Brownsburg Community

Brownsburg, Indiana is just 16 miles northwest of Indianapolis, the city of Brownsburg has been expanding exponentially over the past 20 years. Boasting a population growth of over 150 percent since 1990, Brownsburg accommodates its residents with all the amenities of a larger city in the comfort of suburban neighborhoods.

Shopping and dining options are abundant in Brownsburg. Hop from the Brownsburg Shopping Center to downtown Main Street, where you’ll find retail stores, restaurants, and other service centers. Nearby Brownsburg Commons is the most recent addition to the convenient shopping and entertainment centers in town. Thoroughfares Main Street and Green Street are popular dining spots, featuring both chain restaurants and independent eateries.

In 2009, CNN Money Magazine named Brownsburg one of its Best Places to Live on its annual list, citing a low crime rate, robust economy, and excellent schools among the reasons for its top ranking. Brownsburg also boasts outstanding health care facilities and entertainment options.

Brownsburg is home to the Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. This racetrack hosts high-profile events like the annual Night Before the 500, various NASCAR series, and Speedfest, to name a few. Diehard racing fans need only take a short trip to the Indianapolis Speedway for even more action.

The Festival of the Arts is one of Brownsburg’s most popular events, featuring local artists and business vendors. The festival takes place on the grounds of Arbuckle Acres Park every July. Locals come to purchase art and crafts, eat delicious local food, and enjoy live music entertainment.

Homes in Brownsburg range from contemporary to turn of the century structures, a mixture that tells the story of the city’s growth and expansion.

RECREATION There are four parks in the Brownsburg area. Arbuckle Acres located off S.R. 267 on Lucas Drive, has eight shelter houses, two-playground areas, as well as lighted basketball and tennis courts. It is home to Brownsburg Little League baseball organization. The park department just recently finished the 1.3 mile walking/nature trail just north of White Lick Creek in the park. Arbuckle Acres also holds many events in the summer such as an Easter Egg Hunt, D.A.R.E. Car Show, Fourth of July Celebration, Arts in the Park and the Fall

Festival. Sport field Park is roughly 17 acres and is mainly used for sporting events. There are two football fields and two girls softball fields. The parks department purchased and installed a new playground structure in the fall of 2000. Stephens Park is a quiet park, ideal for a family gathering or picnic. Located at the end of Stephens Drive in Brownsburg, this 4-acre park holds one shelter house with two grills. A playground unit accompanied by a swing set and a small climber was also recently installed to complete this park. Williams Park is a newer 77-acre park located off of Locus Lane on the west side of Brownsburg. It already has a beautiful 3-tier gazebo. Future plans for this park include basketball courts, sand volleyball and a wooden playground structure. Other recreation in the area include public and private golf courses, O’Reilly Raceway Park, Eagle Creek Reservoir and all the attractions downtown Indianapolis has to offer.

FUN FACT James B. Brown settled in Brown Township in 1824 thus becoming Brownsburg’s first settler. The area was dense and unbroken wilderness with only hunters and trappers in the area. Delaware Indians lived in what is now called Lincoln Township, along White Lick Creek, which was then called “Wa-pe-ke-way” or “White Salt”. In 1828, the first log school house was built in Brown Township. One room brick schools were built every four miles. Everyone in the family except the mothers went to school when it was not crop season. The age range in the classroom was from six years to forty-three years.