Beech Grove is on the move with citywide initiatives to revitalize this already robust city. Just eight miles southeast of Indianapolis, Beech Grove benefits from its close proximity to the city as well as what it offers as a town in its own right.
Beech Grove’s focus on family and community is the driving force of its revitalization initiative “Better, Brighter Beech Grove.” This multi-million dollar initiative will focus on revamping pedestrian walkways, the downtown Main Street neighborhood, Beech Grove Parks, and more. The project will also affect Beech Grove’s central business district, bringing the area up to speed with the new landmark Beech Grove Towers that welcome visitors and residents to town. Currently home to parades, festival, and other civic activities, “Better, Brighter Beech Grove,” will improve areas throughout the city where these events take place, as well.
Beech Grove hosts a variety of special events including Senior Citizens Day, Children’s Mornings, a July 3rd Celebration, and a Halloween Costume contest to name a few. Beech Grove Parks often feature public entertainment options such as magic shows, drama groups, and storytellers.
Well known for its bowling facilities, Beech Grove is home to two popular bowling alleys. Beech Grove Bowl is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and Expo Bowl features 80 lanes. Both are popular spots for families and friend groups of any size.
Beech Grove’s Community Center hosts popular health-related events like bike-a-thons, and is also home to the Hornet Park Fitness Center, which offers a variety of classes for kids and adults. Kids will also enjoy Beech Grove’s skate park.
Beech Grove boasts a low outbound commuter percentage attributed to the abundance of jobs within the city limits. Those who do commute have only a short distance to travel to downtown Indianapolis. The unemployment rate in Beech Grove is consistently lower than the national average.