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Broad Ripple Village
Indianapolis Cultural District
Clockwise from top left: The Vogue, Broad Ripple Avenue streetscape, Monon Trail over the White River, and Indianapolis Art Center
Official seal of Broad Ripple Village
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Marion
Township Washington
City  Indianapolis
 • Total 27.08 km2 (10.455 sq mi)
221 m (725 ft)
 • Total 17,041
 • Density 1,057.2/km2 (1,630.00/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
GNIS feature ID 0449481

Broad Ripple Village is one of seven areas designated as cultural districts in Indianapolis, Indiana. Located in Washington Township, Marion County, Indiana, about six miles (ten kilometers) north of downtown Indianapolis, Broad Ripple was first platted in 1837, became incorporated as the Town of Broad Ripple in 1894, and was annexed to the City of Indianapolis in 1922.[citation needed] Its name originated with[citation needed] the title of a poem titled "Broad Ripple" by Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley. The neighborhood has a reputation for being socially, economically, and ethnically diverse.



Broad Ripple Village sign, Indianapolis, Indiana
Broad Ripple Village sign on College Ave.

Broad Ripple is connected to downtown Indianapolis on public bus rapid transit via IndyGo's Red Line (Route 90). The Red Line's Broad Ripple Station is located in the median of College Avenue and is accessed from College's intersection with Broad Ripple Avenue and Westfield Boulevard. Other IndyGo traditional bus routes also run through the village, connecting it to additional neighborhoods in Indianapolis.[citation needed]

Indiana Pacers Bikeshare launched in the neighborhood on September 5, 2019, with two of the system's 50 docking stations located in Broad Ripple.

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