The endless options available to residents of Westside range from standard conveniences to atypical indulgences; simply put, the neighborhood has everything to offer and more. This Indianapolis enclave of 23,675 has a host of golf-related and recreation amenities. You can play a round at Riverside Golf Course, or simply enjoy the outdoors at Thatcher Park. Westside is convenient, and offers many places to shop. There is more than one shopping complex that operates directly within the area. Spruce up your style or pick up something to finish the look and feel of any room in your apartment. There are other great apartments in the surrounding area. Even more apartments are available in the adjacent neighborhoods of Indiana Park and Speedway Wellhead.
Dining, Drinking and Recreation
We make it easier to carve out your next neighborhood nook with ratings and reviews of apartments online. Home to a host of everyday essentials and specialized shops, the convenience of living in Westside can't be beat. W 16th St. and W Washington St. are two particularly busy streets well-suited for those who prefer living in the thick of things. Refine your search with our apartment finder tool.
Have dinner and drinks out at Caribbean Flavorz located on W Washington St. For post-dinner refreshments, try a nearby watering hole, like 8 Seconds Saloon. Run up a tab at some of the local bars, including spots like Patty's Showclub and Avg Pub. Additionally, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at Burger King and McDonald's. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
Get some fresh air or take a walk in Thatcher Park.
For a more comprehensive list of places to eat, drink and be merry in Westside, check out the Yelp page.
With numerous grocery stores located throughout the Westside area, residents can conveniently cook, clean and care for their home. Famous Tomatoes and Old Farm Market on W 10th St. are just a couple of options in the area. Treat yourself to a taste of the best baked goods in town. Head to Long's Bakery Inc on N Tremont St. or try out Cretia Cakes, which is also in the area. On top of that, the neighborhood is home to a few more universally familiar grocer chain stores, such as Village Pantry and Speedway.
Train Station Variety Store and Tenth Street Variety Store are only a few of the many retailers located in Westside. There are more popular retail options and a shopping mall in the area, such as Family Dollar Store and Dollar General. The area shopping mall, located on W Michigan St., is Michigan & Holmes.
Demographics and Cost of Living
Westside is similar in price to other metro areas in Indianapolis, such as Indiana Park. On average a household in Westside spends $35.7K/year in total expenditures. Compare these expenses to those of Indiana Park, which come to around $35.1K/year.
Westside is similar to Indiana Park in a few ways. The median age of its residents is 27, compared to a median age of 30 in Indiana Park. They also are comparable by average household size -- 2.61 inhabitants per household in Westside and 2.33 in Indiana Park. By the percentage of households with children in Westside and Indiana Park, 37% and 42% have children, respectively.
Westside and Indiana Park are comparable in terms of income, with the former reporting an average household income of $36.6K. The areas differ in terms of education -- a larger portion of Westside residents have master's degrees than Indiana Park.
Nearby School Information
Schools near the apartments in Westside are Providence Cristo Rey High School, Speedway Junior High School and Ernie Pyle School 90. As school district boundaries are not necessarily congruent with county lines, it's important to confer with local school district authorities to confirm that the apartments for rent you are most interested in are also served by the schools you prefer.
The only district in the neighborhood, Indianapolis Public district has a total enrollment of 29,300 students and 2,200 teachers, for a student teacher ratio of 13-to-1. There are 12 high schools, 21 middle schools and 42 elementary schools in the district.