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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+

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%

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

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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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.
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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.
West Indianapolis is a great area. Convenient to suburbs of Avon, Plainfield and Brownsburg but also just 15 minutes to downtown Indy. West Indy has strong diversity and culture. It's family friendly and the crime rate is average. Neighbors are friendly and the schools are excellent.