Indianapolis is the capital and the seat of Marion County in the state of Indiana. It is also the most populous city in the state. The city has developed niche markets in amateur sports, and auto racing. Indianapolis is home to two major sports clubs, the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association and the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. The world's largest children museum is located here. There are also many other museums such as Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and Eiteljorg Museum.
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Indianapolis Housing statistics According to CNN the average cost to buy a home in Indianapolis is approximately $102,000, which is less than half the national average. There are many options for those who are looking to rent instead of buying a home in Indianapolis. The average monthly rent is very low compared to other cities of similar size in the country. The cost of living in Indianapolis is lower than the national average.
Living in Indianapolis The metro area includes an array of neighborhoods and suburbs, and many offer their own shopping and entertainment venues. The downtown area is known for its shops, theaters, and restaurants. Broad Ripple Village has diverse street life, quaint boutiques, and hot nightlife, unique art galleries, sidewalk cafes, and fabulous restaurants. Fountain Square has a cluster of ethnic eateries, antique shops, duckpin bowling, and art galleries. Indiana Avenue is where history, music, restored neighborhoods, and spirituality come together to showcase Indianapolis' rich African-American heritage. Mass Ave is known as the Arts and Theatre District with many cultural venues. The Wholesale District has the best performances in the city.
Indianapolis is known for its sporting events and is often referred as the Racing Capital of the World. Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts the Indianapolis 500, along with Brickyard 400, Red Bull Air Race, and the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Lucas Oil Stadium is home to the Indianapolis Colts and host to the annual Big Ten Football Championship. NCAA Hall of Champions consists of two levels of interactive exhibits. Topgolf is a perfect blend of technology and entertainment, it features an inclusive, high-tech golf game that everyone can enjoy. IUPUI Natatorium is a world-class facility for swimming, it offers year-round programs including learn-to-swim classes, daily lap swimming, and several aquatic fitness classes. Hinkle Fieldhouse is home to the Butler Bulldogs, and is one of the best places to watch a college basketball game.
Indianapolis Transportation and commutes Almost all working Indianapolis residents commute by driving alone, or commute via carpool. The Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, called IndyGo operates the city's public bus system. Amtrak currently provides two intercity rail lines to Indianapolis with the Cardinal making three weekly trips between New York City and Chicago The Hoosier State operates the four days the Cardinal does not run, running to Chicago. There is intercity bus service provided by Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is the busiest airport in the state. The airport operates flights to domestic destinations in the entire country. There are flights to a few international destinations; Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republican, and France.