Why does Indianapolis top the list?

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JLL Indianapolis is always touting the advantages of the area with our clients and colleagues. The region is receiving its own fair share of news coverage and accolades for being the best of the best. Indiana, and Indianapolis in particular, is no longer a flyover state, but most of all, don’t just take our word for it.  Here is why Indianapolis tops our list and why others are taking notice.


People spend a lot of time working. When it is time to relax, people need to be able to do that easily. That’s not a problem in Indianapolis. The city enjoys a low cost of living which is great for work-life balance. Indianapolis was cited as the most affordable city for young professionals by Locality.com as well as the best city for mid-career professionals by Forbes. It is also one of the most affordable housing markets according to CNN Money.

Best for Business

Indiana welcomes established businesses and start-ups alike with opportunities and incentives to set up shop in the state. Often cited as one of the best states for business, Indianapolis enjoys a relatively reasonable cost of doing business. This is achieved through favorable wages, labor availability and a business-friendly state that offers tax and municipality incentives. As a result, this is ideal from the perspective of both the site selection and investment opportunity.

Place to Play

All work and no play doesn’t apply to Indianapolis. The city is one of the most walkable cities according to Rejuvenate Magazine, making it easy to get out and enjoy all that the city has to offer. Livability says Indianapolis is the best downtown and Business Insider calls Indianapolis is the best U.S. city for culture.  Finally, if you have to get away from time to time, luckily the city boasts the best airport in North America for five years running according to Airports Council International.

With ongoing improvements, investments and a climate that encourages entrepreneurs, tech and business development, Indianapolis will continue to top the lists for both residents and companies. For all of the great stats, download and share our infographic with your networks to help us spread the word.

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