Moving to a Neighborhood in or Near Indianapolis? Let Busy Bee Help!

When most people think about packing up all their belongings and moving to a new community, there’s a mix of excitement and dread. Making a fresh start in a new place can be exciting, but the hard work and hassles of making a move happen can be daunting and stressful. Book an appointment with Busy Bee Movers to find out how our moving solutions and service can make your next move a stress-free experience! Just give us a call at 317-695-9927 or go online to fill out the form on the Quotes page of our website and we’ll be in touch!

Which Area of Indianapolis, Indiana, is Right for You?

Busy Bee’s professional residential moving service will get your belongings there quickly, efficiently, and with great care. There are lots of moving companies out there, but Busy Bee is the brand with the equipment and experience people have come to trust at an affordable price. Indy and its surrounding communities have a diverse array of neighborhoods from which to choose for making your new start. Below we describe a selection of them to help you decide where you land when you make the move to or near Indianapolis. 

Broad Ripple Village

This neighborhood attracts a younger, hipper, trendier crowd of professionals and recent college graduates. It has a lively mix of bars, shopping, and restaurants, all of which makes for one of the best nightlife scenes of the city. 


Located farther north of downtown, this area is known for attractive residential architecture and Butler University, a private liberal arts college with a typical enrollment of around 4,100 students. The university offers a wide range of cultural events open to the public. This neighborhood is also noted for how well it handled integration during times of racial tension as blacks began moving into the area in the 1950s and 1960s.


Just a few miles from downtown, you can’t beat this neighborhood if you want the resources of a big city close by but also are a nature lover. Clermont is on the banks for Eagle Creek Reservoir, with Eagle Creek Park nearby as well. Families are attracted to this are because it’s known to have one of the best schools in the city—Ben Davis High School. Homes are also reasonably priced in this community. 

Cottage Home

The many “cottage-style” frame homes with strong Victorian influences in this neighborhood have made many a rehab dream come true in this historic Indy neighborhood. After declining through the 1960s and 1970s, today this community is diverse and flourishing. Many of the charming homes in this area feature spindle-work porches, turned posts, gable ornaments, variegated and fishscale shingling, and gingerbread trim.

Fountain Square

As a designated cultural district just south of the downtown district, there are larger homes here for those who want to carve out some studio space for art. Hipsters go for the lofts created in former warehouse and factory buildings. It’s one of the trendiest areas of the city, and is also the city’s first commercial historic district, with a rich legacy of commercial activity that continues today.


This neighborhood in southern Indianapolis is experiencing rapid growth and is one of the most significant commercial centers south of downtown. Homes are being snatched up at a high rate, so those who want to invest in a high-growth area will need to do so sooner than later. Families also love the strong school performance here, making Homecroft one of the best suburbs not just of Indianapolis, but all of the Midwest. 

Lockerbie Square

Located just slightly north of Indy’s central downtown area, Lockerbie Square has been redeveloping rapidly. It’s smaller frame houses are easy to renovate, making it a popular choice for younger singles and new families, including LGBTQ couples. Setting up home in this neighborhood is a good investment as revitalization continues to push property values up.


This neighborhood on the east side of Meridian Street is known for its ample brick homes with sizeable private yards and is considered by many one of the best neighborhoods with a suburban feel despite its proximity to downtown. Tons of restaurants, an art museum, and nearby Butler University attract young families looking for thriving culture, as well as those looking for a place to spend their retirement.

Old Northside

Many of the elegant Victorian mansions in this neighborhood were subdivided into apartments decades ago, but lots of people have been coming in on the rehab bandwagon to give these homes new life. This neighborhood received a historic designation in the late 1970s and features three lovely parks: Great Oak Commons, Shawn Grove Park, and The Frank and Judy O’Bannon Soccer Park.

Pike Township

Located northwest of downtown, this is a college area with a diverse mix of nationalities and backgrounds, with many residents who work on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University. This community is surprisingly rural for being so close to downtown Indy, and features Eagle Creek Park—the largest park of Indianapolis, and one of the largest municipal parks in the country. Primarily a nature reserve but accessible for a range of activities, it includes 1,400 acres of water and 3,900 acres of forest.


This community is another that is rising rapidly as woodsy alternative to downtown but close to the city, being located just outside Indy’s outer ring. Great schools, lakeside living, golf, a shopping mall, and reasonably priced homes make Southport an increasingly popular choice for both families and retirees. 

Communities Outside of Indianapolis to Consider

If you’re looking for something a bit further away from the city, there are plenty of options just outside Marion County. These include Carmel, Zionsville, Avon, Danville, Fishers, and Greenwood. There are also wonderful places located an hour or two from the city, including Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, and Muncie. You can read quick snapshots of these communities in Locations We Service

How to Make Your Next Move Free of Stress and Hassles

Need moving boxes or help packing your belongings? We can do that, and we treat your personal property as if it were our own. Packing a truck with care and attention but also quickly and efficiently means every item will arrive to your new destination intact and on time according to your desired schedule for your convenience. As our crew unpacks the truck to deliver your belongings, we’ll work with you directly to place each item where they need to go in your new home or apartment. Meeting the needs of each customer on every job is our top priority.

All our movers are licensed and insured, and we work with you to provide as much service as we can within your budget. Local moving services are based on an hourly rate and pro-rated to the nearest quarter-hour, including a one-hour service charge for moves within Marion County. When you visit our website, you’ll also get a pop-up message about how we’re protecting the health and safety of every team member and customer during the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic. With Busy Bee on the job, everything will be done right.

For Your Best Move Ever, Call Busy Bee Movers!

We’ve been offering both residential and business moving and relocation services and storage solutions in and around Indianapolis as a family-owned company since 1990. We do both local and long-distance moves, and we think you’ll find us one of the best moving companies you’ve ever worked with because we pay attention to all the important details to meet your needs. Check out more than 140 customer reviews of Busy Bee Movers on BirdEye to see our 4.9 rating out of 5 stars for yourself, then call us at 317-695-9927 or go online to fill out the form on the Quote page of our website and we’ll give you an accurate free quote for a stress-free move!