Living in the Village of WestClay
The Village of WestClay is a lively neighborhood community inside Hamilton County with historically inspired buildings, charming specialty shops and plenty of open green spaces. Like something out of a Thomas Kinkade or Norman Rockwell painting, the village is middle- America at it’s finest: quaint, picturesque and friendly — even though it’s right in the heart of a larger city.
Like many other community developments in the area, The Village of WestClay has a unique array of offerings designed to suit the diverse needs of all its residents. If you’re looking at homes for sale in Carmel, Indiana, and the surrounding area, here are some of the reasons we think the Village of WestClay should be at the top of your list of places to investigate:
The Homeowners Association
The Village of WestClay HOA adheres to the mindset that “it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference” in a resident’s experience. The HOA prides itself on responsiveness and consistency, with resident-driven goals.
From the Welcome Baskets that allow new residents to sample the wares of Village merchants to its resident-only email system, the HOA makes certain that every member of the Village — new and old — feels special. The HOA is also primarily responsible for keeping the common areas functional and beautiful and maintaining the overall look and feel of the neighborhood.
The Amenity Centers
Living in the Village comes with a lot of perks that you can’t find just anywhere. Adult residents enjoy round-the-clock keycard access to all of the Village recreational facilities, including a fitness center that’s always available. Three large clubhouses feature a variety of exercise rooms, kitchen facilities and space that’s available to rent for both community events and private parties.
If you prefer the great outdoors, you can take advantage of the community basketball court, the baseball diamond or the free tennis courts. The Village pools are also open to all residents (and their guests) from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend as long as the weather is fair. When fall comes, you might enjoy reserving the fire pit in Deerstyne Park for an evening celebration with family and friends. Deerstyne is just one of the many public areas in the Village where residents can gather and kids can find someplace to play.
The Food, Drinks and Shopping
There’s always someplace to explore in the Village, whether you’re hungry, thirsty or wanting to shop. Among the best Village of WestClay restaurants is Purelli Kitchens. Right inside Danny Boy Beer Works, the restaurant features an “East Coast fusion” menu — and you can try on of the brewery’s signature Scotch ales or other brews while you’re there.
Also located in the very heart of the Village of WestClay, Carmel, you’ll find Sahm’s Ale House, which pairs unique craft beers with even more unique, locally sourced meals at a reasonable price — making this a fan favorite for the area. If you’re craving comfort food on a cold winter night, however, consider trekking over to Puccini’s Smiling Teeth Pizza & Pasta for a real treat.
Among the retail shops and services in the Village, you’ll find A Sewing Studio, which offers sewing classes for kids and teens, the Carmel Art Education Studio that offers art classes for all ages and numerous independently owned small businesses that thrive in the Village.
Keep in mind that Carmel, Indiana (of which the Village of WestClay is a part) was named the Number One best suburb in America by Business Insider, thanks to its median home value of $306,500, median household income of $106,546 and A-minus crime and safety rating. Money Magazine also called Carmel the third best place to live in the country thanks to its projected job growth, the extensive array of restaurants and breweries and family-friendly atmosphere.
Additionally, there are plenty of sidewalks available within the community. With so much to do and to visit, connected sidewalks is a must-have for a beautiful community like Village of WestClay.
Ultimately, there are so many wonderful things to enjoy in the Village of WestClay that you may want to check out the area — and the homes listed for sale — yourself. Just plan to spend the entire day doing it, because we don’t think you’re ever going to want to leave!