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Five Questions To Consider When Relocating To Carmel

There’s no better time to consider relocating to Carmel, IN! Business is booming, retail and shopping options continue to expand, and you’d be super close to the capital city! Sounds amazing,

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Five Indianapolis Farmers Markets Worth Checking Out

It's almost June! That means we are on the brink of summer here in the Midwest! Being surrounded by some of the best farmland in the United States does have its perks. In the Indianapolis area,

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5 Best Hikes Around Indianapolis

Now that the weather is finally starting to warm up (cross your fingers!), tons of people are heading outside to enjoy the long-awaited sunshine. Indianapolis is typically known for being a flat,

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Red Line Public Transit Coming To Indianapolis In 2019

Construction has begun for one of the largest transit projects in Indianapolis history - the Red Line project. The construction delays are hard to miss, but the convenience of buses arriving at

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2019 St Patricks Day Activities In Indianapolis

When it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, Indianapolis knows just what to do to show your Irish pride. If you’ve got kiddos or are ringing in the holiday with your best group of friends,

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Indianapolis Valentines Day Activities For The Whole Family

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for grownups! The day isn’t just for celebrating romantic love, but it’s a great teaching opportunity for the kiddos, showing them the importance of caring for

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Five Great Indianapolis Indoor Activities To Try This Winter

It's been a chilly couple of weeks here in Indianapolis and the dark is coming on strong at about 5pm every day. When it's too cold to head out to your favorite parks and Indianapolis attractions,

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Where To Find Santa In Indianapolis

Finding the elusive "Man in Red" during the holidays can sometimes be a challenge. Between the hustle and bustle of work, travel, shopping, and eating, finding a chance to get some quality time with

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Top Apple Orchards To Visit This Fall

In the midwest, nothing says fall like picking apples! Whether you plan to make an apple pie, apple crisp, or just to enjoy the cider, the Indianapolis area has an opportunity for you to get your

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Empty Rooms

If you have an extra room in your home, you may be sitting on a potential gold mine! Airbnb and other peer-to-peer rental options have made it very easy to place a listing and then have renters come

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Ways To Support Your Schools PTA Without Your Checkbook

You may not have time to dedicate to being on the PTA each school year, but there are many ways to still be involved. While you may prefer to just write a check and make your one-time contribution,

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Keeping Your Home Cool On A Budget During An Indiana Summer

It's not unusual for Indiana to get unreasonably hot in the summertime! Temperatures in the summer months are known to fall anywhere in the range of 75 to 100+ degrees, not to mention the humidity

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Top Questions To Ask Your Real Estate Agent

Buying and selling a home or piece of property can be an overwhelming experience for anyone. With the help of an experienced and thoughtful real estate agent, the whole process can be so much.

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Summer Event Series Worth Checking Out In Indianapolis

Indianapolis is an amazing place to be in the summer! There's always something to enjoy on a date or as a whole family outing. Outdoor entertainment is plentiful and it's often part of an ongoing

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Things To Do In The Indianapolis Area For Memorial Day Weekend

Planning to head out to a lake or take a trip during Memorial Day weekend? Or, do you plan to stick around Indianapolis for the upcoming long weekend? Besides the hype of the Indy 500, there are

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Earth Day Events For Families In Indianapolis

The very first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970. The day was started by Senator Gaylord Nelson and took place in colleges and schools around the United States. In 2018, the day is recognized

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Family Friendly St Patricks Day Events In Indianapolis

There’s more to St. Patrick’s Day in Indianapolis than bars and beer! If you want to get the kids into the St. Patty’s Day spirit, Indianapolis has you covered. Plenty of daytime and family

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Valentines Day With Kids In Indy

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and you may be thinking about doing something special to celebrate the holiday. If giving the kids an amazing experience, not just candy and toys, is important

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Too Much Stuff

Too much stuff from the holidays? Places to donate goods before the end of the year!Stuff piling up after the holidays? Kids get plenty of new stuff and now you need to clear out the old stuff?

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Family Friendly Holiday Fun

Indianapolis continues to offer some amazing opportunities for family fun this holiday season! If you're looking for festivals,  twinkling lights, shops, music, or time with Santa Claus - you

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Five New North Indianapolis Restaurants To Try This Fall

Indianapolis’ restaurant scene is BOOMING! There’s always something new to try for each type of palate. If you’re into family dining or more upscale fare, there’s definitely something on the

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Stoneycreeks Pumpkin Harvest Festival And Country Christmas 2017

While it does run pretty much year round, things will really pick up at Noblesville's Stoneycreek Farm here in the next couple of weeks. The famous Pumpkin Harvest Festival begins at the end of

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Divvy

When you think of tapas, you probably immediately think of Barcelona Tapas Restaurant in Downtown Indianapolis. There is another excellent tapas bar on the Northside. Northsiders outside of Carmel

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Fall 2017 At Beasleys Orchard

Believe it or not, apple picking season is right around the corner. Central Indiana doesn’t have a whole of choices when it comes to apple farms. That said, there are still plenty of great places

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Summer Exhibits At The Indiana State Museum

At least for the moment, the summer heat feels pretty nice for Northsiders, but, eventually, it will get a little old. To get the kids out of the summer heat, consider visiting the Indiana State

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Seashore Waterpark

With Memorial Day right around the corner, pool-free days are finally coming to an end. While the Indianapolis area certainly has plenty of public pools, there are few true waterparks. One of the

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IndyCar Grand Prix 2017

Ask anyone in the Greater Indianapolis area, and they will tell you that the month of May is sacred to locals. May in Indianapolis is associated with racing, particularly all the racing that occurs

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Flamme Burger Adds Zionsville Location

When asked what restaurant in Central Indiana has the best burgers, no two Indianapolis-area residents will give the same answer. While there are certainly many great burger places in the area, many

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IKEA Is Coming To Fishers

For those familiar with it, visiting IKEA is an unforgettable experience because there is truly nothing else out there like it. Unfortunately, currently, if you are an Indianapolis-area resident you

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Toboggan Run At Pokagon State Park

While snow fights and snow forts can certainly be fun for the kids, eventually they are going want to mix it up this winter. Northsiders looking for another fun outdoor activity during the winter

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New Years Eve Special Menus

During this time of the year, it is easy to get caught up in all of the chaos. Often, plans are thrown together in the last minute. While there is still some time to spare, Northsiders should

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Christmas At The Zoo

With the halfway point of November already past, the holidays are quickly approaching. Many of the Greater Indianapolis area’s businesses are ramping up their activity for the holiday season. The

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Last Chances To See Fall Foliage

Already, it is pretty obvious that fall is almost over in the Greater Indianapolis area. Nights are getting cooler, and the leaves have changed to a riot of colors. For many people, the

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Myart In Zionsville

While Zionsville residents probably find that their children have plenty of opportunities to join sports teams and music groups, there are not a whole of opportunities for art instruction outside of

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Fall 2016 At Spencer Farm

Central Indiana residents look forward to fall for a number of reasons. For one, fall is a break from the hot and humid weather of July and August. For others, fall is the best time of year to get

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Exotic Food In Greater Indianapolis

While there are a number of great restaurants throughout the Greater Indianapolis area, sometimes it easy to crave unusual food. Fortunately, there are a number of restaurants in Indianapolis and

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Inglewood Neighborhoods

LAND Development & Building, Inc., has brought and is continuing to bring the pocket neighborhood concept to the Northside. This company has already implemented this new design style in Inglewood in

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Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park 2016 Summer Schedule

While Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville is probably the most well-known music venue in the Greater Indianapolis area, the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park, located in the heart

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Upcoming Running Races In Indianapolis

With the doldrums of winter in the rearview mirror, Indianapolis-area residents are almost begging to be outdoors constantly. Luckily, the Greater Indianapolis area is home to a number of great,

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Eli Lilly And Company

As one of the largest companies in Indianapolis, Eli Lilly and Company, a notable pharmaceuticals company on the world stage, largely affects many Northside residents. For some, it is an employer.

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Just Listed 7760 Beck Lane

Here's What the Seller Says:What are features of your home that you've really enjoyed?I love the open floor plan that is perfect for staying connected with my family, and for entertaining! ,

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Easter Sunday Brunch

Easter Sunday, which is on Sunday, March 27th, in 2016, has become a popular day for brunch in the Greater Indianapolis area. While many families may host brunch at their homes on Easter, many

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Zion Nature Center

Founded in 2002, the Zion Nature Center is a small, one-building location that provides educational programs about the environment and wildlife. The location, which is directly under the control of

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Downtown Indianapolis Family Friend St Patricks Day Events

The Greater Indianapolis area has a rich Irish heritage, and, therefore, for many Hoosiers, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most important days of the year. While many of Indianapolis’ bars

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Carbon Monoxide

There are many hazards that present special dangers to homeowners. Few, however, are as dangerous as carbon monoxide. In high concentrations, carbon monoxide exposure can cause severe illness and

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Valentines Day Restaurants

Valentine’s Day is a great day for couples to enjoy each other’s company at a romantic restaurant. Many of Greater Indianapolis’ best restaurants have a special menu tailored for Valentine’s

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XSite

Throughout Indianapolis, there are many great facilities and venues that are made just for kids. X-Site is a particularly great place to take kids or have birthday parties. Located on the Northeast

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Indianapolis New Years Eve

Greater Indianapolis comes alive every Holiday season, particularly on New Year’s Eve. Many local venues including the Children’s Museum and The Murat have their very own New Year’s Eve

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Greater Indianapolis Christmas Tree Sellers

During the holiday season, live Christmas trees become a popular commodity. They provide a wonderful fragrance, and they look more natural than artificial trees. Still, it is occasionally difficult

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Black Friday Deals

The day after Thanksgiving Day, now known popularly as Black Friday, is a big day for shoppers in Indianapolis. Some of the best sales of the year are only available on Black Friday. Large, chain

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Increasing Home Value For Cheap

Today, it is often difficult to sell an old, outdated home at a high price. While a home can be completely overhauled for thousands or tens of thousands of dollars, this typically is not realistic

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Winter Considerations For The Home

Indiana winters can be brutal, and owners should always ensure their home is ready for them. New home owners should take a number of things into consideration when preparing their home for the

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Indianapolis Zoo ZooBoo

IntroductionWith 250 animal species and over 2,000 varieties of plants, the Indianapolis Zoo is the largest and best zoo in Indianapolis. The zoo is divided into five areas. These areas are the

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Indiana Transporation Museum

IntroductionThe Indiana Transportation Museum is a unique museum that preserves portions of the Nickel Plate Road line, an old railroad line that formerly ran north from Indianapolis to Peru,.

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Best Places To Celebrate Oktoberfest This Year

In 1810, King Louis I of Bavaria and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen were wedded. The Bavarian Royal Family invited all of Munich to celebrate the wedding in the fields just outside

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Carmel Dads Club

Recently, Carmel High School sports finished third in the MaxPreps Cup standings. By MaxPreps’ rating system, Carmel High School has the third best athletics program in the entire country.

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Budgeting To Buy A House

Budgeting to Buy a HouseNo matter how good the credit rating, today's homebuyer no longer has the luxury of buying with little or zero down. Unless you are low-income with good credit, or a veteran,

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