Greenwood, IN

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Greenwood, IN

About Greenwood, IN

Greenwood, Indiana is a beautiful city located in Johnson County. From its stunning parks and trails to its lush forests and lakes, Greenwood offers plenty of outdoor activities to explore. Visitors can also take part in the city's annual festivals and events, or discover its vibrant arts scene. Whether you're looking for a day trip or an extended getaway, Greenwood makes the perfect destination for those seeking relaxation or adventure. With its great shopping, delicious restaurants, and scenic landscapes, Greenwood is sure to provide the perfect escape! Capital city - Geographic center of Indiana.

State: Indiana
County: Johnson County
Metro Area: Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson Metro Area
City: Greenwood
Zip Codes: 46143
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 808 ft above sea level

Indianapolis, once a poster child for blighted Midwestern old-economy cities, is now a showcase for publicly coordinated and funded urban renewal. The city features a city/county “Unigov” government system, which has worked well for coordinated planning and public redevelopment efforts. Cost of living is very attractive for this type of city. The vastly renewed downtown core boasts attractive new buildings, pedestrian zones, and a state-of-the-art sports arena.

The area has a diverse industrial base of high-tech and agricultural industries, and serves as headquarters to pharmaceutical and research giant Eli Lilly and a strong presence of financial services, publishing, industrial automation and software. Spectator sports, including the NBA Pacers, NFL Colts and a few minor league franchises are a huge draw. The venerable Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400, and other events. Pro and college sports- particularly basketball- get enormous attention. The NCAA Hall of Fame is located downtown, and the city hosts portions of the NCAA basketball tournament each year. “Indy” boasts a well-rounded arts and cultural scene and the educational opportunities of the nearby Indiana-Purdue joint campus and Butler University.

Access and transportation around the city are aided by a grid with radiating spokes and a circular beltway. Residential neighborhoods spread out in all directions, with the fashionable and attractive Carmel, Fishers and Noblesville towards the north. Sections immediately south are more commercial and industrial, while areas farther to the south contain recreational opportunities in the wooded and hilly town of Nashville and Brown County State Park.

In part because of Southwest Airlines, air service features some of the best discounts in the Midwest. Cost of living is very low. Some traffic problems have emerged on commute corridors particularly in the north, and the area has experienced some effects of the decline in the auto industry, Crime rates run a bit above average and air quality is somewhat worse. But these are minor issues; overall Indy is one of the brighter spots in today’s Midwest.

The climate is continental with warm, humid summers, but without a dry season and little extreme heat. Precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, and winters are cold and variable with intermittent rain and snow. Snowfalls of 3 inches or more occur on average of two to three times each winter. First freeze is mid- to late October, last is late April.

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Greenwood Cost of Living

Revitalized downtown, sports and recreation, and strong buying power make Greenwood a great place to live.

-12.3% lower than avg
+3.0% higher than avg
$980 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-17.1% lower than avg
Greenwood Crime
50 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Greenwood
   Revitalized downtown
Growth and sprawl
   Sports and recreation
Crime rates
   Strong buying power
Air quality
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I have lived in Greenwood 23 of my 35 years. Both as a child and as an adult with children. Recently my husband & I relocated to York, PA.... a city of a similar size.  More

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Greenwood has a mall, a bunch of fast food joints and tons of right-wing, Trump loving 'necks' to fill them. I often have to remind myself that this is technically the  More

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Nice long Spring and Fall seasons. Beautiful fall colors. Summers can be rather hot and humid, but never miserable like those I have experienced in Texas and  More

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