The southern suburbs of Indianapolis comprise a thriving, growing community nestled within southern Marion and northern Johnson counties.
The Greenwood area has a reputation around Indy as a friendly, welcoming community and includes the cities and towns of Bargersville, Homecroft, Indianapolis, New Whiteland, Southport and Whiteland. But the Southside’s population center and economic engine is driven by the city of Greenwood.
Greenwood is located in Johnson County, the fastest-growing county in the state of Indiana between 2010 and 2012. Greenwood residents number 53,000, and another 35,000 live just west of the Greenwood city limits in unincorporated Center Grove. In all, 236,000 people live within seven miles of Greenwood’s city center.
Greenwood is just 15 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis and is a contiguous suburb of the state’s capital. Greenwood is a key player in the powerful Central Indiana economic corridor. It has a well-deserved reputation as one of the state's most diversified business communities, and its proximity to downtown Indianapolis gives residents access to world-class entertainment.
Big-city amenities, small-town setting
One of the wonderful things about Greenwood is that its big-city amenities and services are available in a small-town setting with a great quality of life. Just a few examples:
- The Greenwood area is a golfer’s haven, with seven golf courses designed for every level of experience. National expertise is evident on the back nine at Dye’s Walk County Club, the first nine holes renowned golf course architect Pete Dye designed.
- Shopping and dining are plentiful! Greenwood is South-central Indiana’s retail and dining hub, anchored by the state’s second-largest enclosed shopping mall.
- Residents enjoy great public parks and recreational amenities, including a continuously expanding paths and trails system. Greenwood’s water parks are also expanding. A new children’s splash park has opened, and a new aquatics center is on the horizon.
The Greenwood area offers many opportunities for families, businesses, students and friends. It’s a vibrant, supportive community that facilitates the growth of both businesses and families. From education to arts and entertainment, to recreation and dining, the Greenwood area has it all.