With a name that literally means “Indian Land,” Indiana is one of the oldest states in the country, having joined the Union as the 19th state in 1816. Indiana’s rich mix of history, industry, agriculture, business, sports and education makes it a quintessential U.S. locale, and perfectly befitting of its nickname as “The Crossroads of America.”
Zionsville and Westfield, ranked by Niche.com as the third and fifth best places to live in Indiana, respectively, recently welcomed two SecurCare Self Storage facilities to their towns. These join the other 14 locations in and around Indianapolis, including Avon and Camby, where SecurCare Self Storage continues to help Indiana residents and businesses find the storage solutions they need.
While it might not be as well-known for its scenic landscapes as some more famous locales, Indiana is full of breathtaking forests and parks, each offering their own unique sights and attractions. Despite being smack-dab in the middle of so-called “flyover country,” Indiana boasts a veritable treasure trove of sandy beaches like Indiana Dunes State Park in the north to the deep-wooded ravines of Turkey Run State Park in the south. Even though the state has its share of cornfields, many of these are put to great use as corn mazes during Halloween season, which is always a lot of fun.
As the spiritual home of NASCAR and home to the world-renowned Indianapolis 500, sports are a way of life for many Indiana residents. Toss in the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, NBA’s Indiana Pacers and the University of Indiana’s Hoosiers, and you have the makings of a die-hard fanbase.
Billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indy 500, along with the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans, comprise the Triple Crown of Motorsports. With approximately 300,000 people in attendance each year to watch the race, it’s the most prestigious event on the IndyCar calendar and one of the most important automobile races, with many claiming that it’s the single largest sporting event in the entire world.
In addition to the proud racing tradition highlighted by the Indy 500, Indiana also boasts a strong history of football and basketball, with Peyton Manning, the Colts long-time former quarterback and perennial MVP of the NFL, a household name across the country. And while the Indiana Pacers haven’t won a championship in quite a while, basketball is so synonymous with the state, the movie “Hoosiers,” starring Gene Hackman, revolves around an Indiana high school basketball team.
Sports lovers, and even those who only peripherally enjoy these events, have plenty of options to choose from for great live games and favorite teams to cheer on to victory.
“People of all ages can find fun-filled activities around every corner.”
As the country’s 15th-largest city, Indianapolis has something to offer for all of its 859,204 residents as well as the annual abundance of tourists. From the Mass Avenue Arts District to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, which is the recognized as the country’s biggest and best, according to Only In Your State, people of all ages can find fun-filled activities around every corner.
With a diverse economy spanning business administration, transportation, tourism and distribution centers, Indianapolis continues to thrive as a Midwestern powerhouse.
Whether you’re already a proud Hoosier or you’re going to become an Indiana resident soon, SecurCare Self Storage has several Indianapolis area storage locations for all your storage needs.