Best and Worst States: What is Indiana #1 at?

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A U.S. state located in North America's Great Lakes region, Indiana is located in the Midwest. The state is given the nickname "Crossroads of America" as it has more interstate highway lines than other states. In addition, Indiana hosts many parks, sporting events, and fairs that residents organize. 

Most people choose to come to this city because it has a unique charm that attracts them. However, this article will provide you with valuable insight into the United States if you are considering settling in Indiana. 

Here are some of the pros in Indiana:

Friendly people

Indiana is known for its welcoming and generous people. There are always people here to greet you as you pass by, and you can expect a return greeting if you do. The people in Indiana are polite, and you will never hear someone talking bad about you for no apparent reason. In addition, Indiana's people and environment make hanging out with neighbors and organizing picnics pretty obvious.

Low cost of living

Nearly any place in Indiana can offer you an affordable house and a considerably lower price than California. This also applies to other expenses. Therefore, if you decide to stay in Indiana, you can save enough money and quickly fulfill all your wishes. Moreover, if we calculate the overall cost, you will find it is lower than the average national price, making the state more affordable.

Good universities

Indiana is the home of the three world's best universities. In addition, a lot of specialization courses are offered in medicines, engineering, and many more. And not just prominent universities, you can find some great smaller colleges as well. 

Let us see the dark side and look at the cons of living in Indiana:

Bad public transportation

Indiana has an inadequate transportation system, and you will have to buy a car if you wish to travel here. You will always find the city's public bus system packed with people, even though it is unreliable. People here tend to prefer having a personal vehicle, either a two-wheeler or a four-wheeler.

Brutally cold winter

As you can imagine, winters here are freezing, and if you are used to such climates, you will find it very comfortable and enjoyable, but if you aren't, you will find it a challenge.

Not much to do in Indiana

It is easy to get bored in this city because there is not much to explore. The state is not for the people who are ever ready to go out and enjoy it. Moreover, big musical concerts or theatre acts do not find a place in this city, making it a bit boring.

Bonus: Read these fun facts about Indiana: 

  1. Crawfordsville is the home of the only known working rotary jail in the United States. The jail with its rotating cellblock was built in 1882 and served as the Montgomery County jail until 1972. It is now a museum.
  2. Historic Parke County has 32 covered bridges and is the Covered Bridge Capital of the world.
  3. True to its motto, "Cross Roads of America," Indiana has more miles of Interstate Highway per square mile than any other state. The Indiana state Motto can be traced back to the early 1800s. In the earlier year's river traffic, especially along Ohio, was an essential means of transportation. The National Road, a major westward route, and the north-south Michigan Road crossed in Indianapolis. Today more major highways intersect in Indiana than in any other state.
  4. Most of the state's rivers flow south and west, eventually emptying into the Mississippi. However, the Maumee flows north and east into Lake Erie. Lake Wawasee is the state's largest natural lake.
  5. Indiana's shoreline with Lake Michigan is only 40 miles long, but Indiana is still considered a Great Lakes State.

Let us know your experiences in Indiana! Comment down!

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana

https://www.reddit.com/r/indianapolis/comments/1egaeu/all_the_posts_about_people_from_indiana_not_being/

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/10/27/3-indiana-cities-make-cheapest-places-live-list-1-tops/807913001/

https://nuvo.newsnirvana.com/news/news/public-transit-a-real-need-for-indiana/article_27e7709d-6e97-565b-8623-c2bef55f79da.html

https://www.50states.com/facts/indiana.htm

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