U-Pack is the quick, convenient
way to move long distance.

U-Pack Long Distance Moving

Get a free moving quote!

It's fast & easy - no obligations

Cities in the Spotlight: Indianapolis

Indianapolis has many attractions and residential areas.

Indianapolis has many attractions and residential areas.

Do you prefer packing and moving to a city in the Midwest, but don't want something as large as Chicago? Your answer may be Indiana's capital, Indianapolis. The large - but not too large - city could be a great destination, especially if you are a sports fan.

Indianapolis has more than 827,000 residents, and is one of the largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country. While the city has an impressive downtown area, with a bright skyline, there are also many residential areas located not far from the city center.

Those interested in flying can use the Indianapolis International Airport, which is only 20 minutes from the city center. When in the city, it is possible to get around via public buses, which can offer easy access to many areas in Indianapolis.

City provides sights, education options
The city has one of the most distinct monuments in the country, and this is one of the main tourist attractions in Indianapolis. The Soldiers' and Sailor's Monument is surrounded by local buildings, but towers over much of the area. It is possible to take the stairs to the top and get a better view of the city. Another one of its famous monument areas is the Indiana War Memorial Plaza, which honors local fallen soldiers.

If you are looking for education, Indianapolis may be a great destination. Many colleges are located here, including Butler University, Ball State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Marian University. There are also many community colleges and other specialty options for higher education available.

The wide-range of education options give the city plenty of college sports teams, as well as one of the most famous sports movie venues in film history. The movie, "Hoosiers," was filmed inside Butler's gymnasium.

For those looking for professional sports, the city has two teams. The National Football League's Colts play in Lucas Oil Stadium, while the National Basketball Association's Pacers reside in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Racing is also popular in the city, as the city hosts the Indianapolis 500 - an IndyCar race that takes place every May - as well as the NASCAR Brickyard 400. Both of these events are located at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The National Hot Rod Association also holds its Nationals races nearby.