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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    D+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
West Indianapolis is a neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indiana with a population of 8,090. West Indianapolis is in Marion County. Living in West Indianapolis offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Indianapolis there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in West Indianapolis and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About West Indianapolis...
Population
8,090

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$55,782
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$773
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,784
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    30%
    13%
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Much nicer than the bougie northern indianapolis/carmel area. Character, soul, and beauty. Don't a gentrifier, though. Live in one of the many lovely areas that supports the local economy and doesn't displace local residents.
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I have lived on the west side of Indianapolis for almost 3 years now and I really like it. My neighbors are very kind, they always say good morning and ask me if I need help keeping my yard cut. This past winter I didn't have a snow blower and I was having trouble getting in and out of my driveway. I guess my neighbor saw me struggling and when I came home from work that evening my walkway and driveway were totally clean. I live in a neighborhood with some really great people.
Lived in West Indianapolis (10th/I465) for 3 years and during my first year my apartment was robbed. The West side is the only place where I've seen several rebel flags flown from a driver's pick up truck. The positive I enjoyed were international foods available such as Cuban, Japanese and Ethiopian.