Indianapolis September 12, 2017
7 Ways Living In Indianapolis Ruins You For Life
For a long time, a common nickname for Indianapolis was Naptown, because the place would put you to sleep. Many outsiders still view this city as a boring, Midwestern town. Joke’s on them, because it hasn’t been that way for ages! Indianapolis is a wonderful spot to reside, offering many reasons that you’d never want to leave. Let’s look at seven ways that living in Naptown ruins you for life.
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1. It's one of the top food cities in the country.
In recent years, Indianapolis has become one of the premiere cities for fantastic food and high quality restaurants. In fact, Zagat named Indy one of the 26 Hottest Food Cities in 2016. Whether you’re looking for an upscale steakhouse or a fusion cuisine spot, this city has something for you.
2. We adore our sports.
Don’t let anyone tell you that Indianapolis sports fans aren’t some of the best in the country. With an extremely popular Indianapolis Colts team in the NFL as well as the NBA’s Indiana Pacers, WNBA’s Indiana Fever, AAA Baseball’s Indianapolis Indians, and ECHL’s Indy Fuel, there is no shortage of sporting events to cheer for.
3. We have a great selection of beautiful parks.
With 192 parks, it’s often a wonder why anyone does anything inside. There is so much to do and see throughout the city’s parks. Hiking, biking, bird-watching, swimming, and picnicking are just a small portion of the activities you can enjoy throughout the nearly 200 parks in Indy. We recommend checking out Eagle Creek Park for its beautiful waterfront views, as well as Fort Harrison State Park for its fishing and hiking.
4. Rent is affordable.
Despite clearly being a city on the rise thanks to its influx of startup companies, restaurants, and nightlife venues, Indianapolis is still a surprisingly affordable city to rent or buy property. We’re even found on many "Most Affordable Cities" lists. You can find beautiful apartments and townhouses here that won’t break the bank.
5. There’s never a shortage of good beer.
The Midwest is where you want to be if you’re a craft beer enthusiast. Indianapolis is at the heart of that industry, providing residents and visitors with a selection of fantastic breweries and brewpubs. Featuring local favorites like Sun King, Flat 12, and Bier Brewery, you won’t have to look hard to find a fun place to have a pint.
6. Museums, museums, museums!
When your city includes the world’s largest children’s museum, a sprawling state museum featuring an IMAX theater, and the NCAA Hall of Champions, you know you’re living in a good place. Our city is also home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, and the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.
7. We have tons of downtown hangouts.
With the increase in startup companies bringing more young professionals to the city, Indianapolis has added some much-needed nightlife and hangouts to its downtown area. With popular districts like Mass Ave and Fountain Square offering a mix of bars, restaurants, and live music venues, you’ll never run out of things to do on a Friday night.
Why do you love living in Indianapolis? Is there a reason that you could never leave? Let us know in the comments below!