With college graduations just around the corner, a new class of alums will venture out into the “real world.” Like anyone else who has been in their shoes, these grads will take on the challenges of finding a job, searching for an apartment and looking for a city that’s right for them. A recent study named Indianapolis as one of the best cities for recent college graduates, and it’s easy to see why.
More than 10 percent of Indianapolis residents are between the ages of 25 to 29, making it a great place to meet people and find things to do. Here are just a few highlights
- Low cost of living: Indianapolis’ low cost of living means that your entry-level paycheck will go much further. Our low-tax climate lets you put your hard-earned dollars into your affordable downtown rent, which averages about $946 for a one-bedroom apartment. Activities and events in Indy are also inexpensive, giving you more ways to enjoy your weekends in the city.
- Job growth: Indy continually attracts high-tech, high-paying jobs to the city. Since 2009, Indiana has added the 10th-most private sector jobs in the nation and the second-most manufacturing jobs. As businesses continue to invest in the area, you’ll find more opportunities to apply your college degree to a career.
- Education development: The Indianapolis area is home to numerous colleges and universities that offer advanced degree opportunities. So when you’re ready to continue your education, you won’t have to go far. These schools offer top-ranked programs in a wide variety of fields, giving you more ways to develop your learning throughout your time in Indy.
- Sports and outdoor activities: It goes without saying that Indianapolis loves its Colts and Pacers, but its minor-league teams also draw a huge crowd. From the Indianapolis Indians to the recently established Indy Eleven soccer team, sports fans will feel at home in this city. For those who enjoy more hands-on activities, the Pacers bike share program and Indy’s miles of trails make it easy for fitness fanatics to enjoy their hobbies.
- Arts and culture: Art lovers, look no further. Indy offers a wide variety of fun and affordable ways to enjoy your favorite music and arts. White River State Park, Hilbert Circle Theater and numerous smaller venues offer a wide variety of concerts throughout the year – everything from classical music to indie rock. The Indianapolis Museum of Art and Indiana Repertory Theatre are excellent outlets for those interested in visual arts, and Indy’s very landscape provides beautiful scenery for anyone to love. The city also showcases the Indianapolis Zoo and numerous museums, including the Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana Historical Society and Conner Prairie.
To really understand what Indy has to offer, you have to experience it yourself. Click here to learn more about this great city.