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Living in Broad Ripple | Indianapolis Neighborhood Series

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Hogan Moving has been a part of the Indianapolis community since 1927. And, as a proud Indianapolis company, we’ve decided to start a blog series highlighting some of the great places to live in the area! 

For this blog, we’re highlighting a popular and vibrant Indianapolis neighborhood, Broad Ripple.

Broad Ripple Overview

Broad Ripple is known as a socially, economically, and ethnically diverse neighborhood that is one of seven areas designated as a cultural district in Indianapolis. Broad Ripple lies around six miles, or twenty minutes, north of Downtown Indianapolis, and is voted the #1 Best Neighborhood in Indianapolis (niche.com)

Broad Ripple’s name comes from its origin on the shores of the White River. Jacob Coil, who established the neighborhood in 1836, “named this area Broad Ripple because the “ripple in the river at this point was the largest and widest in the country. (broadrippleindy.org)”

Today, around 17,000 people live in the Broad Ripple Village neighborhood, ranging from young professionals to new families to empty nesters. Around 61% of residents in the area own their homes as opposed to renting (niche.com). 

On Niche.com, Broad Ripple receives an overall A+ rating. Its top categories are A’s in Housing, Good for Families, Nightlife, and Health & Fitness.

Broad Ripple Hot Spots

Parks & Recreation

 According to the Broad Ripple website, “A network of greenways and waterways criss-cross and outline the Broad Ripple neighborhood providing runners, walkers, bikers and people of all ages many opportunities to take part in physical activity or simply enjoy nature.” Discover some nearby places below! 

Broad Ripple Park | Broad Ripple Park is a 62-acre park that borders the White River. In addition to the rich green space, the park offers a Family Center with a variety of scheduled activities. It also contains an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, baseball diamond, bark park, wooded preserve, walking and biking trails, and more. Click here to learn more.

Monon Trail | The Monon Trail runs through the heart of Broad Ripple Village. Spanning from downtown Indianapolis to twenty-seven miles away in Hamilton County, Broad Ripple residents can enjoy this asphalt walking and biking path. Several stretches near Broad Ripple offer unique, local artwork. Click here to learn more. 

Holliday Park | Holliday Park encompasses 94-acres of beautiful greenspace close to the heart of Broad Ripple Village. The park offers more than 3.5 miles of hiking trails, a great playground, and a nature center. Click here to learn more. 

Easily Access Downtown Attractions | By being close to the city, you’re never more than a quick drive to top places to play and explore, like the Indianapolis Zoo, White River State Park, The Children’s Museum, and more.

Great Local Eats & Drinks

Broad Ripple offers a wide variety of cuisines, has great places to eat and drink, and is close to more Indianapolis restaurants! Some of these choices include:

Hear from a Broad Ripple local!

One of Broad Ripple’s five-star reviews on Niche.com comes from a nearby resident in 2019! See what they have to say about life in this neighborhood.

“Broad Ripple is a quaint unique town. With boutiques and restaurants of small business owners. It is low crime rate and beautiful scenery. The restaurants are unique and they are not franchised, with unique foods and creative talents of chefs and creative art along the main street in town. There are no other shops or restaurants in Indiana that are in Broad Ripple. So much diversity in this small unique town, diverse in people, food and art. There is a trail for walking and bike riding as well.”

Live in Broad Ripple!

If you’re ready to move to this lively and welcoming neighborhood, we’re here to help you get there!

Find out how much it would cost you to move to Broad Ripple by clicking the “Request a Quote” form at the top of the page, or you can call us at any time at 317-639-9583. We’ll give you a free quote! 

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