Another really, really good reason to live in Hamilton County, Indiana: Jobs! According to CNNMoney, Hamilton County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Indiana as well as the wealthiest suburbs in the Indianapolis area, which combined scored it a No. 5 ranking on the 2011 list of Where the Jobs Are in the U.S.
Obviously, a great place to live is made even better by the possibility of employment. The CNNMoney Best Places to Live cities of Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, and Noblesville are located in Hamilton County, whose leading private employers include Sallie Mae, Marsh Supermarkets, CNO Financial Group, Liberty Mutual Health, Freedom Mortgage, Schwab, U.S. Foodservice, and Firestone.
Hamilton County Job Growth, 2000-2010: 50.8%
Hamilton County Job Additions: Marsh may be adding 130 jobs. Recruiter First Advantage is set to bring in 340 people.