Indianapolis, Indiana. Indy. Circle City. Crossroads of America. Whatever nickname you choose, the great American city of Indianapolis has tons of awesomeness to offer the newbies moving there. Why are we bringing this up? Because SpecialtyCare has openings for certified and experienced surgical neurophysiologists there. If you’re in the IONM field and looking for a change, you should definitely keep reading. Let’s check out what Indianapolis has to offer you.
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Cheap Big City Living
Ever fantasize about living in a metropolitan area for the cost of living in a small town? Indianapolis hits that sweet bullseye. The overall cost is lower than the national average, with the median cost of a home being $127,700 (compared to the national median cost of $216,200). The average cost of rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Indy is $821 while the average cost in the US is $930.
At this point, if you’re thinking “These numbers still aren’t good enough,” keep in mind that these prices are in a city with close to a million people living in it. Try getting away with these numbers in Seattle, Austin, Nashville, Boston or any other mid-size city per population.
There’s Always Something to Do
Indy has a little something for everyone. For nature lovers, there are a whopping 192 parks in the Indianapolis area, perfect for outdoorsy activities. Not to mention there are plenty of state parks for camping trips. Then there’s the Indy 500 festival, one of the world’s biggest annual race car events. If car racing isn’t your thing, maybe a Colts game will do the trick, or hitting one of Indy’s famous restaurants like St. Elmo Steak House, Bluebeard or Milktooth for brunch.
For fitness or scenery buffs, there’s the downtown Canal Walk, a 3-mile waterfront loop along the canal. And if you don’t feel like walking, there’s always paddle boating or taking a gondola down the canal itself while enjoying the view of the metro area.
Now, here’s where Indy gets really unique. Although Indianapolis is gorgeous during its warm months, it can get cold and snowy during the winter. That’s why the city built a skywalk system so you can navigate the downtown area in a comfortable climate-controlled environment.
The skywalk can get you to the hotspots like the Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, the Circle Centre Mall, Union Station, and a few nearby hotels such as the Marriott, Westin, Hyatt, Omni and the Crowne Plaza. It can also get you real close to the State Museum and IMAX, the Zoo and White River Gardens, and Victory Field Baseball Park.