In a place like this, dreaming big is an understatement.
Southern Indiana is notable because it is culturally and geographically more similar to the South than it is to the rest of the State of Indiana. It is also the first-settled area of the state. In particular, Southern Indiana is part of the Greater Louisville, Kentucky metropolitan area (total population 1.2 million). The bridges that connect Indiana and Kentucky’s interstate system connect the metropolitan area’s residents. Many people living in the area work, attend school and enjoy activities on both sides of the Ohio River. In fact, many newcomers are drawn to Southern Indiana’s affordable housing, land and easy access to Louisville’s many amenities.
Residents can enjoy the historic riverfront and shopping on both sides of the river, as Southern Indiana is a major regional shopping area for the surrounding bi-state area with every month seeing more new retail, entertainment and service businesses come into our market.
Most Requested Phone Numbers
Better Business Bureau
Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana
Community Foundation of Southern Indiana
Indiana Family & Social Services
Building & Development Association of Southern Indiana
Indiana State Information Center
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Indiana Department of Insurance
Indiana Department of Labor
Indiana Department of Revenue
317-233-2240 or 812-282-7729
Indiana Department of Transportation
317-232-5526 or 812-282-7493
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Indiana Housing Finance Authority
Leadership Southern Indiana
The News and Tribune
812-283-6636 (Clark County) or 812-944-6481 (Floyd County)
Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center
Southern Indiana Realtors Association
Southern Indiana Convention and Tourism Bureau
United States Census Bureau
Social Security Administration
Cost of Living
The cost of living in the Louisville and Southern Indiana metro area compares favorably to the costs found in a few other cities in the Midwest and Southeast. With a ranking of 91.6 (the U.S. average is 100), the metro area cost-of-living index ranks well relative to Atlanta (98.5), Charlotte (96.2), Chicago (115.7) and Nashville (94.7).
Source: C2ER, ACCRA, 2nd Quarter 2015