There's more than corn in Indiana
So you're thinking about moving to Indianapolis? Good choice. Not only is the city and its surrounding suburbs home to more than 5 White Lodging managed properties including the JW Marriott Indianapolis, but it's also home to a vibrant, walkable downtown and some of the best suburbs for families, according to experts. In fact, it was ranked by the Metropolis as one of the world's most livable cities! Indianapolis hosted the Super Bowl in 2012, and the world got a first-hand look at Hoosier Hospitality! The city is as well known for its arts and culture as it is its professional sports teams, and is quickly becoming a midwest foodie hotspot. Neighborhoods like Broad Ripple, Fountain Square and Mass Ave. give just a taste of what living in the Circle City can feel like.
Here's some fast facts about Indianapolis:
- Indianapolis was ranked No. 1 in a list of most affordable cities by Locality.com in 2014
- Indianapolis was ranked as the 4th happiest city for young professionals, according to Business Insider
- Parents Magazine ranked Indianapolis in the Top 10 cities for families
- Indiana is known as the Crossroads of America, and for a good reason! It's within a one-day drive to 80 percent of the U.S. population
- The Circle City is the 12th largest city in the country, and in the Top 25 most visited cities
- CNN's Money magazine ranked Carmel as No. 1 and Fishers as No. 12 in its 2012 Top 100 best places to live. In 2013, Westfield was ranked No. 18
- Carmel was ranked as the No. 1 best small city in the United States according to NerdWallet.com. Fishers was ranked No. 5 and Noblesville was ranked No. 20.
- US News & World Report published its list of best high schools in the state. Carmel High School was ranked No. 5, Hamilton Southeastern High School was No. 7, Fishers High School was No. 8 and Westfield High School was No. 9
- Hamilton County is on a national publication's list of America's 50 Healthiest Counties for Kids. U.S. News and World Report developed the rankings based on factors including infant death rate, percentage of children without health insurance and access to exercise opportunities.
A Top 10 Downtown: "Indianapolis, IN, will give you the big-city experience minus the actual big city. The downtown district is located on 6 square miles and includes more than 200 retail shops, more than 35 hotels, nearly 300 restaurants and food options, movie theaters, sports venues, museums, art galleries and parks. Whew." — Livability