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Naptown: The Hoods of Indianapolis

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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.

Hood Map Key: Blue = West Side. Red = East Side. Gold = South Side. Green = North Side

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Short Indianapolis Ghetto Story

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. DimeLife for 10th Street, TrifeLife and GangstaVille the separate sections of 34th Street, ThugLife of 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 is the East Side. As the black community expanded over the years the population went from beginning on the East Side in the Brightwood neighborhood and later expanding into the Devington community around Arlington Ave and eventually stretching as far as the Indianapolis hoods within the Post Road area.

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.  While, the North Side, which is fastly growing, is very suburban like as this section of Indianapolis was one of the last communities to be developed, with the main section of housing and apartment complexes being centered around Michigan Road.

Indianapolis Hoods Related Topics:

Top Indianapolis Rappers

Gangsta Island: Story of Gary, Indiana ‘Hoods

Detroit’s Timeline of the Streets

Top Chicago Rappers

*Note: All information is provided either through people of the community, outside sources, and/or research. Some information might not be current and/or 100% accurate.


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