Known to locals and visitor alike simply as Indy, the city prides itself on good old-fashioned Hoosier Hospitality. Now the 13th largest city in the country, the capital city of Indiana is growing fast. Forbes considers Indy’s downtown one of the best in the U.S., thanks to its numerous cultural, retail and entertainment offerings.
When it comes to buying a home, there’s something for every price point and stage in life. The median price of homes for sale in Indianapolis is $146,900. Indianapolis homes for sale go fast in Meridian Kessler, Downtown Indianapolis, Butler-Tarkington and Fairgrounds some of the hottest neighborhoods in the city.
If you feel the need for speed, you’ll find it in Indianapolis. The city is the site of both the Indy 500 and the Brickyard 400 auto races, which are the two largest single-day sporting events in the world! Don’t worry if racing isn’t your thing, though. Numerous professional athletic teams call Indy home, including the Indianapolis Colts (football), Pacers (basketball) and Indians (minor league baseball). The city also maintains almost 200 city parks on 10,000 acres of land.
Culturally speaking, Indy can hang with cities twice its size. The city is home to the famed Indianapolis Museum of Art as well as the largest children’s museum in the world. But probably the most iconic location in the heart of the city is Monument Circle, a collection of memorials and monuments. You can climb just over 300 steps to the top of the circle to take in a view of the city. Bicyclists will also love the eight-mile Indianapolis Cultural Trail, which travels through downtown along famous roads such as the Central Canal, Fountain Square and Mass Avenue.
Festival goers can take their pick of any number of events that pop up throughout the year, including the Winter Whiskey Festival, Chinese Lantern Festival and the Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival. From brunch to breweries, Indy has all your food and drink needs covered, with some of the best chefs and spots in the country.