Looking for a small, quaint town to call home? Whiteland, Indiana may be right for you!
Central Indiana is brimming with homey and charming towns including Whiteland, Indiana! Just 19 easy miles south of Indianapolis, Whiteland is perfect for commuting. Located just between US 31 and SR 65, the town is a perfect escape from the bustle of the city, while not being too far to miss out on all the perks Indianapolis has to offer. This little town with just over 4,000 people is perfect if you’re looking for that small-town feeling. Named after the pioneer Joel White and officially incorporated as a town in 1886, it is not to be confused with New Whiteland. Check out more on Whiteland to see if it’s the right fit for you:
Although first incorporated May 3, 1886, the town began growing roots as early as 1853. The then-village originally called “Wheatland”, started with 40 business plots hoping to blossom into a sophisticated town. A post office was established around 1860 and Wheatland was changed to Whiteland. Whiteland grew with popularity in 1884 when it became home to one of the famous military bands of the state. With 16 members, the band won multiple awards in years to come.
Whiteland & New Whiteland
Whiteland and New Whiteland share most of their starting history. New Whiteland, originally West Whiteland, began with just a small cluster of homes about half a mile away from Whiteland. When a railroad was established in 1900, New Whiteland began to become more established on its own and grew westward. Again, with the growth of transportation developments such as the expansion of highway US 31, Whiteland and New Whiteland became more and more separated and in 1954 New Whiteland became an official town. The two towns share a border and attendance at the same high school; yet differ in their services and future plans.
Kacey’s Twin Eatery
Kacey’s has been a Whiteland staple for close to 40 years! It is a prime example of Whiteland’s values of family, relaxed atmosphere, and small-town feels. Kacey’s started off as “The Pizza Spot,” serving just pizza and in 1988 added pasta and a sandwich shop. At first, townspeople were confused with the additions, thinking the two shops were separately owned and run. In 1990 the confusion was resolved when the restaurants became Kacey’s Twin Eatery. Kacey’s is not just known for its wide array of food, but also for its Coca-Cola décor and its traditional 5-cent Coke bottles! This is has been Whiteland’s well-kept secret since 1978, but word is getting out! Check out Kacey’s Twin Eatery and grab a 5-cent Coke bottle!
Whiteland is a small town perfect for growing families. With many different communities to choose from, it is easy to find the one with the perfect fit. From its easy commute, being right off US 31 and SR 65, to its quaint and friendly relationship with neighbors it is a great place to raise a family and balance a city career.
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