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Butler-Tarkington, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

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The Butler-Tarkington area encases Butler University just north of Downtown Indianapolis offering a small town college feel near the heart of a big city. The name is derived from Butler University and the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Booth Tarkington.

The neighborhood, originally known as "Mapleton" (due to the large number of maple trees in the area) began as a German farming settlement in the 1840s. The settlement was connected to the railway in the 1860s. In 1890, the city's electric street car system ran a line through the neighborhood. These "trolleys" provided city residents with a fast efficient means of mass transit that made possible residential development in areas farther removed from the city.

By 1898, 350 streetcars ran through the community, providing rapid access to all parts of the growing city. Mapleton was annexed by Indianapolis in 1902, and most of the rest of the neighborhood was annexed by 1906. Residential development took off in the 1910s and 1920s, and the neighborhood was completely built-out by the end of WWII.

Consisting mainly of working-class and upper-middle-class households, much more upscale homes can be found along the western edge of Meridian Street and those parts of Illinois Street north of 40th. Butler-Tarkington is known for its stunning residential architecture. The neighborhood was named after nearby Butler University, which relocated here in 1928, and famous writer, Booth Tarkington.

Crown Hill Cemetery marks the southern boundary of the neighborhood. Dedicated in 1864, the 555-acre cemetary is the third largest non-governmental cemetery in the United States, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The cemetary is built on the summit of "Strawberry Hill" (which has since been renamed "The Crown"), a high point overlooking the city. It's the final resting place for many well-known people, including President Benjamin Harrison, and Vice Presidents Charles Fairbanks, Thomas Hendricks, and Thomas Marshall. The gravesite of poet James Whitcomb Riley also overlooks the city from atop "The Crown".

Eager to boost business, the Indianapolis Street Railway Company purchased 200 acres of wooded area along the Central Canal, north of the cemetary, and developed the area into a park featuring a restaurant, bowling alley, refreshment stand, merry-go-round, and picnic area. Outdoor plays were staged on the banks of the canal, and band concerts became a Sunday tradition.

The park helped redeem the image of the canal, which until then had been considered an eyesore. In 1885 the Indianapolis Water Company (who owned the canal) began offering boat rides to the cemetery from the bridge at Indiana Avenue. Relatives and friends of the deceased, picnickers, and courting couples all took advantage of the service. Canoeing on the canal became a popular pastime.

This change in public attitudes toward the canal, combined with the attractions of Fairview Park, and the freedom afforded by the trolley, all combined to stimulate the residential development of what later became known as Butler-Tarkington.

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Latest Butler Tarkington, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

5007 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5007 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Wheelers Illinois Heights  
Charming Butler Tarkington home completely remodeled by Second Story! Main floor master suite with luxurious bathroom and large walk in closet.Gourmet kitchen is open to the great room with fireplace and features large center island/quartz counter tops/...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 4100 SqFt
$619,900
F.C. Tucker Company
Address Not Disclosed, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Address Not Disclosed, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: North Butler Terrace  
First time on the market after a major renovation & only 3 owners since it was built in 1939. Wow Wow when you walk inside!! QUALITY defines this home & has been meticulously maintained. Redone with all finest finishes while keeping the original features....
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3668 SqFt
$509,000
F.C. Tucker Company
344 Buckingham Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 344 Buckingham Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Forest Ridge  
Butler-Tarkington all- brick colonial with gleaming hardwoods, charming details (laundry chute, built in bookcases and buffet) and meticulous landscaping with flagstone patio. 4BDR with current configuration using 4th BDR as huge walk-in closet with buil...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3234 SqFt
$499,900
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
5410 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5410 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: North Butler Terrace  
This is a beautiful home in the Butler Tarkington area has amazing curb appeal and all new landscape! Freshly painted and touched up. Newer 2.5 detached garage, newer driveway, walks, gutters, newer privacy fence. You will love this home. Kitchen has so...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3877 SqFt
$462,499
Home Now Realty, LLC
4429 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4429 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Hannamans  
Classic colonial on gorgeous 300 feet deep lot with mature oaks. Note that there are two full baths up. Kitchen and baths have been updated. There is an oversized two car garage with a workshop. The home is very convenient to St Thomas, The Internationa...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3120 SqFt
$449,500
Schulte and Associates, Inc
36 West Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 36 West Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Marotts  
Ideally located at the crossroads of Meridian-Kessler and Butler-Tarkington on Historic Hampton Dr, this property overflows with quality and charm. Highlights include handsome hardwood floors, detailed moldings and wainscoting, spacious and stylishly upda...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3914 SqFt
$425,000
F.C. Tucker Company
4806 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4806 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Arthur V Brown S East Meridian H  
Extensively updated elegant home in the most magnificent location! Stunning personally designed custom kitchen, gorgeous baths, unique & charming character with large lot, & endless updates & replacements! All framing, insulation, electrical, HVAC, & plum...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3290 SqFt
$409,900
F.C. Tucker Company
5234 Graceland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5234 Graceland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A B Carters  
Looking for a place to call home in Butler- Tarkington, look no farther. My wood floors will greet you in my formal living room which opens out to my screened in patio to enjoy the evenings on. My formal dining room is large enough for entertaining. Al...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 4329 SqFt
$384,900
Weichert, Realtors-Tralee Prop
219 West Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 219 West Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Blue Ridge  
A classic four bed, two bath Tudor-style home in desirable Butler-Tarkington. Original details include refinished hardwood flooring, crown molding and fireplace. The kitchen was recently updated with granite countertops and ceramic backsplash. The spaciou...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2478 SqFt
$384,900
Pearl Street Realty Group
4000 North Meridian ~2312j Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4000 North Meridian ~2312j Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tarkington Tower  
High rise living at its best! Embrace the city views from the 12th floor! This amazing open living captures the view from every room. The open gourmet kitchen includes granite, built-in Miele coffee machine, breakfast bar, and wine cooler. Pamper yourself...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1640 SqFt
$379,000
F.C. Tucker Company
320 West Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 320 West Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Hampton Ridge  
Pristine Butler Tarkington renovated 3 BR 3 full bath brick stucco home is a beauty. The home has a covered front porch, hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace in the family room, built-ins, 2 walk-in closets, ample natural light throughout due to the n...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2403 SqFt
$375,000
F.C. Tucker Company
5236 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5236 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A B Carters  
Turnkey Butler-Tarkington Colonial is perfectly move-in ready, just in time for the holidays! The gourmet kitchen with a stunning 36” gas range is ready-made for your home chef, and the two main level living spaces provide plenty of room for friends to ...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2904 SqFt
$360,000
Nottingham Realty Group
5356 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5356 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: North Butler Terrace  
Charming Tudor-style 3 bedroom home in desirable North Butler Terrace. Beautiful new slate tile roof and freshly painted exterior. Beautiful hardwood floors and wood trim throughout adds to the character of this home. Updated kitchen with heated tile flo...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2142 SqFt
$295,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro S
5245 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5245 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Rices Capitol Ave Addition  
Midcentury charmer features oak hardwood floors, great western exposures & terrific Butler Tarkington location. Get downtown fast or work from home, take breaks to walk the canal or to nearby coffee shops. Master bedroom accommodates a California King wit...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2620 SqFt
$285,000
Carpenter, REALTORS®
4614 Graceland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4614 Graceland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A V Browns W Meridian  
Historical charm meets modern updates in this beautiful Butler-Tarkington brick home conveniently located between Downtown and the North Side! Gorgeous hardwood floors, spacious living room w/ large fireplace and french doors that open to the relaxing fro...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2871 SqFt
$275,000
F.C. Tucker Company
4000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tarkington Tower  
Amazing intimate condo fills all your needs and it is on the 15th floor with amazing city views! One bedroom with laundry in your condo. The most beautiful high rise in Indianapolis! Love downtown, but not sure you want to be in the heart of it? Live nort...
1 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1100 SqFt
$275,000
F.C. Tucker Company
331 West Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 331 West Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Hampton Ridge  
Charming house in the heart of Butler Tarkington. All new Floors and backyard landscaping have been completed in last 30 days. This home is 2 blocks from Butler university.
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1846 SqFt
$269,900
Blue Sky Realty LLC
4118 Rookwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4118 Rookwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Beautifully done renovation from head to toe! This 3 bedroom 2 full bath craftsman beauty exudes quality throughout. Beautiful hardwood floors welcome you into the open, spacious first floor. Kitchen offers soft touch close cabinets, quartz counter tops,...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2370 SqFt
$259,900
RE/MAX At The Crossing
4137 Byram Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4137 Byram Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Wow!! Completely gutted to the studs renovation in Butler Tarkington with almost everything new. Upgraded and almost everything new 5/3 and a new detached 2.5 garage (24x24). So close to Butler University and Broad Ripple. Designer kitchen is open concep...
5 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3007 SqFt
$259,900
Red Bridge Real Estate
4000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tarkington Tower  
Capture the lifestyle: Indy's best Midtown condo community! Privacy, fantastic kitchen with stainless steel Bosch built-in oven, microwave & electric cooktop, DuChateau luxe vinyl floors, laundry hookups, Karastan wool carpeting & ample closets. Totally r...
1 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1125 SqFt
$225,000
McLane Realty
329 West 40th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 329 West 40th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Treser's  
3 Bedroom 2 bath bungalow in Butler Tarkington area with a ton of updates, Everything is new... This is a full rehab with a great master bedroom/bathroom up stairs. Open main floor layout. Lot of cabinets in large kitchen with pantry. It is a 2 minute dri...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1963 SqFt
$204,900
Discover Properties, LLC
4134 Rookwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4134 Rookwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Large Brick 3bdrm home in Butler Tarkington has charm and character you will love. Original Hardwood floors in Great Room & Family Room, lovely retro mosaic tile floor in Dining Rm and front of fireplce. Kitchen with plenty cabinets and new stainless gas ...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3410 SqFt
$179,900
American Wholesale Properties,
520 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 520 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Columbia Place  
Charming home with loads of updates and upgrades. Main level features beautiful living room with fireplace, enclosed porch and large family room with bar. Bedrooms are great sizes and have great character. Updates include new furnace & Central air, water ...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2307 SqFt
$150,000
United Real Estate Indpls
800 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 800 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Jeanette I Neighbours  
Just blocks away from Butler University, Newfields and close to Marian University! This quaint 3 bedroom/1 bath home with tree lined front yard is ready for new owners. Located on a corner lot, with a large storage shed in the fenced in back yard. All ...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1130 SqFt
$150,000
Whalen Realty Group, LLC
517 West 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 517 West 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Great Property in great location! By Butler University, Broadripple, and downtown action! Beautiful fenced in yard. Go biking, walking, enjoying life in this new developing area.$15,000 walk in tub with jets and shower! New updates makes this home a fanta...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2240 SqFt
$145,000
eXp Realty, LLC
3962 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 3962 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lattas North Illinois St  
Recent updates throughout this Butler-Tarkington 3 bedroom home. Updated kitchen, including new granite countertops, updated bathrooms, fresh paint, new carpet and new kitchen appliances. This home is near it all. Tarkington Park is just 1 block away. ...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1796 SqFt
$139,900
United Real Estate Indpls
4069 Graceland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4069 Graceland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
This is a beautifully updated home in Butler Tarkington. Virtually everything here is new: roof, exterior paint and front porch windows, both baths, all new kitchen with SS appliances, new cabinetry/countertops, all new laminates, new carpet in the bedroo...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1656 SqFt
$129,900
Barnes Property Management LLC
336 Harvard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208 336 Harvard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Maple Heights  
Lots of charm and personality in this large home! Home has beautiful hardwood floors, built-in book shelves, high ceilings, large dining room, fireplace, covered porch and so much more. This is a must see home!
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1855 SqFt
$109,900
RE/MAX Results
3827 Graceland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 3827 Graceland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: C E Shovers  
Fabulous property in South Butler Tarkington area. Easy access to Downtown and Northside. The area is on the rise with homes being restored at a much higher sales price. Love the entry with beautiful original wood. Large inviting porch. Walking distanc...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2912 SqFt
$95,000
Carpenter, REALTORS®
616 West 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 616 West 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Close to Butler University, here is your chance to get into a thriving neighborhood. Close to Broad Ripple and minutes from downtown, 105x160
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$93,500
RE/MAX Centerstone
314 Bernard Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 314 Bernard Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
This 2 bedroom bungalow in the Butler-Tarkington area is not going to last long! Glassed in front porch, large living room. Jack and Jill bathroom. Stairs take you up the the finished attic and the options up there are endless. Large eat-in kitchen. Fence...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1920 SqFt
$85,000
eXp Realty, LLC
4017 Clarendon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4017 Clarendon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Two Great Income producing units! Each unit is 1 bedroom and 1 bath, with unfinished basement. The duplex has a 2 car detached garage, which is not in use. Parking in front of the units or rear parking available too. Both units are tenant occupied. Both ...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$66,700
Red Door Real Estate
530 West 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 530 West 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Close to Butler University and Broad Ripple. Minutes to downtown Indianapolis 40x65
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$45,000
RE/MAX Centerstone
4129 Cornelius Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4129 Cornelius Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Granville M Ballard's  
 
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$39,000
Nottingham Realty Group
340 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 340 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Maple Heights  
**ATTENTION FIX AND FLIPPERS!!!** GREAT OPPORTUNITY IN BUTLER-TARKINGTON! There are BIG MARGINS to be made in this up and coming area if you are experienced. This property needs to be completely renovated to get top end retail value. Room to add a Mas...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1688 SqFt
$29,900
BLP Realty Group

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