Holy Cross, Indianapolis Homes for Sale
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.
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.
- Holy Cross Neighborhood Association
- Indianapolis Monthly
- Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis
- The Polis Center
- Holy Cross Neighborhood Review on Angies' List
- Historic Indianapolis
Latest Holy Cross, Indianapolis Homes for Sale
|1315 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Coffins E Vermont St|
|Stunning Modern Holy Cross Home beckons you to stay for a while. Traditional and Modern elements blend to create a classic and welcoming home, with a warm comfortable feel. Wood floors, crisp tile, quartz and fixtures you have come to expect in a new cust...|
|4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3828 SqFt|
Keller Williams Indpls Metro N
|145 Herman Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: City View On Herman Unit|
|This contemporary townhouse offers exceptional, panoramic views of the downtown skyline with a private rooftop deck that is perfect for the annual 4th of July firework show! This end corner unit is the largest in the complex and boasts high ceilings, hard...|
|3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2142 SqFt|
Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
|1517 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201||Add to Favorites|
|Gorgeous new construction from Compendium Group in Holy Cross. This 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath home is full of upgrades and ready for you to call home! Stylish finishes, great floor plan, efficient mechanical systems, and a great appliance package make this the p...|
|3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2327 SqFt|
|212 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201||Add to Favorites|
|OLD WORLD CHARM, YET ALL THE UPGRADES FOR TODAY'S HOME OWNER. LOCATED MINUTES FROM EVERYTHING DOWNTOWN INDY HAS TO OFFER. LARGE FOYER OPENS TO LIVING & DINING AREA ADORNED W/ ORIGINAL WOODWORK & OPEN STAIRCASE. LIVING RM. W/ GAS INSERT FIREPLACE. RESTO...|
|4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3184 SqFt|
Sold It Realty Group
|1045 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Dickson Place|
|This sleek modern residence combines luxury and functionality perfectly. It has all the amenities downtown buyers are seeking - Large, open living spaces, a killer master suite on the main floor, 2 additional bedrooms upstairs and a spacious roof deck. ...|
|3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2175 SqFt|
Litz Real Estate
|232 North Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Walkers E Ohio St|
|Urban living with INCREDIBLE SKYLINE VIEWS! This one of a kind 3 bed/2.5 bath home in popular Holy Cross boasts timeless finishes & modern features. Relax on the large (14x27) rooftop deck, enjoy an attached garage and extra storage, luxurious baths & an ...|
|3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2143 SqFt|
|1306 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: Coffins E Vermont St|
|If you are looking for a beautiful victorian home within walking distance to all the attractions then you don't want to miss this one. Keeping with the unique character this home has to offer the owner has added updates in all the right places from custom...|
|3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1515 SqFt|
Trahan Realty Group
|114 North Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202||Add to Favorites|
|This Holy Cross stunner will not disappoint. Come check out this 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bath home in one of Indy's most sought after neighborhoods. Indulge in nearby restaurants and breweries, while still enjoying a small town/ community feel. The main floor ...|
|2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2252 SqFt|
|1516 East Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201||Add to Favorites|
|Subdivision: J M Ridenours 2nd Add|
|Classic design-near downtown -easy bike to work-surrounded by old classics and upscale remodels. Home believed to have been remodeled around 2011. Newer roof, HVAC,windows, decorative trim, privacy fence, tile bathes. Laminate flooring could be repaired. ...|
|3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2886 SqFt|
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