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Life In Indianapolis, Indiana


Indianapolis, affectionately nicknamed "Indy" by locals, is a vibrant and diverse city offering the best of both worlds - big-city amenities and Midwestern charm. Compared to other major cities, Indianapolis boasts a lower cost of living making it an attractive option for those seeking a comfortable lifestyle without breaking the bank. Housing options range from historic bungalows to modern high-rise apartments, catering to diverse preferences and budgets. Indianapolis has a... 

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Internet Speed Rating

5000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Indianapolis International Airport (IND)  • 13 mi

Weather (High/Low)

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Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)


Indianapolis: FUN FACT

Believe it or not, sliced bread originated in Indianapolis! Wonder Bread's Indianapolis branch was the first to start selling pre-sliced loaves, making our lives a little easier since then.

Awards & Press

Milken Educator Award

Milken Educator Award

Indianapolis principal Kendra Randle receives prestigious educator award

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The 25 Best Affordable Places to Live in the U.S. in 2024-2025

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