Welcome to Indianapolis

Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city in the State of Indiana. It is growing economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation. Indianapolis has a sophisticated blend of charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life—the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. Residents of this dynamic city, and surrounding suburbs, enjoy leading educational systems and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population.

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Relocation Resources
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Housing information including an apartment finder for Downtown Indianapolis, apartments that are within a 15-minute walk to the IU School of Medicine, a cost-of-living calculator comparing other states to Indianapolis, and some additional information about living in Indiana. 

Housing resources
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IU School of Medicine has a list of preferred realtors that we highly recommend for relocation to Indianapolis. Learn more about them and their specialties in and around the city. 

List of realtors
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Daycares are in abundance with some having discounts available for IU School of Medicine and IU Health staff.

Childcare resources
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Whether looking to pick up some quick pantry items, some international food or more gourmet options there are plenty of grocery stores to choose from. It can be hard to find grocery stores when first moving so here are a few popular national, regional, and local options. 

Grocery resources
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Indiana is the Crossroads of America, and that extends to the multiple ways to get around with access to the #1 Airport in North America, trains, buses and more. Getting around Indianapolis is an easy task with access to public transportation, multiple major highway systems, popular bike shares and easy-to-navigate streets. 

Transportation information
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Restaurants and Refreshments

As an up-and-coming food scene, Indianapolis has options for every type of cuisine and has been recognized with three James Beard semi-finalists in 2019. Not sure where to eat? Go somewhere new and try some of Indy’s favorite local and classic restaurants from farm-to-table, vegan and the multiple outdoor patios.  

Restaurants and refreshments
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There are plenty of top-rated public-school districts in and around Indianapolis that rank in the top 10 of Indiana. As the capital of Indiana, Indianapolis has many good quality public school districts that provide children of all ages with a wealth of opportunity and topnotch education.

Private schools are also a popular option with many scattered in and around the city including those with a religious, academic or international focus. Depending on personal needs, there are private schools that accommodate every stage of learning including private high schools and private K-8s. 

Information about schools
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Arts and Cultures

Enjoy the art and culture Indy has to offer! With the world’s largest children’s museum, the only Native American museum of its type in the Midwest and a combination nature park and art museum it’s easy to explore new cultures and have fun. 

Arts and culture opportunities
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Senior Living Options, Disabilities, and Special Needs

State and local resources for nursing and hospice care, disability and special education needs. Indiana resources on how to choose a licensed nursing or hospice care home. Programs related to disabilities including deaf and blind services. Special education resources for children and adults. 

Senior living and disability resources
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There is plenty to do in the areas surrounding Indianapolis including hiking, camping and sports. From the Colts to the Fever, our own minor league baseball team and the world-famous Indianapolis 500, there’s never a dull moment. 

Recreation activities

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