Best Neighborhoods in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis is the 2nd largest city in the Midwest and the 12th largest in the United States. Indianapolis is known for the Indy 500 and many of its employees reside in the metropolitan area. The largest industry sectors by employment in Indianapolis are retail trade, manufacturing, health care and social services. Opened in 1988, the Indianapolis Zoo is the largest zoo in the state, and is located just west of downtown in White River State Park.

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Average High - 82, Average Low - 18

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Basketball - Pacers

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Indianapolis' crime rate is much like that of most major cities.

Top Neighborhoods

Bates Hendricks is a great neighborhood in Indianapolis. There are two public green spaces within Bates Hendricks that provide its residence great opportunities with walking and bike trails and chances for people watching. Hendricks Park, in the 1200 block of Madison Avenue, is on the western edge of the neighborhood. Bates Hendricks is a tightly knit neighborhood with great schools and great amenities.

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Broad Ripple Village is one of six areas designated as cultural districts in Indianapolis. Located about six miles north of Downtown, Broad Ripple was established in 1837 as an independent municipality. The neighborhood has a reputation for being socially, ethnically and economically diverse and is generally associated with its vibrant social scene and progressive political attitude. The neighborhood is home to many of Indianapolis' independent art galleries, private boutiques and specialty shops, and the popular Monon Trail. Broad Ripple High School, one of the earliest Indianapolis Public Schools, is located within the Village.

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Butler Tarkenton is a neighborhood on the north side of Indianapolis. There are great parks and recreational areas in the neighborhood. Butler–Tarkington is known for its nice homes, beautiful green space, and cultural diversity. Today Butler Tarkenton continues to grow and thrive. The residential stock in the community is diverse and most price points are represented. There are single family homes, condominiums, and apartments in the area. Butler Tarkenton is drawing more and more residents every day.

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Garfield Park is a 128 acre regional city park. It is the oldest city park in Indianapolis. The 10,000-square-foot Conservatory and Sunken Gardens has tennis courts, ball fields, horseshoe pits. As its name suggests, living in Garfield Park is truly living in a park. There are tremendous green spaces and lots of opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors. Garfield Park is the center of the neighborhood and the residents of the area took full advantage of all the amenities.

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Indiana Avenue is a historic area in downtown and is one of six designated cultural districts in Indianapolis. Indiana Avenue was, during its glory days, an African American cultural center. Many prominent historical figures like Madame C. J. Walker, and jazz greats like Jimmy Coe and Freddie Hubbard, got their start on Indiana Avenue. Today, Indiana Avenue is becoming again what it once was; a Mecca for the performing and visual arts. Residents of Indiana Avenue take pride in its history and look forward to its future.

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Fountain Square is one of six designated cultural districts in Indianapolis. Fountain square played an important part in the Indianapolis theater heritage. The arts continue to be prominent today. Fountain Square is a great place to walk around and take in the beautiful views of the community. The housing stock in Fountain Square ranges from sprawling mansions to arts and crafts homes. There are apartments in the area for rent. Fountain Square has both public and private schools and public transportation is readily available.

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