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Facts about Indianapolis

• Based on 2010 census data, the population of the city of Indianapolis is 820,445 and the metro area is home to 1,756,241.

• Indianapolis is diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, country of origin, language, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.  Based on 2010 census data the population of Indianapolis is 61.8% white, 27.5% black, 9.4% Hispanic/Latino and 2.1% Asian.  

• Living in Indianapolis is extremely affordable!   Indianapolis was rated in the top 10 affordable cities by Money Magazine in 2012 and was the largest city in the top 10!    

Fun things to do in Indy – if you get bored during your year here, you aren’t trying

• Sports - Home of the 2006 World Champion  Indianapolis Colts (and host of the 2012 Super Bowl), Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Indianapolis Indians AAA baseball, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with events such as the Indy 500.  

•Fitness – Do you like running? Yoga?  Cycling?  Team sports?   There are clubs, marathons/half-marathons, triathlons (yes, there is water in Indy), countless gyms, yoga studios, and personal trainers to meet your every fitness need!  

• Parks and Outdoor Activities - Close proximity to Eagle Creek Park (the largest municipal park in the nation), White River State Park, the Monon Trail, the Indianapolis Zoo, and many wonderful state parks within an hour drive.

• Dining – Indianapolis is home to countless award winning restaurants in all price ranges!  We have some amazing established and up and coming chefs who are drawing national attention.   Downtown, Broad Ripple, Mass Ave, Fountain Square, and the International Market Place offer options ranging from steakhouses, fine dining, small farm-to-fork establishments, vegetarian/vegan restaurants and cuisine from around the world!  

• Cultural Activities - A variety of opportunities with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indiana Repertory Theater, Phoenix Theater, Indy Fringe Fest, the Heartland Film Festival, and the Indianapolis Arts Center.

• Museums - Options are available for all interests including the Children's Museum, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana State Museum, NCAA Hall of Champions, and the Eiteljorg Museum. 

• Family Friendly Activities - Indianapolis is a great place to find family friendly activities.  The zoo and Children’s Museum are great downtown options and Conner Prairie just northeast of the city offers a unique living history experience with hands on activities.   Indianapolis is also home to many excellent public and private schools, and countless opportunities for kids to get involved in sports, camps and the arts!   

• Festivals – Festivals abound in Indy throughout the year!   Food, music and culture are not in short supply!  

• Shopping – From the small, independent shops on Mass Ave., to numerous malls, to outlet shopping just south of Indianapolis in Edinburg, there are options for every shopping need!  

• Orchards, farmers markets and more! 

• For more information see Visit Indy

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