Life in ‘Downtown-ish’ Indy

Downtown Indianapolis may have different meanings, depending on who you ask. Is the “Old Northside” part of downtown? Is Fountain Square part of downtown? Is the White River the western boundary of Indianapolis? (The answers to those questions are, in order: Yes, sort of, and pretty much). 


If you’re not sure whether the area you’re referring to is considered “downtown,” you can say it’s “downtown-ish” and avoid any debate. And when it comes to places to live and things to do, there’s not much difference between downtown and downtown-ish. 


River West Flats is just west of downtown Indy. Residents love that our downtown-ish location puts them close IUPUI, city parks, the White River, and other destinations.

Tasty Treats

Just off of 16th Street, less than a mile from River West Flats, is Long’s Bakery, a place well known for its fresh yeast donuts (a local resident even wrote a song about these donuts in the spring of 2020). If you’re looking for a quick lunch, sushi, or pizza, you can find all that along 10th Street, east of Indiana Avenue – by bicycle, about six minutes away from River West Flats. 

Things to Do Outside

The west bank of the White River may not be technically downtown, but the trail that runs alongside it offers some of the best views of the city. The trail starts at 10th Street (immediately south of River West Flats) and continues past the Indianapolis Zoo and The White River Gardens to Raymond Street. Trail users can also cross a bridge over the river to connect with the White River Trail on the east bank, or pick up the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, which leads to Fountain Square. 


The Central Canal, a popular destination for runners and dog-walkers, is easily accessible on the eastern side of the White River. The canal borders Military Park, which has plenty of shade and wide-open spaces. 

Fun at Home

In addition to River West Flats’ ideal location, residents enjoy that they have ample opportunities for fun and relaxation just outside their door. We have a swimming pool, fitness center, and outdoor lounge areas with grilling stations, along with a ping-pong table in our indoor resident lounge. Get a closer look at downtown-ish living. Call now to schedule your virtual tour: (317) 743-2758.

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