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patti
Indianapolis, IN

Water Quality - 4/11/2014

Have lived all over the United States, never had such poor quality of water in all the communities surrounding this city. People are not friendly. Not much for transportation, especially for those who do not drive. We are anxious to move, but looking for the best place to over the qualities we need.[more...]


T
Indianapolis, IN

Large City but ran very small - 2/26/2014

Indianapolis is a large city but governed as if it is a very small town. Many times the city was closed because of weather conditions. Not clearing streets or highways. No reliable public transportation. When you speak with people who are natives of Indianapolis many do not see it as a large growing city needing public transportation or advancing like a larger city. People from here want to keep it small. It lacks diversity. Also many times people from here see diversity as how people think only but not necessarily culture differences. Many young people leave and do not come back. With this said, great sport teams and great place to raise your children. Being an African American, we do not plan on staying because of the lack of opportunities and growth. Also, I'm originally from a larger area and I enjoy public transportation and living in a busy city. Diversity is important.[more...]


christine
Portland, OR

indyanoplacetolive - 2/18/2014

I lived in Indy for 20 something years before escaping.I got stuck their when I married.His classic redneck family from indy was clannish.I l cut to the chase...bad school.. great if your trying to raise dropouts and thugs. the poor neighoods their are crime ridden constant shottings stabbings rape break ins.The mentality their is a bunch of fat ugly rednecks men and the women who put up with their ....Who cares how cheap it is to live...youll just spend it fixing your vandalized car or what everelse was stolen.The slum lords on the neareast and southside need to be run out of town roaches rodents fleas dog dodo.I left that uglybutt boring town I live in Portland Or now and I can tell you you can find a two bedroom decent place here for 700 750 if you know where to look.Spend the extra 100 bucks..to live in a Much better place.Left the hillbilly haters behind yuck run from their......[more...]


christine
Portland, OR

indyanoplacetolive - 2/18/2014

I lived in Indy for 20 something years before escaping.I got stuck their when I married.His classic redneck family from indy was clannish.I l cut to the chase...bad school.. great if your trying to raise dropouts and thugs. the poor neighoods their are crime ridden constant shottings stabbings rape break ins.The mentality their is a bunch of fat ugly rednecks men and the women who put up with their ....Who cares how cheap it is to live...youll just spend it fixing your vandalized car or what everelse was stolen.The slum lords on the neareast and southside need to be run out of town roaches rodents fleas dog dodo.I left that uglybutt boring town I live in Portland Or now and I can tell you you can find a two bedroom decent place here for 700 750 if you know where to look.Spend the extra 100 bucks..to live in a Much better place.Left the hillbilly haters behind yuck run from their......[more...]


Susan
Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis - 2/4/2014

It's a nice place to live.[more...]


Jeremy
Indianapolis, IN

climat'es great (my arse)! - 11/24/2013

not much more to say[more...]


Vic
Fishers, IN

"Nap Town" - 9/29/2013

I've always been a big city guy. I moved here right after college because of a job opportunity. Indy doesn't have the nickname "Nap Town" for nothing. Indy is pretty boring. It is a drive through city. Big named concerts are always on the weekdays because the artists are on their way to Chicago. It seems like all there is to do here is go to sporting events and get drunk. Everything is rotated around alcohol. If you go to a home and garden show, there are alcohol stands in it. If you go to an art show, there are wine booths. All festivals have alcohol: Irish fest, Brew Fest, Wine fest, Italian fest, etc. I've gotten pretty good at drinking living here. Forget culture in this city. There is none. The dating scene is abysmal. All of the girls go to Chicago after college. [more...]


Max
Greenwood, IN

Trapped in Indy - 9/20/2013

Indianapolis could be a wonderful city. It has a jewel of a downtown with old brick buildings, a city market, beautiful parks, a glitzy mall and a fantastic zoo. Unfortunately, it is anything but wonderful. Indy has become a war zone. Homicides, robberies, rape, daily shootings, the entire spectrum of wild west society’s ills. Maybe it is because I am from Germany and not used to these kind of conditions, but the 9 out of 10 here on Sperling’s violent crime scale says it all. We live in a suburb and used to enjoy going to downtown because there are a lot of things to do. But due to the decreasing lack of public safety, we are nowadays just trying to stay away as far as we can from anything within and close to I-465, which has become a huge slum over the past several years. Driving here is a nightmare, driver’s ed is visibly optional and you need to become a master in defensive driving to avoid accidents. People don’t pay attention, are constantly distracted, drink and drive, are texting or using their cell phones while driving, and don’t seem to understand the easiest and most common sense traffic rules. I would like to suggest other means of mobility, but there aren’t any. No trains, no trams, no metro. I am not sure if public transportation would even be safe in a city that suffers from this much crime. The climate here is most extreme. Sometimes, spring and fall are gorgeous with very comfortable temperatures and beautiful trees and flowers. Summers and winters, however, are dreadful. Winters are often grey, windy and hardly produce any snow. And while skiing, sledding and snowboarding is not an option in the flatlands, some snow would still be fun. Summers are simply unbearable to us Northern tribes. Oppressive heat, jungle-style humidity, no rain. Grass has usually turned into a depressing prairie brown by July and water supply issues are becoming more and more frequent. Central Indiana also has violent storms and destructive tornadoes, so you constantly have to pay attention to weather warnings. In addition, more liberal-minded personalities will find it hard to be happy here because most Hoosiers aren’t liberal. To put that into perspective, a German conservative, loyal CDU-voter, could easily be considered a left-wing radical here in Indiana. It should therefore come as no surprise that bigotry is still present in and around Indianapolis and that most people inhale Fox News as if it was purest oxygen. I am sure native Hoosiers have better things to say about this area, so I do apologize for the negative sentiment. But if it wasn’t for specific family-related factors, we would have long moved elsewhere.[more...]


Butch
Westfield, IN

Living in Indianapolis.. a great city - 7/9/2013

This is the fourth time I've lived in the Indianapolis area in my life and I thoroughly enjoy it. Indy offers so much to it's citizens, top sports, fun nightlife, great variety of things to do for all ages, excellent cost of living, friendly people and four seasons. People here are a lot more friendly, display a more caring attitude, and are more polite than in many larger cities. Home prices and property taxes are very reasonable, and the majority of neighborhoods take great pride in keeping up their homes and properties. One of the great things is that Indy and the surrounding suburbs has something to offer for all age groups, and all income levels. It's a city where most people will smile as you walk by, talk to you when you are standing around or waiting for something, at intersections they'll tell you to "go ahead", and hold the door for you when entering a store. And all at one of the best costs of living in a major city in the U.S. [more...]


Torey
Indianapolis, IN

90degrees today below 30degres tommorrow - 6/30/2013

Never know what to expect with Indiana weather.[more...]


Liz
Indianapolis, IN

Sports - 6/30/2013

If you are a sports fan, this is a great place to live! The city seems to revolve around sports, becoming more alive during events. The city is very spread out, making a car a necessity, reminding me of Los Angeles. This is not necessarily true if you live and work in the downtown area. There are old/refurbished neighborhoods alongside the modern and chic. There are decent family values being a good place for raising children. All this being said, there are many reasons why this city is not for me: It is not easy for transplanted adults (female, straight, single parent) to fit in. Not into sports or the bars? There isn't much more to do unless it something involving your children. ( My child being a young adult enjoys life here.) I would just say that the 40ish singles have a less than perfect time. This being said, I am relocating![more...]


Rose
Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis - 2/16/2013

Indianapolis is becoming more and more crime filled. public schools are not good at all. It is cheap to live here but, not worth it. [more...]


Jordan
Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis=Pet Friendly - 4/2/2012

Indianapolis is not only the "Amateur Sports Capital of the World" but also the most pet friendly. Highly recommend exploring White River and the Canal, Broad Ripple, Mass. Ave, or any of the numerous pet parks with your furry friend.[more...]


ray
Indianapolis, IN

IPS Schools - 2/15/2012

I am really disappointed with the public school system here. My son is special needs and has an IEP (Individual Education Plan) put in place by the state to help make sure he gets an opportunity to succeed. The teachers Simply do not follow it like they are supposed to. [more...]


kathy
Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis is wonderful! - 1/16/2012

I was born here in 1955 and have lived here all my life. I have read what some have written and I am shocked. Indy is wonderful,lots to do. We have a great zoo,museums,great places to eat from cheap to YIPES,we have plays,etc. If you can't find something to do it's your own fault,not Indy's. Yes,the eastside is not where most want to live BUT,it has ALWAYS been that way. I lived on the Southside till I married,lived on the Eastside then,(never again),and now live on the westside near Eagle Creek and I love it here. Housing is cheap. As far as the people being stuck up,are you crazy?? Indy is and has always been very friendly regardless of race. My ex husband is from California and we went there a few times to see his family,now,talk about snotty and stuck up,California people are all that and worse. I was treated like trash at the malls there and at restaurants. I'd live in a box in Indy before I would live in a mansion in California. I have traveled ALOT and Arizonia,Florida,California are the least friendly. Please,come to Indy and find out how nice people are and how much there is too do. [more...]


Linda
Waltham, MA

someone was not so happy living out in Indianapoli - 12/1/2011

There is nothing to do people do not have a lot of money, drunks try for young women from college. Does not sound all that great. I thought to let them know to go to church. Have a cook out having one whole street of pople that live there bring somehting to the cook out. Winter time make a snow man the best snow man that persons wins and the other have to clean out the winners drive way of sown for the rest of the winter. Play cards at each other houses the winner get to tell the ones who lost what to do. This can be for fun the winner tells the other some thing funny to do or can be doing something that the winner does not likes to do so the other can do for that winner. Church stuff is good. Think of it with way when you have a fight with someone and say some thing you shuold not have said at all. You don't feel like you did something great. You feel not so good. When you help someone out in some way you feel good about your self. Well that is your thank you. Goinng to church makes me feel good and it will help others out as it has in the past. The people that wrote on this site there is no art. Well get the women to make some blanks they can look it up on a computer on how and the men mske some wood work or something that they can look up. Sell it, show it off do something with it. People do not like to go for walks out there. Well some people think walking is borning. Have a swimming contest in the summer time and in the winter time have a sled race of some kind. Make life fun for you and that will help you feel better. If will help people change on what they are like from one thing doing nothing not trying to get any where to start by doing stuff. Eating right and being active is healthy then people can think healther too. I wish you all the luck out there. The person was not so happy with Indianapolis and the drunks going after young woman. Men and woman just working at a gass station not trying to go any where from that. All just making it seam like a dead end. Well get active with the people in the city of Indianapolis and lots of luck.[more...]


sandy
Indianapolis, IN

Indy Indy.... - 8/4/2011

Well I been here for 20+ years, native here. I am trying to get out ! The only good thing is the cost of living is dirt cheap but the bad thing is that you will probably want to cut your arm off before living here anyways. We are better than Detroit and places like that. Visit Indy and leave as quick as you came ! First Indy is great if you have no kids and want to live cheap! don't like arts or culture and most places are better if you are rich Indy is no exception. In other words with if you want your children to live in a dry Vanilla wasteland then go ahead. The schools unless your in Hamilton county are downright awful.IPS your child will get a great education in how to be a thug or redneck brat. The townships are the same with little better outcome in Washington townships.There is very little art and museums here only a couple and major operas and art presentations. The nightlife is dismal everything closes around 1am and you basically have two options broad ripple which is a mini strip for drunk college kids or downtown which is a cesspool of thugs or middle or upper class white men trying to pick up a drunk college student see above ! see blond girl kidnappings in the Indianapolis news! The college brats think their crummy IU degree is like Yale or something! All the art money here is wasted on the colts ! The weather is rotten during the winter time so another reason to stay away. The jobs suck don't get me started even for a programmer they insult you offering 10.00 an hour. Everything is divided if you are black come ghetto and rude or you will be an outcast. If you are white come rich and pretty or stay where you are. Oh Hispanics don't bother please you will be automatically said to be illegal. Hamilton county is the only mildly liveable part of the state and expect extreme racism there if you aren't white. The guys are losers and fat but they want a supermodel. They have no goals but to work at the gas station. Many of the women are the same way The Public transport is awful for a city of this size. You will never get home waiting on a bus and forget walking! Indy is walk a phobic no wonder everyone is out of shape. This isn't the place to try to make it in life in it is a great place once you're about 50 or you're kids are just about out of high school and made a decent living. Stay away ! [more...]


indy
Indianapolis, IN

indiana - 5/1/2011

a good place to live [more...]


Keyshia
Indianapolis, IN

SD yeah! - 12/29/2010

thinkin about relocating to San Diego, I hear the cost of living is very expensive, wanting to know if a single parent with LPN income can survive comfortably with a 13 and 10yr old children. Relocating from Indpls Indiana in the next yr. Would like advice from ppl around 30-35 yrs old with children and decent income. thanks[more...]


SAUL
Indianapolis, IN

EXPOSING THE TRUTH - 12/28/2010

I LIVE IN INDIANAPOLIS AND ILL TELL YOU WHAT IF YOUR WEALTHY THEN U LIVE LIKE A KING THE COST OF LIVING IS CHEAP BUT I LIVE ON THE WEST SIDE AND ITS GHETTO YES PEOPLE ARE NOT FRIENDLY AND THERES ALOT OF HOME INVASION THE EAST SIDE IS EVEN MORE GHETTO EVERYONE DROPS OUT OF SCHOOL AND YES THERE ARE WAREHOUSE JOBS USUALLY THROUGH TEMP AGENCIES BUT THEY PAY LOW BECUZ THERES ALOT OF IMAGRANTS THAT COME HERE AND THESE COMPANIES MAKE GOOD MONEY FROM CHEAP LABOR THIS IS THE TRUTH OF INDIANAPOLIS IF YOU WANT TO KNOW IT ITS KINDA RACIST STATE AT TIMES LATINOS AND BLACKS HAVE TOOKEN OVER THE WEST SIDE AND EAST SIDE AND POOR WHITE PEOPLE LIVE ON THE SOUTHSIDE THIS STATE SUCKS EXPOSING THE TRUTH[more...]


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