Let’s Focus On What Is Good About Anderson, Indiana
A recent news article listed Anderson, Indiana as one of the worst places to live. What is the purpose of an article like that? Why list the worst place to live in the world, the country, or the state? Is it to persuade people not to move there? Well, it’s wrong! Even the “best” places to live have some negative things about them. It is frustrating to me as I am sure it is to others who have called Anderson home for our whole lives. We grew up here, graduated from school here, and our children graduated from school here. We have businesses in this town. People are thriving here. Sure, Anderson has changed.
Our city has certainly had its ups and downs, but there are a lot of great things happening here. There are beautiful, safe neighborhoods in which one can find an affordable house. Our schools have some of the best teachers and programs you will find anywhere. I have first hand experience as I taught for 32 years right here in Anderson next to some of the most hard working, dedicated teachers. Our schools have suffered this same kind of negative publicity that our city is experiencing in this latest news article. These articles do nothing but give us a bad reputation. Let’s focus on what is good about Anderson, Indiana, and why it is a great place to live! I love the fact that Anderson University is right here in our town. Our youngest child graduated from A.U. and had so many great experiences while there. Another great aspect about where we live is we have easy access to one of the beautiful state parks at Mounds State Park. Let’s not forget that the historic Paramount Theater and all of its beauty brings events for us to enjoy. The A-Town Center has become a gathering place to enjoy music, the arts, food, drinks, and socialization with friends. The proximity to Indianapolis is a definite plus to living here. There are so many great things about Anderson, Indiana that I have not even mentioned. What do you like about living here? Share your thoughts! It is up to those of us who live here to shed a positive light on this city. Email your positive thoughts about Anderson to firstname.lastname@example.org I will compile a list and share more of what’s good about Anderson!
Jane Freeman is licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance at Peck and Wood Insurance.