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Plainfield is a town in Hendricks County, Indiana. It’s part of the Guilford, Liberty, and Washington townships. Best known for its creeks and natural beauty. Retirees that are seeking a quaint town with all four seasons and a larger city nearby will surely appreciate Plainfield.
Climate & Geography
The climate in Plainfield is classified as humid continental, which means summers are hot and humid while winters are cold to freezing. The average annual precipitation is roughly 40 inches of rainfall.
The town is located on the southeastern part of the county. Indianapolis borders the town to the east. The town is part of the Central Till Plains region. It’s made up of a few hills with a mix of forests and prairie. White Lick Creek flows north to south through the town while Clark’s Creek flows on the eastern side.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Active adults frequently take a stroll and bike ride through Sodalis Nature Park, Friendship Gardens Park, and Swinsford Park. Shopping options range from antique malls to fashion malls, and there are a variety of wineries and pubs scattered throughout the town.
Downtown Indianapolis is less than half an hour away providing convenient access to even more dining, shopping, and entertainment options in the state capital.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The median home cost is less than the national median. The overall cost of living is one of the lowest of any state.
The state of Indiana has one of the lowest income taxes with a flat rate. Most pension and retirement income is taxed. Retirees that are 60+ can exclude a certain amount from military pensions. Social Security income is not taxed.
There are three highly ranked medical centers and hospitals located within 10 miles of Plainfield. They are Indiana University Health West Hospital, Franciscan Health Mooresville, and Indiana University Health Medical Center. Indiana University Health West Hospital is ranked high performing in nephrology, pulmonology & lung surgery, and heart failure. Franciscan Health Mooresville is ranked high performing in hip and knee replacement. Indiana University Health Medical Center is regionally ranked, ranked high performing in five adult specialties, and ranked high performing in four adult procedures/conditions.