Moving from Phoenix, AZ, to Indianapolis, IN

Moving to the Crossroads of America

If moving 1,700 miles from Phoenix to Indianapolis has you hoping to experience all four seasons, you’ve made a great choice.  

Not only does Indianapolis have cold winters with around 22 inches of snow each year, but you can also enjoy mild summers to enjoy the outdoors with average highs around 84 degrees.  

Unlike Phoenix, which averages less than 10 inches of rain annually, Indianapolis receives an average of 42 inches — perfect for nourishing the beautiful foliage in the area. 

Try new craft beers and more in Indy

If you enjoyed the craft beer scene in Phoenix, you’ll feel at home in Indianapolis. It has a thriving craft beer scene with breweries and brewpubs throughout the town. 

The culture in Indy is a bit more laid back than what you’re used to in Phoenix. There are numerous festivals and community events celebrating the arts, museums, and sporting events to experience. 

You’ll also find multiple outdoor recreation areas where you can enjoy biking, boating and walking.  

Educational opportunities

Over 250 public and private schools serve students in grades K-12 in Indianapolis. The city is also home to 10 colleges and universities. 

Indy is the headquarters for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which makes it a popular destination for college sporting events and tournaments.  

Life in a smaller capital city

Both cities are their states' capitals, but Indy is roughly half the population of Phoenix, with around 888,000 people in the city limits and 2.1 million in the metro area. 

With the smaller city comes a lower cost of living, especially when it comes to housing.  

The Indianapolis job market is strong, with unemployment rates below the national average. Employment in health care, sports or tourism is popular in the city. National companies headquartered in the town include Anthem Inc., Eli Lilly and Co., Finish Line Inc., NCAA and Simon Property Group. 

Make a stress-free move from the Southwest to the Midwest with U-Pack

With our service centers near Phoenix and Indianapolis, U-Pack® can help with your long-distance move. We’re a self-moving service, so you can save money by handling the packing, loading and unloading, and then we handle transporting your things. Find out your costs with a free online quote today or call us at 844-362-5303844-594-3077. We’re here to help!