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Indianapolis Real Estate & Information

Indianapolis Real Estate & Information

The capital city of Indiana, and the 14th largest city in the United States, Indianapolis is home to approximately 807,584 people. In addition to its popular sports teams, the city is well known as the host of a number of annual festivals and celebrations, including: Indy Jazz Fest, Indy’s International Festival, Midwest Fashion Week, the Indianapolis International Film Festival, and the 500 Festival. Ranked Forbes magazine’s sixth best city for jobs in 2008, Indianapolis features affordable housing, economic opportunity and a plethora of things to do. With so much to offer, Indianapolis real estate is always in demand!

Shopping and Dining
Indianapolis has a number of shopping malls featuring brand-name stores and major retail outlets, including: Washington Square, Circle Centre, and The Fashion Mall at Keystone. Looking for something a bit more unique? Trendy stores, fashionable boutiques, and eclectic gift shops line the streets of Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple Village, including: The Blue Door and Bleecker St. Hungry? Ambrosia serves up fine, authentic Italian food, or head over to Barley Island. With 20 beers on tap, it is the perfect spot for a burger and a pint.

Parks and Recreation
Explore the outdoors at one of Indianapolis’s many parks or recreation facilities, which feature trails, sports arena, playgrounds, sledding, ice-skating, disc golf and more. With over 59 miles (and growing!) of greenway trails, living in a city doesn’t have to mean living apart from nature. Eagle Creek Park and Marina is a 3,900-acre park in the northwest part of town where water enthusiasts can fish, sail, or rent a canoe or kayak on the 1,400-acre lake. More a watcher than a doer? Take in a Colts game or an NCAA basketball competition at Lucas Oil Stadium, the city’s newest special events venue. The home of the Colts, the Pacers, the Indians, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis is a sports fan’s haven!

In 2009, Wells Fargo and the International Association of Home Builders ranked Indianapolis the most affordable major housing market inside the United States. Want to live in the center of it all? Indianapolis includes six official Cultural Districts, which feature restaurants, shops, nightlife and housing: Broad Ripple Village, Massachusetts Avenue, Fountain Square, The Wholesale District, Canal and White River State Park, and Indiana Avenue. Prefer something quieter? Check out one of Indianapolis’s many residential neighborhoods, which feature a variety of single-family dwellings sure to meet your family’s needs.

Schools, Health, Transportation
The city’s children are served by the Indianapolis Public Schools system, which runs 64 public schools in the area. The city is home to a number of colleges and universities, including: University of Indianapolis, Marian University, and Oakland City University. A mere five miles from Downtown, Butler University was named one of the “Best in the Midwest” for higher education. The Indianapolis International Airport provides dependable and convenient access to international and domestic destinations.