If you want to be close to the city but prefer an atmosphere that is less busy, apartments in east Indianapolis areas such as Greenfield and Cumberland may be a better choice than those in the city center. Cumberland has grown quite a bit since it was platted in 1831–the population of this town has gone from a mere 400 people to 5,500. Still, it provides a nice, small-town atmosphere that is far different than that of its big city neighbor. If you are looking for a quiet place to live, this could be the perfect spot. It is closer to Indianapolis than Greenfield, so commuters may want to take that into consideration if they are trying to decide between the two.
Greenfield has an historic downtown and quite a number of parks and preserves to enjoy. Brandywine Park offers 60 acres of space that is occupied in large part by sports fields. Riley Park is a 40-acre park that is really the pride of the city. Here you can find a 7200-square foot skate park, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, playground equipment and a pool, among other amenities. This park serves as a gathering place for community members, and it is well used. Both Greenfield and Cumberland can make a good place to live if you are searching in the area to the east of the city.