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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

219 S Dickson Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 219 S Dickson Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Reynolds Central Park  
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 home boasts all of the amienities and quality that one would demand at this price level of ho...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3737 SqFt
$799,000
My Agent
1427 N Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1427 N Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Arsenal Park Add  
Investors and savvy home owners, check out this opportunity to own a new duplex in Holy Cross by ReDev. Exceptional quality and high end finishes. Functional and smart design gives you two townhomes to cash flow! Complementary units are similar but not ...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$550,000
Plat Collective
315 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 315 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: L A Wrights  
Serene, luxurious neighborhood living near heart of downtown. Classic style and modern convenience are beautifully incorporated with meticulously remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. Main House showcases 4 beds, 2.5 baths, giant upstairs laundry room. Carriag...
6 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3576 SqFt
$550,000
Front Porch Real Estate
252 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 252 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Arsenal Park  
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 level. Huge kitchen opens up to open concept family room. Plenty of space to entertain insi...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3249 SqFt
$539,900
RE/MAX Ability Plus
1622 E Vermont Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1622 E Vermont Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Ostermeyers  
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 the character of the original home! The house is completely finished, and the garage is star...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2998 SqFt
$470,000
Berkley & State, LLC
1302 N Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1302 N Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Coffins E Vermont St  
Enjoy the benefits of this newer constructed home in one of Indy's most sought after revitalized neighborhoods. Inviting covered front porch gives you space to enjoy the charming Holy Cross neighborhood + Rear Screened in porch to relax in the evenings wh...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2688 SqFt
$450,000
Berkshire Hathaway Home
1136 E Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1136 E Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Matzkes E Ohio St  
Step off the wrap-around porch into the expansive living room with exposed brick in this historic Holy Cross home. Beautiful dining leading into the eat-in kitchen w/ walk-in pantry. All new wood floors on main. Newly painted hardy plank. Mudroom leads to...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3402 SqFt
$407,000
Plat Collective
1147 S Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1147 S Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Matzkes E Ohio St  
To say this home is stunning would be a huge understatement. This home is a 100% make over and NOT one single thing has been overlooked! Brought totally down to the studs, floor joists and ceiling rafters to start, so that it could be insulated for effici...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2904 SqFt
$400,000
My Agent
212 N Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 212 N Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kollers  
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 dramatic woodwork, original hardwood floors, and stained glass. A perfect find for the Vi...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3184 SqFt
$400,000
Great Woods Realty LLC
121 E Herman Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 121 E Herman Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Nobles Hrs Sub  
Once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase this Victorian cottage in the bustling Holy Cross area. The choice is yours, move in now and live in it as it is, do some remodeling when time and money permits OR completely renovate the home now and create a fa...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2068 SqFt
$359,000
Plat Collective
448 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 448 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Arsenal Park  
You will love front porching in this wonderfully updated 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath Holy Cross home with a 2 car detached garage. Have the advantage of living within walking distance of urban amenities, yet feel as though you live in a quiet, beautiful town. ...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3240 SqFt
$359,000
Gallery of Homes Real Estate
1222 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1222 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers E Ohio St  
Welcome home to HOLY CROSS! This renovated farmhouse style home is sure to please with tall ceilings, wide open Greatroom-Kitchen-Dining area, 2 complete bedroom suites plus a 3rd bedroom and a total of 3 full baths! Beautiful kitchen features white shak...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2136 SqFt
$347,500
Weichert, REALTORS-New Dimens
230 N State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 230 N State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kollers  
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 new mechanicals, new plumbing, new HVAC, new windows, beautiful new laminate floors, dramat...
5 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3450 SqFt
$329,000
Highgarden Real Estate
456 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 456 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Arsenal Park Add  
Picture yourself waking up in your upstairs master suite and stepping out to your private balcony to drink your coffee with views of the city skyline. Walk or bike to your favorite brewery or local eatery. Park that bike in your detached 2 car garage with...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2729 SqFt
$325,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
1425 W Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1425 W Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Arsenal Park Add  
Sleek and brand new townhome from ReDev in Holy Cross. All the design, quality and function with perfectly proportioned space. High efficiency! Eat-in kitchen with working pantry. Master suite and second bath/bed w. laundry upper. Separate garages. Own s...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1258 SqFt
$275,000
Plat Collective
1407 S Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1407 S 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
$242,500
Rise Real Estate
1330 N Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1330 N 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
$229,900
JBG, Inc.
1425 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1425 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holy Cross  
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 single family and flip with high ROI. Several options, don't miss out on this opportunit...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$154,900
Indy Real Estate Consulting
1417 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1417 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holy Cross  
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 single family and flip with high ROI. Several options, don't miss out on this opportunit...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2972 SqFt
$154,900
Indy Real Estate Consulting
1429 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1429 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holy Cross  
Amazing investment opportunity in Holy Cross! One of the last single family homes that needs to be brought back to life in the neighborhood. With such high ARV in the immediate area, there is huge ROI slated for this project. Don't miss your chance!
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 4320 SqFt
$154,900
Indy Real Estate Consulting
1421 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1421 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holy Cross  
Investment opportunity with huge upside in Holy Cross! Several options, don't miss out on this opportunity!
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$149,900
Indy Real Estate Consulting
1413 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1413 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holy Cross  
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 single family and flip with high ROI. Several options, don't miss out on this opportunit...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$149,900
Indy Real Estate Consulting
1409 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1409 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holy Cross  
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 single family and flip with high ROI. Several options, don't miss out on this opportunit...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$149,900
Indy Real Estate Consulting
1029 E Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1029 E 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
$125,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.

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