Greenwood

OVERVIEW

Greenwood’s small-town charm and older homes provide a stark contrast to the new and extensive residential development that has taken place in recent years to the east, west and south. The area’s average housing costs range between $100,000 and $300,000. Commercial expansion has also been a major factor in the town’s growth since the opening of the Greenwood Park Mall—a large shopping center with major clothing, appliance and electronics retailers as well as many restaurants.

LOCATION

The city of Greenwood is located 12 miles south of Indianapolis on US 31 in Johnson County. It is 10 miles north of the Johnson County seat, Franklin. Greenwood is easily accessible from I-65, US 31 and State Road 135. Only 5 miles north of Greenwood, I-65 and I-465 connect to all major interstates (I-70, I-74, I-69) crossing Indiana.

POPULATION (figures based on 2000 Census)

City: 36,037
County: 115,209 – Johnson County

UTILITIES

Electric: Duke Energy
Electric: Johnson County REMC
Gas: Vectren
Gas: Citizens Gas
Water: Indiana American Water
Telephone: AT&T

PUBLIC SERVICES

Police: Greenwood City Police Department
Police: Johnson County Sheriff’s Department
Police: Indiana State Police
Fire Department: Greenwood Fire Department
Post Office: United States Post Office
Library: Greenwood Public Library

MEDICAL

Local: Johnson Memorial Hospital
Local: St. Francis Hospital
Indianapolis: Indiana University Hospital
Indianapolis: St. Vincent Hospital
Indianapolis: St. Vincent Women’s Hospital -Indianapolis
Indianapolis: Community Hospitals

NEWSPAPERS

Local: Daily Journal / Greenwood News Weekly – 317-736-7101
Local: Challenger Newspapers – 317-888-3376
Indianapolis: Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis: Indianapolis Business Journal

AIRPORTS

Indianapolis: Indianapolis International Airport

SCHOOLS (Various private and parochial schools also serve this area)

Websites: Department of Education
Websites: oak.gws.k12.in.us
Elementary: Clark-Pleasant Community Schools – 50 Center St., Whiteland, IN – 317-535-7579
Elementary: Franklin Community School Corporation – 998 Grizzly Cub Dr., Franklin, IN – 317-738-5800
Elementary: Greenwood School Corporation – 605 W. Smith Valley Rd., Greenwood, IN – 317-889-4060

CHURCHES

Berean Baptist Church – 1191 W. County Line Rd – 317-888-4003
Calvary Apostolic Church – 99 W. Broadway – 317-881-4185
Christ United Methodist – 8540 US 31 S. – 317-882-1549
Fairview Fellowship Church – 2555 Fairview Place – 317-887-2995
Faith & Charity Assembly – 306 E. County Line Rd – 317-881-5125
First Baptist Church of Greenwood – 99 W. Main St. – 317-881-3064
Greenwood Baptist Church – 1640 W. Fry Rd. – 317-881-0118
Greenwood Christian Church – 512 S. Madison Ave. – 317-881-9970
Greenwood Church of Christ – 371 W. Main St. – 317-888-8288
Greenwood United Methodist – 525 N. Madison Ave. – 317-881-1653
Mt. Pleasant Christian Church – 381 N. Bluff Rd. – 317-881-3064
Our Lady of Greenwood – 335 S. Meridian St. – 317-888-2861
South Central Church of Christ – 265 E. Southport Rd. – 317-887-1077
Southwood Assembly of God – 8700 S. Meridian St. – 317-882-9101
St. Joseph Catholic Church – 245 W. Broadway – 317-888-2030
Trinity Baptist Church – 375 E. Southport – 317-881-2122

RECREATION

The Greenwood Department of Parks and Recreation operates five municipal parks featuring playgrounds, picnic areas, shelters, tennis courts, and ball diamonds. There are many public and private golf courses nearby and camping and hiking facilities are just a short drive to the south in the Morgan-Monroe State Forest and Brown County State Park. Monroe Reservoir, also a short drive south near Bloomington, offers all forms of water sports.