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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis is home to several schools of higher education including Ivy Tech Community College, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Where to Retire in Indianapolis and Home Prices

The city consists of several different neighborhoods in which prices will vary. The downtown area has grown into a popular place to live, with buildings being renovated into apartments and condos. The National Association of Realtors reports the median sale price to be $303,300 in the 2nd quarter of 2022.

What Is Special about Indianapolis

Indianapolis is a very walkable town that features several parks, many cultural and sporting events, and has great medical centers.

What Is Not Special about Indianapolis

As with most large cities it has a high crime rate, and winters are cold with some snow.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 25 degrees, July's average is 75 degrees.  Indianapolis gets about 25 inches of snow during the winter months.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Indianapolis is a vibrant city offering residents and visitors over 200 restaurants and bars.  It is also home to America's only cultural urban state park, White River, that features green space, and the Central Canal. Cultural attractions in the city include the Indianapolis Zoo, White River Gardens, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the NCAA Hall of Champions, the IMAX Theater, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and an outdoor concert venue. Along with the Indy 500, the city also hosts the country's largest half-marathon with over 35,000 runners, the Indiana State Fair, and many sporting events and festivals throughout the year.


The crime rate in Indianapolis is more than double the national average.

Medical Facilities

Indiana University Health has been named among the "Best Hospitals in America" by U.S.News & World Report for 14 consecutive years.


Nicknamed the Crossroads of America, Indianapolis is the junction for four Interstate highways and six U.S. Highways; The city is serviced by a bus system and has an Amtrak station; The first new international airport in America designed and built after 9/11, Indianapolis International Airport, has been named the best airport in North America for the last several years; since 2003, Indiana University Health has operated a people mover, which is an above street system that connects the medical centers of Indiana University Hospital, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, and Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis with related facilities on the IUPUI campus.  

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