About Indianapolis

Indianapolis is a great place to call home...

Indianapolis is the nation’s 11th largest city, the capital of Indiana, and one of the country’s most livable big cities. For those who reside and work here, our Indianapolis has a quality about it that makes even the heart of a bustling downtown feel like home. Visitors are drawn from all over the globe to enjoy our top-notch professional sports venues, a thriving convention industry, and numerous cultural attractions. Indy is home to nine institutions of higher educations, which accounts for vibrant nightlife and sophisticated cultural offerings available throughout the city.

With affordable housing, friendly neighbors, numerous job opportunities, excellent school systems, diverse religions, shopping, safety and plenty of entertainment options to fill your nights and weekends, it’s not hard to see why more than 1.7 million people already call the greater Indianapolis region home.

Top 10 Reasons To Live in Indianapolis…

    • 10.
    • Birthplace of native Hoosier David Letterman
    • 9.
    • No gridlock traffic! Average commute time in Indianapolis is 20 minutes, less than the national average
    • 8.
    • Indy Parks – over 150 parks and 7 trails are found in Indianapolis, including The Monon Trail, a 10 mile trail famous in Indy for providing a chance to escape to the great outdoors and take a break from the typically hectic pace of city life.
    • 7.
    • The Sports Capital -- Home to the Super Bowl XLI winner Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Pacers and host of the Super Bowl XLVI in 2012 in the new Lucas Oil Stadium.
    • 6.
    • Home to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the largest spectator sporting facility in the world, which hosts The Indianapolis 500 and The Brickyard 400
    • 5.
    • Low cost of living: Indianapolis ranks 4th on The Most Affordable Cities in America (Forbes, January 2011) and Cost of housing in Indianapolis is 29% below the national average; 63% lower than Chicago; 215% lower than San Francisco; 327% lower than New York (ACCRA Cost of Living Index, 2nd Quarter 2011)
    • 4.
    • Hoosier Hospitality – although Indianapolis is ranked the 11th largest city in the county, it is known for its friendliness, sense of community, and small-town values.
    • 3.
    • Ranked in top 5 cities with the Happiest Young Professional by Forbes (2012)
    • 2.
    • Four Indianapolis suburbs rank in the top 100 Best Places to Live – Westfield, Noblesville, Brownsburg, Carmel, and Plainfield (Money Magazine, September 2011). Carmel, Indiana was just ranked the #1 Best Place to Live in CNN Money’s 2012 ranking!
    • 1.
    • World Headquarters of SIMON PROPERTY GROUP!!

To learn more about Indianapolis, please visit any of the following websites.

  • Local Government & Neighborhoods: is a hub of information about local government and happenings in neighborhoods throughout the City.

  • Downtown: is a one-stop-shop for info about events and attractions in the downtown area.

  • Tourism: is the official tourism site for the City of Indianapolis. It offers visitors and residents looking to explore Indianapolis a wealth of information about where to stay, where to eat, and what to do in the Circle City. is a guide to the city of Indianapolis, its arts and culture, travel and tourism, hotels, theater, arts and entertainment, restaurants, dining, music, events, and real estate.

  • Carmel, Indiana: is a guide to living in Carmel, Indiana, rated the #1 Best Place to Live in the U.S.

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