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Old 02-11-2010, 01:38 PM
 
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Default Safe towns around Indianapolis?

Hi my husband and I planning a move to Indianapolis,where we have no friends or family and we have never been, and were wanting to know the safest neighborhoods to live in we currently have 1 chlid so low-crime is VERY important
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:58 PM
 
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I like to check this from time to time. CrimeView Community Incident Map
You will not be 100 percent safe no matter where you live however. I am in southern Perry Township on the SW side. Very low crime there and lots of young families.
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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Where will you be working?
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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Where will you be working?
As Dave pointed out where you work could determine the best area. Also looking for schools with a young child becomes important as well.

The 'burbs north, west, & south have a lot to offer and are low crime areas. There are areas within Indy proper that are a good choice too. But most people would look at the commute as a factor in a large metro area like Indy.
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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we are in fishers and love it - very low crime with a great PD - other depts come to ours for training...great schools - always ranked between 10-20th top cities in the country by Money magazine...
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:12 AM
 
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Hi, I'm a travel nurse and will be working at Methodist Hospital, I know nothing about Indianapolis, will someone please let me know of any safe and quiet neighborhoods not too far from methodist hospital.
Thanks
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:05 AM
 
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Methodist Hospital is right downtown. What is "not too far", what is your budget, what type of housing are you looking for?

Methodist is right off I65 so you can pretty easily get to it from the Northeast. Broad Ripple and all the surrounding areas are about 15 minutes on city streets (did that for about 15 years), Even Greenwood, Plainfield, etc. are no more than about 30 minutes away.

I live right downtown about 10 blocks from Methodist (around 10th and Alabama) and love it. Quiet and safe in my area. There are apartments and homes/condos for sale.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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My suggestions from living in Indy two times: Brownsburg, Avon, Zionsville, Carmel and Westfield.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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Most any of the burbs are good
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:49 AM
 
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we are in fishers and love it - very low crime with a great PD - other depts come to ours for training...great schools - always ranked between 10-20th top cities in the country by Money magazine...
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The 'burbs north, west, & south have a lot to offer and are low crime areas.
The idea of where crime is occurring in the city will be changing soon enough. Lots of folks fear the east side, the worst being the Section 8 complexes along E. 38th St., E. 42nd St., E. 30th St., and E. Washington St. What is funny that most of our crime on the "east side" (however that is defined) is really acquaintance related. The crimes such as home invasions are no different on the far east/northeast side than those in Fishers. Usually most of the east side home invasion type crimes are closer to the near east side, and even then most of those have something to do with specific knowledge of a target.

Nora and Fishers are prime examples of how crime is starting to spread in the city. It seems like Nora has now becoming the parking lot robbery capital of Indiana. Not a month goes by that there isn't some purse snatch or armed robbery at a grocery store parking lot or bank ATM in Nora.

And while Fishers PD is great, so are many other PDs, but they can't stop crime. Crime is definitely spreading over into Hamilton County. There was a guy robbing gas stations all along 96th St. and up Allisonville Rd.. Just recently, Fishers PD put out an alert about six burglaries and one attempted burglary all happening within this past month. Vehicle break-ins are also a huge thing every few months, with large numbers of vehicles being targeted from Danville, up to Zionsville, to Fishers, through Indy, and into Greenwood.

The more rural an area, the more likely you won't find as much crime, because you won't have gas stations to rob or a number of homes to pick to burglarize. It will be interesting to watch the crime trends in the coming years. Crime has always been somewhat linked to lower income areas, and we have Section 8 vouchers being accepted at more and more suburban areas than in the past. It isn't shocking that crime is following that movement.

Overall, crime isn't too bad. The only areas you might get robbed at seem to be Broad Ripple and Nora. Broad Ripple robberies seem to be taking place in the very early morning hours, when folks are drunk and leaving the bars and clubs. The Nora parking lot robberies seem to happen more in the early or late evening hours. This doesn't happen daily, but happens enough to make the news every month or so.
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