Students living in the Township of Franklin are under the jurisdiction of the Franklin Township Community School Corporation (FTCSC). Comprised of seven elementary schools, two middle schools, two intermediate schools, and one high school, this public district provides students with challenging curriculum and fosters academic growth in a safe and progressive learning environment. Private and parochial schools are also available in Franklin Township.
For higher learning, University of Indianapolis and Indiana Bible College are located nearby. The Indianapolis metro area is also home to a number of colleges and universities, such as Indiana University-Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College, Butler University, Marian University, The Art Institute of Indianapolis, Martin University, and Ball State University Indianapolis Center, to name a few.
ECONOMY & BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Franklin Township has a very pro-business attitude, with many big and small businesses popping up throughout town due to the seven interstate-to-local interchanges along the township?s borders. Furthermore, with Indianapolis only a short 20 minute drive away, residents have plenty of options when it comes to employment. Indianapolis? diversified economy allows residents of Franklin Township to work in some of the largest employing sectors such as retail trade, health and social services, tourism, and manufacturing. Indianapolis is home to many major companies and corporations; these include Sallie Mae, Rolls Royce, Technicolor SA, and Conseco, among many others.
Golfers have a number of nearby golf courses to pick from, including Whispering Hills Golf Course, Dakota Landing Golf Course, Valle Vista Country Club, Links Golf Club, Morningstar Golf Club, and Pheasant Run Golf Club. Franklin Township is also home to Southeastway Park, which includes hiking trails, Buck Creek, open fields, a nature center, and picnic grounds. Other parks in the area include Franklin Township Community Park, Retherford Park, Thompson Park, and Acton Park.
ATTRACTIONS & POINTS OF INTEREST
Residents of Franklin Township have access to many cultural pursuits, attractions and points of interests in nearby Indianapolis. Aside from being the home of the Indy 500, residents and visitors can do just about anything in this great metropolis. From visiting art museums and catching a live performance at the Murat Center or Indiana Repertory Theatre, to coming face to bottlenose with a dolphin at the Indianapolis Zoo or reveling in some live blues music at the Slippery Noodle Inn, there?s something for everyone!
If you?re a sports fanatic, then you?re in luck as Indianapolis is considered ?The Amateur Sports Capital of the World? and of course, ?The Racing Capital of the World.? Fans can root for the NFL?s Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium; NBA?s Indiana Pacers and WNBA?s Indiana Fever at Conseco Fieldhouse; the IL?s Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field; and USHL?s Indiana Ice at Pepsi Coliseum.
Many festivals and community events are held in Indianapolis throughout the year. Some of these include the Indy Jazz Fest, outdoor concerts hosted by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Broad Ripple Art Fair, Carmel Arts Festival, Indianapolis International Film Festival, Midwest Fashion Week, Midwest Music Summit, and the Indiana State Fair.
Visitors looking to learn more about the historical relevance of Indianapolis or are looking to visit some distinct cultural points of interest can take a tour of the city and unearth its many cultural offerings. Visit the six official Cultural Districts of Indianapolis and learn about the beginnings of this great city from the days when the Miami and Lenape tribes inhabited the area to its present day as a cultural destination. The city is currently working on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, which is designed to be an urban pedestrian and bike path connecting the Cultural Districts to the neighborhoods of the city. The Indiana World War Memorial Plaza is another popular stop for history buffs as this memorial consists of a five-block plaza dedicated to the Hoosiers who fought in all American wars. Other monuments of interest include the Landmark for Peace Memorial, USS Indianapolis Memorial, the Soldiers? and Sailors? Monument, Medal of Honor Memorial, and the Indiana World War Memorial Plaza.
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