Quality of Life

Welcome to Scott County!

SCEDC is dedicated to helping your business join an exciting, expanding and welcoming community. Nestled in the natural beauty of the rural countryside, Scott County, Indiana, is home to hard-working, vibrant communities that offer:

  • Affordable Real Estate: With the median sales price of homes ranking among the lowest in the nation, owning a home in Scott County is affordable with options ranging from starter to executive homes. Rental options in single family homes and apartments are also readily available. Scott County offers traditional suburban neighborhoods, multi-acre country settings and small town living in the cities of Scottsburg and Austin.
  • Quality Healthcare: With our modern healthcare facilities, experienced medical professionals and easy access to the latest in treatments, residents have no problem finding quality health care in or near Scott County. Scott Memorial Hospital provides a wide range of vital medical services. Just minutes away, Floyd Memorial Hospital and Clark Memorial Hospital provide more specialized services, and nearby Indianapolis and Louisville, Ky., boast some of the finest medical facilities in the world.
  • Learning Opportunities: There are two public school districts and several private schools located in Scott County with dedicated teachers and administrators striving to provide the highest quality education. Many Scott County students score above the national average on standardized tests, are national merit scholars and go on to attend some the most elite colleges and universities in the nation. Our schools also offer a variety of extracurricular activities, including academic teams, marching and concert band, basketball, football, soccer, track, tennis and more.

In 2010, Scottsburg New Tech High School opened its doors to students as they implemented a New Tech magnet in an independent facility. The STEM-based school offers engineering design courses and aeronautical engineering, five foreign language programs and an entrepreneurship class in which students in their junior and senior years operate a coffee shop within the school.

Major colleges and universities in the region – including Indiana University, Indiana University Southeast, Ivy Tech Community College, Ivy Tech Corporate College, Purdue University, Hanover College and University of Louisville – offer a wealth of undergraduate and advanced degree programs. The Mid-America Science Park, located in Scottsburg, offers a Training and Workforce Development Center for students of all ages to train and earn sought-after certifications.

  • Recreational Activities: There’s plenty to do in Scott County with recreational facilities and outdoor venues offering a wealth of activities for children and adults alike. Wildlife, parks, rivers, trails and open spaces are plentiful throughout the county. For example, Scottsburg’s Hardy Lake is a 2,100-acre park with a large lake, campgrounds, a beach, playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, an archery range, hiking trails, fishing piers and open play-fields (and, ice fishing in the winter months!).
  • Retail and Restaurant Options: When it comes to shopping in Scott County, you’ll find everything from designer to discount, national chains to boutiques and antiques and all within an easy drive. Our restaurants offer national chains and regional specialties, down home cooking and a wide variety of ethnic cuisine. You will also find steakhouses, family-style buffets and upscale gourmet restaurants all designed to fit your tastes.
  • Moderate Climate: While we enjoy four distinct seasons, the average winter temperatures are moderate. Summers start early, like those in more southern states, but a temperate climate with no pronounced wet or dry seasons makes way for an enjoyable outdoor lifestyle. Our spring and fall seasons are pleasant, with temperatures typically averaging 65 degrees or more.

As one of the most affordable places to live in the nation, Scott County is a great place to grow a business and raise a family. With sports, religion, the arts, outdoor living, continuing education and more, residents find plenty to do and enjoy in Scott County.