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Old 06-02-2022, 02:01 PM
 
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Excellent educational opportunities with IUPUI and Ivy Tech right in the city.
IUPUI and Ivy Tech are not "excellent educational opportunities. I would classify IU and Purdue as excellent educational opportunities but they aren't in Indy.
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Old 06-02-2022, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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IUPUI and Ivy Tech are not "excellent educational opportunities. I would classify IU and Purdue as excellent educational opportunities but they aren't in Indy.
Huh? Seriously?
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Old 06-02-2022, 11:42 PM
 
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Do understand that when you get outside of the area it gets very red, very quick. That's not a criticism, it's an observation. There are outlying areas that are quite conservative, so do be aware of that. Not to politicize, but in order to explain, Marion County is quite "blue" compared to the surrounding areas, I think.

RM
Please ... you're throwing a warning out there.
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Old 06-03-2022, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Florida & Arizona
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Please ... you're throwing a warning out there.
Call it what you like. Just providing some awareness to the contrasts between Marion County and surrounding areas. I presume you're not challenging my statement?

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Old 06-03-2022, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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IUPUI and Ivy Tech are not "excellent educational opportunities. I would classify IU and Purdue as excellent educational opportunities but they aren't in Indy.
Did you know that IU stopped reporting research dollars by campus because IUPUI has passed the main Bloomington campus in both fundraising and research?
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Old 06-03-2022, 01:24 PM
 
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Just a side note, my husband graduated from classes at IUPUI but his degree says IU.

The biggest challenge facing Indy that I see is the problems faced by the Indianapolis School District. Lodas of unresolved already identified issues and challenges. Parents have to be careful and involved to ensure their children receive an adequate education or pay for private school.
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Old 06-04-2022, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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IUPUI and Ivy Tech are not "excellent educational opportunities. I would classify IU and Purdue as excellent educational opportunities but they aren't in Indy.
IUPUI offers both IU and Purdue degrees.
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Old 06-05-2022, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Central Indiana/Indy metro area
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I may be moving to Indy. Totally unexpected, but after researching it, it seems to be growing on me. How has it changed over the years, both good and bad? It has to be better than where I live now, or at least I hope!
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Downsides to Atlanta are traffic, crime, and pollution. Upsides are you're close to mountains, the ocean, and there's tons to do.

South Florida was too hot, Atlanta has high crime and traffic, and OKC is just plain boring and in the middle of nowhere.
I'm born and raised in the Indy metro area. Family now goes back five generations. I have relatives who dropped out of high school and got GEDs and relatives with MBAs. Many have stayed in this area because the Indy economic is fairly varied and everyone has been able to find decent enough employment to provide a reasonable standard of living.

The biggest negative I see in the last 25 years or so of my working adult stage is that traffic has gotten worse for suburban commuters. This is mostly for the downtown commuters who travel during the busy rush hour times. Overall, traffic here isn't horrible, but a crash on the interstate can cause some issues. As an example, in the late 90s thru the early 2000s, one could be getting onto the interstate in certain suburban areas at 7:15AM and be downtown by 8AM for work. The population has grown so much that prior to the pandemic, I'd say people would need to be on the road by 7:00AM, if not 6:50AM. Those adjustments are only 15-25 mins, overall not a horrible change in commute times. Just more noticeable for those of us who were used to the lighter traffic a couple of decades back.

The current issue is housing costs. In those last 25 years, we went from being a very low-cost of living area to a somewhat lower cost of living area. In the last year though, house prices and apartment rents have just risen to obscene levels. We really aren't at the salary point across all job markets to justify the jump.

Our crime here isn't really no different that other places. Some cities have elected prosecutors who seem to not want to pursue certain quality of life crimes, but that has happened here yet. Don't leave anything you don't want stolen in your car. If I have my work laptop with me, I wear my backpack into stores to shop. I have security doors and alarm system on my home. I don't keep any tools worth anything in my lesser secured mini-barn.


Our weather here is hit or miss. Winters can be very cold and snowy, but usually more mild with a handful of weeks of sub-zero temps, usually some light snows, maybe one decent snow. Summers do seem to be hot and a humid and every so often some summers can be really hot. Fall is usually nice, but anymore Fall seems to be about two or three weeks and done. Spring is fairly nice, but it can be rainy.

The biggest downside of this region of the country is the low tier outdoor offerings if one is in to an active, outdoor lifestyle. We don't have any mountains and our best beaches would be some small strips of sand around Lake Michigan. We do have some hilly areas of the state, and they are nice, but smaller in footprint compared to other regions of the country. Lake Michigan can be nice, but it can be cold and actually more rough and dangerous currants than the Atlantic or Gulf at certain times. The nicer state parks are a drive from the Indy area. I also hear they are very busy on the weekends, but not too bad M-F, outside of holidays.

We do have a lot of festivals in Indiana and they make for a good road trip. The city seems to offer a lot of variety if one is a foodie.

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IUPUI and Ivy Tech are not "excellent educational opportunities. I would classify IU and Purdue as excellent educational opportunities but they aren't in Indy.
Ivy Tech offers excellent entry level courses at a reasonable price. IUPUI is a ranking campus of IU that happens to offer Purdue labeled degrees for various areas of study. IUPUI has a dental, law, and medical school. They also have other graduate schools for STEM related fields.
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Old 06-05-2022, 05:34 PM
 
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IUPUI isn't an excellent opportunity?
https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges...ianapolis-1813

IUPUI is ranked 196th among public universities. No that’s not excellent. Any major city has equivalent or better universities locally.
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Old 06-05-2022, 05:38 PM
 
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IUPUI offers both IU and Purdue degrees.
So what. You still aren’t graduating from a top 10 engineering program or top 10 business school if you graduate from IUPUI. Those top companies that recruit from IU and Purdue aren’t also traveling to IUPUI to recruit. Your resume still shows IUPUI in Indianapolis and its programs are ranked separately
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