Indianapolis was recently named to a list of 10 cities where downtown is making a comeback by Realtor.com.
INDIANAPOLIS -- You can call it a comeback. Indianapolis was recently named to a list of 10 cities where downtown is making a comeback by Realtor.com.
But a comeback from what, exactly?
According to the list, in the 1960s, people left cities for the growing suburbs. But people are starting to come back, thanks to redevelopment in the 1990s.
Indianapolis was No. 2 on the list, beat out by Pittsburgh.
Indy's walkability was cited as a reason for people wanting to live in the city.
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“Walkability is a huge draw," said Lynn Wheeler, a realtor from F.C. Tucker. "Downtown is definitively among the most premium real estate in Indianapolis."
The list used the following criteria for the rankings:
In Indianapolis, home prices have increased by 20 percent since 2012, and the population has grown by 10 percent.
The full list is:
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