Welcome to IndianapolisWhere you can enjoy a high quality of lifewithout busting your budget
A thriving restaurant scene, craft breweries, miles of greenways, a bike share system, friendly people — and yes, housing that you can actually afford. You’ll find it all – and more – in Indy.
Play as hard as you work
Indoors or outdoors, day or night — Indy has all the options you want in a big city.
Great dining experiences await you. Two sister restaurants, St. Elmo Steakhouse and Harry and Izzy's, serve up a spicy shrimp cocktail that’s been recognized by the Food Network. Up-and-comer Milktooth serves creative morning fare, and trendy Bluebeard has a menu inspired “by the freshest and finest ingredients.” Be sure to check out the funky Broad Ripple Village neighborhood, where you can find ethnic cuisine, vegetarian/vegan options, and farm-to-table restaurants.
For craft cocktail and beer drinkers
Uber to Mass Ave and raise a glass at Union 50 and The Ball & Biscuit, or visit the many microbreweries around town — like Sun King Brewery, Black Acre Brewing Co., Thr3e Wise Men Brewery, and FLAT12 Bierwerks. Wine connoisseurs and diners, you’re in for some fun, too. You’ll find plenty of choices in the city, too.
Hop on the Monon Rail Trail and enjoy more than 18 miles of spectacular urban greenway. The Monon extends out of downtown and connects to other trails throughout the area.
For nature lovers
Boating, water-skiing, swimming, fishing — you can do it all in Indiana. Geist Reservoir, just 20 miles from downtown Indy, has seven billion gallons of water to play in. Head south into the rolling hills of Southern Indiana and spend a weekend at Patoka Lake, which has 26,000 acres of land and water waiting for you.
For adrenaline junkies
For sports fans
See the NBA’s Indiana Pacers hoop it up against top teams like Cleveland, San Antonio and Golden State. When it’s time to kick off the NFL season, watch the Indianapolis Colts inside Lucas Oil Arena, where the retractable roof ensures you won’t have to sit in bad weather on Sundays. If college sports are your game, the Hoosier State is the place to be. We’re the home of the Indiana Hoosiers, Purdue Boilermakers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Butler Bulldogs, and more.
For music fans
Check out indie acts at The Vogue, an iconic club that’s hosted everyone from Johnny Cash to the Chili Peppers. To see the biggest names in rock and country, plan on heading to the Klipsch Music Center, a 24,000-seat outdoor amphitheater with plenty of room for tailgating.
Shop until you drop at the 680,000 square-foot Fashion Mall at Keystone. From Apple to J.Crew to Under Armour, you will find everything you need under one roof. At the Hamilton Town Center, you’ll have a showcase of 85 stores and dining options — along with a 16-screen movie theater — in an open-air streetscape environment.
When you live in Indianapolis, you’ll find the same amenities you have on the East and West Coasts — but without the high prices. Plus the metro area is known for friendly people, safe neighborhoods, and outstanding public schools. Moving here is as good for your lifestyle as it is for your career.
More Bang for Your Buck
Compare the median list price of a home in the Indianapolis market against other hotspots around the country, and see how far your dollar takes you.
|City||Median list price of a home|
|New York City||$612,000|
Courtesy of Zillow.com
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4 reasons you’ll love moving to Indianapolis
Because our state is known for its Hoosier Hospitality, you'll hear complete strangers say things to you like "Excuse me", "Thank you", and "Have a great day".
It’s a true melting pot here in the heartland. Indy is adding international residents at an even faster pace than Chicago.
Getting around town is cake. Indy’s roads are wide and well maintained. And because of the city’s compact design, everything is within a half-hour drive.
Indianapolis boasts one of the most comprehensive health networks in the nation. If you get sick, you're in good hands.