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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Greenwood is a suburb of Indianapolis with a population of 56,791. Greenwood is in Johnson County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Greenwood offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Greenwood there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Greenwood and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Greenwood are highly rated.
About Greenwood...
Population
56,791

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$937
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Greenwood Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    108
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    3.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    29.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    157.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,647.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    241.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Greenwood

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,025
National
$55,322
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I love Greenwood! I feel that our community is extremely safe and welcoming, and we are the perfect distance from downtown Indy. I would love to see more areas like downtown Greenwood that feel homey, with more options for small businesses, parks, or restaurants. Most of our food options in town are fast food, and I would love to see that change. More local events could help Greenwood in feeling more like a community as well!
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Greenwood, Indiana is located just south of Indiana’s state capitol, Indianapolis. In the 18 years that I have spent in Greenwood, I have seen it to be a very diverse community. The most popular places in Greenwood are, The Suds and Ms. Curls. The Suds is an old-fashioned restaurant where every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights during the summer, there is a car meet where hundreds of people go to see all of the hotrods while enjoying an old-fashioned shake and a cheeseburger. Ms. Curls is a locally owned outdoor ice cream parlor where hundreds of thousands people go every summer. Any time you go there, the line is wrapped around the relatively small building. Greenwood is a very kid friendly community that has many parks and just recently opened up a new waterpark. My overall opinion of Greenwood is that it is a very welcoming community that anyone would enjoy visiting.
Greenwood is an excellent place to work and visit! They have countless restaurants and various shops to eat at, along with a huge variety of food, not just basic American! (They have Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, etc.) Besides food, they also have plenty of places to shop at. Their main mall includes stores like MAC, Express, Forever21, JC Penney, American Eagle, and lots of boutiques and others! Grocery stores are in very convenient locations, along with gas stations. Houses and roads are all very nice!