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Broad Ripple Village

Located six miles north of the heart of downtown Indy, this quintessentially Indy neighborhood seems to say “Welcome!” with every local business. Broad Ripple, along with its sister cultural district, SoBro (“South Broad Ripple”), is teeming with local culture and civic pride. Positioned alongside Indy’s main waterway, the White River, the neighborhood is nestled between the Monon Trail and the northern portion of the Indiana Central Canal. For more than 180 years, Broad Ripple Village has celebrated local eateries, galleries, and attractions and is now home to over 17,000 residents. 

Find the Vibe

ECLECTIC. TRENDY. Diverse street life, quaint boutiques, and hot nightlife are set to the backdrop of public art, graffiti murals, and beautiful greenways and parks. Unique art galleries, sidewalk cafes, and fabulous restaurants complete the Village.

Fast Facts

  • Butler University is located 2 miles away. You’ll see lots of Bulldog apparel and fanfare in the area. 
  • David Letterman’s childhood home neighborhood
  • Frequented by Indy Locals Alesha McCarty, Shaunt’e Lewis, and Debra Stolen Hasbrook

Broad Ripple Attractions

Offering classes in woodworking, ceramics, painting, and other mediums, families can learn art techniques while taking home something fun. The ARTSPARK offers 12 acres of outdoor interactive artwork including the Crooked Little House.

The Monon Trail is Indy's original greenway and a favorite for running and biking IM Imagebank

Take in Indianapolis' neighborhoods while along this popular rail-trail that spans 28 miles across Central Indiana.

Located just south of the Broad Ripple strip, The Vogue is one of the most popular music venues in the Midwest.

Come and be a part of this vast, 94-acre city park located on the north side of Indianapolis, where you can explore the nature center, play on one of the city's best, hard-to-leave playgrounds, hike more than two miles of picturesque trails or walk down to the banks of the White…

Once the oven dings, everything at the Cake Bake Shop has come together to create a truly savory experience. Choose from our list of the best wines & champagnes to accompany any of our cakes, cakelettes, pies, and desserts.

Adjacent to Broad Ripple's canal towpath, Canal Bistro offers diners great outdoor patio seating for great people watching. With owners coming from Lebanon and Egypt, they present an incredible authentic Mediterranean fare menu.

Indiana is the country's second-largest producer of popcorn, and twins Carly and Mandy own and operate Just Pop In!, a gourmet popcorn shop loved by locals and located in the trendy Broad Ripple Cultural District.

Shopping

Just look for the quaint, blue house off the Monon Trail, and you’ll find fashionable items for everything you have to look forward to.

Rock your Indy pride with locally designed and hand printed Indy gear as well as wearables for local college and pro teams.

Located in the heart of the eclectic Broad Ripple Village, this unique shop carries the latest in women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories.

As Indiana's largest independent record store selling both new and used CDs and vinyl, this music lover's paradise is located in the heart of the eclectic Broad Ripple Village.

How to Get There

  • Driving: Approximately 20 minutes via car from downtown Indy via College Avenue

  • The Red Line: Indy's first bus rapid transit line with electric buses, platform boarding, and high-frequency stops, journeys from downtown Indy through the heart of Broad Ripple. 

  • The Monon Trail: This 26-mile walking, running, and cycling trail connects Mass Ave to Broad Ripple, stretching all the way through Carmel. Multiple access points with scenic views can be found in Broad Ripple.

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