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_JD_

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Mainly the Indianapolis area and regions within 1 hour commute to Indianapolis.

I can find all the CCW/Firearms laws, but what are some nice areas to live in, looking to rent for the first year and I'd like to keep rent under $900 a month if possible.

I've applied for a new job with positions across the US, and Indy is one of them that I selected as a desired location.

I have no idea if I'm going to get the job or not and the employer is no known for hiring quickly, so I don't know when I'll be hearing anything, I'd say I've got an above average chance of getting the job, but as I got to select five possibilities for location, who knows where we might end up.
 
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PM sent, but I vote for Fishers/Noblesville area or the Avon/Plainfield area. :) Any idea where the job location would be? That might make a world of difference.
 

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It's all here it just depends if you want city or country life, urban or suburban living. Before fuel prices skyrocketed traveling to work was enjoyable and reasonable. No mass transit, reasonable weather, stable real estate market, not as sunny as I like and a fair amount of gray days. North flat, South rolling hills, West a mixture and I believe East is fairly flat also. I live SW so I have a mixture of the two.
 

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PM sent, but I vote for Fishers/Noblesville area or the Avon/Plainfield area. :) Any idea where the job location would be? That might make a world of difference.

Website just listed Indianapolis. :dunno:

It's all here it just depends if you want city or country life, urban or suburban living. Before fuel prices skyrocketed traveling to work was enjoyable and reasonable. No mass transit, reasonable weather, stable real estate market, not as sunny as I like and a fair amount of gray days. North flat, South rolling hills, West a mixture and I believe East is fairly flat also. I live SW so I have a mixture of the two.

NO INNER CITY! preferably 'burbs at first while shopping for out in "the county" I'd like to be within an hour of the City but that's flexible, if within in an hour still sucks, I'll drive the 4 banger and park the SUV.
 

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I'm a former cheese head, turned hoosier, and attached to Pami.

Since moving here the Fishers, Noblesville, Carmel area(s) are where I've lived or wanted to live. Finding an apartment with 2 or 3 bedrooms in that price range shouldn't be terribly difficult at all. I'm not sure about town homes/ Duplexes/ or houses for rent. I'm sure there's a fair amount of that in the area as well though.
 

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When I moved here in '99, I was told don't go East of College and south of 50th street. I think that still holds as a bad area.

The North side generally has worse traffic than the South side, having lived in both. It is really bad around 69 and 465 area and up in the Carmel area, unless things have changed in the last 3 years.

I'm just moved to the Center Grove area in south Greenwood, about 8 miles further south than I have been for the last 4 years. Not rural, but pretty spread out suburbs. Nice area, with a decent growth of services on 135.

We were looking at some places with decent land down at Exit 80 in Franklin. This gives you not a terrible commute back to Indy on 465, but possibility of having a decent plot of land. Going out East from Exit 95 (Whiteland), you can quickly get into the country, but still be pretty close to Indy.

I would recommend renting in a fairly central place and make a decision on if you want to go rural south or north, after you see where you get work. It would suck to drive 20 minutes to the 465 loop and then another 45 minutes to the north or south side of the city to get to work. I have a friend in that situation after her work moved across town.
 
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Stay on the OUTSIDE of the 465 loop.

Yup.

Greenwood, Southport, Columbus and Franklin are nice areas as well.

Brownsburg is a up and coming area with lots of racing teams calling the place home.

Indiana is very relaxed, as most of the people here are as well.

A lot of people in customer service have the attitude - "We'll get to it when we get to it."

The weather is hot in July and August, and sometimes the deep winter months of January and February are bitterly cold.

If you don't like the weather - wait 10 minutes.

Gas is some what cheap compared to the coasts.

Most food here is either in large portions, heavily salted, or fried.

Yes we even have fried twinkies.

Corn corn corn corn and more corn. Lots of corn.

Racing. IF you don't like racing, this may not be the place for you.

You can't get lost in Indianapolis. Just keep driving north, south, east or west. Eventually you'll hit 465 again.

Any time is a good time to drive your lawn "tractor" with the lights on and a trailer full of beer.

You can wear cammo to just about any place, at any time, for any occasion.

I know Im forgetting a lot of stuff, but this is just what was on the tongue.
 

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Jon, that's awesome... :):

But you forgot.. College Basketball, the Colts, and the Indians. January is Blue Season... that's all you really need to know. ;) (Oh, and we have hockey and a few other sports, too, but as long as you wear blue in January, you're good. If the Colts aren't playing, Green and Gold is acceptable.)

There's more than corn in Indiana. (We also have soy beans!)

But this one was by far the best!
If you don't like the weather - wait 10 minutes.

:rofl:
 

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Yup.

Greenwood, Southport, Columbus and Franklin are nice areas as well.

Brownsburg is a up and coming area with lots of racing teams calling the place home.

Indiana is very relaxed, as most of the people here are as well.
That's a good thing, that's the one thing I like about the area of VA that I'm in now, it's pretty laid back, but these southerners move too slow and can't drive.

A lot of people in customer service have the attitude - "We'll get to it when we get to it."

I can deal with it, as long as that's not the attitude at the gun shops.
The weather is hot in July and August, and sometimes the deep winter months of January and February are bitterly cold.

If you don't like the weather - wait 10 minutes.

I'm originally from SE MI, spent 4 years in CA from north of San Diego to the High Desert, I'll survive, my wife is from central WI, it get's bloody hot there too.


Gas is some what cheap compared to the coasts.

Most food here is either in large portions, heavily salted, or fried.

Yes we even have fried twinkies.

Corn corn corn corn and more corn. Lots of corn.

I only have one requirement for food, IT'S REAL FOOD! No soy crap.

Dead and bleeding, fried, whatever, it's all good.

Racing. IF you don't like racing, this may not be the place for you.

What kind of racing? Obviously Indy racing is in, that's cool, just no more NASCAR.

You can't get lost in Indianapolis. Just keep driving north, south, east or west. Eventually you'll hit 465 again.

I all ready did that, I think I spent close to 2 hours driving in a circle at 2am when I was heading out west coming off of leave...

Any time is a good time to drive your lawn "tractor" with the lights on and a trailer full of beer.

You can wear cammo to just about any place, at any time, for any occasion.

Good to know, however the only camo I wear now with the exception of my boonie is blaze orange, and only during season.

I know Im forgetting a lot of stuff, but this is just what was on the tongue.

It's much appreciated.

:cheers:
 

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If you want to live outside Indianapolis, why not look at Morgan County? Lots of hills to shoot into.:):

Lots of great restaurants in Indianapolis. What do you want, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Brazilian, Thai, Amurican, what?
 

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If you want to live outside Indianapolis, why not look at Morgan County? Lots of hills to shoot into.:):

Lots of great restaurants in Indianapolis. What do you want, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Brazilian, Thai, Amurican, what?

I'm simple, Cracker Barrel works for me, I'm more of a Mom&Pop Diner/Greasy Spoon person.

However when the wife and I go out we love Japanese Hibachi style places, good takeout Chinese is +, I'm tired of the chain restaurants, AppleBeas and Ruby Tuesday keep shrinking their menu.

I'll mark Morgan County on the map, thanks for the heads up.
 

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I'm simple, Cracker Barrel works for me, I'm more of a Mom&Pop Diner/Greasy Spoon person.

However when the wife and I go out we love Japanese Hibachi style places, good takeout Chinese is +, I'm tired of the chain restaurants, AppleBeas and Ruby Tuesday keep shrinking their menu.

I'll mark Morgan County on the map, thanks for the heads up.

My GF works at a Japanese Hibachi style place in Avon. I would recommend Pittsboro area honestly. I used to live in Brownsburg and the taxes are getting bad. That is the same with Avon. Plainfield isnt too bad and has a nice mall. Pittsboro is cheap to live in, no traffic, small town, has a great mom and pop type of restaurant that has awesome catfish, and only a 15-20min drive from Indianapolis.
 

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As Pami said, Hoosiers all love their basketball. And remember to always speak respectfully of Coach Knight, there are still those of us that might give you a crack otherwise ;-)

I don't think there are all that many Nascar people yet in the state, at least not like folks down South. At least up here in the Northern part of Indiana, the Nascar people with their team jackets and such stand out in public.
 

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My GF works at a Japanese Hibachi style place in Avon. I would recommend Pittsboro area honestly. I used to live in Brownsburg and the taxes are getting bad. That is the same with Avon. Plainfield isnt too bad and has a nice mall. Pittsboro is cheap to live in, no traffic, small town, has a great mom and pop type of restaurant that has awesome catfish, and only a 15-20min drive from Indianapolis.

I have family in Pittsboro, Danville and Avon. I could recommend any of those areas, based on the time I have spent there. I don't know anything about rental opportunities in either, though. Plainfield, Avon and getting towards Danville seem to be more suburban with strip malls, chain restaurants and the typical suburb stuff. Pittsboro is more rural, but has growing subdivisions.
 

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Avon is where I grew up, but the city planners have turned it into another Greenwood. 7 miles long and 50 stop lights.

Brownsburg, just moved out of there last year, can't get to or from anywhere quickly, might change with the new interchange, though. We just hated the school system.

Fishers, nice, but talk about traffic! I looked seriously at a house there, and glad I didn't buy it.

Rent for $900, I'd try the NE corner.
 
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