Geist is revered for its waterfront lifestyle and abundant nature.

Welcome to Geist

A quiet Midwest oasis set against the banks of Geist Reservoir
Tucked along its namesake reservoir, Geist is revered for its waterfront lifestyle and abundant nature. As a northeastern suburb of Indianapolis, Geist places residents just 30 minutes away from the energetic thrum of Downtown. Its residents are able to have the best of both worlds and enjoy a serene, private way of living without sacrificing access to urban amenities.

Geist is also located within minutes of one of Indiana’s most-loved treasures — the sprawling expanse of Fort Harrison State Park. Its history is inextricably tied to the development of the man-made Geist Reservoir itself, and the massive 1,900-acre water source carries a fascinating tale of development. Though Geist Reservoir was intended to extend even further out, residential communities blossomed so quickly around its perimeter that it was soon entirely bounded by these desirable neighborhoods.

The stately homes of this enclave are often surrounded by mature landscaping and towering native trees. Waterfront houses are undeniably the most coveted properties of Geist, and the community is well known for its reservoir mansions. From waterfront properties to charming homesteads nestled in private woods, potential buyers looking to Geist have plenty of options.

What to Love

  • Waterfront living at the heart of Indiana
  • An elevated sense of privacy from winding driveways and wooded backyards
  • Outdoor recreation paradise thanks to nearby woods and water

Local Lifestyle

Boaters, fishers, hikers, and all lovers of outdoor recreation flock to the Geist neighborhood for their chance to experience a one-stop-shop of nature in the heart of Indiana. The residents of Geist are a friendly mix of sophisticated and fun, luxury connoisseurs who also crave adventure and entertainment.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

As a primarily residential community, Geist isn’t outfitted with a plethora of shopping centers or retail. However, a drive along Fall Creek Drive and around the reservoir itself will bring locals to a multitude of excellent restaurants, including waterfront bars and upscale fine dining. 

Among the top choices are locations such as Wolfie’s Bar & Grill, a buzzy waterside location that brags scenic outdoor dining in addition to a delectable raw bar and live music performances. The Sunday brunch and Bloody Mary Bar at AJ’s Bar & Grill is an absolute must-try, and Murphys Craft House is the go-to for sumptuous, hand-cut steaks and creative cocktails. 

Eddy’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill is another wonderful spot for outdoor dining and serves up tempting American cuisine in a convivial environment. When they do find themselves in need of retail therapy, residents can head just 15 minutes west to the Castleton Square Mall which name-brand retailers you’ll love. Nestled between Geist and Carmel sits Keystone Fashion Mall, a can’t-miss location for upscale shopping with everything from Apple to Louis Vuitton

Things to Do

When they’re not out on the man-made lake enjoying a bevy of water sports and leisure activities, the residents of Geist who favor the outdoors tend to spend their days exploring the Fort Harrison State Park. Sometimes referred to as Fort Ben, this 1,700-acre park is where locals can go hiking through wildflower meadows in spring, sledding in winter, and adventuring in all seasons. 

Just 11 minutes away in the town of Fishers, Flat Fork Creek Park is an additional source for outdoor recreation such as sledding, canoeing, mountain biking, and even playground equipment for the kids. True to the active personality of the community, Geist also hosts an annual Half Marathon, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful and challenging half marathons in the nation. For those days when leisure is preferred, Daniel’s Vineyard in nearby McCordsville pairs effortless entertainment and socialization with flights of delicious red and white wines.


Geist is home to a number of excellent schools with two school districts — Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township and Hamilton Southeastern School District. Top educational opportunities include:

  • Lawrence North High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school
  • Lawrence Central High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school
  • Cathedral High School, 9-12
  • Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate and Junior High School, 5-8
  • Hamilton Southeastern High School, 9-12

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