Known as the Crossroads of America, Indianapolis attracts people from all over the U.S. and even from around the world. Home to the famous Indianapolis 500 Speedway, in recent years, the city has worked hard to preserve and revitalize historic neighborhoods. The efforts have paid off! Today, modern Indianapolis boasts a sparkling downtown and an economy that has responded well to the changes. The city’s population is on the rise as more people are drawn to this re-energized metropolis. If you too are considering a move to Indianapolis, then check out the helpful infographic from our friends at Great Guys Moving and Moonraker Marketing. Here are a few of the highlights.
1. Not Very Walkable, but Numerous Housing Options
Overall the city doesn’t fare well in terms of walkability – according to the score given by walkscore.com you’ll undoubtedly need a car to get around. However, Indianapolis is brimming with unique neighborhoods that have their own distinctive sense of style. While Chatham Avenue features an array of shopping and dining options, Fletcher Place boasts historic homes, and Massachusetts Avenue is the heart of a thriving arts and entertainment district. Neighborhoods situated on the outskirts of the city provide fast and easy access to downtown, shopping and major employment centers. Because home prices are more affordable, most city residents choose to own rather than rent. Popular areas to purchase a home include the Old Northside with its renovated Victorian mansions, repurposed lofts in Fountain Square, and smaller homes in trendy Broad Ripple Village.
2. More Room in Your Budget
Indianapolis has a vibrant and growing economy with an unemployment rate lower than the national average. There are positions available in an array of industries, including education, government, health care, and manufacturing. Although wages are lower than in many other parts of the country, the cost of living is also lower. Many everyday expenses, such as food, transportation and medical care, cost less, ultimately improving your purchasing power.
3. Abundant Leisure Opportunities
The city has seven officially named cultural districts filled with performing arts venues, museums and urban green spaces, such as the conservatory and sunken gardens in Garfield Park. You can attend performances at the historic Hilbert Circle Theatre and the Madam Walker Theatre Center. There are also wonderful exhibits to be explored at the Children’s Museum, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the NCAA Hall of Champions. Additionally, Indianapolis is home to numerous monuments, national landmarks, and other historic sites like the former home of President Benjamin Harrison. In addition to major sporting events, Indianapolis hosts popular festivals throughout the year like the Indiana State Fair.
If you are considering a move to Indianapolis, give the Indianapolis Homes Realty team a call. Whether you’re looking for a loft-style condo in historic downtown or a bungalow in beautiful Fountain Square, we can help you find the perfect place to call home!