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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby KJ5490 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:01 pm

boilers10 wrote:Not sure which section I am in, but I have MW 10:05 and 2:20 and TTH at 8:30 and 2:15. Hopefully I don't get put into one of the Friday LARC sections!


I'm in that one too, I think it's section A. Looks like I'll be seeing you a lot in the next year. I wonder when they'll decide about the LARC sections. I'm not too picky about it, but having Friday off would be pretty awesome.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby boilers10 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:05 pm

The website says we will find out LARC sections right around orientation time. I look forward to meeting you(and everyone else) this Fall!

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby sleepygirl » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:20 am

KJ5490 wrote:
boilers10 wrote:Not sure which section I am in, but I have MW 10:05 and 2:20 and TTH at 8:30 and 2:15. Hopefully I don't get put into one of the Friday LARC sections!


I'm in that one too, I think it's section A. Looks like I'll be seeing you a lot in the next year. I wonder when they'll decide about the LARC sections. I'm not too picky about it, but having Friday off would be pretty awesome.



Actually, I think both sections run at the same time. You can find out which section you're in based on who the prof is (or what the class # is) here http://indylaw.indiana.edu/courses/schedules/41081.pdf. I'm in A :)

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby boilers10 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:13 am

Thanks sleepy, it looks like I am also in 'A'

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby colts18 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:15 pm

boilers10 wrote:Not sure which section I am in, but I have MW 10:05 and 2:20 and TTH at 8:30 and 2:15. Hopefully I don't get put into one of the Friday LARC sections!



That's my schedule too. Looks like I'm in A as well.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby lsathelp » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:56 pm

I still can't see my schedule. Has any PT students been able to see theirs?

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby anti-hero09 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:58 am

Yeah I cant see mine either and I am FT...maybe I am looking in wrong place? I went to onestart-student center-class schedule details and nothing

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby lsathelp » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:17 pm

anti-hero09 wrote:Yeah I cant see mine either and I am FT...maybe I am looking in wrong place? I went to onestart-student center-class schedule details and nothing


I called the office today and was told that they are still in the process of registering people so just keep checking.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby kittyfur » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:51 pm

Just an FYI, the Admitted Students page was updated with some useful information as well.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby kgb49 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:19 pm

Hi all, iam about to move to Indianapolis, could those that are familiar with the city tell me the" good" and" not so good" places to live, I will be driving so proximity to the university is not necessary.

Thank you.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby czelede » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:32 pm

kgb49 wrote:Hi all, iam about to move to Indianapolis, could those that are familiar with the city tell me the" good" and" not so good" places to live, I will be driving so proximity to the university is not necessary. Than you.


I will not be attending UI-Indy, but I am a current resident of Indianapolis so I hope it's okay to hop in your thread here :)

Indy is interesting because there are pockets of good neighborhoods all over where previously seedy areas have slowly gentrified. But these neighborhoods still tend to be surrounded by or bordering on places you do not want to wander after dark. The bad thing about this is that a lot of these boundaries are ones you have to figure out on your own; the good thing is that they really do set up a perimeter and people in the 'shadier' areas tend not to wander into the less shady areas, if you catch my drift. Most of the city itself (area surrounding downtown) is consistent in this dichotomy until you reach what is encroaching on the suburbs.

That being said, if you would like to stay close to the downtown area, I recommend the following neighborhoods:
- Lockerbie Square; this is right around Massachusetts Avenue (a "younger" area of Indy). The area is very nice and so are the houses/apartments, but you will likely not be able to afford this area without roommates. Lots of beautiful rowhouses and townhomes in this neighborhood though. It's a short distance to all things Indy and has a large supermarket smack dab in the middle. It's within the highway circle surrounding the city, towards the Northeast corner.
- Fletcher Place is also within the highway circle surrounding the city, but towards the Southeast. I think this is closer to the IUPUI campus, as its a decent distance to White River State Park and all that. MUCH less fancy than Lockerbie Square, and also much less fun to look at, but generally fairly safe from what I've been able to discern.

Outside of the circle and directly north there is the Old Northside (around 11th to 16th) and then Herron Morton (17th to 23rd ish, maybe a bit more north). Herron Morton is less gentrified and definitely a bit dicier. But this whole area has a sweeping historic feel, as there are a lot of big old estates (especially in the Old Northside). I currently live in the Old Northside (in a big old house split into condominiums) and I love it - the area is beautiful, lots of quiet streets lined with big old trees and wonderful architecture. I stay within the boundaries of 11th to 16th, and then Alabama to Park ish (about a 4 block by 4 block perimeter) when I walk my dog and go for runs late at night, but I've never felt unsafe. There are a lot of old mansion-museums in this area as well, such as the Benjamin Harrison house. It's about a 10 minute drive to the IUPUI area (where my gym is). I would say it takes me about 15-20 minutes to walk to central downtown from here.

If you go even further north from Herron Morton, there's Fall Creek Place which is right around the Monon. It's a nice little area but definitely a little lower in safety and quality than if you were closer to downtown, as its approaching the STAY AWAY area of Indy (more further below on that).

People will generally advise against Speedway and the East Side areas, but there can be nice places to live in both. Eagle Creek (near the speedway) is a pretty quiet area, and within the East side your best bet is Chatham Arch. It's a lot like Lockerbie/Fletcher/Old Northside and is very gentrified in comparison with the rest of the East side. There are again pockets of nice little neighborhoods such as Holy Cross, Fountain Square, and Arsenal but I don't have a lot of experience with those except for brief visits. When I was apartment hunting in Holy Cross in particular I did not feel nearly as comfortable as I did in the Old Northside.

If you are willing to look outside of the direct Indy downtown area, I suggest looking into Broad Ripple (about a 15-20 minute drive from downtown?); this is a very college-y scene and has a bit of an artsy feel to it. It's got a very young population overall, is probably the most gay friendly area of Indy, and is home to a lot of college-type bars (think Brothers) and kitsch-y boutiques. There's a "river" type thing, its overall very walkable.

If you are looking for a more suburban feel and are willing to live outside of Indianapolis altogether, Zionsville (NW), Avon/Plainfield (SW), and Greenwood (S) are all a 20 minute drive away.

STAY AWAY FROM: 34th street to 38th street. This is a BAD area. If you look at crime statistics for Indy geographically, the majority of them happen around here. I had a coworker with a lovely apartment on 34th (she was tempted by the cheapness) but she told me that as nice as it was on the inside, she never felt comfortable taking walks around her home or venturing outside for too long at night (there were a lot of panhandlers around her complex as well). I would generally try to stay either south of the 20 something streets or north of 40. I've also heard very bad things about Stallard & Associates, as well as the Zender Partnership (as landlords).

Let me know if I can help anyone else out with housing questions :) And welcome to Indy!

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby masoeraso » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:57 pm

I got my schedule, too.

And just a heads up to kgb, I talked with the student affairs office when I went to finalize my apartment last week. They said parking is a nightmare. They said you can find a spot before 9am, but arrive anytime later, or try to leave and come back, you'll be screwed. If you're committed to staying on campus all day, everyday, it could be fine for you though. Otherwise, you have to park in one of the lots on the other side of campus and take the campus bus line to the law school. I was planning on driving, too, but decided to pay a little more for a canal area apartment. I'm sure tons of people will be commuting though.

Where are other people living? And when are you moving in?

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby sleepygirl » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:25 am

I live in Cumberland, on the far (FAR) east side. The commute is well worth the space I have in my house/yard, and I feel safe there. Two complexes that people have given (me) good reviews of are the Marott at Meridian and Fall Creek and Lake Castleton apartments on Shadeland between 75th & 82nd. These are more on the affordable side, too. There's no way I could afford a canal area apartment.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby boilers10 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:12 am

I move in August 17...hopefully I can get settled before orientation. Does anyone know what that will consist of? I am wondering what they have planned for us for three days.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby kittyfur » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:30 am

boilers10 wrote:I move in August 17...hopefully I can get settled before orientation. Does anyone know what that will consist of? I am wondering what they have planned for us for three days.



I found this from last year's orientation. http://indylaw.indiana.edu/orientation/

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby anti-hero09 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:02 pm

I got my schedule finally!
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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby WaitlistLouise » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:29 pm

Good Afternoon!

Has anyone on the waitlist received any type of communication... denial or acceptance? I've been waiting on this list for awhile and was curious if anyone else had seen movement? I'm wishing all of the accepted students well as it is seeming less and less likely that I will be joining you. :(

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby ChinaBowls » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:12 pm

kgb49 wrote:
kittyfur wrote:
colts18 wrote:
lsathelp wrote:Anyone else going?



I'll be there.



Me too!!

Anyone attending part time?



Attending part time here!


I'm PT also. Looks like around 83 students per class. Look forwarding to meeting you guys :->

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby Fark-o-vision » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:13 pm

czelede wrote:
kgb49 wrote:Hi all, iam about to move to Indianapolis, could those that are familiar with the city tell me the" good" and" not so good" places to live, I will be driving so proximity to the university is not necessary. Than you.


I will not be attending UI-Indy, but I am a current resident of Indianapolis so I hope it's okay to hop in your thread here :)

Indy is interesting because there are pockets of good neighborhoods all over where previously seedy areas have slowly gentrified. But these neighborhoods still tend to be surrounded by or bordering on places you do not want to wander after dark. The bad thing about this is that a lot of these boundaries are ones you have to figure out on your own; the good thing is that they really do set up a perimeter and people in the 'shadier' areas tend not to wander into the less shady areas, if you catch my drift. Most of the city itself (area surrounding downtown) is consistent in this dichotomy until you reach what is encroaching on the suburbs.

That being said, if you would like to stay close to the downtown area, I recommend the following neighborhoods:
- Lockerbie Square; this is right around Massachusetts Avenue (a "younger" area of Indy). The area is very nice and so are the houses/apartments, but you will likely not be able to afford this area without roommates. Lots of beautiful rowhouses and townhomes in this neighborhood though. It's a short distance to all things Indy and has a large supermarket smack dab in the middle. It's within the highway circle surrounding the city, towards the Northeast corner.
- Fletcher Place is also within the highway circle surrounding the city, but towards the Southeast. I think this is closer to the IUPUI campus, as its a decent distance to White River State Park and all that. MUCH less fancy than Lockerbie Square, and also much less fun to look at, but generally fairly safe from what I've been able to discern.

Outside of the circle and directly north there is the Old Northside (around 11th to 16th) and then Herron Morton (17th to 23rd ish, maybe a bit more north). Herron Morton is less gentrified and definitely a bit dicier. But this whole area has a sweeping historic feel, as there are a lot of big old estates (especially in the Old Northside). I currently live in the Old Northside (in a big old house split into condominiums) and I love it - the area is beautiful, lots of quiet streets lined with big old trees and wonderful architecture. I stay within the boundaries of 11th to 16th, and then Alabama to Park ish (about a 4 block by 4 block perimeter) when I walk my dog and go for runs late at night, but I've never felt unsafe. There are a lot of old mansion-museums in this area as well, such as the Benjamin Harrison house. It's about a 10 minute drive to the IUPUI area (where my gym is). I would say it takes me about 15-20 minutes to walk to central downtown from here.

If you go even further north from Herron Morton, there's Fall Creek Place which is right around the Monon. It's a nice little area but definitely a little lower in safety and quality than if you were closer to downtown, as its approaching the STAY AWAY area of Indy (more further below on that).

People will generally advise against Speedway and the East Side areas, but there can be nice places to live in both. Eagle Creek (near the speedway) is a pretty quiet area, and within the East side your best bet is Chatham Arch. It's a lot like Lockerbie/Fletcher/Old Northside and is very gentrified in comparison with the rest of the East side. There are again pockets of nice little neighborhoods such as Holy Cross, Fountain Square, and Arsenal but I don't have a lot of experience with those except for brief visits. When I was apartment hunting in Holy Cross in particular I did not feel nearly as comfortable as I did in the Old Northside.

If you are willing to look outside of the direct Indy downtown area, I suggest looking into Broad Ripple (about a 15-20 minute drive from downtown?); this is a very college-y scene and has a bit of an artsy feel to it. It's got a very young population overall, is probably the most gay friendly area of Indy, and is home to a lot of college-type bars (think Brothers) and kitsch-y boutiques. There's a "river" type thing, its overall very walkable.

If you are looking for a more suburban feel and are willing to live outside of Indianapolis altogether, Zionsville (NW), Avon/Plainfield (SW), and Greenwood (S) are all a 20 minute drive away.

STAY AWAY FROM: 34th street to 38th street. This is a BAD area. If you look at crime statistics for Indy geographically, the majority of them happen around here. I had a coworker with a lovely apartment on 34th (she was tempted by the cheapness) but she told me that as nice as it was on the inside, she never felt comfortable taking walks around her home or venturing outside for too long at night (there were a lot of panhandlers around her complex as well). I would generally try to stay either south of the 20 something streets or north of 40. I've also heard very bad things about Stallard & Associates, as well as the Zender Partnership (as landlords).

Let me know if I can help anyone else out with housing questions :) And welcome to Indy!


Knowing what I know of Indianapolis, this sounds super duper racist.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby ChinaBowls » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:29 pm

Have lived and worked in Indy for little over a year. Will be attending school PT. I live in the area considered the Old Northside (a couple blocks from downtown). I moved to my my area from Carmel to shorten the commute. So far, I love it. Proximity is great but it's still very residential. Close to I-70 and I-65.

I'd suggest Broad Ripple, 16th Street down (Old Northside) and Lockerbie for proximity, and I know many IUPUI students reside near the canal. As a working professional, I wasn't very interested in living in areas with large student populations, but wanted to be near the activity.

I am close to Broad Ripple and practically downtown... and these are the areas I hang out in mainly.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby WaitlistLouise » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:37 pm

Fark-o-vision wrote:
czelede wrote:
kgb49 wrote:Hi all, iam about to move to Indianapolis, could those that are familiar with the city tell me the" good" and" not so good" places to live, I will be driving so proximity to the university is not necessary. Than you.


I will not be attending UI-Indy, but I am a current resident of Indianapolis so I hope it's okay to hop in your thread here :)

Indy is interesting because there are pockets of good neighborhoods all over where previously seedy areas have slowly gentrified. But these neighborhoods still tend to be surrounded by or bordering on places you do not want to wander after dark. The bad thing about this is that a lot of these boundaries are ones you have to figure out on your own; the good thing is that they really do set up a perimeter and people in the 'shadier' areas tend not to wander into the less shady areas, if you catch my drift. Most of the city itself (area surrounding downtown) is consistent in this dichotomy until you reach what is encroaching on the suburbs.

That being said, if you would like to stay close to the downtown area, I recommend the following neighborhoods:
- Lockerbie Square; this is right around Massachusetts Avenue (a "younger" area of Indy). The area is very nice and so are the houses/apartments, but you will likely not be able to afford this area without roommates. Lots of beautiful rowhouses and townhomes in this neighborhood though. It's a short distance to all things Indy and has a large supermarket smack dab in the middle. It's within the highway circle surrounding the city, towards the Northeast corner.
- Fletcher Place is also within the highway circle surrounding the city, but towards the Southeast. I think this is closer to the IUPUI campus, as its a decent distance to White River State Park and all that. MUCH less fancy than Lockerbie Square, and also much less fun to look at, but generally fairly safe from what I've been able to discern.

Outside of the circle and directly north there is the Old Northside (around 11th to 16th) and then Herron Morton (17th to 23rd ish, maybe a bit more north). Herron Morton is less gentrified and definitely a bit dicier. But this whole area has a sweeping historic feel, as there are a lot of big old estates (especially in the Old Northside). I currently live in the Old Northside (in a big old house split into condominiums) and I love it - the area is beautiful, lots of quiet streets lined with big old trees and wonderful architecture. I stay within the boundaries of 11th to 16th, and then Alabama to Park ish (about a 4 block by 4 block perimeter) when I walk my dog and go for runs late at night, but I've never felt unsafe. There are a lot of old mansion-museums in this area as well, such as the Benjamin Harrison house. It's about a 10 minute drive to the IUPUI area (where my gym is). I would say it takes me about 15-20 minutes to walk to central downtown from here.

If you go even further north from Herron Morton, there's Fall Creek Place which is right around the Monon. It's a nice little area but definitely a little lower in safety and quality than if you were closer to downtown, as its approaching the STAY AWAY area of Indy (more further below on that).

People will generally advise against Speedway and the East Side areas, but there can be nice places to live in both. Eagle Creek (near the speedway) is a pretty quiet area, and within the East side your best bet is Chatham Arch. It's a lot like Lockerbie/Fletcher/Old Northside and is very gentrified in comparison with the rest of the East side. There are again pockets of nice little neighborhoods such as Holy Cross, Fountain Square, and Arsenal but I don't have a lot of experience with those except for brief visits. When I was apartment hunting in Holy Cross in particular I did not feel nearly as comfortable as I did in the Old Northside.

If you are willing to look outside of the direct Indy downtown area, I suggest looking into Broad Ripple (about a 15-20 minute drive from downtown?); this is a very college-y scene and has a bit of an artsy feel to it. It's got a very young population overall, is probably the most gay friendly area of Indy, and is home to a lot of college-type bars (think Brothers) and kitsch-y boutiques. There's a "river" type thing, its overall very walkable.

If you are looking for a more suburban feel and are willing to live outside of Indianapolis altogether, Zionsville (NW), Avon/Plainfield (SW), and Greenwood (S) are all a 20 minute drive away.

STAY AWAY FROM: 34th street to 38th street. This is a BAD area. If you look at crime statistics for Indy geographically, the majority of them happen around here. I had a coworker with a lovely apartment on 34th (she was tempted by the cheapness) but she told me that as nice as it was on the inside, she never felt comfortable taking walks around her home or venturing outside for too long at night (there were a lot of panhandlers around her complex as well). I would generally try to stay either south of the 20 something streets or north of 40. I've also heard very bad things about Stallard & Associates, as well as the Zender Partnership (as landlords).

Let me know if I can help anyone else out with housing questions :) And welcome to Indy!


Knowing what I know of Indianapolis, this sounds super duper racist.

I lived on 10th & Central for a year and McCarty & Meridian for a year. To speak to what the person stated in regards to neighborhoods, my car insurance and renters insurance dropped dramatically once I moved above 38th Street. Below 38th Street my car insurance was doubled. When living on 10th… mind you just a few blocks from Mass Ave, I had two neighbors who had homes broken into and robbed while they were in the building. My car was broken into twice while living on McGarty just off the Lilly Campus. A visitor that stayed for a weekend had a vehicle broken into on 10th as well. I now live and work in the Carmel area, and while I love downtown during the day, don’t think for a second that it doesn’t become a totally different environment in the evening. I’m not speaking to the possibly slanderous remark made about this person’s advice for living. I’m just expressing the fact that living downtown is a different environment with perks and disadvantages. If you live outside of the loops that this person has kindly expressed to you, then please be prepared to pay more in insurance premiums and less in rent. Indianapolis is truly a city in which rent is very indicative of the safety of the neighborhood in which you are living. Also, Stallard and Zender do have awful reputations and cheap rent. Hopes this helps both sides here. Goodluck with your fall semester. I still have my fingerscrossed for a miracle off the waitlist. Have a great day!

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby chitown825 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:48 pm

Look up "The Waverley"

I dunno how much you're looking to spend

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby czelede » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:39 pm

Fark-o-vision wrote:
czelede wrote:
kgb49 wrote:Hi all, iam about to move to Indianapolis, could those that are familiar with the city tell me the" good" and" not so good" places to live, I will be driving so proximity to the university is not necessary. Than you.


I will not be attending UI-Indy, but I am a current resident of Indianapolis so I hope it's okay to hop in your thread here :)

Indy is interesting because there are pockets of good neighborhoods all over where previously seedy areas have slowly gentrified. But these neighborhoods still tend to be surrounded by or bordering on places you do not want to wander after dark. The bad thing about this is that a lot of these boundaries are ones you have to figure out on your own; the good thing is that they really do set up a perimeter and people in the 'shadier' areas tend not to wander into the less shady areas, if you catch my drift. Most of the city itself (area surrounding downtown) is consistent in this dichotomy until you reach what is encroaching on the suburbs.

That being said, if you would like to stay close to the downtown area, I recommend the following neighborhoods:
- Lockerbie Square; this is right around Massachusetts Avenue (a "younger" area of Indy). The area is very nice and so are the houses/apartments, but you will likely not be able to afford this area without roommates. Lots of beautiful rowhouses and townhomes in this neighborhood though. It's a short distance to all things Indy and has a large supermarket smack dab in the middle. It's within the highway circle surrounding the city, towards the Northeast corner.
- Fletcher Place is also within the highway circle surrounding the city, but towards the Southeast. I think this is closer to the IUPUI campus, as its a decent distance to White River State Park and all that. MUCH less fancy than Lockerbie Square, and also much less fun to look at, but generally fairly safe from what I've been able to discern.

Outside of the circle and directly north there is the Old Northside (around 11th to 16th) and then Herron Morton (17th to 23rd ish, maybe a bit more north). Herron Morton is less gentrified and definitely a bit dicier. But this whole area has a sweeping historic feel, as there are a lot of big old estates (especially in the Old Northside). I currently live in the Old Northside (in a big old house split into condominiums) and I love it - the area is beautiful, lots of quiet streets lined with big old trees and wonderful architecture. I stay within the boundaries of 11th to 16th, and then Alabama to Park ish (about a 4 block by 4 block perimeter) when I walk my dog and go for runs late at night, but I've never felt unsafe. There are a lot of old mansion-museums in this area as well, such as the Benjamin Harrison house. It's about a 10 minute drive to the IUPUI area (where my gym is). I would say it takes me about 15-20 minutes to walk to central downtown from here.

If you go even further north from Herron Morton, there's Fall Creek Place which is right around the Monon. It's a nice little area but definitely a little lower in safety and quality than if you were closer to downtown, as its approaching the STAY AWAY area of Indy (more further below on that).

People will generally advise against Speedway and the East Side areas, but there can be nice places to live in both. Eagle Creek (near the speedway) is a pretty quiet area, and within the East side your best bet is Chatham Arch. It's a lot like Lockerbie/Fletcher/Old Northside and is very gentrified in comparison with the rest of the East side. There are again pockets of nice little neighborhoods such as Holy Cross, Fountain Square, and Arsenal but I don't have a lot of experience with those except for brief visits. When I was apartment hunting in Holy Cross in particular I did not feel nearly as comfortable as I did in the Old Northside.

If you are willing to look outside of the direct Indy downtown area, I suggest looking into Broad Ripple (about a 15-20 minute drive from downtown?); this is a very college-y scene and has a bit of an artsy feel to it. It's got a very young population overall, is probably the most gay friendly area of Indy, and is home to a lot of college-type bars (think Brothers) and kitsch-y boutiques. There's a "river" type thing, its overall very walkable.

If you are looking for a more suburban feel and are willing to live outside of Indianapolis altogether, Zionsville (NW), Avon/Plainfield (SW), and Greenwood (S) are all a 20 minute drive away.

STAY AWAY FROM: 34th street to 38th street. This is a BAD area. If you look at crime statistics for Indy geographically, the majority of them happen around here. I had a coworker with a lovely apartment on 34th (she was tempted by the cheapness) but she told me that as nice as it was on the inside, she never felt comfortable taking walks around her home or venturing outside for too long at night (there were a lot of panhandlers around her complex as well). I would generally try to stay either south of the 20 something streets or north of 40. I've also heard very bad things about Stallard & Associates, as well as the Zender Partnership (as landlords).

Let me know if I can help anyone else out with housing questions :) And welcome to Indy!


Knowing what I know of Indianapolis, this sounds super duper racist.


It was not intended to be in any way. What I constitute a "shady" person to be is entirely independent of race but rather based upon their actions, i.e. drunkenly approaching me and shouting random slurs after dark until my dog scares them away (yes, this has actually happened), or committing such offenses such as mugging or property theft/damage (the latter is known to be common in certain areas of Indy).

"Shadiness" is not a characteristic of a race, and no races are a characteristic of "shadiness". They are two completely separate things, and I did not make or intend to imply any correlation between them, as I personally do not hold such a correlation to exist. I do not see the qualities exhibited by so-called "shady people" as representative of any collective race, gender, age, or socioeconomic status but rather of the SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS through the actions they CHOOSE to partake in. I am simply noting that there are more individuals with these qualities living in this area than I, a female in my twenties living alone, would feel safe/comfortable living around. I am not wary of any of the race, gender, age, or socioeconomic status that these particular individuals belong to but I AM wary of walking alone after hours around neighborhoods that these particular individuals frequent. I am wary of what they DO, not who they are.

*Also wanted to add: having just moved to Indy less than a year ago, I am not familiar with the racial make up of the city. I based a lot of my advice and judgment on advice I had received from coworkers and Indy natives, as well as city crime charts that detail the concentration of robberies, rapes, and homicides.
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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby Fark-o-vision » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:28 am

czelede wrote:
Fark-o-vision wrote:
czelede wrote:
kgb49 wrote:Hi all, iam about to move to Indianapolis, could those that are familiar with the city tell me the" good" and" not so good" places to live, I will be driving so proximity to the university is not necessary. Than you.


I will not be attending UI-Indy, but I am a current resident of Indianapolis so I hope it's okay to hop in your thread here :)

Indy is interesting because there are pockets of good neighborhoods all over where previously seedy areas have slowly gentrified. But these neighborhoods still tend to be surrounded by or bordering on places you do not want to wander after dark. The bad thing about this is that a lot of these boundaries are ones you have to figure out on your own; the good thing is that they really do set up a perimeter and people in the 'shadier' areas tend not to wander into the less shady areas, if you catch my drift. Most of the city itself (area surrounding downtown) is consistent in this dichotomy until you reach what is encroaching on the suburbs.

That being said, if you would like to stay close to the downtown area, I recommend the following neighborhoods:
- Lockerbie Square; this is right around Massachusetts Avenue (a "younger" area of Indy). The area is very nice and so are the houses/apartments, but you will likely not be able to afford this area without roommates. Lots of beautiful rowhouses and townhomes in this neighborhood though. It's a short distance to all things Indy and has a large supermarket smack dab in the middle. It's within the highway circle surrounding the city, towards the Northeast corner.
- Fletcher Place is also within the highway circle surrounding the city, but towards the Southeast. I think this is closer to the IUPUI campus, as its a decent distance to White River State Park and all that. MUCH less fancy than Lockerbie Square, and also much less fun to look at, but generally fairly safe from what I've been able to discern.

Outside of the circle and directly north there is the Old Northside (around 11th to 16th) and then Herron Morton (17th to 23rd ish, maybe a bit more north). Herron Morton is less gentrified and definitely a bit dicier. But this whole area has a sweeping historic feel, as there are a lot of big old estates (especially in the Old Northside). I currently live in the Old Northside (in a big old house split into condominiums) and I love it - the area is beautiful, lots of quiet streets lined with big old trees and wonderful architecture. I stay within the boundaries of 11th to 16th, and then Alabama to Park ish (about a 4 block by 4 block perimeter) when I walk my dog and go for runs late at night, but I've never felt unsafe. There are a lot of old mansion-museums in this area as well, such as the Benjamin Harrison house. It's about a 10 minute drive to the IUPUI area (where my gym is). I would say it takes me about 15-20 minutes to walk to central downtown from here.

If you go even further north from Herron Morton, there's Fall Creek Place which is right around the Monon. It's a nice little area but definitely a little lower in safety and quality than if you were closer to downtown, as its approaching the STAY AWAY area of Indy (more further below on that).

People will generally advise against Speedway and the East Side areas, but there can be nice places to live in both. Eagle Creek (near the speedway) is a pretty quiet area, and within the East side your best bet is Chatham Arch. It's a lot like Lockerbie/Fletcher/Old Northside and is very gentrified in comparison with the rest of the East side. There are again pockets of nice little neighborhoods such as Holy Cross, Fountain Square, and Arsenal but I don't have a lot of experience with those except for brief visits. When I was apartment hunting in Holy Cross in particular I did not feel nearly as comfortable as I did in the Old Northside.

If you are willing to look outside of the direct Indy downtown area, I suggest looking into Broad Ripple (about a 15-20 minute drive from downtown?); this is a very college-y scene and has a bit of an artsy feel to it. It's got a very young population overall, is probably the most gay friendly area of Indy, and is home to a lot of college-type bars (think Brothers) and kitsch-y boutiques. There's a "river" type thing, its overall very walkable.

If you are looking for a more suburban feel and are willing to live outside of Indianapolis altogether, Zionsville (NW), Avon/Plainfield (SW), and Greenwood (S) are all a 20 minute drive away.

STAY AWAY FROM: 34th street to 38th street. This is a BAD area. If you look at crime statistics for Indy geographically, the majority of them happen around here. I had a coworker with a lovely apartment on 34th (she was tempted by the cheapness) but she told me that as nice as it was on the inside, she never felt comfortable taking walks around her home or venturing outside for too long at night (there were a lot of panhandlers around her complex as well). I would generally try to stay either south of the 20 something streets or north of 40. I've also heard very bad things about Stallard & Associates, as well as the Zender Partnership (as landlords).

Let me know if I can help anyone else out with housing questions :) And welcome to Indy!


Knowing what I know of Indianapolis, this sounds super duper racist.


It was not intended to be in any way. What I constitute a "shady" person to be is entirely independent of race but rather based upon their actions, i.e. drunkenly approaching me and shouting random slurs after dark until my dog scares them away (yes, this has actually happened), or committing such offenses such as mugging or property theft/damage (the latter is known to be common in certain areas of Indy).

"Shadiness" is not a characteristic of a race, and no races are not a characteristic of "shadiness". They are too completely separate things, and I did not make or intend to imply any correlation between them, as I personally do not hold such a correlation to exist. I do not see the qualities exhibited by so-called "shady people" as representative of any collective race, gender, age, or socioeconomic status but rather of the SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS through the actions they CHOOSE to partake in. I am simply noting that there are more individuals with these qualities living in this area than I, a female in my twenties living alone, would feel safe/comfortable living around. I am not wary of any of the race, gender, age, or socioeconomic status that these particular individuals belong to but I AM wary of walking alone after hours around neighborhoods that these particular individuals frequent. I am wary of what they DO, not who they are.

*Also wanted to add: having just moved to Indy less than a year ago, I am not familiar with the racial make up of the city. I based a lot of my advice and judgment on advice I had received from coworkers and Indy natives, as well as city crime charts that detail the concentration of robberies, rapes, and homicides.


That sounds like the defense of a super duper racist person. I think it was the quotes around shadier, as well as the "if you catch my drift". What the hell kind of drift was there to catch, if your comments are on the up and up?

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby czelede » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:47 am

Fark-o-vision wrote:
That sounds like the defense of a super duper racist person. I think it was the quotes around shadier, as well as the "if you catch my drift". What the hell kind of drift was there to catch, if your comments are on the up and up?


Is the fact that I'm bothering to explain how I didn't mean what you thought just going to serve as "evidence" for you that apparently I really actually did mean it? What kind of defense against your allegations WOULDN'T make me seem the person you clearly have made up your mind about me being?

I was baffled that you could have drawn such a conclusion that I really had no intention of implying. With what you've said above, however, I am starting to understand how my words could have possibly been misconstrued, but I REALLY think you are reading way too much into this. I put quotes around the word "shady" because I don't think its a proper or professional descriptor, period. It's the kind of word you use with your girlfriends to describe a creepy guy that keeps groping you at a party. I couldn't find a better word to sum up those qualities so I used the next best thing - a conversational descriptor that I put in quotes to signify that it was not a proper descriptor.* The "if you catch my drift" is referring to the fact that neighborhoods within bad neighborhoods can be safe because the perpetrators of crime tend to keep themselves within invisible perimeters - that was the conclusion of the sentences prior that I didn't feel like spelling out with another sentence, and instead implied with a "if you get what I mean" type expression. There was NO FURTHER MEANING to it except to say "do you get what I'm saying?"

*In retrospect, the word "sketchy" probably would've sufficed without quotations.
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