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Old 04-07-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: university city
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Default how do you guys rate the south side?

i'm the same one who just asked about east side

there are many affordable places on the south side. i just relocated from philly. my fam who lives here is trying to convince me that i do not want to live on the south side. i need a place to live for a year, not for life, and i have found some decent houses on the southside for rent, at least decent in pics. all i am asking for is that it will be unlikely my car is broken into, my home is broken into, and that my girl and i (interracial couple mid 30's) will not be targetted in some way

so, which areas do you suggest? southwest? south central? southeast? or maybe it doesnt work like that. west of this or east of that?

thanks in advance
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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When you say South Side, do you mean far South Side or near South Side? Folks on the near South Side seem to have a live and let live attitude for the most part. However, some young teenagers tend to get into skirmishes and they reportedly are along racial lines. I see a lot of interracial couples around Indy and no one was giving them a hard time.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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All depends on where. South is pretty vague due to land size. Overall the south side is the safest part of the city but like any place, there will be pockets of crime. If you could narrow down general location, we could give you a better feel. Normally anything south of Keystone would be pretty fair for you.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:33 PM
 
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Sorry. south of morris/ prospect. just inside 465 or within 3 miles outside
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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It's actually OK.

A relative lives near Keystone and Troy, by the Sarah Shank golf course. His street is mainly old people who have lived there for 50 years and college kids who go to UI. They all seem to look out for each other.

We have never felt unsafe visiting or parking our car in the driveway or on the street.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:08 AM
 
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Sorry. south of morris/ prospect. just inside 465 or within 3 miles outside
SW will be OK for you being inside 465. The Central part (Center Township), you will find pockets but the Keystone area shouldn't be a problem. Heading East, you actually head into Beech Grove which is perfectly fine and furthest east within 465 you get in between Warren, Center and Franklin Townships and it runs from some bad pockets in Center to places where people don't worry at all in Franklin.

Within 3 miles of 465 on the SSide is fine, you're in Perry, Decatur or Franklin Townships and shouldn't have any issues. Within 3 miles you are at the Southport & 65 area with several apartments, shopping, bars and despite the ample traffic is still the third safest area in the city crime wise after Meridian Hills (North) and Wanamaker (South) and just ahead of Acton (South). That area is only 10 min or so from downtown, minutes from Greenwood, US 31 area, about 20 minutes from Edinburgh outlet, 25 min from Columbus and about 50-55 minutes from Bloomington dependent upon which way you go to hit 37. It's 35-40 min. to the far north side so it is actually a very good spot to be in geographically.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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thanks alot. todays posts were extremely helpful.
i just found some decent houses in greenwood. decent, yeah? in actual driving, far from downtown indy?
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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thanks alot. todays posts were extremely helpful.
i just found some decent houses in greenwood. decent, yeah? in actual driving, far from downtown indy?
Depends on where in Greenwood. If you are close to 65, it will be a breeze, 13-15 minutes straight shot normal traffic. If you are closer to SR 135, that adds time because you will either traverse main street or county line road until you hit 65 which adds nothing but time or you stay 135 until it becomes Thompson Rd and take 31 North into Downtown or jump on 465 and take the next exit to 65 N.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:18 PM
 
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Thanks so much
how would you describe greenwood?
would it be a good fit based on my OP?
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:52 AM
 
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Greenwood will be fine. Just keep in mind it is a standard Suburban lifestyle and that's how they like it. Nothing too fancy.
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