The state capital of Indiana and, allegedly, the 12th largest U.S. city only because it merged with its county. It's metro population rank, however, is somewhere in the uper 20s. It's my hometown, but is, honestly, a joke and deserves to be called Indy-no-place and NapTown. Plain and simple. I have no idea why it has a growing population.
Indy is a small town and nothing more, and would easily disappoint any urban enthuseist. It is among the most dull and unimpressive cities a person could ever be. It is undeveloped and hasn't matured to become a real city, a world class city, a hip, sophisticted metropolis that attracts young urban professionals like NY, Boston, Phily, Chicago, San Fran or Seattle. It is tremendously boring, lifeless and Drab with a capital-D. It has hardly any suburbs like 90% of cities. It has an unimpressive skyline that hasn't gone anywhere since the Chase Tower was completed in 1990. There is no cosmopolitan flare whatsoever. No diversity. No culture. No nightlife. No highrise condos for sophistcated urban living. Not much to do. Lousy public transportation makes everyone drive everywhere. Most improvements move very slowly and take YEARS to change--anything from improving/getting sidewalks, to building a new highrise downtown, to expanding city streets/freeways, to even even filling potholes. Hell, there's even cornfields literally within some areas of the city limits today. Aside from basketball (the world's dumbest sport) and auto racing, what is Indy good for and know for? Nothing. Like I said, it's a small town and boring. Even native John Mellencamp admits so in his song, "Small Town." Even smaller Austin, TX and Charlotte, NC are more lively and attract young, hip people, and waved by-by to Indy long ago. Indy is pathetic and needs a drastic upgrade. What a sorry place.
Indianapolis may be the largest city in Indiana and the 12th largest community in the U.S., but it is a small town with nothing to offer.
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