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Holy Cross, Indiana is a great place to keep close to the Downtown atmosphere without giving up the small community charm. The neighborhood is bordered by Cottage Home, Irish Hill, Lockerbie Square and Cole Noble Commercial Arts District, and is only a short 1.5 mile commute to the center of Downtown, either walking or biking.

Latest Holy Cross, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

1308 E Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1308 E Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

4 bedroom 3 full bath Italianate Victorian in Holy Cross. This downtown gem has been meticulously restored to its original glory. Featuring beautiful detailed wood...

4 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2928 SqFt

$585,000

F.C. Tucker Company
421 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

421 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

HOLY CROSS || This stunning beauty not only offers space, but is completely updated throughout to meet your modern needs. If looking for a work from home space, take...

4 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2616 SqFt

$575,000

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301 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

301 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Find peace in this 1900s fully gutted, remodeled, and modernized corner lot in the oh so popular Holy Cross neighborhood facing the beautiful views of downtown Indy!...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2926 SqFt

$464,999

Building Foundations Real Est
460 N State Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

460 N State Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

 

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$450,000

Real Property Management, LLC
223 N Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

223 N Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Suited for all, this home is an entertainers dream.You will be charmed by an abundance of light bouncing through this oversized floorplan.The chef's kitchen showcase...

4 Beds 4 Bath Areas 2600 SqFt

$439,900

Realty Executives Premier
1235 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1235 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

INCLUDES VACANT LOT AT 1231 E Market. Selling as a package deal. Don't miss this original 1900 Indy home and lot with a many modern upgrades in the Holy Cross Neighb...

2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 3100 SqFt

$350,000

Compass Indiana, LLC
25 N Highland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

25 N Highland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

STUNNING 3-level townhome is ready for its first owner! Here's your chance to be apart of the historic Holy Cross neighborhood for a great value. This 3 bedroom, 2.5...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2655 SqFt

$345,328

T&H Realty Services, Inc.
27 N Highland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

27 N Highland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

FANTASTIC opportunity to join the desirable, growing Holy Cross neighborhood with this beautiful, like-new 3 level townhome! Enjoy 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and reno...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2655 SqFt

$345,328

T&H Realty Services, Inc.
1415 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

1415 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Welcome to your new home! This beautiful 3500 square foot house has so much to offer. With 4 bedrooms (2 options for a primary suite on main or upper), 3.5 baths fea...

4 Beds 4 Bath Areas 3500 SqFt

$335,000

Compass Indiana, LLC
1615 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

1615 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Extraordinary remodel literally minutes from lively downtown in beautiful Holy Cross neighborhood! This beautiful home will make a great airbnb, mid term rental or...

3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1832 SqFt

$290,000

JUST LIV, LLC
1338 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1338 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Easy living in the peaceful and upscale downtown area of Holy Cross, which is a thriving urban neighborhood with a small-town community feel located on Indianapolis'...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$254,900

eXp Realty, LLC
1225 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1225 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Beautiful rehabed(2019) townhome in Holy Cross. Blocks away highway access, shops, dining, park, and all that Mass Ave, Fountain Square and downtown has to offer. Wa...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2128 SqFt

$229,900

Keller Williams Indy Metro W
1335 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1335 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Wow, this location! Double Lot! Unmatched opportunity to build in Historic Holy Cross area! Build your dream home or the next Hot VRBO with a Skyline View that will ...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$170,000

Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
1219 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1219 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Great opportunity to build in the high-demand Holy Cross neighborhood. Under 5000 square feet total. Minutes to downtown, Fountain Square, Broad Ripple, airport. Thi...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$149,950

Continental Real Estate Group,
1421 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

1421 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Holy Cross Opportunity! Picture your ultra-modern townhome project, or build your dream home on this elevated lot that overlooks the beautiful campus of Arsenal Tec...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$142,900

Indy Real Estate Consulting
1329 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1329 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Wow, this location! Unmatched opportunity to build in Historic Holy Cross area! Build your dream home or the next Hot VRBO with Skyline View that will take your brea...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$140,000

Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
115 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

115 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Opportunity awaits in popular Arsenal Heights! Excellent Near-Eastside location with walkable proximity to parks, great local restaurants, Bottleworks, and all of Do...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$100,000

Everhart Studio, Ltd.
111 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

111 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Opportunity awaits in popular Arsenal Heights! Excellent Near-Eastside location with walkable proximity to parks, great local restaurants, Bottleworks, and all of Do...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$100,000

Everhart Studio, Ltd.
103 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

103 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Opportunity awaits in popular Arsenal Heights! Excellent Near-Eastside location with walkable proximity to parks, great local restaurants, Bottleworks, and all of Do...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$100,000

Everhart Studio, Ltd.
23 N Highland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

23 N Highland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Vacant lot in historic HOLY CROSS neighborhood! Amazing opportunity to bring your vision to life whether as an investment or your dream home. This lot is zoned D8 wh...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$90,000

T&H Realty Services, Inc.
29 N Highland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

29 N Highland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Buildable lot in historic HOLY CROSS neighborhood! Amazing opportunity to bring your vision to life whether as an investment or your dream home. This lot is zoned D8...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$90,000

T&H Realty Services, Inc.
430 N State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

430 N State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Don't miss out on one of the last opportunities to build your dream home in coveted Holy Cross! This very special neighborhood is located walking distance to countle...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$89,000

Berkshire Hathaway Home
210 N State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

210 N State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Great lot in great location ready to be built on! Lot sits in a prime location with potential views of the city from your new home. Lot is surrounded by other new bu...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$70,000

F.C. Tucker Company
15 N Highland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

15 N Highland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Vacant lot in historic HOLY CROSS neighborhood! Amazing opportunity to bring your vision to life whether as an investment or your dream home. This lot is zoned D8 wh...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$50,000

T&H Realty Services, Inc.

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The neighborhood lies just east of I70. Its name comes from Holy Cross Catholic Church and School. The neighborhood was previously known as the Holy Cross Westminster Neighborhood, Westminster coming from the Presbyterian Church located on State Street.

Holy Cross was one of the earliest areas of Indianapolis to be settled around 1820. That's when George Pogue built a cabin on the banks of Pogue's Run Creek where it meets what today is Michigan Street. In 1932, the land was deeded to Noah Noble, Governor of Indiana at the time. Noble built a home on Market Street he called "Liberty Hall." When Noble died, he left 80 acres to his daughter Catherine and her husband. The couple then built a home they called "Highland Home."

Four generations later, the family sold the estate to the City of Indianapolis with the stipulation that the home be torn down, and the land become a public park. Highland Park, as its kown today, is the second highest point in Indianapolis, with a great view of the downtown skyline. The park is a favorite destination for Fourth of July picnickers and those wanting to watch the city's annual fireworks display.

In 1895 the Catholic Diocese of Indianapolis founded the Parish of Holy Cross to better minister to the growing number of Irish, Italian, and German Catholic immigrants. Church leaders laid the cornerstone of their new sanctuary in April 1896. As the congregation grew, the priest, anticipating the need for a larger cathedral, began a building fund, and in 1912 the parish purchased a lot on the corner of Oriental and Ohio streets, where the neighborhood's namesake still stands today.

By 1955, the neighborhood had begun to decline, reaching a low point in 1975-'76. Longtime residents moved out, but others refused to abandoned the historic neighborhood. With the help of the Near Eastside Community Organization (NESCO), homes were rehabilitated. Builders bought up vacant lots and built new cottages. Young couples and empty-nesters wanting to be near downtown moved in.

By the time the "Back to the City" movement caught fire in in the 1990s, Holy Cross was perfectly positioned for a renaissance. Today, Holy Cross is a neighborhood that has come back from the dead — better than ever.

As the Holy Cross renaissance gathers momentum, the "Near East Area Renewal" corporation, whose area includes Holy Cross, no longer targets the area for subsidized housing projects. "Holy Cross is a neighborhood that we pay attention to," says NEAR Executive Director John Franklin Hay, "but it's not one where we're looking to do any new development, because the market has taken over."

A couple times each year the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association plans elaborate parties and barbecues with live music. It's quite common to see groups of neighbors getting together in each other's backyards to share burgers and pitch horseshoes.

Holy Cross, Indiana is a diverse, but close-knit, community of homeowners whose strengths include individual responsibility and community activism. Long-time neighbors provide a strong foundation for this community that encourages new people and families to move into the neighborhood. You can choose to rehab an older home or build a new one on a reclaimed lot.

Many Holy-Cross newcomers are transplants from the suburbs who want to live downtown without giving up the community & camaraderie of the 'burbs. They feel right at home in Holy Cross. With modest home prices, fabulous views of downtown, and friendly people, the neighborhood is a great place to call home.

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