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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Castleton is a neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indiana with a population of 10,663. Castleton is in Marion County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Castleton offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Castleton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Castleton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Castleton are above average.
About Castleton...
Population
10,663

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,929
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$998
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    73%
  • Own
    27%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,559
National
$55,322
Families with Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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I like how close it is to fishers, the fashion mall and the castleton mall. I dislike the state of the town -- cracked roads, pot holes, run down looking, crime rates are not great, a bit of a poverty area... not ideal for raising a family. Wouldnt be as bad if the rentals around here didnt think they were renting an apartment in Hamilton county or something. The price for my one bedroom apartment in castleton is over $1000! Its definitely not worth it. I less for a 3 bd in noblesville and I felt a million x safer. On the bright side, despite a bit of congestion, it's a short commute to fishers or the fashion mall. Also very easy to find vegan food which is always a plus. Overall, I probably wont be staying when my lease is up but its probably SOME BODY out there's cup of tea. I'd rather pay to live in a safer and better county, similar in price but lower in quality.
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I grew up in the Castleton area as a child. While the location has dramatically grown in popularity, there remains a sense of community and strong core. The educational/academics are phenomenal, businesses and real estate have substantially grown, and opportunity for employment is everywhere. It’s situated near the highway, downtown, and influential and historic locations, such as Fishers, Carmel, and the Broadripple Area. This makes it a very convenient location for commuting and exploring around Indianapolis and surrounding townships.
In all of this, there remains diversity and countless possibilities to become involved in the area.
I have greatly enjoyed living in Castleton these last seven years. Even now I still feel fairly secure in my neighborhood, especially with a police car occasionally passing by. The closest public school, Lawrence, hosts a farmers' market in spring and fall, and I appreciate the close proximity to the library and the newly built trail. It is a quick ten minute drive to a the more commercial Allisonville, where my mother found employment at Roche. The nightlife here is not a highlight in this area, but I appreciate that I can sleep at night without being rudely awakened by cheering, fighting, or bright lights. The rent here, however, has been steadily increasing for years for no obvious reason.