Indianapolis neighborhoods, the best in the midwest
Moving is tough but moving to a different city or state is even tougher. Whether you’re out of state or in a different city planning a move to Indianapolis, you made a great choice! Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world’s biggest children’s museum and the largest zoo in Indiana located in White River State Park, to name a few. Now that you’ve nailed down what to do in Indy, where do you find your perfect home? With more than 100 districts to choose from it can be overwhelming. Here in Indianapolis, moving company Leaders Moving & Storage knows their way around — here’s the grand tour.
Broad Ripple Village
Close to downtown Indianapolis, trendy Broad Ripple Village boasts best nightlife
One of Indianapolis’ six Indianapolis Cultural Districts, Broad Ripple Village is conveniently connected to downtown by way of the Monon Trail. Only six miles north of downtown Indianapolis, the popular Broad Ripple Village is community oriented, yet frequently visited for its great nightlife and bars along Broad Ripple Avenue — whether you want to drink, dance, listen or play. For a great concert venue, try The Vogue. Or, if you’re in the mood to shop, check out unique boutiques such as the Artifacts Gallery or The Bungalow.
Lockerbie Square Historic District
Oldest residential neighborhood, the history of Indianapolis lies in Lockerbie Square
Just a stone’s throw away from downtown, Queen Anne and Federal-style homes fill this historic Indianapolis neighborhood. Some houses date all the way back to 1855 as Lockerbie Square is Indianapolis’ oldest, intact residential area. You can see the former home of Hoosier-poet John Gilmore Riley at the Riley Museum. Serving American and Irish grub for more than 60 years, Lockerbie Pub is one of Indianapolis best restaurants.
Spacious lofts carved from old warehouses attract residents to Fountain Square
Trendy and eclectic Fountain Square attracts both families and singles. Families flock here for the spacious lofts while empty-nesters lay ground here for its retro feel. Also one of the six Indianapolis Cultural Districts, Fountain Square residents can easily walk or bike to downtown Indianapolis via the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Southeast of downtown Indianapolis, Fountain Square prides itself for its art — from live music to art galleries. Located in the historic G.C. Murphy Building, the Murphy Art Center hosts five galleries, 23 artists’ studios, art supplies and restaurants.
Culturally diverse Butler-Tarkington offers family homes, condos and apartments
Once home to Pulitzer prize-winning author Booth Tarkington and currently Butler University, Butler-Tarkington continues to flourish northwest of downtown Indianapolis. With the university at its core, cheer on the bulldogs at Hinkle Fieldhouse or see a show at Clowes Memorial Hall. Once an area filled primarily with farms and orchards, this area is known for its parks and recreational areas, diversity and nice homes.
Rich socially, economically and historically, Indiana Avenue’s rhythm is reborn
The first African-American neighborhood to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places in Indiana, the mantra of Indiana Avenue is, “It’s Rhythm. Reborn.” Also one of the six Indianapolis Cultural Districts, Indiana Avenue anchors Central Canal and White River State Park. Bordered by downtown Indianapolis’ technology district, 16 Tech, housing options include apartments and single-family homes. But more than that, this west downtown neighborhood is where music, history, spirituality and education combine.
Residential yet urban, Meridian-Kessler has location and community
This thriving community is nestled 15 minutes due north of downtown Indianapolis. Meridian-Kessler boasts beautiful homes, well-maintained lawns, and something for everyone. One of Indianapolis’ oldest neighborhoods, you can find public or private schools, small and large businesses, and an array of faith-based communities. Find shops or locally-owned businesses like The Dancing Donut along 54th Street, near the Monon Trail.
Influenced by the railway, suburban Fishers is one of the fastest growing towns
Fishers, formerly Fishers Station, is located farther north of downtown Indianapolis in Hamilton County. New money plants roots here for Fishers’ beautiful homes and spacious plots. Named one of America’s friendliest towns, Fishers is home to the Conner Prairie Interactive History Park and the Tenderloin Trail. For entertainment and a new amphitheater, visit the Nickel Plate District in downtown Fishers.
Voted one of America’s best places to live, suburban Carmel is upscale and artistic
One of the best places to live in America doesn’t stay a secret for long; Carmel has doubled in size in the last 15 years. North of downtown Indianapolis, Carmel furnishes both locally- and nationally-recognized shops at the Clay Terrace Shopping Center. The goal for Carmel was to expand upon the arts. And expand they did. From Carmel Arts & Design District to the Palladium, and farmers markets to art festivals, this well-ranked city is sure to please your creative side.
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