Life in Indy + Teach For America Indianapolis

Indy is a city in transformation. Come be a part of the positive change.

We have the potential to be the first major US city where a child’s future opportunities are not determined by the zip code they are born into. Indianapolis has made a city-wide commitment to ensuring we’re a vibrant and just city, and 20-somethings like you are leading that change.

Indy is a place where people live life to the fullest.

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.

This growth will happen both personally and professionally: Indianapolis ranks as the third best city for jobs in America.

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How to Fall in Love with Indianapolis in 3 months

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GANGGANG is promoting culture and equity in Indianapolis

Group poses in drag at Thematik.

The 11 Best Drag Show Venues in Indianapolis

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IndyVolved 16: Volunteer in the Indianapolis Region

Here in Indianapolis, your money lasts longer and goes further.

Indiana is one of the most affordable places to live in the country—with a cost of living well below the national average. That means you can afford to buy a home, raise a family, and live your best life while still advancing your career.

Use the calculator below to compare the numbers and see how much more your money can buy in the Indy region.

Cost of Living


Indianapolis features diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.

Explore our neighborhood profiles below to find a place you’ll love to call home. Life in Indy is all about finding your community. Whether you’re looking for an urban apartment, a forever home in the suburbs, or a quiet spot in a rural town, the Indianapolis region has a neighborhood that’s right for you.

Exterior Canal in Indianapolis


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Mural of an old race car in Speedway


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Fountain Square

The best way to learn about Indy is from the people who call it home.

Our Indyfluencers are here to help! As you are navigating your career choices they can give you the inside scoop on the Indianapolis job market and career opportunities. And they are a great resource for quality of life conversations as well. You can quickly see some of the “non work” topics they love to talk about below.

Sidney Ozobu

  • He/Him/His
  • Mid-Career


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Bri Jones

  • She/Her/Hers
  • Mid-Career


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Toni Neely

  • She/Her/Hers
  • Mid-Career
  • LGBTQ+


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Indianapolis Partners


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IndyHub is creating a “welcome experience” for our incoming corps members. They are here to support you in networking opportunities and get you connected with key people and organizations in Indy.

MelanatED Leaders

MelanatED Leaders is building
a powerful community of education leaders of color across Indianapolis
to inspire, educate, and edify each other in leadership.

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Ascend is supporting our early-career alums as they explore new career opportunities.

 Learn more about how to get involved with Teach For America Indy.