My children grew up going to Zionsville Schools. Our community does still have a small town feel. If you are going to be in the area sometime soon, I would be happy to set up a school visit for you. Walking the hallways and talking to the teachers and staff will give you a good sense of community and you can share your children's academic background with a guidance counselor to see which classes may be best suited for their experience and ability. When the boys get to high school there is a great selection of AP and Honors courses to prepare them for college.
At the middle school level there are also academic opportunities to excel.
As far as housing choices, there are subdivisions within walking distance to the middle and high schools or you may choose from several newer neighborhoods with pools and other sports amenities or an established neighborhood with larger yards for your own game of football or baseball.
I am board member for the Chamber of Commerce too. So if you will be moving your business or would like to connect with other business/service providers, I can help you get assimilated too.
Are you working with a Realtor on your home search in this area yet? If not, I would appreciate the opportunity to help you with your search. I am rather familiar with this area.
Contact me at any of the below avenues you prefer.
Avery Garrett, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Kaiser