Hamilton County is the fastest growing in the state of Indiana. Formerly small cities have become medium sized, and medium sized cities have become large by suburban standards. Westfield is no exception to the rule. The growth of the county – and this city – mirrors that of Picasso Lawn and Landscaping. Our expansion has been exponential, generating many new clients in this and the entire Indianapolis metropolitan due to our top flight services and fair pricing. Like the city of Westfield, we not only welcome, but are pursuing further growth. We will do so in the form of happy clients.
Like some of its neighboring cities, Westfield was founded by Quakers. In the year of 1834, it was settled rather quickly with the intention of becoming part of the slave-freeing Underground Railroad. The cause attracted more settlers, and in 1848, Westfield was officially incorporated as a town. Only very recently, in 2008, did Westfield change its charter to a city. Also in recent years, Jolietville and part of Washington Township became part of the city. As of now, Westfield covers 27.08 square miles, 0.24 of which is water. In the 2010 census, 30,068 residents were reported, and it has an estimated 2015 population of 36,738.
Westfield has its own independent public school district, made up of six elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school. Private schools also have a foothold in the city, with St. Maria Goretti School, which is a K-8 facility, Montessori School of Westfield, and Union Bible College and Academy.
Attractions and Recreation
The largest outdoor recreational area in Westfield is Grand Park. Not only is it the largest, but it is still expanding. It was the site of the Big Ten Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament in 2016. Currently, it covers 400 acres, and is heavily focused on a variety of sporting activities. There are football, soccer, baseball, and softball fields. There is also a fieldhouse for basketball. For those seeking refreshments, these fields come with plenty of concession stands for food and drink, in addition to one existing full service restaurant. Fields can be reserved for leagues or for special occasions. In the coming years, there will be indoor sports arenas constructed on site. There are also plans to line restaurants, stores, and entertainment businesses around the perimeter of the complex. Currently, the perimeter has a hiking and bicycle trail. The open green areas are also eye-catching, and the neatly mowed fields are reminiscent of what Picasso Lawn and Landscaping can give to your home or business.
Sports in the city of Westfield certainly does not end at Grand Park, however. The Wood Wind Golf Club is an 18-hole course with a high level of challenge. It is ranked one of the best courses in the United States, and has hosted prestigious tournaments.
The Westfield-Washington Historical Society and Museum is where education meets recreation. It will take you back to the founding days of the city, with photographs, art and artifacts from the time period. There is plenty of information about Westfield’s founding Quakers.
For those who love activities while looking at nature, the Monon Trail is highly recommended. The Westfield branch of this trail is connected to the Indianapolis branch, and is available for hiking, running, biking, rollerblading, and nature watching. If you feel like stopping to eat, or to get something from a store, the trail also passes through some of the retail areas, for your convenience.