Located within Indiana, United States, the city of Lawrence is situated in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.
The character of Lawrence is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. Access to public green spaces, like Gardner Park and Lee Road Park, is easy from most locations within the city and there are a few of them close by for residents to explore. Most areas in this city are quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case closer to Interstate 465 or the railway line.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing about two thirds of buildings in Lawrence, and the remaining dwellings are mainly large apartment buildings and mobile homes. This part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area also has a variety of unit sizes; it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About two thirds of the population of this city own their home and one third are renters. Around 30% of properties in this city were constructed between 1990 and 2000, while many of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1960s.
Locals will value the proximity to primary schools, which are within walking distance from most houses for sale in Lawrence. However, it can be challenging to get to high schools as a pedestrian. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. Concerning eating, accessing one of approximately 30 supermarkets by walking is feasible for some, but not all, house buyers in Lawrence. There are also over 100 restaurants in this part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area.
Lawrence is an extremely convenient part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area for driving. It is very easy to park. On the other hand, Lawrence is not very transit friendly. Thankfully, the city is served by a few bus lines. Lawrence is not very conducive to traveling on foot as very few daily errands can be run without having to resort to a car.