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Old 08-01-2013, 09:31 PM
 
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I am considering of buying a small-size home (2-3 bedroom) in Indy. I would love to live in a neighborhood which is close to all the major stores, safe and also can have some fun activities (since I am not married yet). Any suggestions? I highly appreciate your advice and suggestions.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:34 AM
 
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urban or suburban?
safe? Describe
major stores? Describe, grocery, high end, mall, ?

Do you care about schools?

Price limit? This should be obvious but not mentioned.

Commute distance?

Room for pets?

What are fun activities?

Price no object, live downtown where you can get a small home with private yard. One for sale right now on 9th for $169,000 at full list.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:00 AM
 
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urban or suburban?
safe? Describe
major stores? Describe, grocery, high end, mall, ?

Do you care about schools?

Price limit? This should be obvious but not mentioned.

Commute distance?

Room for pets?

What are fun activities?

Price no object, live downtown where you can get a small home with private yard. One for sale right now on 9th for $169,000 at full list.
Thanks for the reply.

What I was thinking of: more urban setting, safe here basically means there are not too many thiefs or break-in's (i've had my home broken into before in other areas). Grocery stores and some decent department stores (not necessary high-ends) would be ideal.

I do not care too much about schools, and the price limit could be up to 200k. Fun activities here do not necessarily mean night life. I would like to go to concerts, museums, movies, some good restaurants, and some get-togethers with other professionals/families.

Thanks a lot, I will look into the downtown places.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Thanks for the reply.

What I was thinking of: more urban setting, safe here basically means there are not too many thiefs or break-in's (i've had my home broken into before in other areas). Grocery stores and some decent department stores (not necessary high-ends) would be ideal.

I do not care too much about schools, and the price limit could be up to 200k. Fun activities here do not necessarily mean night life. I would like to go to concerts, museums, movies, some good restaurants, and some get-togethers with other professionals/families.

Thanks a lot, I will look into the downtown places.
Sounds like you're describing Lockerbie Square/Mass Ave/Chatham Arch area, though house prices could be above your range. There are a lot of good local restaurants and hangouts in that area of downtown. You'd be close to a Marsh supermarket and the Murat theater which hosts concerts and broadway shows. 20 minute or so walk to White River State Park with The Lawn amphitheater, Indiana State Museum and Eiteljorg Museum and the Indianapolis Zoo. Also all the festivals and monuments along the American Legion Mall. You'd be 10-15 minute walk from Circle Centre with more restaurants and shops and a movie theater. The only downside would be department stores. The only one in the downtown area is Carson Pirie Scott and also TJ Maxx (I always forget about that place). And as I said, I don't know what home prices are in that area.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:32 AM
 
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Home prices are easy to get on mibor.com. You just input where you are interested and a price range, condo or residential and it will spit them out in price order.

From there you can look at the pictures and then with a map check the locations. You probably wont be able to afford Lockerbie or Chatham Arch for a house but Cottage Home is a distinct possibility especially if you are handy. They have a very vibrant homeowners association which can indicate a tight community concerned about its residents.

Fall Creek Place is another one that is a long walk from downtown but still accessible. Broad Ripple and all surrounding areas will have potential properties. If you are downtown, you need to be concerned about the neighborhood but around BR it is pretty consistent.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:46 PM
 
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Thank you so much, I will look into it now, and will come back if I have some questions.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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Thank you so much! I will look into those areas you mentioned, and will come back if I have some questions.
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