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Indianapolis, or Indy as it is known by locals, is situated in Marion County in Central Indiana and is both the state capitol and the largest city in the state. Indianapolis is easy to navigate by car and also offers residents reliable public transportation that continues to expand. As far as traffic goes, Indianapolis traffic is smooth in comparison to other large cities. Indianapolis is one of the least congested cities in the United States. 

There is plenty to do in Indy for everyone! You will find one of the world’s largest children’s museums in Indianapolis, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. There are 29 acres of exhibit space with fun activities everywhere, like the brand-new outdoor Sports Legends Experience. Kids can also step back in time at Conner Prairie, and go on a special historic experience tour, or take a ride on one of the hot air balloons. Indianapolis is home to the famous Indianapolis Zoo, specializing in orangutans, dolphins, and flamingos exhibits. 

If you’re a fan of sports, Indianapolis is for you. Home to the Indy 500, the atmosphere is like no other. Indianapolis is referred to as the Circle City and the Racing Capital of the World thanks to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Even non-racing fans look forward to the lively event that has had over 400,000 people in attendance. Indianapolis is also home to 11 professional sports teams, including the Indianapolis Colts (NFL), the Indiana Pacers (NBA), and the Indiana Fever (WNBA). College sports are prominent in the area too. Keep an eye on the Butler Bulldogs in the NCAA Big East Conference Men's Basketball for some exciting games full of Indy pride.

Art, culture, and history are parts of Indy’s identity. Historical attractions like Monument Circle and cultural and art attractions like the Indiana Symphony Orchestra and the Indiana Repertory Theatre are sure to entertain. Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Spread over an area of about 100 acres, the museum and park encompass a diverse landscape, including wooded areas, wetlands, open fields, a 35-acre lake and a series of hiking trails. Indy is also home to miles of recreational trails including Eagle Creek Park which sprawls across 3,900 acres of land. 

Dining and shopping are prominent activities in Indianapolis. Indy was named the most ‘Underrated Food City in America’ by Condé Nast Traveler, and for good reason. Indy is fit for foodies with local cafes, craft breweries, brunch sports, and more. Indianapolis is composed of an array of neighborhoods and suburbs each with its own unique personalities and has attracted a variety of people due to its affordable housing, lively city center, and culture.

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Community

Indianapolis is a big city with a small town feel. The people of Indianapolis encompass Hoosier pride. Their friendly spirit is sure to make you feel welcome. Indianapolis is an affordable place to move, with a low unemployment rate and a below average cost of living. Affordability combined with a diverse culture, active downtown, and charm makes Indianapolis an appealing option for recent college grads, millennials starting families, first-time home-buyers, as well as retirees. Indianapolis is a young city, with over 35% of its residents under the age of 25. Families make up a large portion of the population with 66% of the population living in a family household. Most residents of Indianapolis own their homes. You will find a variety of home styles for sale in Indy from historic homes to modern condos and townhomes and even farmland.

Demographics

  • Population: 864,131
  • Median Age: 34
  • Median Household Income: $47,678
  • Homeownership Rate: 53%

Housing Stats 2020

  • Median Sales Price: $185,000
  • Number of Homes Sold: 1,515
  • Median Time on Market: 10 Days
  • Homes Sold Above List Price: 28%
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What You’ll Find in Indianapolis

Restaurants

  • Late Harvest, Contemporary American Food Made with Local Ingredients
  • The Eagle’s Nest, Fine Dining with Exceptional City Views
  • Livery, Latin American Cuisine with an Extensive Tequila Selection

Shopping

Commute Times

  • 11 minutes to Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • 16 minutes to Indianapolis International Airport
  • 4 minutes to Lucas Oil Stadium
  • 28 minutes to Carmel

Nearby Neighborhoods

  • Near North - Old Northside & Lockerbie Square
  • Near South - Fountain Square
  • South - Perry Township
  • Northwest - Pike Township
  • North - Butler-Tarkington & Meridian-Kessler
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Indianapolis Schools

The Indianapolis Public School District (IPS) is the largest school district in Indiana, with 31,885 students enrolled as of the 2019–20 school year, 70 schools in operation, and over 5,000 faculty and staff members. The district is large, but they still prioritize each and every student. The district is committed to academic excellence built through individualized, relationship-based learning. Students are empowered to think critically, creatively and responsibly, to embrace diversity and pursue their dreams with purpose. IPS’s vision is for every student to have the opportunity to succeed and the power to create their own future.

Residents of Indianapolis can choose from a family of excellent public school options. There are several elementary, intermediate, and middle school options available. For high school, students can choose from Arsenal Technical High School, Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, George Washington Community High School, and Shortridge IB High School. IPS is unique because they allow students to choose their high school based on personal preferences, not geographic location. Each high school has something different to offer. Students can explore possible career interests earlier than most students across the nation with Indianapolis’ school system. 

Indianapolis also has a variety of higher education options. Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis is a great public research university that is affordable for in-state students. Butler University, a private university in Indianapolis with over 60 major academic fields of study in six colleges, is another attractive choice. Indiaiapolis has even more colleges in the area, such as Marian University Indianapolis, University of Indianapolis, Martin University Inc., Crossroads Bible College, Fortis College, and International Business College. Having so many universities around gives Indianapolis a young, modern vibe while still being affordable and family friendly.

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