Known as the "The Crossroads of America," Indianapolis' mix of historic charm and bountiful opportunities has attracted an increasing amount of renters over the past twenty years. It's an easy to navigate city, with its "Mile Square" central area blossoming out to the vintage apartments in Old Northside and the trendy nightspots in Broad Ripple Village. Once famous for being a manufacturing city, the job market in Indianapolis has diversified into areas including education, social services, health care, tourism, retail trade, and finance.
Indianapolis is affordable whether you're looking to rent an old stately home or a modern apartment in a skyscraper. The rent for one-bedroom apartments in Indianapolis ranges from $400 a month in the outer neighborhoods to $1000 a month downtown. When it comes to other expenses like gas, groceries, and the price of coffee, Indianapolis comes in less than the national average on almost all categories.
You might be surprised by how much there is to do no matter what neighborhood your Indianapolis apartment is in. A good place to start would be the Indianapolis Cultural Trail that connects the five different cultural districts of Downtown Indianapolis. Take a paddleboat along the Central Canal and enjoy the scenic greenery or check out the Indianapolis Zoo, the Circle Center mall, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.