It has a lot of solid older homes, big yards, and quite a few have double garages.
It's close to Greenwood which has restaurants and a big mall.
The schools are probably the weak spot.
If you need good schools, head to Zionsville if you have the cash, or Franklin Township, Plainfield, or Avon.
All are just outside of the city limits.
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Best of luck.
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I would say that it seems to me that you are more interested in the southside than any other part of town. It could be because the home prices are lower there, in general, than in some other parts of the city. Perry Township is a township/area on the southside of Indianapolis, just like Southport is. It is a diverse area culturally and has a good deal of lower-income homes. I think of Southport and Perry Township as a generally "working-class" type of area, with pockets of upper-middle-class homes and then lower-middle-class homes. The Southport/Perry Township area is very convenient to downtown Indianapolis, so many people like living there because of that.
To be quite honest, I have lived in the Indianapolis metro area my whole life and I have known many people from Indy's southside and I can't really think of a specific thing the southside is 'known for.' There is a very nice park, Garfield Park, that has a wonderful botanical garden. Perhaps, that is what I would think of most when I think of the southside. It's just a typical, working-class type of area and I'm not sure how else I could explain it. As Peter mentioned, the people of the southside are usually not known to be pretentious, they are just hard-working people and many/most of them prefer to stay on the southside if they were raised on the southside. The University of Indianapolis is also located in that area, which is a highly thought-of institution. The southside that you are referring to is an older part of town, one that was established in mid-20th-century, so it has all the typical characteristics of that type of area...smaller, brick bungalows and National homes that were built after the war, on through homes that were built in the 60's and 70's.
As a buyer who is from out-of-town, I would sincerely suggest you visit at some point and tour the Southport/Perry Township area - as well as other areas of the city. If you give your realtor your criteria for a new home, I'm sure you can find something in any area you truly are interested in.
Julie A. Barnett
Prudential Indiana Realty Group
Perry Township, like Marion County in general was affected by the economic downturn, with consequent foreclosures and short sales - which led to depression of home prices. There was some over-building (in my opinion) and too easy credit. Things are slowly coming back.
The south side is known for it's lack of pretentiousness and down-to-earth people. Southsiders have often thought Carmel, Fishers and Hamilton County residents in general to be "stuck up". The north-central part of Marion County is traditionally where the "old money" lives.
Hope this helps.
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