The energetic downtown Indy offers more than 300 diverse restaurants and 50 top attractions, including renowned arts and cultural institutions, award-winning sports facilities, miles of bike trails, a picturesque Central Canal and 250 acres of urban green space. And the city never stops developing. Indigenous peoples have inhabited the area since 10,000 BC. In 1818, the Delaware renounced their tribal lands in the Treaty of St.
In 1821, Indianapolis was founded as a planned city for the new seat of Indiana's state government. The city was placed by Alexander Ralston and Elias Pym Fordham on a 1 square mile (2.6 km) grid along the White River. The completion of National and Michigan highways and the arrival of the railroad later consolidated the city's position as a manufacturing and transportation hub. Two of the city's nicknames reflect its historic links to Crossroads of America and Railroad City transportation.
Since the city-county consolidation of 1970, known as Unigov, the local government administration operates under the direction of an elected 25-member city-county council headed by the mayor. The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA) is a quasi-government agency that organizes regional auto and truck groups and operates three public workforce connections from Indianapolis to employment centers in Plainfield and Whitestown. Other private and non-profit healthcare networks with a presence in the city include Ascension (St. Vincent's Hospital of Indianapolis); Franciscan Health (Franciscan Health Indianapolis) and Community Health Network (Community Hospital East, Community Hospital North and Community Hospital South).
This is a post about living in Indy. And frankly, why, especially if you're considering a move, you should take a closer look at us.