The State of Indiana is located in the Midwestern region of the United States and is referred to as the “Crossroads of America.” With about 6.3 million residents, it is ranked 15th in population and 17th in population density.
Indiana is a diverse state with a few large urban areas and a number of smaller industrial cities. It is known for the Indianapolis 500 American automobile race, held annually over Memorial Day weekend, and a strong basketball tradition, often called Hoosier Hysteria. Residents of Indiana are referred to as “Hoosiers”.
The state's name means "Land of the Indians" and Angel Mounds State Historic Site, one of the best preserved prehistoric Native American sites in the United States, can be found in southern Indiana.
For retirees who don't mind a “real” winter, there are plenty of reasons to consider living in Indiana. Cost of living is considerably lower than the rest of the United States. Arts and culture thrive in Indiana, even in the smaller cities; many streets are lined with galleries and artist studios.