Indianapolis, with an estimated population of 838,000 (as of 2019), is the capital city of Indiana. It is a lot less populous than the largest cities in America and is the road less traveled, though it is a great place to live. Here are some things to know before moving to Indianapolis.
The City Is Great For Runners, Walkers And Bikers
Because the land that it sits on is so flat, Indiana is a great place for people who are avid bike riders. The flat land poses a minimal level of challenge for those who want to ride their bikes everywhere. This makes it easier and safer to have long bike rides. There are three main trails that run through the city: the Cultural Trail, the Monon and Pogue’s Run. The flatness of the city also makes it easier to traverse for walkers and runners. If you are disabled and have trouble walking up and down hills, the flat topography of Indianapolis poses little to no inconvenience.
Compared to many other parts of the United States, Indianapolis is very affordable for the high quality of life that it provides to its inhabitants. According to Forbes, the median that a person needs to make to live relatively comfortably in this city is $54,939. There are some reports that people just need to make a little over $46,000 per year to live comfortable.
The city is known for having relatively affordable home prices. Within the past several years (as of 2019), Indianapolis has been known as a city where attaining homes that are under $260,000 and as cheap as $70,000 is possible. However, in recent years the home prices have been going up as demand to live in the city has been rising. Now, there are many new homes that are above $260,000, and there are even homes that are being sold for over $500,000. Those who are looking to buy in Indianapolis should note the fact that home prices are rising, to various extents.
Indianapolis is generally known as a family friendly place because of the affordable and wholesome activities that are available. Younger generations of people are moving there because of the low costs of living and the family-friendly environment. The percentage of people under the age of 25 is 35%. About 66% of people live in family households. The percentage of people who identify as religious is 40%. Throughout the years, the city has been predominantly Republican. However, it has recently become more left-leaning.
In conclusion, if you are looking to move to Indianapolis, you must know that it is bike friendly, walker friendly, runner friendly, affordable and great for young people and families. Indianapolis is less populated and doesn’t have as much of a glamorous image as places like New York City and Los Angeles, though it is a great place to live.