Indianapolis/Marion County is the twelfth largest city in the United States, and it is by-far one of our country’s most livable big cities. For those who reside and work here, our Indianapolis has a quality about it that makes even the heart of a bustling downtown feel like home. Visitors are drawn from all over the globe to enjoy our top-notch professional sports venues, a thriving convention industry and numerous cultural attractions. And when they arrive, they too experience the Hoosier character and hospitality that make Indianapolis special.
There are so many diverse neighborhoods that make up the city of Indianapolis. Here are just a few!
Chatham Arch and Mass Ave
This artsy, active neighborhood surrounds the Mass Ave Cultural District with its thriving retail, restaurants, art galleries and theaters; there’s never a dull moment! Green spaces soften Mass Ave’s urban setting, linking the commercial areas with the surrounding residential neighborhoods. Chatham Arch has a variety of housing options, many newly developed, accented by brick alleys and tree-lined streets. Chatham Arch features original architecture and residents are treated to a variety of boutiques and jogging trails, including the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
This vibrant neighborhood includes enticing eats, quirky shops, impressive architecture and distinctive entertainment, all of which make Fountain Square a great place to call home. Comparable to a European village with its town square and central fountain, Fountain Square is also known for its visual, literary and performance artists. A great place to live, work, play and visit, this community is ethnically and socially diverse. Fountain Square is anything but square!
Herron-Morton Place is a thriving neighborhood with a rich history on Downtown’s north side. One of Indianapolis’s most elegant communities, Herron-Morton Place has a unique blend of historic and modern architecture, highlighting its diversity. Home to one of the city’s most treasured institutions, Herron High School is ranked nationally for liberal arts and attracts students statewide. 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.
Tucked away on Downtown’s eastern border, Holy Cross has the warmth of the suburbs with a beautiful, unobstructed view of the Indianapolis skyline. This diverse neighborhood is full of homes distinguished by skilled craftsmanship and includes gorgeous Highland Park with duplexes and Victorian cottages surrounding each side. Neighbors get together frequently, gathering to share food, conversations and games of cornhole, poker and horseshoes. With single and multi-family homes available, there is something in everyone’s price range.
Home to famous Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley, Lockerbie Square was Downtown’s first historic district in the National Register of Historic Places. It’s a vibrant neighborhood with tree-lined cobblestone and brick streets and renovated houses – from cozy cottages to mansions. A very active neighborhood association (population around 400) makes for good neighbors. Rich with history and charm, these elegant homes are perfect for families or those looking for a little peace and quiet while staying close to the center of Downtown.
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