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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.

Latest Holy Cross, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

219 W Dickson Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

219 W Dickson Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

What an amazing home in down town Indy. Beautifully located in the desirable Holy Cross community and backing up to Highland Park. This brand new luxurious built hom...

4 Beds 4 Bath Areas 3737 SqFt

$799,000

My Agent
1326 N Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1326 N Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Pardon us for shouting! This to-the-studs renovation in Holy Cross is bound to make your MOUTH DROP! No detail left behind, this home packs some serious heat.. from ...

4 Beds 4 Bath Areas 2741 SqFt

$565,000

Everhart Studio, Ltd.
252 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

252 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Amazing rehab done to make this 4 bedroom 3.5 bath with office, formal dinning room, loft, and available to choose between 2 master bedrooms with one on the main lev...

4 Beds 4 Bath Areas 3249 SqFt

$515,000

RE/MAX Ability Plus
1321 W Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1321 W Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

This 4BR, 3.5BA stunner on arguably the best block in Holy Cross, adjacent to Highland Park, is now available. Like new & custom designed by Compendium, no detail wa...

4 Beds 4 Bath Areas 2400 SqFt

$514,000

CENTURY 21 Scheetz
1622 E Vermont Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

1622 E Vermont Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Come take a look at this incredibly renovated home in Holy Cross! Everything in this home from 1895 is new inside and out! Modern conveniences added while keeping th...

4 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2998 SqFt

$465,000

Berkley & State, LLC
212 N Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

212 N Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Hard to find 1900's Victorian in the up and coming Holy Cross neighborhood. This home's large front porch will draw you in! Expansive 4 bedroom, 2 bath beauty offers...

4 Beds 2 Bath Areas 3184 SqFt

$400,000

Great Woods Realty LLC
1603 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

1603 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Gorgeous , BRAND NEW 2 story w/ basement home is waiting for you! This custom built home boasts high ceilings w/ wonderful open floor plan, beautiful kitchen w/all ...

5 Beds 4 Bath Areas 2644 SqFt

$395,000

Keller Williams Indy Metro S
1315 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1315 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Great view of the Indianapolis Skyline from the back yard of this home in the much sought after Holy Cross Neighborhood. The home has a number of wonderful features...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2036 SqFt

$335,000

Indiana Real Estate Alliance,
1222 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1222 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

FULLY RENOVATED home in historic HOLY CROSS! Location can't be beat! This spacious home features 3 Bedrooms and 3 FULL Bathrooms. Tall ceilings accentuate the gener...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2136 SqFt

$325,000

Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
230 N State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

230 N State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Up and coming Holy Cross renovation at its best! This home was taken down to the studs and rebuilt to AMAZE and WOW you. Open concept that is truly impressive. All n...

5 Beds 3 Bath Areas 3450 SqFt

$324,000

Highgarden Real Estate
1330 N Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1330 N Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

The character in this house a perfect purchase for a personal home or to renovate and resell. The surrounding area is just fantastic. This interesting floor plan has...

5 Beds 2 Bath Areas 3760 SqFt

$229,900

JBG, Inc.
1140 E Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1140 E Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Investor opportunity or the right buyer who is looking for some sweat equity this is the home for them! All the heavy lifting has been done just need to put on the f...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 1850 SqFt

$189,000

United Real Estate Indpls
1142 E Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1142 E Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Investor opportunity or the right buyer who is looking for some sweat equity this is the home for them! All the heavy lifting has been done just need to put on the f...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 1740 SqFt

$189,000

United Real Estate Indpls
1425 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

1425 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Investment opportunity with huge upside in Holy Cross! Needs complete renovation, inside & out. Could be an amazing asset to add to your portfolio, or convert to a...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$152,500

Indy Real Estate Consulting
1609 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

1609 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

AMAZING BUILDING LOT OPPORTUNITY IN HOLY CROSS/ WILLARD PARK AREA. RARE FIND THESE DAYS !

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$45,000

Artisan, REALTORS®

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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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