Southdale is a neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Southdale is good for those who prefer a quiet atmosphere, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several noisier sections, especially closer to the railway line, US Highway 40 or Interstate 74. Parks aren't well-distributed, making them rather challenging to reach. Despite that, residents will be able to access parks in nearby neighborhoods.
In Southdale, about 60% of buildings are single detached homes, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. This neighborhood did not experience a single housing boom; the construction of new dwellings in Southdale is spread throughout multiple decades in the twentieth and twenty-first century. This part of Indianapolis also has a good variety of unit sizes; homes range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 60% of the population of this neighborhood own their home and 40% are renters.
A supermarket is generally reachable within a rather short walk from any location in Southdale. There are also a few options for those who value close by restaurants and cafes. As far as education is concerned, primary schools are not very numerous in this part of Indianapolis, and consequently often beyond walking distance, and there are no high schools.
Southdale is very car friendly. It is especially convenient to park, and nearby highways, such as US Highway 40, are easy to drive to from any location in this area. In contrast, getting around by public transit is very difficult in this part of the city. Nevertheless, there are a few bus lines. It is challenging for pedestrians to navigate this part of Indianapolis because very few daily errands can be run on foot.