Incorporated in 1995, the Town of Avon is a professionally managed community located five miles west of Indianapolis in Hendricks County and is ten minutes away from Indianapolis International Airport.
Avon was the first Tree City USA Community in Hendricks County and prides itself in the preservation of the natural environment.
Avon has a rich musical tradition that includes two national championships for the Avon High School (AHS) Marching band. Avon is also the home of the Hendricks Symphony and Choir and musician Natalie Walker got her start as a AHS music student. Ms. Walker's music has been on Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty.
- Home of the Hendricks Symphony and Choir
- Home of the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA
- Home of over 20 religious establishments
- Home of four star schools, two time Avon High School marching band grand national champion, state high school champions for boys golf, girls soccer, girls volleyball, boys track and field
- Smoke Free Ordinance provides for healthy living
- Birthplace of William T. Hornaday, savior of the American Buffalo.
- Home of the famous Haunted Bridge over White Lick Creek.
- Birthplace of the soybean in the United States.
- Home of the first outdoor table tennis tables in Indiana.
- Previous town names included Hampton, White Lick, Smootsdell, and New Philadelphia.
- Avon was named when a railroad man put a stake in the ground at the railyard that said Avon
- Information about the history and origin of Avon can be found in the history section of the Town's website
Business & Restaurants
- Notable businesses include Harlan Bakeries, Phoenix Fabricators, Acme Masking, American Fasteners, Mears Machine
- Major retailers include Meijer's, Menard's, Lowe's, Super Target, Wal Mart, Dicks, and Starbucks
- Restaurants include locally owned fair such as Charbonos (steak/pasta) and Frost Bite (ice cream and food)
Parks & Recreation
- 82.5-acre Avon Town Hall Park offers amenities including walking trails, nine acre lake, two ponds, fishing, shelters, 3 playgrounds, natural walking paths, 18 hole disc golf course, free Wi-Fi, bocce court, RC race track, 2 outdoor table tennis tables with free paddles and ball available for use; it is also the home of the Angel of Hope statue to remember children that have passed away and the Military and Public Safety Memorial
- 120 acre Washington Township Park is owned and operated by Washington Township Parks Department and has playgrounds, splash pad, shelters, bike trails, fishing pond, basketball court, open playing area, band concert shell and meeting pavilion; it is the home of the Avon Community Heritage Festival and Hendricks County Rib Fest
- Other parks include Gable Park, World War Two Memorial Park, Winton Meadows Park, Reagan Woods, and Pecar Park
- There are 30 parks and 5 golf courses located within 7 miles of the center of town (US 36/Avon Avenue)
- Population - 2000 Census: 6,248
- Population - 2010: 12,446
- Population - 2019 Estimate: Over 20,000
- Greater Avon Population is estimated to be 55,000