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Old 10-02-2020, 01:44 PM
 
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what is south indy like? is there an airport there?
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Old 10-02-2020, 06:55 PM
 
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what is south indy like? is there an airport there?
What do you consider "south indy"? The southside, Greenwood?

More details, please, if you expect an accurate response.

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Old 10-03-2020, 10:38 AM
 
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The airport is basically on the far southwest side of the metro. Overall, I'd consider it more working to middle class than the north side, but better than most places on the east or west sides. As Morton said, being more specific would yield a better answer.
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Old 10-03-2020, 04:12 PM
 
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Theoretically, there *is* an airport in Greenwood, but it's business jet and small plane size, not a commercial airport in the sense that there are schedule flights out of it.

Again that may not be what you're thinking of as "south indy", so until you clarify it's not relevant.

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Old 12-21-2020, 05:58 PM
 
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what is south indy like? is there an airport there?
South side of Indy, meaning Perry Township, has nearly 20,000 Burmese people living there. I think Perry Township Schools (Perry Meridian and Southport HS) is 33% Asian this year, and the Asian enrollment will soon surpass the white enrollment (which is around 39%).

Southwest side is Decatur Township which is pretty poor and MSD Decatur Twp schools are ok, slightly majority white with decent size black and Hispanic enrollments. Southeast side is Franklin Township, which is growing significantly as it is entirely suburban in character with lots of farmland still to be developed. Franklin Township Schools sometimes get overlooked in the Indianapolis Metro Area because they're not Carmel level of good, but it's a good district and continues to grow. Diversity is growing in the township and schools.

The airport spans both the west/southwest side in Wayne Township and Decatur Township. Lots of warehouses on the west and southwest side.
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Old 12-21-2020, 06:20 PM
 
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Is the ethnicity of the people in Perry Township Burmese? I wasn't sure of this. I have a family member who retired from Perry Township schools last year and she remarked about a major shift in the recent past of the ethnicity of the enrollment, but what it was I didn't know.

I know Clark-Pleasant had issues with a large continent of a particular ethnicity some years back that really caused a lot of issue for them due to the district's inability to locate and provide enough translators for students and teachers.

Interesting. I wonder what made the area attractive to a particular culture?

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Old 12-21-2020, 09:02 PM
 
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From what I've heard, the Catholic church brought them here...and then didn't do much to help them integrate.
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Old 12-22-2020, 11:56 AM
 
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From what I've heard, the Catholic church brought them here...and then didn't do much to help them integrate.
Probably much like the churches in MN and WI brought in the Hmong people in the 1980s?

Just wondered. I had a family member who was on the C-P school board at the time and I know it really caused some problems for the school district having to accommodate the influx of non-native speaking students. Locals told me there were other issues as well, because the students didn't participate in any extracurricular activities as the parents didn't want them assimilating. Good luck with that....

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Old 12-23-2020, 09:42 AM
 
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Here is a link to a good explanation of what is going on.
What it doesn't cover is the fact that Perry Township now pays higher property taxes than anyplace else in the state because of the necessity to enlarge the schools.
The term "Chin" sounds derogatory but it is not. They are from the Chin province of Myanmar (formerly Burma).
https://www.wishtv.com/news/getting-...%20Immigration.
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Old 12-23-2020, 11:01 AM
 
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Here is a link to a good explanation of what is going on.
What it doesn't cover is the fact that Perry Township now pays higher property taxes than anyplace else in the state because of the necessity to enlarge the schools.
The term "Chin" sounds derogatory but it is not. They are from the Chin province of Myanmar (formerly Burma).
https://www.wishtv.com/news/getting-...%20Immigration.
Correct. The Chin Burmese are an ethnic minority in Myanmar and are mostly Christian, many of whom have fled Myanmar to escape religious persecution from the Buddhist regime there. Many of the Burmese in Indianapolis work in warehouses throughout the city/metro or in small businesses on the south side.
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