Map of Indianapolis Hoods
Map that shows all of the Indianapolis hoods within the biggest city in the state of Indiana, also known as Naptown. While some of these areas might have Indianapolis gangs, this map strictly showcases all of the Naptown hoods from the West Side to the East Side to the North Side to the South Side.
With a new generation coming around some Indianapolis hoods may not be the same as previously or completely different from they once were. Also, the Indianapolis gangs do not play a big of role in the streets as the old days with the Chicago affiliations of Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords.
Indianapolis Hoods Map Key: Blue = West Side. Red = East Side. Gold = South Side. Green = North Side
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As mentioned, the above map shows the Indianapolis hoods of the East Side and the West Side with small sections on the South Side and the North Side. Some of the areas highlighted may have once been affiliated to Indianapolis gangs like Gangster Disciples or Vice Lords, but the map only indicates the city’s urban neighborhoods.
One thing that is unique about the Indianapolis hoods is the alias of the communities within the Naptown. DimeLife for 10th Street, TrifeLife and GangstaVille the separate sections of 34th Street, ThugLife in the old Parkwood complex, or Hard Part for the city’s West Side Harding Street area, all just to name a few.
The largest section of Naptown is the East Side. As the black community expanded over the years the population went from beginning on the East Side around the Brightwood neighborhood and later expanding into the Devington community around Arlington Ave and eventually stretching as far as Post Road.
On the West Side, some of the first areas were an extension of Indiana Avenue, the once heart of Indianapolis’ black community and was one of Indiana’s most thriving and prosperous communities. By the 1980s and 1990s, black flight began to occur out of the inner city West Side neighborhoods around Crown Hill and Dr. MLK Street into communities west of Lafayette Road from 30th to 46th.
The South Side, which is the smallest and least recognized, is made up of housing complexes around Raymond Street and other scattered sections throughout the South Side. The North Side is very suburban like as this section of Indianapolis was one of the last communities to be developed and constructed. With newer housing and apartment complexes many are relocating along Michigan Road and changing the makeup of the North Side.