Broad Ripple Village, Indianapolis

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Broad Ripple, Indiana
Town
Broad Ripple Village logo
Broad Ripple Village logo
Motto: We're Open If You Are
Map of Broad Ripple
Map of Broad Ripple
Coordinates: 39°52′00″N 86°8′30″W / 39.86667°N 86.14167°W / 39.86667; -86.14167
Country United States
State Indiana
County Marion
Area
 • Total 10.455 sq mi (27.08 km2)
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
Population
 • Total 17,041
 • Density 1,630.00/sq mi (1,057.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 46220
GNIS feature ID 0449481[1]
Website http://www.discoverbroadripplevillage.com
Indianapolis Fire Department Station 32 - 6330 Guilford Ave
The Indianapolis Art Center
Broad Ripple in the winter


Broad Ripple Village is one of six areas designated as cultural districts in Indianapolis, Indiana. Located about six miles (11 km) north of Downtown Indianapolis, Broad Ripple was established in 1837 as an independent municipality and annexed to the city of Indianapolis in 1922. The neighborhood has a reputation for being socially, economically, and ethnically diverse and is thus generally associated with its vibrant social scene and progressive political attitudes.[2][3] Broad Ripple is represented in Washington by Democrat Andre Carson.

Broad Ripple's position as a cornerstone of Indianapolis youth culture and nightlife is a result of its thriving bar scene and the near presence of Butler University. Staying true to the neighborhood motto "we're open if you are," numerous Broad Ripple bars and restaurants remain open as late as 3am - often on weekdays as well as weekends. The neighborhood is home to many of Indianapolis' premier locally owned restaurants, independent art galleries, private boutiques and specialty shops, and the popular Monon Trail. Within just a few city blocks one can find a wide variety of food, including Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian, Cajun, Middle Eastern, French, English, and Japanese as well as traditional American fare and four independent microbreweries. Entertainment offerings include Indianapolis's preeminent professional comedy club and multiple venues for live music, showcasing both local artists and nationally touring acts in genres such as rock, hip hop, country, and jazz. In 2004 a free biweekly newspaper, The Broad Ripple Gazette, was created by Broad Ripple native Alan Hague.[4]

Broad Ripple High School, one of the earliest Indianapolis Public Schools, is located within the Village. Some notable Hoosiers raised in or near the Broad Ripple neighborhood include late night talk show host David Letterman, professional football player Rosevelt Colvin, Indiana Pacers guard George Hill, New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson, astronaut David Wolf, actor Abraham Benrubi, and author Dan Wakefield .

The Canal in Broad Ripple
The Monon Trail in Broad Ripple
Popular Venues in Broad Ripple

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  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ http://www2.indystar.com/articles/7/170273-8957-121.html
  3. ^ http://lawrenkmills.mu.nu/archives/024427.php
  4. ^ BroadRippleGazette.com