A Veteran’s Perspective on Life in Indy

Did you know that Indiana is one of the top states for veterans to relocate to after their service? Our state offers ample support networks and veteran-friendly communities ready to facilitate their transition. But what does it actually mean to be “veteran-friendly?”

In this Life in Indy feature, President of INvets Blaine Zimmerman examines the challenges of transitioning back to civilian life—and why Indiana truly is a veteran-friendly place to live. 

Photo courtesy of INvets

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LIFE IN INDY

Imagine a place where passion meets innovation.

That’s the Indianapolis region—a place where creators and doers come together to inspire progress and discover solutions. Where our hospitality is only matched by our ambition. And where everyone can find their community in a place they love to call home.

Life in Indy is all about creating the life you want to live. Take a few minutes to explore our region, and you just might realize that Indianapolis is the perfect place for you to grow.

Explore a walkable downtown.

No car—no problem. Indianapolis is interconnected and accessible, so you can see the sites around downtown without ever needing to call a ride. With 153 miles of trails and about 100 miles of bike lanes, Indy is built for the runner, bike rider, and eco-friendly explorer in all of us.

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Need a bird’s-eye view of the Indianapolis region? Use the map below to explore quality of life, quality of place, and quality of opportunity across Central Indiana.

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Raise a family in one of the country’s best cities.

In recent years, both Carmel and Fishers, Indiana, have consistently ranked as one of the top places to live in the United States. Just north of Indianapolis, these suburb cities offer amazing school systems, affordable living, and a family-focused community that’s perfect for your forever home.

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