From its incorporation as a city in 1850 to the time its
original charter document was completely incinerated in a 1928 City Hall fire
Shelbyville, Indiana has seen its share of history. It was at one end of a
railway line that was built to connect Indianapolis to Shelbyville via the
stateâ€™s first railroad in the late 1830â€™s.
Indiana resides in Shelbyville, Indiana. Interstate-74 provides good access
to other nearby destinations, including Shelbyvilleâ€™s much larger neighbor,
Indianapolis, which is located just 26 miles southeast. The county seat of
Shelby County it is just 26 miles southeast of its much larger neighbor
Indianapolis. Over 1,150 businesses have chosen Shelbyville due to a
pro-business environment which, among other things, includes a 140-acre,
state-certified technology called the Intelliplex with a fiber-optic network
for low-cost, high-speed internet connectivity. Technology programs which are
managed by both Purdue University and Indiana Wesleyan University operate out
of the Intelliplex.
This city of 18,000 residents is home to safe neighborhoods,
a good school system, low crime, low taxes and a well-maintained public infrastructure
as well as a solid real estate market with many affordable Shelbyville homes for sale,
including 2-stories, condos, vintage farm houses, historic downtown homes and
more. Homes tend to be priced around $130,000, although many bargains can be
found below this as well as upscale homes priced over $400,000.
Things to do in Shelbyville include attending the Midwestâ€™s
largest casino, the Indiana Live Casino, watching a race at the Indiana Downs,
attending the annual Bears of BlueRiver Festival or playing golf at the 18-hole,
127-acre Bear Chase Golf Club. Also there is a wide variety of unique and
affordable shopping and dining options.