Adrenaline junkies will fit in well in this neighborhood 10 minutes from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the iconic Indy 500 car races. The lakeside neighborhood is also a nature-lovers’ suburb. Located about 25 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, home prices were around $145,499 in 2018.
Hiking, swimming, boating, and bird-watching are all prevalent activities on the Eagle Creek Reservoir, where many regularly spot bald eagles. The 1,400-acre lake has even hosted the U.S. Rowing’s National Championship. Eagle Creek Park is one of the largest city parks in the nation, and has a wide variety of fun outdoor attractions, including a ropes course at the Go Ape Treetop Adventure.
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The park also hosts two summer concert series annually. There’s also a wide variety of lakeside restaurants around the park and reservoir area, including Rick’s Cafe Boatyard. Take a short drive to Indianapolis and you’ll find yourself at the renowned Indianapolis Museum of Art located at Newfields, for a combined nature, arts, and cultural experience. — Chloe Wilt