The largest city in southern Indiana and the third largest in the state of Indiana
. With a population of over 115,000 and a metropolitan population of nearly 500,000, Evansville serves as a cultural, educational, and business center for the tri-state area that includes Illinois
, and Kentucky
. Nicknames for this city are "Pocket City", "River City" and "Crescent City". It can also be called "E-ville" or "E-town". This major city in the southern Midwest lies along an upward bend in the Ohio River and has a considerable skyline for a city it's size (Tallest buildings include Old National Bank Building: 18 floors, 248 ft, c. 1970; Fifth-Third Bank Building: 16 floors, 226 ft, c. 1981; Casino Aztar Hotel: 12 floors, c. 1997.) The city sprawls out over the rolling farmlands and meadows of southern Indiana at a total land area of 41 sq. miles. People are quite friendly and hospitable, most are educated and understanding. There is plenty to do in the way of shopping, eating, cultural activities, and sight-seeing.
Evansville has excellent healthcare centers and is a great place to raise a family.