Located just 4 miles North of downtown, this neighborhood’s first homes were built by wealthy individuals desiring “country estates” as a way of escaping the heat of the city in the summer. In 1905, the city of Indianapolis annexed Meridian Street from 38th Street to Broad Ripple and developed the road system. This led to a boom in building in the area and by the 1920’s this area became one of the most prestigious addresses in town. By the end of World War II, the area was completely built out. Wide tree-lined streets are lined with stately manors as well as cozy bungalows. If you seek traditional architecture with an abundance of character and charm, this is the place for you! The canal towpath provides ample opportunity for biking, jogging and walking the dog. The shaded streets offer a sense of peace from the hustle of downtown and provide a connection for neighbors to meet and greet each other and walk to the many nearby shops and restaurants. Prices here range from the mid $200,000’s to over 1 million. Learn more here.
One of our favorite areas in the city. This neighborhood has been around sine 1922 and is located just right off the Monon. So hop on your bike and ride into Broad Ripple or to Downtown Indianapolis and be able to be centrally located within the city. You will drive through this neighborhood and love the enchanting feel with the mature trees and unique architecture. Learn more here.
Arden is a delightful neighborhood with charming homes and tree-lined streets. Located approximately 15 minutes north of downtown, it is an easy walk to the many restaurants and shops in Broad Ripple or a short bike ride to the Monon Trail where you can bike for miles. The Southern edge of the neighborhood borders along the White River and provides a scenic backdrop for an early morning run or evening stroll. Homes in this neighborhood were built between the 1930’s – 1950’s and can range in price from the mid- 300’s upward to the high 700’s. Learn more here.
Broad Ripple is one of the seven designated cultural districts in Indianapolis. It is a hip, laid back community known for its nightlife, locally owned restaurants and boutiques and its vibrant music scene. The Broad Ripple Farmer’s Market is not only a great place to purchase locally grown fruit and vegetables and artisan cheeses, it is also a weekly social event where neighbors routinely run into each other. The Monon Trail runs through the heart of Broad Ripple connecting “The Village” to downtown and Carmel. David Letterman is one of its most famous citizens. Expect darling and cozy bungalows on small lots and great walkability. Homes here range from $150,000-400,000. Learn more here.
Butler-Tarkington is a neighborhood named after Butler University, located within its confines and Booth Tarkington, a famous Hoosier writer who lived here for 23 years until his death in 1946. Following along the same lines as the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood, it developed as the city annexed the area and provided road improvements and streetcars that helped in the commute to downtown. By World War II, the area was completely built-out. The neighborhood is socioeconomically and racially diverse. It is known for its unique architecture and friendly community. It is common for young and old alike to meet life-long friends here. Homes here generally fall into the $175- 700,000 range. Learn more here.
Mapleton Fall Creek
An upcoming area that strives on the bringing the community together. A Diversified area that is working to rebuild, refurbish, and help grow a safe community. Learn more here.