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Southern Indiana Living

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
502-583-6546

Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana
888-766-2648

Community Foundation of Southern Indiana
812-948-4662

Indiana Family & Social Services
317-233-4454

Harvest Homecoming
812-944-8572

Building & Development Association of Southern Indiana
812-280-1600

Indiana State Information Center
800-457-8283

Indiana Department of Environmental Management
317-232-8603

Indiana Department of Insurance
317-232-2385

Indiana Department of Labor
317-232-2655

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
317-232-4200

Indiana Housing Finance Authority
317-232-7777

Leadership Southern Indiana
812-246-6574

The News and Tribune
812-283-6636 (Clark County) or 812-944-6481 (Floyd County)

The Courier-Journal
502-582-4011

Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center
812-952-9765

Southern Indiana Realtors Association
812-941-7472

Southern Indiana Convention and Tourism Bureau
812-282-6654

SCORE
812-944-9178

United States Census Bureau
812-218-3344

Work One
812-948-6102

Social Security Administration
800-772-1213

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

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