This morning was a beautiful Saturday morning in the promised land also known as Westfield Indian and as I drove home from a quick fishing expedition, I began to notice a few things were in my head that were really positive for our community.  I took the long way home this morning and observed people on bikes everywhere, including the middle aged men training for the Tour de France and holding up traffic.  We have a beautiful place to live, work and play and I thought it would be fun to share a couple that I am glad to have as well as looking forward to for many years. 

Grand Junction Plaza – It was crazy expensive like only a city can explain but after last night I am softening my opinion.  At about 9:30pm I drove by the plaza to see how the movies in the park was going and it was insane the number of attendees.  I was told 400 or so people were in the plaza relaxing and watching a movie on the giant screen.  There were kids running around and people just enjoying our downtown feature.  We had 4 full restaurants and a full plaza and everyone seemed to park alright.  It was just a perfect scenario for our downtown including Park St and the Grand Junction Plaza.  I can’t think of a better place to have a business or hang out then our downtown. 

Grand Park – This morning at around 7:20 I was on my way to a secret pond that I will never tell anyone about and as I drove along 191st st it was wild to see most of the baseball fields full already.  I continued on and decided to have a better look after I caught the big bass.  I caught nothing but took a call in the parking lot of the events center and while I sat there I was delighted at the full ball fields and number of cars and people moving around.  You can tell people are amazed at the facility and it would be exciting to travel to Grand Park from somewhere else to play and compete.  Knowing that Westfield is known for this final destination is pretty cool and it really has helped put us on the map.  The first person to figure out how to get businesses to locate in there will be a genius but it will only help the visitors experience.   It really is a nice place.

Neighborhoods – I took the long way home and enjoyed one of the last few Saturdays warm enough to have the jeep wide open.  As I drove it was nice to see so many really nice homes and neighborhoods.  When you drive through Westfield we have thousands of new homes but they are well designed and the neighborhoods are designed so well for living.  They have large walking paths that are lined by trees and grand entrance signs.  I would imagine as people shop for homes and are looking to move into their next community they are impressed by the quality and attention to detail the homebuilders achieve.  If you are going to have a speedy growth spurt I would say this is as good as you can get and hope that our tourist visitors and locals recognize that we have a really pretty city.  

So as we balance the negatives of parking and really bad traffic patterns, it is largely outweighed by a really neat experience for the community and visitors from all over the country.  I think we have something to be proud of and I am looking forward to seeing how a strategic plan and vision take it to the next level.  #bestfield

Curt has been in the Indianapolis Real Estate business for over 15 years and spent his first years learning all aspects of commercial management and brokerage.  He has had great success in managing existing commercial projects and new retail and office developments.  Curt specializes in building owner representation and purchases in the Westfield Indiana market as well throughout the Indianapolis Metro area.  Curt is passionate about growing the local Westfield community and in his free time  volunteers with Student Impact and raising 2 children with his wife Jennifer.