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Near to the Butler University campus and just five miles from downtown, Broad Ripple offers a variety of restaurants, bars, music venues and local shops. You can enjoy the annual Broad Ripple Art Fair or Microbrew fest as well as the Broad Ripple Farmer’s Market on Saturday in the summertime.
Just blocks from the central downtown area, Chatham Arch is a historic neighborhood and both residential and commercial properties. You won’t want to miss the annual block party or the annual craft beer festival Brew Ha Ha at the Phoenix Theatre.
The quaint homes in this neighborhood create an inviting atmosphere. Cottage Home hosts a historic home tour every other year and is a part of the Near Eastside Legacy Center, featuring fitness facilities, computer lab, and educational greenhouse.
Just west of Irvington and less than 10 minutes from downtown, historic Emerson Heights neighborhood is nestled among the mature trees and historic surroundings of the Indianapolis east side. Many of the homes still feature the original architectural detail from the Arts and Crafts era.
Fall Creek Place
Featuring mostly new developments, Fall Creek Place has several parks and commercial properties, such as restaurants, a butcher, a tea shop and yoga studio. The bright colors of the homes in this area bring the neighborhood to life!
Right in between downtown and Fountain Square, Fletcher Place is perfectly located to enjoy all aspects of Indianapolis. Check out the nearby coffee shop, restaurants, and art galleries!
There is no end to what you can do in Fountain Square, from vintage shopping, concerts, a variety of restaurant choices and even duck pin bowling; there is always something new to discover in Fountain Square. Be sure to check out First Friday art gallery openings!
This historic neighborhood is primarily residential with commercial development along the outskirts. Some of its best features include the neighborhood-owned park, the annual Talbott Street Art Fair and the Oktoberfest in the fall.
You won’t be disappointed by living in the historic Holy Cross neighborhood since it is nearby to several shops, breweries, and wineries, and is located just blocks from the central downtown area.
Only a ten-minute drive from central downtown, Historic Irvington is the place to be if you love local arts, breweries, restaurants and cottage style homes. There are local retail stores, the historic Irvington theatre as well as a food co-op grocery store. Be sure to check out Irvington’s First Friday art gallery openings!
King Park has both residential and commercial properties as well as Martin Luther King Jr. Park, which features a play ground, public swimming pool and green space for walking your dog or playing catch. You can also check out the MLK community center.
This neighborhood is the oldest surviving neighborhood in Indianapolis and features cottage-style brick homes. The cobble stone streets between the houses make Lockerbie an inviting space and holds several historic landmarks, including the home of the Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley.
Mapleton Fall Creek
Just north of Fall Creek Place, Mapleton Fall Creek not only features historic homes, but also partners with Mapleton Fall Creek development corporation to revitalize the surrounding area. MFCDC helps enhance green spaces and rehabilitate commercial and residential properties.
Old North Side
The Old Northside is known for its mix of historic homes and new developments and features a park in the center of the neighborhood. The Old Northside hosts a variety of neighborhood events throughout the year.
Just south of Broad Ripple, SoBro features several bike shops, restaurants and even a beer tasting room as well as a few local retail stores. In SoBro you can always be watching out for the next gourmet restaurant or local hangout!
St. Clair Place
As a part of the 2012 Super Bowl Legacy Project, St. Clair is in process of many new developments. From creating green alleyways to sunken gardens and sustainable buildings, there is no limit to what might be popping up next.
This neighborhood has a lot of character, from its gorgeous and iconic fountains to its beautiful historic homes. Woodruff Place hosts an annual neighborhood-wide garage sale, which brings in people from all over town.