Butler-Tarkington, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

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.

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4404 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

4404 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Iconic N Meridian country French estate Ludovici tile roof, copper gutters, leaded windows, carriage home; ALL UPDATED! English gardens with gothic stone wall, foun...

4 Beds 7 Bath Areas 5838 SqFt

$2,295,000

F.C. Tucker Company
5230 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

5230 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

MUST SEE beautiful & stately English Tudor on N Meridian! Impressive marble foyer leading to a circular floor plan is entertainer's dream w/ stunning spacious living...

4 Beds 7 Bath Areas 5400 SqFt

$1,275,000

Compass Indiana, LLC
4146 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

4146 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Prepare to be enamored w/ this Mediterranean Revival charmer! Loaded w/ all the Architectural Details you adore on this Historic Street, plus Impressive Modern Updat...

4 Beds 4 Bath Areas 4294 SqFt

$1,199,000

Brince Realty LLC
120 W Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208

120 W Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208

YES, IT’S THAT HOME… THE ONE YOU'VE DRIVEN BY & WISHED WAS FOR SALE. This ARTS & CRAFTS GEM was a “tear down” that was THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED & METICULOUSLY B...

4 Beds 5 Bath Areas 4607 SqFt

$900,000

Keller Williams Indy
5136 N Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

5136 N Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Welcome home to this charming Colonial style home in Butler Tarkington neighborhood. This 4 bed 2.5 bath home is ready for its new owner. Living room w/hardwoods, cr...

4 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2874 SqFt

$569,900

Compass Indiana, LLC
325 W 44th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

325 W 44th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Gorgeously updated 5 Bed 2.5 Bath 1800 SF home in Butler Tarkington! The exterior of the home features newer siding, a great front porch, and a detached garage. Upon...

5 Beds 3 Bath Areas 3096 SqFt

$549,900

Berkley & State, LLC
4117 N Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

4117 N Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Two-story stunner in coveted Butler-Tarkington! You'll love this sprawling space, w/ 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 3-car garage, 3730 sq ft & tons of in-home storage. Huge vaul...

4 Beds 4 Bath Areas 3730 SqFt

$525,000

Compass Indiana, LLC
4026 N Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

4026 N Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

PRICE ADJUSTMENT! This is a must see. For those of you who love the city life and want to live in a desirable neighborhood, you must see this luxurious property loc...

3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2688 SqFt

$490,000

Compass Indiana, LLC
520 N Berkley Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208

520 N Berkley Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208

A wide, welcoming front porch stretches the length of this fully renovated Butler Tarkington home. Every element of this home has been expertly updated while still h...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2410 SqFt

$475,000

F.C. Tucker Company
5454 N Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

5454 N Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Charming Tudor in best location of Butler-Tarkington. Short walk to shops at 56th & Illinois, a park across the street & access to canal. Preserved w/original 1920's...

3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 3804 SqFt

$469,000

F.C. Tucker Company
530 W 44th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

530 W 44th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Just steps from Butler University, this collegiate red brick colonial has most recently functioned as a rental. Given its size and proximity to campus, it's likely b...

4 Beds 3 Bath Areas 3042 SqFt

$459,900

F.C. Tucker Company
4902 N Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

4902 N Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Location, location, location! This 4 bedroom 2.5 bath Butler Tarkington home, is walking distance to some of Indy's finest restaurants and coffee shops, not to menti...

4 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2035 SqFt

$415,000

The Real Estate Group
4714 E Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208

4714 E Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Character abounds in this quintessential Butler Tarkington Gem. No stone left unturned with attentive updates by the current owner, this 3 bed/2.5 bath home preserve...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2203 SqFt

$400,000

Compass Indiana, LLC
4000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208

4000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Impressive/Completely Remodeled 7th Floor Condo in Tarkington Tower. Open Concept w/Plenty of Windows, Natural Lighting, & Great Views. Large Living Room w/Quartzite...

2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1640 SqFt

$399,900

eXp Realty, LLC
5234 N Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

5234 N Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Wonderfully updated 3 bed/3 bath home on a huge 80' wide lot located on beautiful Illinois Street. Situated right between Broad Ripple and Butler University, the hom...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2266 SqFt

$389,999

Realty One Group Dream
3906 S Graceland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

3906 S Graceland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Your (PROPOSED) NEW CONSTRUCTION home awaits in the desirable, historic BUTLER-TARKINGTON neighborhood. Plenty sq ft w/ 3bed, 3bath and optional 4th bed or office on...

4 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2800 SqFt

$369,000

eXp Realty, LLC
4840 N Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

4840 N Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Charming stucco bungalow home w/ vintage character in the heart of Butler-Tarkington! This architectural classic is in great condition & features lots of windows, go...

3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1779 SqFt

$365,000

Redfin Corporation
510 W 44th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

510 W 44th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

THIS IS IT!!!!! This is the investment property or renovation home project you've been waiting for. The location is perfect. This historic home comes with a garage ...

3 Beds 4 Bath Areas 2355 SqFt

$350,000

F.C. Tucker Company
4635 N Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

4635 N Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Investment property with location, location, location. Home is a 4 bedroom/2 bath current investment property with great proximity to Butler University but sits in ...

4 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1930 SqFt

$330,000

Carpenter, REALTORS®
401 W Westfield Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46208

401 W Westfield Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Wait until you feast your eyes on this Butler-Tarkington doll house! The home has nearly been rebuilt in the last 5 years including opening the kitchen to the dining...

2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1485 SqFt

$299,900

Carpenter, REALTORS®
522 W 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

522 W 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Fully remodeled 3bd/ 2.5ba home in Butler-Tarkington. Large open living area as you walk in the door with gorgeous flooring throughout, huge fixture windows bringing...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2448 SqFt

$299,900

HSI Commercial & Residential Group, Inc
4123 S Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208

4123 S Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Enjoy this beautifully renovated home in the heart of Butler Tarkington. The open concept home is perfect for entertaining your closest family and friends. This kitc...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2894 SqFt

$294,500

F.C. Tucker Company
3901 W Rookwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

3901 W Rookwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

This is a leased up INVESTMENT property in a up-and-coming AWESOME part of town! This is a very large rental fit for a long term tenant! There are four large, well-s...

4 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2611 SqFt

$289,900

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3849 N Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

3849 N Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Welcome to 3849 Capitol! This mid 1930s bungalow has been lovingly renovated with new: roof, ext paint, windows, HVAC and more! Large front porch is the perfect spo...

3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2155 SqFt

$289,000

United Real Estate Indpls
330 N Bernard Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

330 N Bernard Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Walking Distance To Hoagies & Hops, Chilly Water,and A Bike Ride Away From Broadripple; Come See This Beautifully Renovated 3 Bed, 1.5 Bath Butler-Tarkington Home! T...

3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2052 SqFt

$264,900

F.C. Tucker Company
3914 N Byram Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

3914 N Byram Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

WONDERFUL 3 HUGE BEDROOMS, 2 FULL BATHS OPEN CONCEPT HOUSE WAITING JUST FOR YOU. NICE FRONT PORCH TO ENJOY A COFFEY IN THE MORNINGS OR EVENINGS. WALKING IN INTO AN O...

3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2500 SqFt

$259,900

Realty World Indy
345 N Harvard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208

345 N Harvard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Subject to appraisal of $284,000, talk about instant equity...Nicely updated 4 Bed 2 Bath home! with an additional room that can be used as a bedroom or office. This...

4 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2683 SqFt

$249,900

Berkley & State, LLC
409 W Berkley Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208

409 W Berkley Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208

"As Is" Investment Opportunity in the heart of Butler-Tarkington! All information not deemed reliable, buyer to check and verify. Have caution and enter at your ow...

4 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1513 SqFt

$225,000

Be'Xtraordinary Real Est Ser
3909 W Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208

3909 W Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208

A nicely maintained home ready for your permanent residence or investment portfolio. This property has a long term tenant who is presently month to month and has tak...

3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1962 SqFt

$199,900

Kevin Warren
314 N Bernard Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

314 N Bernard Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Butler Tarkington home with beautiful screened in porch situated on a nice fenced in lot with alley access for 2 car garage. Home has fresh paint and flooring. Large...

3 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1984 SqFt

$183,500

No Limit Real Estate, LLC
3833 N Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

3833 N Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Updated two story home nestled in the Butler Tarkington area. Located in a prime neighborhood situated minutes away from parks, the State Fairgrounds, museums and ev...

3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2276 SqFt

$174,900

Keller Williams Indy Metro W
311 W 39th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

311 W 39th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Well established community with long term neighbors. Home offers 2bd 1bath interior is all new! Move in ready home located near Butler University, Crown Hill, Arts M...

2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1920 SqFt

$149,900

Charmaine Sanders
412 E Bernard Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

412 E Bernard Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Great investment property! Fixer upper home.

3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1064 SqFt

$120,000

Triple E Realty, LLC

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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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