Greenwood ranks high in apartments study

Greenwood ranks high in apartments study

Greenwood was ranked No. 3 among Indiana’s best cities to live in for residents searching for apartments.

Greenwood finished behind Fishers and Carmel in Indiana, according to a ranking by San Francisco-based study group Apartment List. The city scored well for affordability and income but lower for safety and education.

Apartment List runs a search engine to allow people to find local rentals. The company analyzes trends in the national rental market.

“A 2 bedroom here averages just $750 a month, while the median income is $55,600. Greenwood falls a bit behind due to lower graduation rates and a substantially higher crime rate than its neighbors,” the report said.

In the nation, Fishers was ranked No. 1 overall, while Carmel came in at No. 6. Greenwood finished at No. 106 overall.

Greenwood is planning projects with a goal to improve quality of life, including the city’s new aquatic center scheduled to open in May, filling in gaps in trails and building more paths around Fry Road and a downtown revitalization effort.

City officials also are trying to get state lawmakers to approve a local food and beverage tax, which Greenwood would use to help pay for public safety, such as police and firefighters, and parks.