Where are you from?

April 2, 2008
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The terms we use to describe local geography are changing.

â??Central Indianaâ?? is cropping up more often for television stations, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and other organizations that extend well outside of Indianapolis. The term can sweep in as much as a third of the state, and itâ??s increasingly showing up in everything from marketing materials to news stories.

â??Indianapolis areaâ?? seems to suffice for Indianapolis itself and surrounding counties.

To what extent does Indianapolis figure in your identity?

When you contact customers or friends outside the state, do you say youâ??re in central Indiana? The Indianapolis area? Indianapolis?

Or a place far more specific, like Brownsburg or Broad Ripple?
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  • I generally say Indianapolis.........most of the burbs are not recognized outside of the state unless you've visited here prior
  • We live in Fishers, but if we're out of town and someone asks us where we are from we usually answer that we live just outside of Indianapolis.
  • I am about 2 miles north of Greenwood, but I just say that I am SS of Indy since that is a more logical point on the map.
  • I'm definitely from Indianapolis, Center Township. No suburban confusion for me.

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