Hell's corporate headquarters
Where corporate HQs like Comerica move to better places in the SunBelt.
Where people don't live anymore.
Where urban revitalization is not.
The single-worst city in the country.
A population loss of over 50% in 5 decades. Current population of about 850,000 from 1.6 million and not even in the top 10 largest US cities anymore.
Where jobs are not.
Anything south of 8 Mile Road where you turn around as you approach the city limits.
A place called Flint is even better.
Where the first state government moved out over 100 years ago.
Even San Jose, CA now has a larger population.
The opposite of San Diego and Seattle.
revitalization is a joke
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.more...
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 ma...
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no light district is a term used to describe an urban area lacking an opportunity for economic growth and/or revitalization.
Philadelphia was once a city of economic growth and opportunity,but as of recently has become a no light district
Let’s get these common misconceptions straight:more...
1. Hoosiers as its people are called are NOT all hicks, like ignorant morons from the coasts think. Indiana has no more hicks than any other state. Hoosiers are average people who live in small towns, sizeable communities and their suburbs. But the hicks it DOES have are in the far southern third of the state, mostly south of Bloomington. Its 6 million residents are for the most part conservative but not anymore backwards than anywhere else. In fact, Carmel and the rest of Hamilton County, just north of Indianapolis, is very posh and among the richest areas in the Midwest and one of the fastest-growing counties by population in the country. Indianapolis is the capital and 12th largest city in the country while Gary is a black, crime-ridden hole and among America’s worst cities. Indianapolis is vibrant and progressive, generally speaking and more so than most large Midwest cities (except Chicago). It has spent billions of dollars revitalizing its downtown and has become the poster-child or urban revitalization. It is the fastest-growing metro area in the Midwest and Indiana is the fastes-growing state in the Midwest by population.
2. There IS more than corn in Indiana. Other agricultural products include soybeans (#3 in the country), mint, tomatoes, swine and poultry. Forests cover much of southern Indiana. Indiana has more covered bridges than any state, mostly in the south.
3. It is NOT part of the Rust Belt, like...
The Crossroads of America. Called the Hoosier State but not even its residents know why. It gets a bad rap due to its Great Lakes location in the Midwest. It is not part of the Rust Belt as it’s perceived and much of it lies too far south to be considered. The worst thing about this state is that its 6.3 million residents are surrounded by the four worst states: Ohio (decaying Rust Belt), Michigan (decaying Rust Belt), Kentucky (indred hillbillies) and Illinois (liberal and pretentious). That’s a bad combination, I know. The good news is that Indiana has faired better off economically than its neighbors: it’s the fastest-growing state by population in the Midwest, lower taxes, extremely reasonable cost of living, job growth despite layoffs in hard manufacturing, an increase in wages despite cutbacks in the auto industry and more corporate investments. Indiana is stereotyped as a place with nothing but corn, basketball and hicks, like ignorant morons from the coasts think who have never been there. I am here to argue otherwise and to defend my roots. Let’s get a few common misconceptions straight:more...
1. Yes, there is a lot of corn but there is more than corn in Indiana. Other agricultural products include soybeans (#3 in the country), mint, tomatoes, swine and poultry. Forests cover much of southern Indiana. Indiana has more covered bridges than any state. The state does have number of great tourists attractions: casinos on Lake Michigan and the Ohio River, Indianapolis has...
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.
Slumpy (singular) or Slumpies (plural) -
Most often used in marketing and media interpellation, a slumpy is a socially liberal, urban-minded, physically conservative yuppie between the ages of 18 to 36.
"This used to be my 'hood. But since its gentrification 10 years ago, er, excuse me, since its 'revitalization,' its become an anthill of latte-sucking, yoga mat-toting white slumpies."
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