Broad Ripple a Neighborhood in Indianapolis

The Broad Ripple neighborhood is located just north of downtown Indianapolis. It is surrounded by several other cities, including the City of Broad Ripple and Clermont to the south; Northfield on its east side; and Meridian Hills to the west. The Central Canal runs through it for a little more than four miles before heading into Indy’s White River State Park (you can access that park from 34th Street) as well as Eagle Creek Park in Fishers. While this area was originally named Broad Ripple because of its location near an opening where you could see all different sections of land around it, most locals agree that there are two distinct areas: one consisting mostly of businesses surrounding Keystone Avenue and another section with homes on streets like Edgewood .                                                                                                                                                                      Indianapolis Cremation Service

Broad Ripple is considered a ‘neighborhood on the rise’ because of its recent growth in both business opportunities as well as local attractions, including shops, restaurants, bars, parks/outdoor venues like the Monon Trail (which runs through Broad Ripple), and more. One fun fact about this area—it was once home to an amusement park called White City that opened up around 1910 but closed down after just three years following a fire that destroyed it completely (you can still see remnants from when you visit). Many locals nowadays use the term “White River State Park” or even refer to some parts of it by their old names: RCA Dome Stadium is now Lucas Oil Stadium.

Broad Ripple is also home to many festivals throughout the year, including Chalk Walk (a block party in which artists come and create chalk art on sidewalks), Shamrock the Block (which includes live music at several venues around Broad Ripple), Indy Fringe Festival , Art Squared    and many others. It’s also home to a handful of art galleries, the Indianapolis Art Center , Indiana State Museum (which is connected to White River State Park), The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library , among other notable sites/attractions as well. While there are many great things about this neighborhood, one downside in recent years has been its ‘hipster hangout spot’ status. Some residents have complained about too much traffic from visitors who come specifically for that reason instead of living here or just visiting occasionally because they like this area better than Broad Ripple Village despite both areas sharing similar names; however, most people agree that it’s still a good place to live overall with easy access to the Monon Trail which connects to downtown and several other popular neighborhoods.

Broad Ripple is also home to many festivals throughout the year, including Chalk Walk (a block party in which artists come and create chalk art on sidewalks), Shamrock the Block (which includes live music at several venues around Broad Ripple), Indy Fringe Festival , Art Squared    and many others. It’s also home to a handful of art galleries, the Indianapolis Art Center , Indiana State Museum (which is connected to White River State Park), The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library , among other notable sites/attractions as well. While there are many great things about this neighborhood, one downside in recent years has been its ‘hipster hangout spot’ status. Some residents have complained about too much traffic from visitors who come specifically for that reason instead of living here or just visiting occasionally because they like this area better than Broad Ripple Village despite both areas sharing similar names; however, most people agree that it’s still a good place to live overall with easy access to the Monon Trail which connects to downtown and several other popular neighborhoods.