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Living in Indianapolis
Known as the racing capital of the world, a legendary basketball town, and home to about 850,000 Hoosiers, Indianapolis is one of the largest Cities in America. It is a very livable city with balance between cost of living and median income, plenty to do indoors and outdoors, and a thriving job market.
The city is laid out in a very easy to navigate series of named and numbered streets that increase in number as you travel north block by block. The interstate system makes it easy to go any of the 4 cardinal directions. The I-465 loop makes circumnavigating the city a breeze and lends to the city’s feeling of easy access from suburban and rural areas. Indianapolis has been renovated almost the entire city over in recent years. It is a very clean and friendly place to visit as well as stay.
Working in Indianapolis
According to Glassdoor the city of Indianapolis takes the number 2 spot for jobs in 2017.
Glassdoor also reports that there are 4,426 companies with ratings available in Indianapolis. There is an additional 1,300 companies with reviews by employees in the greater Indianapolis area.
The 10 Largest Companies in Indianapolis
- Eli Lilly and Company
- Indiana University
- Guidant Corp
- Health Care Group LLC
- St. Vincent
- Finish Line
- Ivy Tech Community College
- State of Indiana
- Celadon Group
Playing in Indianapolis
Parks In Indianapolis
- White River State Park
- Fort Harrison State Park
- Garfield Park
- Holliday Park
- Indianapolis World Sports Park
- Sahm Park
- Skiles Test Nature Park
Attractions In Indianapolis
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
- Indianapolis Zoo
- Soldiers and Sailors Monument
- Elitejorg Museum
- The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- Victory Field
- Lucas Oil Stadium
Bars Downtown Indianapolis
- The Ball and Biscuit
- Union 50
- The Slippery Noodle Inn
- Platt 99
- Jazz Kitchen
- Tastings – A Wine Experience
Dance Clubs Downtown indianapolis
- Tiki Bob’s
- Taps and Dolls
- Cadillac Ranch
- Howl at the Moon
- The Red Room
- Revel Nightclub
Weather in Indianapolis, IN
The weather in Indianapolis can be beautiful. It can also be harsh in the middle of winter. We typically have very colorful springs and falls.
The Indianapolis Climate Over 12 Months
The Indianapolis Weather 4-Day Forecast
Cost of Living in Indianapolis, IN
It is 9.6% cheaper to live in Indianapolis than it is the rest of the United States.
Indianapolis Median Income
$56,750 is the median household income for the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson
Indianapolis Median Home Cost
How do People Travel Around Indianapolis, IN?
Indiana has plenty of access to the interstate system. I-70 which runs east and west across America and I-65 which runs north and south both converge on the center of the city’s capital. This easy access to the interstate system means it is easy to get in and out of Indianapolis by car or bus. An additional interstate that acts as a beltway and encircles the city is call I-465 aka the USS Indianapolis Memorial Highway. This loop makes getting around Indianapolis
Indianapolis Car Ownership
Indiana has a high rate of car ownership compared to similar cities. 92% of people drive to work each day. That is above the national average. The average commute is 24.8 minutes.
Indianapolis International Airport
The airport occupies 7,700 acres on the west side of the city. It is the 45th busiest U.S. airport for passenger traffic as it serves 8.5 million passengers annually. The airport was the first to be designed after the attacks of September 11, 2001. With 145 daily departures and several airline hubs this airport is easy to get in and out of without much fuss.
Indianapolis Ride Share Companies
Uber in Indianapolis
Uber is the ride share service that you have to have heard of by now. It has basically become a verb for using a taxi alternative. The company is operating heavily in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas as well.
Lyft in Indianapolis
Lyft is equally as popular in Indianapolis as its competitor. Call up a Lyft from your cell phone and have a ride waiting on you in minutes. This is one of the most popular and easy to use forms of transportation in Indiana.
Indiana Pacers Bike Share
Downtown Indianapolis has several bike share stations. The stations are hard to miss as they are colored blue and yellow, the same as the Indiana Pacers. There are 26 active bike share stations available throughout the city.
Electric Scooters in Indianapolis
Bird scooters in Indianapolis
Bird Scooters are everywhere downtown and they are here to stay! This convenient form of transportation makes navigating downtown Indianapolis easier than ever before.
Lime Scooters in Indianapolis
Lime Scooters are not quite as populous as their competitors but the demand for cheap pedestrian transportation in Indianapolis makes the market capable of hosting at least two companies
Indianapolis Sports Teams
The Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts play their games in Lucas Oil Stadium and compete in the AFC South Division. The team is well known for having hosted Peyton Manning as their record breaking quarterback. The Colts have won one superbowl championship after their move to Indianapolis from Baltimore in 1984.
The Indiana Pacers
The Indiana Pacers play in the NBA and compete in the Eastern Conference Central Division. The Pacers have hosted greats like Reggie Miller, George McGinnis, and Paul George. They currently play their home games at Banker’s Life Field House in downtown Indianapolis.
The Indy Fuel
The Indy fuel started their initial season in Indianapolis during the 2014-2015 season. They’re a minor league ice hockey team that plays in the Central Division of the ECHL’s Western Conference. Their home games are played at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. They are affiliated with the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs.
The Indianapolis Indians
The Indianapolis Indians are a professional Minor League Baseball team that plays in the International League. They are a Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburg Pirates. They play their home games at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis. They are the second oldest minor league franchise in American professional baseball.
The Indy Eleven
The Indy Eleven American professional soccer team is based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. They were founded in 2013 and in 2018 they made their debut in hte United Soccer League. The team, as of 2018, plays their home games at Lucas Oil Stadium. They have future plans to build a team facility in the downtown district.
The social structure in Indianapolis, Indiana is easy to penetrate. Unlike many cities, where it is hard to make friends and become a part of the scene, Indy is generally warm and welcoming. The city of Indianapolis doesn’t really differentiate itself from the rest of the state as do many bigger metropolitan areas like Chicago or L.A. The whole city generally considers themselves to be Hoosiers from Indiana and a resident of Indianapolis second.
Moving to Indianapolis
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