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Holy Cross, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

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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.

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Latest Holy Cross, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

1315 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 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
$489,900
Keller Williams Indpls Metro N
418 North Highland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 418 North Highland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Coffins E Vermont St  
Downtown living at its finest! This open concept modern 3 bd 3 ba home comes complete with fresh updates and clean finishes including double sided fireplace, tile, granite, and stainless steel. It also boasts great sightlines and an open concept in all th...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2250 SqFt
$458,000
F.C. Tucker Company
146 North Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 146 North Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Davidsons 3rd  
Wonderful rehabbed historic bungalow with all of the fresh conveniences like open floor plan, stunning kitchen and baths, main floor master suite with fireplace, huge walk-in closet & so much more. Four bedrooms allow for home office AND home gym with ple...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3866 SqFt
$429,900
United Real Estate Indpls
1521 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1521 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Sturm & Kollers  
Situated on the esplanade of the Holy Cross Neighborhood, this completely renovated open concept 4 bed, 3 bath home is a must see! Kitchen boasts clean modern finishes, plenty of cabinet space, quarts counter tops, tile floors, stainless steel appliances,...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3149 SqFt
$404,900
F.C. Tucker Company
1307 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1307 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Historic older home in downtown Indy's Holy Cross neighborhood near Highland Park. This one of a kind home has vintage oak woodwork on door and transom windows, decorative fireplace, spacious kitchen with cherry cabinets, high ceilings, original hardwood ...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2142 SqFt
$379,000
RE/MAX Ability Plus
245 Dickson Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 245 Dickson Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Reynolds Central Park  
Best of both Worlds! Beautifully restored historic exterior with all new 2020 interior in sought after Holy Cross. Don't settle for "Amateur Hour" as seen in many renovations. Completed by top custom home builder. Open with 10 ft ceilings main level. Larg...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2058 SqFt
$374,900
F.C. Tucker Company
1422 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1422 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holy Cross  
Location Location Location. Right in the heart of Holy Cross around the corner from Highland Park. This townhome has it all! Over 2,000sq ft of downtown living. Recently renovated. Full inteior remdoel. New Windows/Roof/A/C/Furnace/Garage/Appliances/Kitch...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2880 SqFt
$325,000
United Real Estate Indpls
453 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 453 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Sturm & Kollers  
This Home is the sweet spot of the neighborhood! Large eat-in Kitchen with tons of cabinetry and counter space. The Family room is the perfect space for entertaining or to curl up and read a book. The patio space provides privacy and a place to enjoy gr...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2112 SqFt
$297,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
1407 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1407 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Arsenal Park  
Here's your chance to own a 2 bed, 2.5 bath BEAUTIFULLY remodeled home in Historic Holy Cross. Everything is NEW from modern finishes to pex plumbing, electrical, 96% efficient HVAC & more. The main floor features exposed brick, high ceilings and luxury v...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2394 SqFt
$294,900
Rise Real Estate
1405 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1405 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Arsenal Park  
Welcome home to your 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom townhome in Historical Holy Cross! Original hardwood floors and historical charm featured throughout with pocket doors, stained glass, ornate tile fireplace, original woodwork and more. So much room to enjoy wi...
3 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3029 SqFt
$264,900
Rise Real Estate
1330 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1330 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers E Ohio St  
Much, Much larger than it looks. The makings of a fine piece of property. The character is there that you can update for a good return on the money. Lots of hardwood floors under the old carpet I am told. This area of Holy Cross is being revitalized int...
5 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3760 SqFt
$259,900
JBG, Inc.
132 North Arsenal Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46201 132 North Arsenal Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Phipps Springdale  
Wow! Come check out this excellent redevelopment opportunity in Holy Cross! The neighborhood is booming with renovations and new builds. Walk to your choice of eateries, breweries or parks within minutes. Bottleworks, Mass Ave & Downtown Indy are also in ...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2503 SqFt
$159,000
Blade Realty Group
1029 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1029 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Dickson Place  
Can't find what you're looking for on the market? Build it! Don't miss out on this lot.
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$150,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.

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