Irvington, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

Irvington, Indiana is the largest historic district in Marion County, including roughly 1,600 individual land parcels on 555 acres. Named for 19th-century writer Washington Irving, the historic district is located five miles east of downtown on the western edge of Warren Township, inside the 465 loop. Originally chartered as a suburban township in 1870, Irvington was annexed by the City of Indianapolis in 1902.

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5131 E Walnut Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

5131 E Walnut Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

This beautifully updated 5 bedroom home is a dream come true for those who love to entertain. The updated kitchen and bathrooms offer a touch of luxury and modern el...

5 Beds 3 Bath Areas 3404 SqFt

$399,999

Keller Williams Indpls Metro N
5329 Hill Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

5329 Hill Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Act fast and get this completely remodeled limestone charmer AND adjacent empty lot in a beautiful, historic neighborhood. The home, just under 2000 SF, has a first ...

5 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2580 SqFt

$375,000

Two Chicks Homes
5129 Maple Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46219

5129 Maple Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46219

IRVINGTON'S COVETED MAPLE LN | Welcome home, just moments from Ellenberger Park and Irvington's restaurants, coffee, library and shops. This charming 3 bedroom, 2 fu...

3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 3166 SqFt

$324,900

Maywright Property Co.
27 N Hawthorne Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46219

27 N Hawthorne Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Welcome to Historic Irvington | Moments away from Ellenberger Park, downtown Irvington's restaurants, shops, boutiques, library and coffee, be prepared to fall in lo...

4 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2340 SqFt

$285,000

Maywright Property Co.
5137 E Walnut Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

5137 E Walnut Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

This historic Irvington bungalow sits just a stones throw from Ellenberger Park! This home has been beautifully restored while maintaining its original charm. The ki...

3 Beds 1 Bath Areas 2093 SqFt

$214,900

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432 S Webster Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

432 S Webster Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Charming brick completely remodeled home in this Irvington neighborhood. Wrap around front porch for nice evenings. Wait until you see this cool floor plan. Everyth...

2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1700 SqFt

$209,500

Cosgrove Group LLC
5201 E 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

5201 E 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

This property is part of a portfolio for sale that must be sold as one package. Please see agent remarks for all other properties in portfolioTriplex on a cornerRen...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$170,000

Matlock Realty Group
932 934 N Leland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

932 934 N Leland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

This property is part of a portfolio for sale that must be sold as one package. Please see agent remarks for all other properties in portfolioRental Rate -- 932 N L...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$170,000

Matlock Realty Group
926~2D928 N Leland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

926~2D928 N Leland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

This property is part of a portfolio for sale that must be sold as one package. Please see agent remarks for all other properties in portfolioRental Rate -- 926 N L...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$170,000

Matlock Realty Group
34 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

34 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

This property is part of a portfolio for sale that must be sold as one package. Please see agent remarks for all other properties in portfolioRental Rate -- $1100/m...

2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1750 SqFt

$170,000

Matlock Realty Group
50 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

50 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

This property is part of a portfolio for sale that must be sold as one package. Please see agent remarks for all other properties in portfolioRental Rate -- $1024/m...

3 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1842 SqFt

$170,000

Matlock Realty Group
41 ~2D 43 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

41 ~2D 43 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

This property is part of a portfolio for sale that must be sold as one package. Please see agent remarks for all other properties in portfolioRental Rates -- 41 N. ...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$170,000

Matlock Realty Group
38 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

38 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

This property is part of a portfolio for sale that must be sold as one package. Please see agent remarks for all other properties in portfolioRental Rate -- $730/mo...

2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1684 SqFt

$170,000

Matlock Realty Group
37 ~2D39 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

37 ~2D39 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

This property is part of a portfolio for sale that must be sold as one package. Please see agent remarks for all other properties in portfolio.Rental Rate -- $0 Le...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$170,000

Matlock Realty Group
33 ~2D 35 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

33 ~2D 35 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

This Duplex is part of a portfolio for sale that must be sold as one package. Please see agent remarks for all other properties in portfolioRental Rates -- 33 N Cat...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$170,000

Matlock Realty Group
32 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

32 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

This property is part of a portfolio that must be sold as a group, please see agent remarks for the full list of propertiesRental Rate -- $760/monthLease Expires -- ...

2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1980 SqFt

$170,000

Matlock Realty Group
77 ~2D 79 N Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

77 ~2D 79 N Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

This property is part of a portfolio for sale that must be sold as one package. Please see agent remarks for all other properties in portfolioRental Rate -- 77 N La...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$170,000

Matlock Realty Group
74 S Kitley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

74 S Kitley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Good News!!! REDUCED! if you're looking for a home on a large lot -- this is it. Home features: LR, DR, KIT, 4 Brs, 2 Bas, Finished Bsmt, Encl front porch and 4 c...

4 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1752 SqFt

$159,900

Owens Realty
49 ~2D 51 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

49 ~2D 51 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

 

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$150,000

Matlock Realty Group
45 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

45 N Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Fantastic Duplex on Catherwood that is currently rented out on both sides. Catherwood sits just east of Irvington, so fantastic location! This duplex could be com...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$150,000

Matlock Realty Group
5206 E Saint Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

5206 E Saint Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION so close to Ellenberger Park which has so much to offer, tennis and pickle ball courts, huge play ground, food trucks weekly, farmers mark...

2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1464 SqFt

$135,000

Cosgrove Group LLC
46 S Hawthorne Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46219

46 S Hawthorne Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Opportunity to own near Irvinton's Hilton District. This home sits on a corner lot with a master on. the main and a traditional formal dining room. An extra bedroo...

3 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1956 SqFt

$130,000

Carpenter, REALTORS®
134 S Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

134 S Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Great 3BR/1BA Irvington bungalow to add to your rental portfolio! Home may need some updating. Currently rented at $745/month

3 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1567 SqFt

$120,000

Matlock Realty Group
103 S Kitley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

103 S Kitley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR YOUR FIRST FIX AND FLIP OR RENTAL- THIS ONE IS THE ONE FOR YOU. EXTERIOR UPDATES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 1725 SqFt

$109,900

F.C. Tucker Company

Return to "Homes for Sale in Indianapolis Historic Districts"

Irvington was among the first planned suburbs of Indianapolis, and is important for its Victorian Romantic winding street pattern, the varied architectural styles and types, and its cultural and educational role in the city. In 1900, the Indianapolis & Greenfield Rapid Transit Company laid tracks down the center of Washington Street. Shortly thereafter, the Citizen's Street Railway ran its new electric trolley line from Irvington to downtown Indianapolis along what is now US Route 40.

Taking advantage of this new age of transportation, business owners quickly built commercial blocks on Washington Street. A new school, and other services from the city drew many new residents to the area. Homes began popping up everywhere.

Irvington quickly became a favorite haunt of the Midwest's best fine artists and writers. It was here that the famed "Irvington Group" of artists lived, met, and exhibited their art. The namesake group was led by noted artists William Forsyth, Dorothy Morlan, Clifton and Hilah Wheeler, and others. Pleasant Run Creek was a favorite subject of those landscape artists in the group.

Today, many of the artists' homes and studios remain standing. The Irvington Lodge, Bona Thompson Memorial Library, and Studio School & Gallery are public venues where arts are currently taught and displayed.

The area contains excellent examples of every major American architectural style including Italianate, French Second Empire, Victorian Gothic, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Tudor Revival. The Benton House is a charming example of the Second Empire style of architecture, and is remembered for its association with Silence Benton, president of Butler University during its early years. The Julian House was the home of George Washington Julian, famous abolitionist. Julian welcomed Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth to his Irvington home. His daughter, Grace Julian Clarke, a lifelong resident, was a statewide leader of the Indiana suffrage movement and the first female columnist for the Indianapolis Star.

Several popular events and festivals attract people to the neighborhood throughout the year. The Irvington Farmers Market is one of the most popular farmers markets in Indianapolis. There's the Annual Irvington Folk Festival, a week of performances, workshops, lecture and film offered free of charge. The Irvington Historical Society hosts an ice cream social featuring art, music, and of course, ice cream. The Irvington Garden Club sponsors annual annual events to show local gardens, homes, and art, and the Irvington Home Tour is now in its 42nd year.

The best-known Irvington event is the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival, held each fall since 1947. The festival is the nation's oldest and largest Halloween festival. East Washington Street is closed through downtown to hold the street festival. Events of the week-long festival include a 5-mile run, pageant, live music, contests, Halloween-themed movies, storytelling, ghost tours, live theater, roller derby, a "haunted puppet show," and many other fun family events.

The Irving Theatre, built in 1913, was originally used for a nickelodeon, although it served many purposes throughout the decades until it closed in the mid-1990s. There, it sat unoccupied, until it was repoened in 2005. The theatre is a hub for live music, films, art, community, and private events. With a capacity of over 700 people, The Irving is one of the city's largest venues.

Irvington, today, has more linear blocks of brick streets than any neighborhood in the city, and its naturalistic plan is considered Indianapolis' largest and most developed example of Victorian Romantic landscape design. The 400-year-old "Kile Oak" tree on Beechwood Avenue, is thought to be the oldest Bur Oak in the country, and boasts a limb spread of 125 feet, and a trunk circumference of 16 feet.

Irvington, like much of Indiana, has a history of Temperance. In 1908, 70 of the state's 92 counties forbade the sale of alcoholic beverages within their borders. Marion County was not one of them, but not all residents were happy with that decision. In 1909 the women of Irvington rose up against a proposed German Beer Garden at Wonderland Amusement Park. Although the management was within its rights to sell beer, local beer distributors, fearing a public relations nightmare, refused to sell their products to the park. To this day, a local covenant banning alcohol sales in Irvington is still on the books (but who looks at the books? ;-).

The Irvington Development Organization (IDO), was founded in 2002 to ensure that revitalization efforts remained compatible with the historic character of the Irvington community, and to enhance the quality of life for Irvington and Indianapolis residents. The IDO has had many triumphs in recent years,including luring new businesses to the neighborhood, attracting private and public investments for redevlopment of historic buildings, and awarding grants to local businesses and property owners to improve their buildings' appearances. Today, they continue to spearhead such popular community initiatives like the Irvington Streetscape Project, Irvington Green Initiative, and Irvington Neighborhood Plan.

While the community of Irvington is known for its wealth of historic homes with price ranges to fit any budget, with so many value-enhancing inititives planned for the future, Irvington may not stay affordable for long! To secure your place in Historic Irvington, Indiana, call msWoods now.

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