Misconceptions of the City

For as much bitching that I’ve done, I must say, I absolutely am in love with my new home.  It definitely feels like home. The city is definitely where I belong.  No offense to the suburbs, and I’m sure I’ll be back to them someday, but I love the city.  I continue to get funny looks or people flat out asking, “Why downtown?”

My response, “Why not?”

People are intimidated by the city.  I get it.  There are a lot of one-way streets that can be stressful if you aren’t used to them.  There are a couple angled streets too.  And yes, parking can be difficult, especially when you aren’t sure where you’re going.  I can completely agree on those.

Then other people tell me, “well downtown is just too crowded for me.” I find that funny because I started to notice how “not busy” it was when we were apartment searching.  And since we’ve moved in, it hasn’t been that busy or crowded at all. Sure, it will be busy during events.  But there aren’t events every day here, or that week for that matter.  Indianapolis is a big city, but it doesn’t compare to how busy Chicago or New York are.

We had been walking through the mall last week and really noticed how not-crowded it was.  I just looked at him and said, “could you imagine what it’s like in Greenwood or Castleton right now?” Those are two other popular malls in other suburbs. They’re beyond packed on the weekends. And so are grocery stores! I’ve gone into the grocery store we have downtown and there haven’t been that many people there!

I think there are just some real misconceptions about living downtown, or just visiting. You wouldn’t think twice to travel far out into the ‘burbs, so why not downtown?

I love it. I absolutely love it.  The sights, the sounds, all of it.

Our house is still on the market, and I think once it’s sold I’ll feel even more at ease and comfortable.

We had a lady look at it over a week ago, then they showed it again last Sunday. It was a last minute call and they wanted to drop by around 6 p.m. They had also asked about a carpet allowance, as the carpets will definitely needs replaced. Our response was and continues to be “make us an offer!”

So I’ve been sitting on that. I would have completely disregarded it, but when our realtor hinted that he was hopeful we would get an offer out of her, it then got my hopes up. I feel if the woman was truly interested, she would have made her offer already. I could be wrong though. It would be nice to be done with the house. We’re ready.

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