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Located in Johnson County, just 15 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis, the city of Greenwood enjoys an excellent reputation as a very welcoming, family-oriented community, one which offers a comfortable suburban lifestyle.
Five interchanges connect the Greenwood area with Interstate 65, a major highway that connects immediately to Indianapolis, and ultimately leads to such popular destinations as the Gulf of Mexico, Nashville, Louisville, and Chicago. Greenwood is also 20 minutes from the east-west interstates, I-70 and I-74.
While some parts of Greenwood are older, there has been a lot of commercial and residential development, the result of which has made Greenwood a big contributor to the Central Indiana economic corridor, with an impressive selection of shopping, dining and cultural and recreational events. The city is home to the state’s second-largest enclosed shopping mall.
Greenwood is home to a number of fun attractions and things to do, from movie theaters to parks. Here is just a small sampling of Greenwood attractions.
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The Greenwood Library is located at 310 S Meridian Street. The library has been around for many years and has been an integra part of the community. It’s a nice place to relax with a large volume of of magazines and books. A tip for new visitors to the library: They sell used books all year near a small area near the main entrance, across from the main check out desk.
The library offers a litany of programs for everyone, including several adult programs on such subjects as cooking, gardening, art, technical/computer classes, as well as games. In addition, there are many free events that take place throughout the year, such as Pilates classes, book clubs, and craft nights, etc.
Computers are available for web surfing. They also offer various online features which patrons can use to look up book availability, as well as accomplish other tasks, like extending check-out times, and signing up for monthly events.
Greenwood Park Mall
Located at 1251 Hwy 31 North, at the intersection of US 31 North and County Line Road, the Greenwood Park Mall offers a nice mix of indoor and outdoor shopping and dining, and serves as an economic anchor for the south side of greater Indianapolis, including the nearby communities of Greenwood, Whiteland, Franklin and Center Grove.
The mall was renovated a few years ago and Simon Properties has worked hard to bring in some higher-end stores. Over 150 retailers can be found inside, including such recognized brands as Von Maur, Macy’s, JCPenney, Forever 21 and The Buckle.
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The Regal Stadium 14 Movie Theater is located at 461 Greenwood Park Dr South. One cool feature: The Regal King Size Recliners are a comfortable and spacious way to rest and relax, while becoming immersed in the movie.
The city of Greenwood is somewhat of a golfer’s haven, with high-caliber courses designed for every level of experience, including Dye’s Walk Country Club, which represents the the first nine holes Pete Dye ever designed.
Bluff Creek Golf Course
The clubhouse is a convenient venue for hosting various events, like holiday parties, corporate outings, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. The upstairs banquet room has a dance floor and is set up for live bands.Other amenities include a fleet of golf carts, a pro shop, and private lessons.
Dye’s Walk Country Club
Other club amenities include a swimming pool, and several spaces suitable for events of all sizes, including a Grand Ballroom, Family Dining Room, “The Overlook,” which offers breathtaking views of the golf course, and The Lounge.
Otte Golf & Family Fun Center
Otte Golf & Family Fun Center is a multifaceted venue that offers a driving range, putting green, golf course, batting cages, miniature golf, snack-bar, golf lessons, and club-fittings. It is located at 681 Sheek Rd in Greenwood.
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Smock Golf Course
Though Smock Golf Course is technically located at 3910 E County Line Rd, in Indianapolis, it is one of the most popular golf courses among Greenwood residents. It is a a publicly owned course that offers daily fee golf and a practice facility.
Valle Vista Golf Club and Conference Center
The club dates back to the mid-70’s, when it was built as a part of the larger Valle Vista residential development. The club features an 18-hole championship golf course, and massive 78,000 sq. foot Spanish style clubhouse, complete with elegant, imported blue tile roof.
The course, which was designed by renouned Indiana golf course architect, Bob Simmons, is well-known for its elevated tees and greens, not to mention beautiful, lush green grass.
A sizeable fleet of golf carts are among the club amenities. The clubhouse houses the Valle Vista Pro Shop, as well as the Valle Vista Banquet and Conference Center, the latter of which can accommodate over 1000 guests, and was voted the #1 wedding venue in the State of Indiana.
As might be expected for a city of its size, Greenwood is home to a number of local businesses, many of which are well-known on a national level, like Walmart, Target, etc. But it is the small, locally-owned businesses that speak more to the character of the community, since it is these businesses that are born of local community. Here are just a few examples.
Blink and you might just fly past it. Located at 500 West Epler Avenue in Indianapolis, just outside the I-465 beltway, is a business with which Greenwood locals are quite familiar, called Adrian Orchards.
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