A derogatory term that refers to the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. This nickname is not entirely without merit, however. Although it's a comfortable, Midwest city with a steadily-growing economy, a growing population and an increase in ammenities, it is perceived as being Dullsville to the Coastal cities. It is easy to see why. It lies in the middle of nowhere--in the flat Corn Belt with no mountains, no rivers or even navigable ones, no culture, no diversity, no lightlife, no high-density developement, no greenspace, no opportunites to get out and enjoy nature, not a huge number of suburbs, no high-tech jobs and abysmal public transportation. Rumor has it that Indy is talking of creating lightrail in the future, but don't count on it. Too many people in the area are too antiquated and narrowminded to accept changing anything.

Indianapolis is making valiant efforts to reinvent itself and has received national recognition for many of its developments. But it has a long way to go before being considered a hip place and a world-class city that it calls itself, for some reason. Yes, it has made improvements but may never shake off its image.
Naptown, to some, may be an appropriate term for Indianapolis even though it has an excellent and comfortable quality of life, a growing population and economy and an affordable cost of living. It will NEVER be compared to individual cities of similar size like San Francisco, Boston or Washington DC. Those cities are world-class, international destinations and serve as major coastal centers with plenty of educational institutions, culture, diversity, greenspace, high-density development, high-tech jobs, excellent public transportation and opportunities to get out and enjoy nature. Part of the reason is Indianapolis's location in the Middle of the Midwestern Corn Belt. Even though things are improving for the city in a lot of aspects, it will struggle for a long time in shaking off its Naptown image.
by krock1dk November 03, 2007
Top Definition
means indianapolis
nap town is the greatest
by reidizzle July 20, 2003
Was DEFINITELY Indianapolis, Indiana first. Just because Annapolis, Maryland was founded first does NOT give them the right to steal the nickname Naptown. Very much like being the younger sibling sitting shotgun and the older sibling saying that just because they were born first means THEY get shotgun. Which is, in fact, A BITCH MOVE.
Person 1: Where's naptown again?
Person 2: Indianapolis, IN of course.
Person 1: Ooh, man I thought it was Annapolis.
Person 2: Nah, they stole it from Indy.
Person 1: Oh shit, what a BITCH MOVE.
by Sarah Pft June 23, 2009
Naptown is 317, indianapolis, we had the name first, anapolis is NOT naptown
Where ya from?
wheres that at?
not in annapolis
by Reverend B July 09, 2006
Nickname for Indianapolis
go to wikipedia.org type in naptown and Indianapolis pops up
by NAPTOWN BOSNIANS November 12, 2006
The nickname for Indianapolis and ONLY Indianapolis. That is why NAP came from Indianapolis not no Annapolis.
Person 1-Where you from?
Person 2-Stringtown.
Person 1-Where's that?
Person 2-West-side Naptown.
by MusicallyJess June 04, 2007
Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis used to be so boring in the early 1900's people would say there is nothing to do, but take a nap in the city. That's why its called Naptown
Indianapolis, Indy
by Cameron Fox January 28, 2004
Nap-Town means Indianapolis, Indiana...showing that this is a tite place to live and is growing...soon it will be better then chicago. Its just a baby city right now.
Yo, Nap-Town is the shit cuh
by LILhOmEy36 January 14, 2005
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