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Apartment Living in Indiana
One could most likely deduce what the name Indiana means. If you guessed Indians, you would be correct. Indiana means either "Land of the Indians" or "Indian Land." The state's official nickname is "The Crossroads of America" from its historic reputation for linking the north to the south as trappers and traders came here to exchange goods. Today's interpretation of the nickname would be tied to the large number of highways intersecting in and around Indianapolis, which is the most in the nation.
With a population of over six and a half million, people are not just moving through this great state, they are moving into homes and apartments stretched across this state's one million acres. Some even race through, as this state is famous for its annual Indianapolis 500 or better known as, Indy 500. "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" has approximately 250,000 tourists racing to see this annual event, making it the largest single day sporting event in the world.
Another earned Indiana nickname is the "Brain Bank of the Midwest". Indiana's colleges and universities have attracted the most out-of-state students in the Midwest, the fourth most in the nation. As everyone knows, where there are college students, there are many apartments.
Adopting the name over 150 years ago, residents of Indiana are called "Hoosiers". The most number of Hoosiers live in these five largest cities; Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend and Gary. Indiana's economy is the 16th largest in the nation and has a yearly estimated gross state product of nearly $190 million. This combined with low utilities and low housing makes Indiana an ideal place to find an affordable apartment.
Temperatures can be a bit extreme for new apartment renters. You'll mostly want to make sure your apartment has a swimming pool as summers can see highs in the 90's. Another necessity for your apartment is a snow shovel. Winter months have been known to report 40 inches of snow and lows hovering in the teens.
Indianapolis is Indiana's largest and most populous city. The state capital has over 800,000 homeowners and apartment dwellers, which surprisingly makes this inconspicuous city the 12th largest city in the nation. Indianapolis often finds itself on the list of best cities because of it size, growing economy and urban renewal. The resurgence in recent years in both the downtown area and in Indianapolis' government has increased this city's appeal as a destination for arts, culture and apartments. With the cost of living consistently near or below the national average, apartment prices are almost 10 percent cheaper than the national average.
Fort Wayne Apartments
One-fourth the size of Indianapolis, Fort Wayne is the state's second largest city. This northeastern city's major employers include General Electric, Westinghouse and International Harvesters. Forbes recently ranked the Fort Wayne metropolitan area on its list of 200 as one the "Best Places for Business and Careers". Career-minded residents will appreciate that apartments in this area range from as low $300 to a $1000 a month depending on location and amenities.
Evansville is Indiana's third largest city and is located in the "tri-state area" of Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky making it an exciting home for those who want to escape their apartments and take weekend road trips. With the reputation of being a safe city, the crime rate and the price of apartments are fairly low. A medium-sized apartment starts around $500.