If you are planning a move to Indiana, and have decided on Indianapolis for your city, you have lots to look forward to. You may be wondering what to expect from your new city. What is the city like? What is it known for? What areas and attractions should you check out first?

Since you have plenty of time to take in your new city after your move, you can take your time in learning about it and enjoying all that it has to offer. Here is a short guide that you can refer to for transplants to Indianapolis:

Basic Information

Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana and also the largest city in the state by population. Locals refer to it as “Indy,” so if you want to avoid looking like a transplant, you can refer to it like that as well. The city’s economy is based on trade, transportation, education, professional services, hospitality, health services, and government, so there will be a variety of jobs and fields to choose from for anyone moving to the area.

Indianapolis is home to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (which resulted from the merger of Indiana University and Purdue University branch campuses). If you’re looking for the perfect place to call home, come take a look at these new apartments for rent in Irving. The city has four distinct seasons with warm, humid summers and cold winters with moderate snowfall. If you are a fan of the seasons, you will love living in Indianapolis.

Attractions and Things to Do

There is so much to do and see in Indianapolis! Your weekends will be booked for months to come after your move. If you love sports, Indianapolis is home to the Colts and the Pacers. The city is also home to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, which is the largest children’s museum in the world. This is great information to know if you are planning to move with a family and have little ones that would be interested in a children’s museum.

Some other attractions to check out in the city include the many monuments to veterans, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Hilbert Circle Theater (home to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra), the Indianapolis Zoo, and so many more. But you are probably wondering what the biggest attraction is in Indianapolis and that is the following:


Indianapolis is best known for racing and motorsports, and is referred to as the racing capital of the world. Each year, Indianapolis hosts the Indianapolis 500, which is the world’s largest single-day sporting event.

If that is not enough, Indianapolis is home to the two auto-racing sanctioning organizations: INDYCAR and United States Auto Club. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is also a National Historic Landmark and is considered the world’s largest sports venue by capacity.

If all of this sounds wonderful, you are in for a treat as you prepare to move to your new city. If you haven’t already, be sure to find some housing, as there are plenty of Indianapolis houses for sale. You will be sure to have fun in your new city whether you are checking out an art museum, a monument, or a race.