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The NY Times Chose Indy as one of 52 Places to Go in 2014
"An urban cycling model has arrived in Indianapolis: the new $63 million,
eight-mile bike-friendly Indy Cultural Trail. The path connects five downtown
neighborhoods, including arty Fountain Square, to top downtown sites, including
the Capitol Building, City Market and White River State Park, a 250-acre park that
hosts the Indianapolis Zoo and six more major attractions. Bicycles can be rented
along the paved and lighted pathway, allowing riders to cruise past public art,
including a motion-activated fireflylike swarm of LED lights. City officials say that
planners from Cologne, Germany, to Portland, Ore., have come to see how the city
most famous for a 500-mile car race managed to swap auto for bike lanes and still
keep everything rolling smoothly."
Lonely Planet Called Indy America's Most Surprising City
Inventor of Wonder Bread and nicknamed 'Naptown,' Indiana's state
capital has long had a reputation as a bland snooze. But now – as
artisans make mead, micro-farms sprout, and the nation's largest electric
car sharing program starts to roll – Indy's swagger is officially on.
Livability ranks Indy #3 Best Downtown in 2014
The number of people living in downtown Indianapolis, Ind., is on track to double by 2020. It's easy to see why young
professionals and families are attracted to the area, which includes revitalized historic neighborhoods, new luxury condos
and loft apartments overlooking the Central Canal. Living downtown puts people within walking distance to restaurants,
entertainment districts, professional sports venues and parks.
By 2017, downtown Indianapolis expects more than 50 new projects representing an investment of $3 billion. Of these
projects, 21 are residential and will add more than 3,200 new homes to the area. Residents here rave about the vibrancy of
their community. Through public and private partnerships, 20 previously unattractive sites have been transformed into
landscaped gateways and gardens since 1993. Residents gather throughout the year on downtown streets to listen to live
music, eat and celebrate at annual events like the Sour Wild Funk Fest, Independent Music and Art Festival and the
Strawberry Festival. The nation's largest half marathon, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, starts and ends
downtown, with runners doing a lap at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Mass Ave District, an eight-block area filled with art galleries, performance venues and night spots, includes some of the
oldest buildings in Indianapolis. Central to Mass Ave's character is one of the city's last diagonal streets, which creates visual
USA TODAY 10 Best List
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ranked #1 Best Museum for Families
Indianapolis 500 ranked #1 Best Bucket List Sports Event
Indianapolis ranked #1 Best Convention City
Indianapolis ranked #2 Best City for Sports
Harry and Izzys at Indianapolis Intl. ranked #1 Best Airport Food
Indianapolis ranked #2 for Culture: Cultural Venues Density per City Population by PropertyShark.com
Housing six differnt Cultural Districts, Indianapolis has 1,184 cultural properties for a population of 835,000.
|Check Out Where the Media Ranks Indianapolis
|Indianapolis is America's best city for renters in 2017
Indianapolis tops Forbes' list of the best cities for renters this year thanks to
astonishingly low average monthly rents and high levels of affordability.
The average Indianapolis rent is just $806, eating up a mere 17 percent of the
median household income for the city. That makes Indianapolis the cheapest
place to rent of the cities we analyzed and the second most affordable. Only
Kansas City, Mo., has a better rental affordability score at 16% of income.
And Indianapolis has a 5.6% apartment vacancy rate, which makes it easier for
renters to find a place and harder for landlords to hike prices -- rent increased
just 2.5% last year in the city.
2017 Best Places to Live in America
Carmel Indiana ranked #1 - This town is on the north side of Indianapolis.
Best places to live in the U.S. based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities.
Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources.
2017 Best Places to Buy a House in USA
#2 Geist - NE side of Indianapolis
#7 North Central (neighborhood in Indianapolis)
#9 Fisher Indiana - town on north-side of Indianapolis
#12 - Carmel Indiana - city on north-side of Indianapolis
#15 - Poplar Grove - (neighborhood in Indianapolis)
#17 - Galludet - (neighborhood in Indianapolis)
#19 - New Bethel - (neighborhood in Indianapolis)
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