Map and Tour of Indianapolis Hoods
Map that shows all of the Indianapolis hoods within the biggest city in the state of Indiana, once known as Naptown. While some of these areas might have Indianapolis gangs, like the Chicago affiliations of Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords, this map strictly showcases all of the hoods from the West Side, to the East Side, to the North Side, to the South Side.
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 neighborhoods, like 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 the city 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, expanding into Devington 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 once one of Indiana’s most thriving 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 more suburban like as this section of Indianapolis was one of the last communities to be developed. With newer housing and apartment complexes many are relocating along Michigan Road and changing the makeup of the North Side.