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1. The capital of Indiana and America’s 12th largest city. Will never have the profile of New York, Chicago, or San Fran but is more comparable to Cincy, Kansas City or Columbus OH. It is a quintessential American city in the middle of the corn belt with plenty of suburban soccer moms who drive SUVs.
3. Basketball is popular at the high school and college level and its residents go crazy during tournament season. Indy residents suffer from basketball fever called Hoosier Hysteria for this reason and are often divided in loyalty between the Indiana Hoosiers and Purdue Boilermakers. It has an NBA team, the Pacers but they are probably not as popular as college basketball to many Hoosiers unless they will a championship.
4. It’s an excellent city to live if you have a family but not for singles. Forbes Magazine ranked it the worst city for singles due to the lack of nightlife. It’s a comfortable city nonetheless--not too crowded like East Cost cities.
5. People drive everywhere because they are addicted to their cars and public transportation is abysmal. Forget about getting lightrail. Its people are too antiquated, narrow-minded and set in their ways to accept getting it. They would rather commute from their suburban neighborhoods and complain rather than do something about it, making them notoriously lazy. Even a proposed outer beltway beyond 465 was not supported. At most you can expect upgrading freeway exits or getting extra lanes of traffic or HOV lanes. To make matters worse, its city and school buses constantly pollute because they don’t have hybrid or electric engines. The Indy area is therefore a contributor to air pollution.
6. The state of Indiana is allegedly foreclosure central but Central Indiana has plenty of urban sprawl, especially in Hamilton County. Housing is pretty affordable and is America’s most affordable “large” metro area. Hoosiers complain about Indy’s alleged foreclosure problem but it won’t see the housing bubble burst like many cities due to its affordability.
7. Is trying to emerge from its former NaptTown image as a boring, Midwestern manufacturing metropolis. It has invested millions in amateur sports and is now home to a dozen amateur sports organizations and called the “world’s amateur sports capital.” It is the HQ to the NCAA and has hosted the Final Four more than any other city. It has invested billions of $$ redeveloping its downtown: White River State Park and its museums, Circle Center Mall, Conseco Fieldhouse, the RCA Dome (to be replaced by Lucas Oil Stadium) and a number of hotels.

Indianapolis has come a long way in reinventing itself but needs to be much more aggressive in its efforts. It calls itself a “world class city“ for some reason but this is a joke because it needs greenspace, culture, diversity, outdoor recreation opportunities, sidewalks lightrail, improvements to public transportation and a bigger skyline as the city grows. Until that happens, this city, although comfortable to live in will only be considered a sleepy, comfortable, large Midwest town.
by krock1dk August 12, 2007
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I'm tired of people calling this place Indiana. Let's get one thing straight. Indiana is a state by which Indianapolis is its capital. Anyone who doesnt know the difference is a moron. Indianapolis however will always be overlooked by urban enthuseists. It will never be compared to the cities on either coast or Chicago. More like Kansas City, Louisville, Cinncinati or Columbus. It's not really a city but a large, Midwest town with a comfortable quality of life and that's it. It's lackluster, boring and dull. It has no geography whatsoever. No mountains. No hills. No shoreline. No water. No ocean. No lakes. No rivers, not even a navigable one. It just lies in the middle of a large, flat cornfield and that's it. It has no big city characteristics whatsoever. No diversity. No culture. No nightlife. Forbes Magazine ranked it America's worst city for singles. No mass transit and its city bus system, Indygo sucks. No high-paying jobs in the high tech sector. No skyline that has gone anywhere in the past 17 years when the Chase Tower was completed. Indianapolis is nothing but a suburban community for soccer moms who drive SUVs. Keep driving on I-65 toward Chicago. You'll be there in a few hours. It's about the worst city for anyone wanting to live in a bustling metro area. It's absolutely horrible. Just horrible.
Indianapolis sucks if you like large, bustling cities.
by krock1dk September 26, 2007
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Lackluster. Dull. Boring. The capital of Indiana and second largest state capital. It may be America’s 12th largest single city (but it’ s metro area ranks 28th) and growing for some reason, but this city is Lousy with a capital L. Naptown is a compliment to this place. It should be called Comatose Town. Even cities half its size are more lively. Too many foreclosures. There is no culture. No nightlife. No diversity. No greenspace. No outdoor recreation opportunities. No quality jobs--most are in manufacturing. No scenery. No mountains, not even hills. No lakes or even rivers. No seashore. No sidewalks. No reliable public transportation. No lightrail. No sizable suburbs and Carmel, its largest doesn’t count. No architectural creativity. And not even a descent skyline. It hasn’t built any skyline altering buildings since its tallest, the Chase Tower was completed in 1990. It is afraid to think big and only erects buildings of 20-stories or so. Even smaller Louisville, KY will soon have a larger skyline. What a joke. Forbes Magazine ranks it America’s worst city for singles. The city’s inefficient bus system called IndyGo uses buses that do nothing but pollute: not one city or school bus uses a hybrid or electric engine. And Indy’s people drive everywhere. Nobody takes public transportation because it hardly exists. For this reason Indianapolis is a major contributor to air pollution.

I can see why it has the cheapest housing of any “large” metro area because nobody in America, except Indiana residents want to move there. Don’t move here unless you are at least in your thirties and have a family but no life. If your single, stay away or go to Chicago. And to think, this city considers itself “world class.“ What a joke. If you are on I-65 going toward Chicago, just keep driving. It is lousy lousy lousy. And did I mention lousy?
Indianapolis is a good city if you don't give a wit about architecture, nightlife, a high paying job, culture or diversity. It sucks for being a "large" city. It could be more considered a large town. Forget being world-class because it will NEVER happen. It will be Naptown forever.

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Indianapolis is not actually the 12th biggest city in the US. They do this by annexing everything around it, the city proper is 28th. It is a city characterized by suburban sprawl, strip malls, chain restaurants, crime, bad weather, fat people, bad vibes, and an overall lack of culture. Its like an all-you-can eat buffet-style restaurant. A place to avoid.
(Guy driving behind a garbage truck in the summer - to his friend): "This reminds me of Indianapolis."
by James Hebert September 18, 2007
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The capital of Indiana and second largest state capital. It may be America’s 12th largest single city (but it’ s metro area ranks 28th) and growing for some reason, but this city is Lousy with a capital-L. There is no diversity. No culture. No nightlife. No job growth. No high paying or high-tech jobs for that matter and most are in manufacturing. No greenspace. No scenery. No mountains. No lakes or even rivers. No seashore. No sizeable suburbs even though its largest, Carmel, has about 80,00 estimated however. Too many foreclosures. No reliable public transportation system. No lightrail system and NEVER will be. No sidewalks. And not even a descent skyline: it hasn’t changed since its tallest building, the Chase Tower was completed in 1990. The city is afraid of thinking big and only builds “skyscrapers” of only 20 stories or so that it considers tall for some reason. What a joke. Even smaller Nashville, TN will soon have a skyline that will be considerably larger. Indy recently ranked as America’s worst city for singles according to Forbes magazine. The city’s inefficient bus system called IndyGo uses buses that pollute pollute pollute. Not one city or school bus uses a hybrid or electric engine. And Indy’s people drive drive drive everywhere. Nobody takes public transportation because it hardly exists. For this reason Indianapolis is a major contributor to air pollution.

I can see why this place is called NapTown. It should be called ComatoseTown. Even cities half its size are more lively. I can see why it has the cheapest housing of any “large” metro area because nobody in America, except Indiana residents want to move there. Don’t move here unless you are at least in your thirties and have a family. If your single, stay away or go to Chicago. And to think, this city considers itself “world class.“ What a joke. If you are on I-65 going toward Chicago, keep driving because there is nothing here. It is lousy lousy lousy. And did I mention lousy?
Indianapolis is only a good city if you don't desire any architecture, nightlife, a high paying job, culture or diversity. It sucks for being a "large" city. It could be more considered a large town. Forget being world-class because it will NEVER happen.
by krock1dk August 11, 2007
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1. A cool city in the Midwestern United States that's home to 800,000 people. Has a thriving downtown core and is perhaps best known for hosting a big ass race in the spring. Some parts are diverse and have good schools.


2. A city with shitty weather


3. Home of the Colts
1. Indianapolis is the only good thing left in Indiana

2. No matter where you might live, the weather is pretty much always going to be worse in Indianapolis

3. Let's go to Indianapolis next month for the Colts-Bengals game
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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.
by krock1dk January 25, 2008
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