Indianapolis ranks high on Forbes list of best cities for young professionals

The data has spoken, and Indianapolis ranked No. 13 on Forbes’ list of “Top 10 Places For Young Professionals To Live.” Here are a few of their key takeaways.

Indianapolis skyline and White River at dusk

The Indianapolis area ranked high among the top 20 entries on the list for lifestyle quality and housing affordability.

We already know how much living in Indy rocks. But now the rest of the nation does too, thanks to Forbes — which ranked the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson area No. 13 on its list of “Top 10 Places For Young Professionals To Live.”

Need the numbers? We excelled most in the Lifestyle category, scoring 79.12 out of a possible 100 (the No. 1 city on the list, Des Moines, IA, only scored a 43.77 here.) We also looked good in terms of housing affordability, with a 69.81.

But which neighborhoods are the most optimal for young professionals to live in? According to Niche, which tabulates scores based on public schools, diversity, nightlife, and safety, here are the top three:

  • No. 1 — Near Northside
  • No. 2 — Canterbury - Chatard
  • No. 3 — Broad Ripple

Did Forbes or Niche miss the mark? Let us know what you think.

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