The capital and largest city of Indiana, and 12th largest U.S. city only because it merged with surrounding Marion County. It may be the 12th largest U.S. city but its metro population ranks somewhere in the 20s. It’s not even the largest metro area within a 2-hour drive (metro Cincy is larger). It’s nothing more than a big nothing in the middle of a bigger nowhere--a large town in the world’s biggest cornfield. You don’t have to go far from the city to see cornfields. Heck, there are still some cornfields in some areas of the city limits today.
Indy deserves to be called Naptown and the butt of jokes by people from either coast. It is very undeveloped and hasn’t matured (and probably won’t) to a sophisticated, cool, world-class city for young, hip, urban professionals like New York, San Francisco, Boston or Seattle. It is drab, boring and Dull with a capital-D. There is no desent public transportation to speak of because the people drive everywhere and would rather complain about the “bad” traffic and make excuses than do something to change it. There is no culture. No diversity. No nightlife. Not much greenspace and farmland doesn’t count. No architecture. No geography. No mountains. No lakes. No rivers. No shoreline. NOTHING. There ‘aint even any sidewalks or any opportunities to get out and enjoy nature. That probably explains why the people are so dang fat. Not surprisingly, it was ranked America’s worst city for singles, according to Forbes Magazine in 2007. There is no architectural creativity whatsoever, not to mention a skyline that’s in a coma. The skyline hasn’t gone anywhere since the Chase Tower was completed in 1990. And while many U.S. cities increase their skylines and build highrise condos in the process, Indy does NOTHING. Even smaller Louisville, KY will soon have a skyline to rival Indy’s. Even the brand new billion-dollar Lucas Oil Stadium looks like a giant barn, or something from the 1950s “Indiana basketball” days. So does Conseco Fieldhouse for that matter. Go figure. Like I said, it’s Midwestern and dull with no architectural creativity.
Indianapolis is only a good place to live if you want an affordable cost of living and to raise a family. Good luck keeping the kids around because they will want to leave and immediately after they turn 18 and not return. Perhaps being America’s most affordable “large” U.S. city is a good indication of its dullness, because who’d want to live there?
Indianapolis is just a dull Midwest town in the middle of a cornfield, with no opportunities for the young, hip crowd. Forget about it EVER becoming a world-class city. 'Aint gonna happen.
Also known as Circle City, I-Town, INDY, and The Heart of America. The capitol of "Indiana." Has been increasing in population to become a thriving "Urban City" and one of the largest cities in the United States (check census). Is known for its crime rate, hospitality, and for its low cost of living. Home of the Pacers, Colts, Indy 500, and the Black Expo.
Ignorant Bastard: Where is the corn?
Indy born: What do ya mean whurr is the corn?!? This is Indianapolis... 317 is whurr you at... no corn herre.
regardless what other people who call the city "IndiaNoPlace" say, the capital of Indiana is still great. It can't be that bad, as its population has grown steadily, meaning people aren't leaving. The city currently has a population of over 780,000. That's bigger than St. Louis, Omaha, Milwaukee, Louisville, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and EVEN Boston, folks. It has a great skyline in my opinion, and it is growing in the "clean" industry area. For example, they now have several pharmaceutical and software companies. In addition, the city can be reached throught a day's drive by over half of the United States population. The Indianapolis Colts are great football team (They beat the Packers before), the Pacers rock, and IndyCar is way better than that stupid NASCAR. Oh yeah, Indianapolis is not full of a bunch of stupid Midwestern hicks, there are thousands and thousands of successful people within the city with various careers ranging from medicine, industrial and technological, education, etc.
I-town is great, or Indy, or Circle City....
One of the greatest cities in the United States of America. It is the capital of Indiana
as well as the third largest city in the Midwest
, with a population of well over 780,000 people. This major metropolis located in the center of Indiana has some of the largest and most impressive buildings in the Hoosier State. The tallest building is the Bank One Tower at 49 stories and over 800 feet tall, built around 1990.
Indianapolis has several nicknames, including I-Town, Indy
, NapTown (from one of the syllables in the city name) , and the Circle City. The third nickname derives from the layout and design of the city, which "circles" around the very large Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the direct center of Downtown, plus the fact that the urban sprawl of the metropolis is roughly circular in shape.
Indianapolis now has a very diversified economy, with industries and businesses in pharmaceuticals, medical research, computer software, insurance, and banking. Some of the most major banks in the Midwest are located in this city, including Bank One and First Indiana. There is a generally-friendly atmosphere withing this city and the metropolitan area, not to mention there are plenty of fun things to do, and all kinds of cultures and ethnic groups in the vincinity of this place.
In addition, who could forget that Indianapolis is the home of Indycar, a very popular kind of racing.
The capital city of Indiana, and one of the largest cities in the United States, by means of area and citywide population. It is the third largest city in the Midwest, and the 12th largest in the country. Known as the Racecar capital of the world. Home to many upscale malls, such as Circle Centre and the Fashion Mall. Home to the Indianapolis Colts, one of the best football teams in the AFC, as well as the Indiana Pacers. Located in the center of Indiana. Has many monuments. A big city, yet a small town charm in certain areas. Mainly white and black, but a hispanic population is increasing, and many Asians live in the suburbs. Pretty much the best city in Indiana!
Many people probably thing Indianapolis is mostly farming areas, but its a city, so get over your opinionated selves and come to one of the best places in the midwest! kltr.
(Military History/ Film History)
"The" USS Indianapolis to be precise. The warship was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 15 November 1932. On 30 JULY 1945, while sailing from Guam to Leyte, Indianapolis was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-58. The ship capsized and sank in twelve minutes. Survivors were spotted by a patrol aircraft on 2 AUGUST. All air and surface units capable of rescue operations were dispatched to the scene at once, and the surrounding waters were thoroughly searched for survivors. Upon completion of the day and night search on 8 AUGUST, 316 men were rescued out of the crew of 1,199.
* The description of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis is immortalised by actor Robert Shaw's superbly acted monologue in the memorable scene of Jaws
HOPPER: You were on the Indianapolis?
BRODY: What happened?
QUINT: Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into her side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte. We'd just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half-hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that in the water, Chief? You can tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn't know, was that our bomb mission was so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin' by, so we formed ourselves into tight groups. It was sorta like you see in the calendars, you know the infantry squares in the old calendars like the Battle of Waterloo and the idea was the shark come to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and sometimes that shark he go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a shark is he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn't even seem to be livin'... 'til he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all your poundin' and your hollerin' those sharks come in and... they rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, los...
The city voted most sexually satisfied in 2008 in Mens Health Magazine. This city is located off of I-69 which only speaks for itself.
" Man I cant stand it here in Michigan. It's dark and we are unsatisfied, lets "go down" I-69 to Indianapolis for a good time.
Indiana's capital and the third biggest city in the Midwest. The proud home of David Letterman
, and the birthplace of sport fucking
. The city's north side is the self-proclaimed best part of town.