Are you unsure of where you want to build a custom home in Indiana? Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly area, a place with a variety of shopping and dining options, or a location with the right outdoor amenities, there are many different counties in Indiana that will suit your specific needs.

At North Homes, we understand the importance of location when it comes to maximizing your living experience. As your Indiana Home Builder, here are the places we recommend to build an Indiana custom home.

1.) Hendricks County

Located 10 minutes west of Indianapolis, Hendricks County is an excellent location for families with top-ranked schools, affordable housing, and accessible healthcare options. If you’re looking to shop or dine, try checking out Downtown Danville, which features a variety of small stores, or Downtown Plainfield, which has many local restaurants to choose from. There are also places like Beasly’s Orchard, a historical museum, a royal theater, and festivals that are perfect places to explore. 

2.) Hamilton County

Hamilton County is conveniently located north of Downtown Indianapolis and is close to areas such as the Clay Terrace and Hamilton Town Center, which includes a variety of dining and shopping options. With the low tax rate and professional opportunities, it’s perfect for families and young professionals. The county also has high-ranked schools, kid-friendly attractions, and a wide number of outdoor amenities including the White River, Monan Trail, and Strawtown Kootee Park where you can hike, kayak, fish, and bike. 

3.) Morgan County

Morgan County is known for its beautiful scenery, which includes woodland areas and rolling hills. It offers a sense of a close-knit community with its small towns and is located midway between Indianapolis and Bloomington. If you enjoy antique shopping or buying unique items, you’ll love the county because it has many antique stores such as Yellow Moon Antiques, Ivy Country Store, and other specialty shops. Beyond shopping, the county has attractions for children, local restaurants, and outdoor activities.

4.) Johnson County

With its low crime rate, high-quality schools, options for dining and shopping, the county is a suitable location for both families and young professionals. It’s located close to different university campuses in the area, and there’s a variety of residential neighborhoods to choose from to build your home.

Here at North Homes, we specialize in building custom homes in these areas as well as other counties. If you’d like to build a custom home beyond the counties on this list, let us know and we can discuss the options. Call us at 765-482-2444 or email us at for more information.