Promising. Proud. Potential
Located south and east of Indianapolis’ commercial district, this up-and-coming neighborhood is just a brief bike ride or walk from fine restaurants and attractions in Downtown. Bates-Hendricks is known for its active neighborhood association, turn-of-the-century homes and unique buildings. Most of the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood consists of one- and two-family residences with small front yards and larger back yards. Besides the esplanades on New Jersey and Alabama streets, there are two public green spaces. Whether you’re seeking a modest house or prefer twostory living, Bates-Hendricks is able to accommodate to a variety of desires.
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Period. Hip. Happening.
The Butler-Tarkington area lies within the northwest quadrant of the old city limits of Indianapolis, bordered by 38th and Meridian Streets and the old Central Canal. It draws its name from Butler University, which relocated to the area in 1928. The area developed as the direct result of the establishment of electric street railways in Indianapolis. Residents enjoy diversity, beauty, culture and a university-town feel. Professors and young families alike take advantage of amenities like Kincaids Meat Market, Clowes Memorial Hall, Eckert &Ross Fine Arts and Oh Yumm! Bistro.
Here is their website: http://butlertarkington.org/
Chatham Arch and Mass Ave.
Plugged In. Quintessentially Cool. Cultural Zenith.
Located by the Mass Ave Cultural District with its booming arts, retail and entertainment scene, Chatham Arch meshes brick alleys and soft green space with a truly cosmopolitan commercial scene. A variety of residential options line the neighborhood’s cozy streets, and denizens are only a hop, skip and jump from places like the Indy Fringe Theater, Natural Born Juicers, Union 50 and Tini. Other features include original architecture, jogging trails and access to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
Here is their website: http://www.downtownindy.org/
Eclectic. Quirky. Connected
Residents from all backgrounds live in this historic, near east neighborhood. Quaint cottages finished with gingerbread-trimmed porches, spindles, and fish-scale shingles adorn its rambling city streets. With an active neighborhood association and a cohesive philosophy permeating throughout the community of 150 homes, Cottage Home has poised itself as a desirable location within the city. An address here gives residents access to both Mass Ave. and Downtown Indy in a matter of minutes. Touches like a community garden and warm weather block parties add to the fun.
Fall Creek Place
Redefined. Renovated. Family friendly.
After a groundbreaking renovation in the early 2000s, Fall Creek Place has emerged as a diverse, welcoming community located north of downtown. The restored historic houses are filled with members of a now tight community who enjoy the neighborhood’s walkable streets. Surrounding parks, yoga studios, and restaurants, like Shoefly Public House have elevated Fall Creek to the next level. Residents enjoy the urban lifestyle while living minutes away from entertainment, shopping and dining.
Fletcher Place and Holy Rosary
Fresh. Transformed. Fusion.
Situated next to Indianapolis’s Cultural Trial and just south of Downtown, Fletcher Place and Holy Rosary offer residents an exciting mix of trendy and longstanding. Originally home to Developments like Mozzo Apartments and hip eateries like Bluebeard and Milktooth have pulled millennials into the area en masse, while distinctly charming homes with historic architecture draw families and professionals seeking the walking distance to shopping, the Hotel Tango Distillery and other night life, and Downtown.
Funky. Retro. Fun
This vibrant neighborhood includes enticing eats, quirky shops, impressive architecture and distinctive entertainment. The feel of this neighborhood is often compared to a European village with its Town Square and central fountain. Also known for being a mecca to visual, literary and performance artists, Fountain Square is home to young professionals and families you seek access to city living in an upbeat, creatively charged area. Located just south of Downtown, Fountain Square has transformed into an ethnically diverse, trendy place to live, work, and play. Residents can often be found taking in performances at White Rabbit and dining at Siam Square or Pure.
Atmosphere. Appeal. Real
Home to the oldest city park in Indianapolis, Garfield Park is a family-friendly neighborhood bustling with opportunities just southeast of Downtown. The neighborhood focuses on resident involvement as a catalyst for their growth in terms of beautification, safety and community events. With a goal to constantly increase neighborhood bonds, residents can get involved through the Buerrello Family Center or enjoy the unique opportunities at the Garfield Park Arts Center. Residents enjoy easy access to the conservatory and sunken gardens along with cozy eats like Garfield Park Eatery & Coffee, His & Hers Restaurant and Greiner’s Sub Shop.
Noteworthy. Nestled. Natural.
This affluent, historic neighborhood overlooking the White River on the west side of Indianapolis’s Center Township offers up a true urban oasis. Golden Hill is noted for its collection of homes designed by several of the city’s prominent architects, and its estate homes reflect several styles of period revival architecture. The district is known as for its community planning and remains an exclusive enclave. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991 and maintains a yesteryear feeling.
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Hip. Historical. Hot.
Herron-Morton Place is a flourishing historical neighborhood located on Downtown’s north side. As one of the city’s hottest locations, Herron-Morton Place has experienced an uptick in development that has coincided with Indy’s boom. A distinctive combination of preserved houses and modern architecture, this diverse neighborhood is home base to a growing number of urban professionals. Herron High School, the nationally ranked school for liberal arts, proudly sits at the southern end, while places like the Foundry, Teas Me Bistro and Talbot Street Club jazz things up within the neighborhood. Spend quality time at beautiful Herron-Morton Park, catch a Broadway show at Footlite Musicals or attend neighborhood events including Rock ’N Romp and Oktoberfest.
Green. Convenient. Cohesive.
Founded in 1870 by Sylvester Johnson and Jacob Julian, Irvington was originally created as a suburban town of Indianapolis. It formed along winding roads of dirt and brick that reflected landscape design in the Romantic era. The town was built as a quiet suburb where artists, politicians, military generals, academics, and heads of local industry resided. Home to the lovely Ellenberger Park, which was designed by landscape architect and urban planner George Kessler, Irvington sits just east of Downtown. Residents enjoy rolling hills and safe streets, kids playing at the park’s two playgrounds, and summer nights watching outdoor-movie screenings on the green. In recent years, the City of Indianapolis completed constructing the Pleasant Run Trail greenway. The trail currently runs 6.9 miles and connects Ellenberger Park with Garfield Park, the oldest park in the city, making the neighborhood completely bicycle friendly. At the center of Irvington is South Irvington Circle Park, surrounded by a roundabout street intersection. The park includes a fountain, a bust of Washington Irving, and personalized brick paths. Band concerts are often held on the circle throughout the summer season.
Walkable. Welcoming. Worthy.
Nestled between the boundaries of 16th Street, 10th Street, Emerson Avenue, and Sherman Drive. The neighborhood’s name comes from the Little Flower Catholic Church, which opened there in 1924. This cozy community offers up a charming array of Arts and Crafts, California and Tudor Revival style bungalows, which were constructed in the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. Most of these homes have two or three bedrooms and feature large front porches ideal for entertaining neighbors or kicking back in the evening sunlight. Mature trees create a picturesque, scenic backdrop and residents enjoy access to two grocery stores, and a mix of restaurants, bars, churches, and schools.
Stylish. Original. Sophisticated.
Lockerbie Square is the oldest intact residential neighborhood within Downtown Indianapolis. Directly south of the Mass Ave Cultural District and only .75 miles away from the Circle, Lockerbie Square was also one of Indianapolis; earliest walkable suburbs. Today, it stands as one of the Grand Dames of Indianapolis’ renaissance as a desirable metropolitan city. The seeds for its expansion and preservation took root in the late 1980s, and it stands as a shining example of redevelopment done well. Residents enjoy a thoroughly delicious mix of elegant, historical architecture and modern conveniences like the swank Vida restaurant and the authentic Lockerbie Pub.
Refined. Elegant. Character.
A venerated residential neighborhood located about four miles north of Downtown Indianapolis, it is bounded on the north by Kessler Boulevard, on the east by the Monon Trail greenway corridor, on the south by 38th Street and to the west by Meridian Street. A benchmark community within the inner belt, MK’s the lush lawns and manicured homes, along with the diversity of families who call it home give the neighborhood a texture that is irreplaceable. The storied estates that grace Meridian Street form a shared boundary with the adjacent Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. Over 15,000 residents live within its borders and relish a location far enough from downtown to be thoroughly residential while still completely metropolitan with sidewalks, bike lanes and bus service that connects to a wide array distinctive shopping, dining and entertainment.
Diverse. Cohesive. United
Historic Meridian Park is a vibrant, emergent neighborhood with a strong sense of community and connectivity. A strong social fabric weaves a close-knit vibe within the community, and residents promote respect for one another and take great pride in their homes. Located north of Downtown between 30 th and 34 th streets and situated within Penn and Washington, Meridian Park offers a central home base to those wishing to experience the myriad offerings of the area. The neighborhood contains a noteworthy collection of American Four-Square and Arts and Crafts architecture. Even the Tudor and Colonial Revival style homes show the influence of the Craftsman movement. Every building reflects the use of natural materials such as brick, stucco, and tile as well as emphasizes the visible structural elements such as beams and large overhangs.
Tree-lined. Fashionable. Neo-Classical.
Steeped in history, the Old Northside provides residents with a warm neighborhood feel to make it one of Downtown’s most sought after addresses. Today, the Old Northside is experiencing the rush of expansion and boasts some of the hottest addresses in town like the award winning Tinker Street restaurant. As the thriving neighborhood continues to grow with innovative construction, the historical society protects its quaint homes and elegant mansions to preserve its original timeless nature. As the Tinker Street expansion continues, the ONS will continue to offer fine living amongst some of the trendiest spots in town.
Blended. Groovy. Urban.
Old Southside offers its residents plenty of green space without losing the metropolitan feel of Downtown. Home to the historic Babe Denny Park and Pogue’s Run, this neighborhood is located a short walk from Indianapolis Cultural Trail and has effortless access to Lucas Oil Stadium to catch a Colts game. A variety of housing options decorate Old Southside, from cottages to luxurious Victorian Queen Annestyle homes. The active Stadium Village Business Association is a great asset. Residents enjoy a bite to eat at the authentic deli, Shapiros, or listen to award winning jazz at the Slippery Noodle Inn.
Enduring. Evocative. Established.
This Downtown neighborhood is an easy walk to Monument Circle and Mass Ave, where residents can play Frisbee on the green, or drink a beer at one of many happening bars like Union 50. St. Joseph’s neighbors have a strong sense of community, often gathering often in local coffee shops, restaurants and bars to spend time chatting both in person and online. The area boasts converted warehouses, Civil War-era cottages, a commercial building of early 1860s construction, and a significant collection of row house buildings. New-construction condominiums and renovated apartments are also options for trendsetters seeking a downtown address.
Jazzy. Converted. Inventive.
This gracious historic community, located just one mile east of downtown Indianapolis, is recognized as Indianapolis’s first planned residential suburb. In a beautiful park-like setting, you will find fine examples of lovely Victorian era homes, esplanades with fountains and statuary, and a unique ambiance make Woodruff Place a neighborhood steeped in character. The neighborhood’s annual flea market and treasure hunt draws buyers from all over and is just one example of the close, connected vibe of residents.
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