To those who doubt Indy is cultural and cool, we present Massachusetts Avenue. With the theater district, a gathering of art galleries, culinary classics, comfy coffee shops and cute boutiques, the Avenue offers a critical mass of our favorite things. First Friday gallery walks, the IndyFringe theater festival and the Merchant Association's events give a great excuse to visit, but we would hang out just to enjoy the public art, historic architecture and vivacity of a neighborhood full of interesting people. On top of all that, they're green, too; we love the chic recycling bins and can't wait for their corridor of the Cultural Trail.
Second: Broad Ripple
Third: Fountain Square