several hospitals that are rated high performing by U.S. News. These include Community Hospital South, Franciscan Health Mooresville, and Franciscan Health Indianapolis. Additionally, Indiana University Health Medical Center is nationally ranked.