Living in Indianapolis


The city of Indianapolis, just minutes from campus, is the twelfth largest city in the nation.  Indianapolis provides diverse opportunities and experiences. A thriving, progressive metropolis of over 1.2 million people, Indianapolis has burgeoned with corporate growth, cultural expansion and civic pride.

The city of Indianapolis has been listed by Forbes as one of the most affordable housing markets in the nation with the bulk of the housing market well within the reach of the average household. You can use this cost of living calculator to see how Indianapolis compares to other cities.

Indianapolis is home to Fortune 500 companies and “Big 6” accounting firms. It is one of the top 25 media markets in the nation, with major television network affiliates, radio stations, magazines and one of the largest metropolitan newspapers in the country. The city also boasts some of the most renowned medical centers and specialists throughout the world look to these centers of exceptional research and practice for the latest expertise available in health care.

Known as the nation’s amateur sports capital, Indianapolis is home for the Colts (NFL), Pacers & Fever (NBA & WNBA), Indianapolis Ice (minor league ice hockey), and the Indians (Triple-A baseball). The city hosts the NCAA Final Four, world-class track and field events, the Olympic trials, swimming and diving competitions, PGA, Senior PGA and LPGA events, tennis championships, and internationally renowned racing events such as the Indianapolis 500 and the NASCAR Brickyard 400. 

Cultural and entertainment venues, world-class museums, theater performances, major concert tours, parks, clubs and cafes, all add to the vibrancy of this spectacular capital city that provides such a unique range of educational and recreational opportunities. For more information regarding the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana, visit the About UIndy section of our website.

For more information about diversity in the city of Indianapolis visit the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. For a current listing of cultural and entertainment events visit the aroundindy website. You'll soon see why Indianapolis is such a great place to live.