Although Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the nation, the city offers a high quality of life and relatively low cost of living. Indianapolis is known as the “Crossroads of America,” with more interstate highways traversing it than any other city, making many other metropolitan areas conveniently located within a day’s drive or less from Indianapolis. Further, you can reach two thirds of America with a two-hour flight or less.
As the capital of Indiana, it is the seat of state government as well as many of the state’s rich cultural offerings, such as the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art and Indiana Repertory Theatre.
Of course, Indianapolis is also known as the Racing Capital of the World, each year hosting the legendary Indianapolis 500 and Allstate Brickyard 400, the largest single-day sporting events in the world. Other professional and collegiate sports figure prominently in the Indianapolis landscape. The Indianapolis Colts are perennial NFL front-runners and celebrated a Super Bowl victory in 2007. The Indiana Pacers, WNBA's Indiana Fever and the Indianapolis Indians — the country’s second-oldest minor-league baseball team — are also excellent sporting choices the city offers. Indianapolis is home to the NCAA and its beautiful Hall of Champions, and is but a short drive from Big 10 basketball powerhouses IU and Purdue. And don’t forget, Notre Dame is only a few hours away in South Bend, Indiana.