In the early, 1830's, if you were standing in what is now Westfield, Indiana, you might have seen a few wagons a some horses pull up through the forested wilderness. Apparently that small group of Quakers from North Carolina liked what they saw and the town of Westfield was founded on May 6, 1834.
The locals talk about a legend that the town was planned as a stop on the Underground Railroad, as many families of the Quaker and Wesleyan Methodist churches supported the cause. Ask around and you'll get some interesting stories and proof of the legend being true.
Not long after, when the state strengthened laws against assisting escaped slaves, part of these Westfield Quakers split into an Anti-Slavery Friends meeting. They were serious.
In fact, the Quakers were so prevalent that today The Noblesville Friends Church says if your family has been in central Indiana for very long, odds are pretty good that you have Quaker ancestors. 180 years after those first settlers, Westfield has transformed into a small town that offers big city appeal and small town charm. Affordable, accessible and welcoming, you'll find excellent living, working, growing and playing opportunities. And it's growing. In 2000, the population was over 24,000. The 2010 census gives Westfield 30,000+ residents.
Back in 1834, Westfield was a full day's travel to the new state capitol in Indianapolis - 20 miles. Today it's a full-blown suburb of Indianapolis, 20 miles from downtown. On its own, Westfield has everything you're looking for in a safe and prosperous community. Excellent shopping, restaurants, events and more. Its history and Quaker heritage are evident, with historic landmarks such as Asa Bales Park and the adjacent Westfield slave cemetery being distinctive reminders of the Underground Railroad.
On the weekends, you'll find a ton of recreational opportunities like a championship golf course, league sports, an ice rink, fitness centers, parks, and walking & biking trails (including the famous Monon) winding through mature woods, over creeks and through friendly neighborhoods.
If you're thinking of buying a home in Westfield, the town offers a nice combination of offerings, from affordable living for families at costs accessible to many first-time home buyers to upscale developments.
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