Kayaks stored by a lake in Eagle Creek, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Eagle Creek in Indianapolis, Indiana

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.

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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.

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

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