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Old 01-10-2012, 12:23 PM
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We are moving to Indy in the spring. Looking to rent a single family home ~20 min or less of Meridian St & South St, where my husband will be working.

We are coming from Northern Virginia with a two year old and baby on the way. We have a large dog and would like a backyard. Walking trails, parks & a lake nearby would be wonderful. Safe, clean neighborhood, of course. Not into really old homes.

I have been to Indy and we stayed in Carmel/Fishers but that is too far of a commute, so those neighborhoods are out. I'm wondering if Greenwood or Avon would be good choices? Any information is appreciated. Looking forward to moving back to the midwest! Thanks!
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:03 PM
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Greenwood and NoVA are not the same but Meridian and South can be reached within that timeframe from Greenwood. You may want Meridian-Kessler or Butler-Tarkington 46th up to say Kessler Blvd (N-S). Puts you close to IMA, Butler and the Canal. Of course at BU you have Holcomb Gardens , the observatory and Carillon.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:34 AM
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US 36 to Avon is kindof a pain during heavy traffic times. At the moment, there are no trails.

Greenwood is 20/35 minutes from downtown. It has a small trail (see map link below), and there is also a trail along Smith Valley Road but it is more of a sidewalk than anything else.

I live on the south side of Indianapolis (outside of I465). Overall its a nice area, and people are friendly. I wish we had more green places and trails, but its a lazy world.

Lakes are hard to come by, unless you count retention ponds. You have to pay to get into Eagle Creek Park . I miss the green trail and lakes where I use to live in eastern Pennsylvania, but I can't afford the housing prices out their.

Here is a map of some trails
Indiana Trails - Google Maps

If it was me, I would also consider Plainfield, IN.
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