Garfield Park, Indianapolis Homes for Sale
On Indy's south side, bordered by White River and I-70, sits the Garfield Park neighborhood. Its namesake park is the oldest in the city and easily one of the most beautiful, with a 10,000-square-foot Conservatory that provides a year-round home to tropical plants from around the world. Outside, the Sunken Garden features fountains, sidewalks, and benches designed around European-inspired classical formal gardens.
The 136-acre park is an alluring attraction for the surrounding inhabitants, a mix of families, students, and young professionals. Like nearby Fountain Square, the neighborhood is starting to see an influx of new businesses and a burgeoning art scene. Garfield Park and Fountain Square share something else as well: the "Pioneer Family" fountain, which was moved to the Conservatory in 1954 to alleviate traffic at the intersection of Virginia Avenue, Prospect Street, and Shelby Street. (It has since been returned, save for a brief stint from 2009 to 2012 when the permanent site was being renovated.)
Originally intended as a horse racing track, the land was purchased by a group of local businessmen in 1874. The site was named "Southern Park" when the city purchased it a few years later, but was renamed in 1881 following the assassination of President Garfield. In 1912, noted landscape architect George Edward Kessler created a master plan for the park, which included his vision for the iconic Sunken Garden.
Despite its vast expanse and well-curated grounds, visiting the park on a regular basis won't break the bank. All outdoor areas are free and open from dawn until dusk. General admission for the Conservatory is $2, except on special occasions.
With its rich history, beautiful open spaces, and dedicated local residents and businesses, Garfield Park is proving itself to be one of Indy's most up-and-coming neighborhoods. The Garfield Park Eatery & Coffee, lovingly referred to as "The Garf," is a hotspot for local musicians, writers, and artists. Plans for other new restaurants and coffee shops are currently in the works as well.
- Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Garden
- Friends of Garfield Park
- National Park Service
- Fountain Square Art and Architecture
Latest Garfield Park, Indianapolis Homes for Sale
|1200 East Bradbury Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Julian Etal Spring Garden|
|Lovely remodeled Garfield Park home is modern and full of character! A bright fully covered front porch welcomes you into the main level which boasts private Master Suite, L-shaped staircase, dining and living room, laundry closet, powder room, PLUS all n...|
|3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1976 SqFt|
|2537 South Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Voss Sub Hoefgen Heirs 2nd Add|
|Fixer-upper with great upside potential! Located just a couple minutes south of downtown Indy, and in a location that is highly desirable. This home is ready for you to ad your touch as you bring it to completion! Do not overlook the wood trim through ou...|
|3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2340 SqFt|
|2201 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Millers Sub Yandes|
|0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt|
Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
|2637 South Applegate Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Park Crest|
|Welcome home! This three bed, 1.5 bath home has been recently refreshed with all new paint and carpeting in the front room and hallway. Each bedroom boasts hardwood floors and ample closet space. Plus, the economical radiant heat ceiling makes it so each ...|
|3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2576 SqFt|
IPM Real Estate
|2650 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225||Add to Favorites|
|Completely remodeled 4BR 2BA near Garfield Park/Old South Side w/extra buildable lot. New roof, New HVAC & ductwork, New plumbing, New electrical, New windows, siding, light fixtures, new water main, etc. Updated kitchen with tile bksplsh & brkfst bar. Ex...|
|4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2916 SqFt|
|102 West Southern Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Stones S Meridian St|
|One of the roomier homes in the area with over 1,480 sq. ft.. Large Living, Dining Room with main level BR or one can use as an Office. Home has new fresh coat of paint inside and out, with new floorings (i.e. carpet, vinyl etc) , some new bath vanities a...|
|3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1860 SqFt|
|2941 Beech Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Chapman Price Beechland Add|
|3 bedroom, 1 bath all brick ranch. New cosmetics as well as windows. Hugh living area off the front door with a full wall brick fireplace. Privacy fenced rear yard, 2 car detached garage, extra parking space and play area for pets or children ( all fen...|
|3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1425 SqFt|
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