Living in Indianapolis
Indianapolis has much to offer the business community and is a destination for high-tech health and life sciences companies. Furthermore, as many national publications such as Fortune, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal have noted, the city’s emergence as a growth center for business is coupled with its reputation for being a great place to live.
With more than 1.7 million residents in the metropolitan area, Indianapolis is the twelfth largest city in the nation, and more than 2,700 diversified manufacturing industries in the metropolitan area provide a stable economic base. Interstate highways intersect Indianapolis from seven directions (the largest concentration of its kind in America) and, as a result, the city has become a major distribution center. Still, most Indianapolis attorneys live within a 30-minute drive from their offices.
A major reason for the city’s success is the consolidation of the city and county government under the “Uni-Gov” legislation, a substantial portion of which was drafted by the founder of Bose McKinney & Evans, Lewis Bose. With a relatively unique form of government, a stable economic base and convenient transportation, Indianapolis is in a good position for controlled, healthy growth. Despite this growth, however, the cost of living here remains moderate, allowing recent graduates to own homes and participate in the cultural life of the city. Recent figures indicate that the cost of living in Indianapolis is more than 20% less than the cost of living in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston or New York City.
A unique spirit of cooperation between the public and private sectors has led to substantial construction of new buildings and rehabilitation of historic structures in our downtown area. The Circle Centre Mall, containing about a hundred specialty shops, a twelve-screen cinema and numerous restaurants, brings many visitors to the downtown area. Other attractions, including White River Park (a 250-acre park that hosts the Indianapolis Zoo and six more major attractions), the Circle Theater, the Canal Square area, and several historic residential districts, have produced a vibrant, safe and clean city center. Most recently, Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the Indianapolis Colts, opened, thanks in part to the work of attorneys at Bose McKinney & Evans and governmental relations professionals at Bose Public Affairs Group. As a result of this revitalization and growth, downtown Indianapolis has become a destination for business, entertainment, sporting events, festivals and cultural events. In addition, energetic city districts, such as Broad Ripple, Fountain Square and Massachusetts Avenue have shops, restaurants, art galleries and night life.
An urban cycling model has earned Indianapolis international fame. In fact, the New York Times named Indianapolis as one of the 52 places to see in 2014 in part due to the new $63 million, eight-mile bike-friendly Indy Cultural Trail. The path connects five downtown neighborhoods to top downtown sites, including the Capitol Building, City Market and White River State Park.
Indianapolis’ drive to become a sports center has paid off in a number of major national and international sports events, including the NCAA Basketball Championship, the Super Bowl in 2012, the World Police and Fire Games, the National Sports Festival (the annual Olympic warm-up competition), national and international track and swimming meets, the World Indoor Track Championships, the Pan American Games and the PGA Championship. In addition, the Indianapolis Tennis Championship tournament is held annually in a multimillion dollar tennis complex located in the downtown area. Within an hour’s drive of Indianapolis are the sports and cultural attractions of both Purdue and Indiana Universities.
Bose McKinney & Evans is proud of Indianapolis, and continues to support its growth and development. We agree with Time magazine when it stated, “Indianapolis is feeling major league, and its residents have ample reason for civic pride.
- A world class symphony orchestra
- Modern dance
- An outdoor music amphitheater
- An art museum in a 45-acre park
- A recently expanded zoo
- A children’s museum unsurpassed in the nation
- Numerous theatre groups
- Conner Prairie – a living history museum
- Several colleges and universities including schools of art, dance, and music
- The Cultural Trail
- The Indiana State Museum
- The NCAA Hall of Champions
Spectator sports include:
- The Indiana Pacers (NBA)
- The Indianapolis Colts (NFL)
- The Indianapolis Indians (affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates)
- The Indiana Ice (hockey)
- The Indianapolis Fever (WNBA)
- The greatest spectacle in racing – the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race
- Indy Eleven (soccer)