The 5 Best Neighborhoods to Rent in Indianapolis

The 5 Best Neighborhoods to Rent in Indianapolis

Whether you’re new to the Indy area or you’ve been living here awhile, picking a neighborhood to settle down in can be difficult to do.

If you’re looking for something more urban, suburban, or rural, Indy is one of the few cities that really does have it all. That’s why we’ve decided to highlight five great neighborhoods you should consider calling your next home in Indianapolis.

1. Broad Ripple Village

Broad Ripple Village is ideal for those that want to be close to the downtown core without actually living in it. Broad Ripple offers renters easy access to downtown, making it perfect for those who need to work in the city during the week or young families looking to settle down. That’s because the area offers renters reasonably priced apartments when compared to Downtown Indy, with plenty of playgrounds and schools to pick from.

Plus, despite the easy access to the city, there really is no reason to look beyond Broad Ripple for things to do. The area itself is filled with plenty of charming boutiques, galleries, pubs, restaurants, and more.

2. Crooked Creek

Nature lovers can rejoice since Crooked Creek is the perfect rental location for them. That’s because this neighborhood is remotely located in Marion County’s northwest part. It is also filled with plenty of green space, parks, bike trails, horseback riding options, and (of course) the impressive 41-acre Juan Solomon Park.

As if that’s not enough to convince you to relocate, the area’s rental prices are just as enticing since the area is (on average) more affordable when compared to other parts of Indy.

3. Downtown Indy

Looking for a lively area that’s packed with non-stop things to do and see? If so, Downtown Indy is the right choice for you. Perfect for young adults or urban families, the area is never short on activities to keep busy.

Whether it’s heading out to a great cocktail bar, taking in one of the many art galleries, shops, restaurants, or local festivals the area will definitely keep renters busy.

For those relocating from outside Indianapolis, you’ll be surprised to learn that despite its bustling location, rent still remains relatively cheap when compared to other major metropolitan cities in the US. In turn, making it a perfect choice for those that want to live an urban life without a hefty price tag.

4. Bayview 

In our opinion, there’s nothing more relaxing than being by the water. If you agree with this, then why not make the Bayview area your next home? That’s because Bayview is close to the quiet calm of the lake. It also offers a close-knit community feeling in a quaint suburban town.

5. North Willow 

North Willow is another family-friendly area that Indy renters should get excited about. The location itself offers easy access to the nearby towns of Castleton and Keystone at the Crossing, perfect for those that want a residential feel without having to sacrifice entertainment.

Renters will also be pleased to note that the average rental cost is relatively affordable given the family-friendly area and space it offers.

Ultimately, we know how hard a rental decision can be. Especially when it comes to those who haven’t thought of the Indy area before or are in love with multiple neighborhoods. That’s why, if you’re looking for a rental in the area, you should consider getting help from a professional. Someone like us at PMI Midwest can offer advice and support and potentially show you some properties that could be your next home.

If you’d want more information on how we can help you, call 317-546-3482 or email