Indianapolis has a populatioin of just under 1,000,000 people (in the city limits) and including the areas of: Plainfield, Greenwood, Shelbyville, Greenfield, Castleton, Fishers, Anderson, Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, and Zionsville the population comes out to well over 1,000,000!!! The conjested NE side of Indy (Castleton, Fishers, Anderson, Noblesville, Carmel, and Westfield) is about o get worse!!! They are going to be making I-465 12 lanes!!! It'll look like Los Angeles when it's done!!! If you are visiting IND in the next few months you might want to avoid 465 North between Pendleton Pike and Allisonville Road; that is unless you like sitting in hours of road construction!!!
Crime is surprising low in the Indianapolis area!!! For being a large city there is not very much crime!!! Murder rate has been cut in half in the last couple years!!! In every city there is some trouble but, that life!!!
WHAT TO DO INDIANAPOLIS:
~IND INT'L (duh)
~RCA CHAMPIONSHIPS (12-23 AUG)
~INDIANA STATE FAIR (NOW THROUGH 20TH)
~CIRCLE CENTRE MALL
~"THE CANAL" (SIMILAR TO THE BOARDWALK IN SAN ANTONIO)
WHAT TO DO JUST OUTSIDE OF INDIANAPOLIS:
~HEAD TO THE NORTH SIDE AFTER DOWNTOWN
~CASTLETON AREA (MALL)
~IF YOU LIKE LOOKING AT NEW CARS YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE...GO UP AND DOWN 96TH STREET, THERE IS: FERRARI, JAGUAR, BMW, INFINITI, LAMBORGHINI, LEXUS, MECEDES-BENZ, ACURA, PORCHE, VOLVO, LOTUS, AUDI, BENTLEY...ETC...ETC...
~I-69 NORTH WILL TAKE YOU TO ABOUT EVERYTHING NORTH AND NORTHEAST OF IND!!!