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 Neighborhood of the Month

Welcome to Indianapolis' Neighborhood of the Month page! This new initiative from Mayor Joe Hogsett will feature one Indianapolis neighborhood every month and will highlight the great recreational and cultural offerings of each neighborhood. 

For the month of November 2017, Mayor Hogsett will highlight the Crooked Creek neighborhood!

Crooked Creek, located on the northwest side of Indianapolis, is home to a diverse population of newcomers and longtime residents alike. Bound by 86th Street to the north and 38th Street to the south, Crooked Creek is bisected by Michigan Road, which carries an estimated 40,000 daily commuters. The neighborhood is cared for by groups such as the Northolm Homeowners Association, who completes regular litter pickups, and the Crooked Creek CDC, which facilitates the area’s development.

“Crooked Creek is home to many passionate residents who want to see the best for their neighborhood, which is why we celebrate them this November,” said Mayor Hogsett. “From community development, to caring for neighbors in need, to living out the spirit of the It’s My City initiative, Crooked Creek is a testament to what can be accomplished when residents give back to their community.”

The Crooked Creek neighborhood is being highlighted this month to showcase ongoing efforts to fight food insecurity in the area, such as the Crooked Creek Food Pantry. Opened in 2015 and located in Eskenazi Health Center Picar, the pantry serves families and residents in the area multiple days each week, while also working to improve senior citizens’ ability to access food.

“It’s incredibly important to continue fighting hunger in our community, especially as we enter the cold winter months,” said City-County Councillor Joseph Simpson, who represents Crooked Creek. “There are children, families, and senior citizens that all need a little extra support from their neighbors. Fortunately, they’re receiving the help they need thanks to Crooked Creek Food Pantry and others like it. But we can always do more.”

Residents and visitors are encouraged to use the hashtag #IndyNoM when posting on social media about Crooked Creek during the month of November. 

If you would like to nominate a neighborhood for future months, please use the form below.