Broad Ripple Village, Indianapolis
|Broad Ripple, Indiana|
Broad Ripple Village logo
|Motto: We're Open If You Are|
Map of Broad Ripple
|• Total||10.455 sq mi (27.08 km2)|
|Elevation||725 ft (221 m)|
|• Density||1,630.00/sq mi (1,057.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0449481|
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. 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.
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 .
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.