Moving To Downtown Indy

Dated: 01/19/2016

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Moving to Downtown Indy

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Moving to Downtown Indy - Are you moving to Indianapolis, but don’t know where to begin? Figuring out which downtown neighborhood in Indianapolis can be tricky. But this post is aimed to give you Indianapolis' neighborhood profiles so you can decide which area suits you best.


The northside of the city is home to Butler University, a private arts college which is also a prime tourist attraction with public cultural shows. A walkable community near Butler University is Butler-Tarkington.For those with a vibrant night life, trendy bars and nightspots are located along Broad Ripple Avenue, near the neighborhood Broad Ripple Village.Meridian-Kessler is also a popular development in North Indianapolis with its stately brick homes and private yards.


16 Tech, dubbed as Indianapolis' technology district is located northwest of the city. With its walkable convenience to downtown shopping, dining and entertainment, northwest also offers the best residential spaces. Among great neighborhoods in this area include Stadium Lofts (formerly the location of Bush Stadium) and Pike Township with its residents' diverse nationalities and backgrounds.

Almost North

An affluent development with mid-20th century Victorian mansions is the Old Northside, also known as the home to the city's wealthiest and to the Morris-Butler home museum. Other near north neighborhoods with less expensive and less maintenance homes are Cottage Home and the historic district of Lockerbie Square.


Offering larger homes and lots, South Indianapolis is a haven for large and growing families. Among their popular choices are far-south community Perry Township, which used to be truck farms of German immigrants; Old Southside with its wide range of housing options from cottages to luxury homes and its abundance of green spaces that includes historic Babe Denny Park and Pogue's Run.

Almost SouthThe home to most Indy-based artists is Fountain Square with its larger homes, perfect for adding a studio space. There are also a variety of old factory or warehouses renovated to living spaces, a favorite of young professionals.


Eastern Indianapolis offers city convenience with the tranquility of the suburbs. Among the Eastern neighborhoods include Holy Cross on the eastern tip of Indianapolis, Highland Park with well-crafted duplexes and Victorian cottages, Cottage Home is a historic, close-knit neighborhood also on Downtown's East side.


Near Downtown Indianapolis, there are lots of suburbs surrounding the Crossroads city. Located north of Indianapolis city limits, Hamilton County includes fast growing cities like FishersCarmel and Noblesville with an annual 10-percent housing turn over. Down South of Indianapolis, there is Greenwood, a city in Johnson County. Lots here are spacious enough for house barn or farms.

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