Posted by Michelle Rinear in Indianapolis, Home Building Industry

Indianapolis, Indiana is a beloved midwestern city where friendly communities, highly rated schools, and career opportunities abound. Learn where M/I Homes builds in and around the Indianapolis Metro area and which location is right for you.

About Indianapolis, Indiana

Cost of living: One of the many benefits homeowners appreciate about living in Indiana is its affordable cost of living. When it comes to home prices, Indiana also provides a wider range of choices for homebuyers.

Main employers: Some of the largest companies to work for around Indy include Indiana University Health, Rolls-Royce, and FedEx. From logistics to healthcare to technology and more, grow your career in Indianapolis. Many of our communities provide easy commutes via I-65, I-69, I-70, and more.

What it’s known for: Although the Indy 500 probably almost immediately comes to mind, Indianapolis is known and beloved for many other reasons, too, including its museums, culinary experiences, shopping destinations, and burgeoning small towns. There’s plenty to explore throughout Indianapolis Metro, no matter your lifestyle or interests.

Best Places to Live Around Indianapolis

In addition to learning about the most desirable neighborhoods near Indianapolis, take a look at our ideally located communities that put homeowners in affordable locations with short commutes and plenty to do nearby. Our team is here to help you find just what you need in a new home and neighborhood.

New Construction Home in Indianapolis, IN

For Families

Safe neighborhoods, good schools, homes big enough to grow into, and family-friendly amenities—all of these important factors are exactly why M/I Homes has chosen to build our single family communities in these locations:

“[Brownsburg] features top-notch schools that routinely score well above the state average in graduation. The tight-knit community has recently seen an influx of companies in the motor sports industry and looks primed for continued growth.” – Geoffrey Miller, Livability

Family Walking in Neighborhood

For Young Professionals

"Central State Village offers something so unique and rare for people looking for a quality home at a reasonable price in the downtown area.

"Central State is the perfect example of a live, work, play lifestyle with a mixed-use urban setting. [Residents] have the best of both worlds with the close proximity to downtown and all it has to offer, while being able to return home to a quiet and quaint community.

"You're 8 minutes from Mass Avenue, where you can find Indy's hottest bars, restaurants, and shopping, while also having your own oasis right outside your front door where you'll find neighbors out and about walking their dogs or visiting the Mansion Society coffee shop or the other small local businesses onsite.

"It is especially popular for young professionals and first-time homebuyers. We house many employees of Eli Lilly, Salesforce, Cummins, Eskenazi, and other hospital workers. It is a very diverse community and one where you'll find you really enjoy your neighbors." – Meghan Wolf, New Home Consultant in Central State

These locations allow you to both experience the culture of your city as well as grow your career. From finding a home that suits your needs as well as being close to major highways for a short commute, you’re sure to thrive here.

Women Shopping Downtown

For Downsizers/Empty-Nesters/Right-Sizers

Downsizing is a big decision: you’re ready for a low-maintenance lifestyle and a home that’s easier to maneuver around in, and you need a community that positions you to the things that matter to you in this chapter of life.

Each offers quiet, peaceful communities surrounded by nature and with ranch-style homes (also called one-story homes or villas) for convenient, one-level living.

Things to Look Forward to Around Your New Home in Indy

Buying a home is more than just choosing a home design that accommodates your living needs—it’s also about being surrounded by what matters most to you!

Here are some of our favorite recommendations for things to do in Indianapolis and surrounding Indiana cities.


Whether a leisurely walk after dinner or a daily morning run is more your pace, you’ll find plenty of pristine outdoor parks around Indianapolis to explore.

The popular Grand Park, offers 400 acres of baseball diamonds, multi-purpose fields, and indoor sports facilities where kid and adult teams compete. Chances are, you’ll end up watching a game or two if you plant roots anywhere near the Westfield area!

Grand Park - Indianapolis, IN


We know that choosing a home with solid schools is important to many families, so we’ve strategically chosen our new home communities’ locations in some of the best school districts in the Indianapolis area, such as Brownsburg Community, Westfield-Washington, Center Grove, and Noblesville Schools.

Learn more about school districts in the area.

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Community Events

From the infamous Indy 500 to the Strawberry Festival and the Indy Film Fest, there is truly an event for any interest in Indianapolis! Get out and explore your new hometown and get involved in the community with these fun annual events.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Shopping and Dining

Easily access any kind of store you could think of with Indianapolis’ many shopping malls located throughout the metropolis. From local boutiques to major shopping centers surrounded by hotels and convention centers, great retail options are never out of reach.

Branch out or find a new local favorite with Indy’s many renowned restaurants. From gourmet dining to culinary fusion to comfort food and everything in between, you’ll never run out of dinner choices.

Try out the oldest bar in Indiana or a farm-to-table restaurant for a fun new experience on date night. There’s so much to explore!

Things to Do for Families

Explore Westfield’s local farmer’s market, Monon Bike Trail, mini golf course, and top local eateries.

Indianapolis also features many highly acclaimed museums for an educational family trip.

Animal-lovers will find endless ways to meet animals and learn all about them! Many organizations offer ways to volunteer, too.

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Young professionals excel here. Families grow and flourish here. Retirees live in luxury here. We know you’re going to love living near Indianapolis, Indiana.

Choosing your new neighborhood is a big decision, and we’re here to help you find your dream home in the perfect location! Drop me a note and let’s chat about current opportunities where you might just choose to build your new home in Indianapolis.


Michelle Rinear


Michelle Rinear, Internet Sales Manager for M/I Homes - Indianapolis, applies over 20 years in the new home building industry and a wealth of knowledge from working various roles to help future homeowners help build their dream home with M/I Homes. Her passion for home design and her experience as a real estate agent position her to help with any aspects of home buying or ownership.

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