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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  
Fabulous Contemporary in Holy Cross! 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths w/ excellent open floor concept & GREAT natural light! Main floor layout w/ living room, dining room, family room & white shaker kitchen! Lrg center island w/ beautiful granite counter, tile backsp...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3828 SqFt
$539,000
RE/MAX Ability Plus
1236 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1236 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Ostermeyers  
Join popular Holy Cross in this new construction by The ReDevelopment Group. Home is now complete with stunning high-end finishes! Open concept main floor, sueded granite counters and an island that seats 4 with a working pantry, designed to hide the micr...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 2760 SqFt
$515,000
Plat Collective
1045 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1045 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Dickson Place  
The Holy Cross neighborhood has become a choice Downtown district!  Incredible architecture, the perfect open-concept floorplan and a “zip to Whole Foods” location makes this home a standout.  Every effort has been made to offer quality finishes and...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2175 SqFt
$475,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
1537 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1537 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J M Ridenours 2nd Add  
Holy Cross home that has been completely renovated top to bottom, inside and out! Back half of the house even has a new foundation! Brand new high efficiency / energy star rated HVAC, water heater, appliances, windows, new water / sewer lines, drainage sy...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2945 SqFt
$399,999
FS Houses LLC
1417 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1417 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holy Cross  
Holy Cross Home Rejuvenated! This tastefully updated home has been completely renovated from top to bottom. The semi-open concept floorplan provides thoughtful spaces, making for great flow & functionality. The gourmet kitchen features new cabinetry, s...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1890 SqFt
$325,000
Indy Real Estate Consulting
1528 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1528 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kollers  
Updated 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Victorian in the near eastside neighborhood of Holy Cross. This home retains many of its original features that make old homes so desirable, while updating areas such as bathrooms and kitchens to provide you with a more moder...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3192 SqFt
$260,000
The Whitaker Group, L.L.C.
426 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 426 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Arsenal Park  
Beautiful Home with all original hardwood floors, wood crown molding, and solid wood doors throughout. This home has 4 bedrooms one bath plus a true water closet. The rare water closet is a feature you must see. The butler's pantry on the main level is ...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3553 SqFt
$259,900
Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
1326 East Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1326 East Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers E Ohio St  
Property also listed as a single family home. Easy to rent at anytime needed.....
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$249,900
JBG, Inc.
1326 East Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1326 East Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers E Ohio St  
This property is current use is as a 4 unit multi family. It can stay that way but the best use may be update to a single family. Because of the current configuration room sizes are not applicable as most of this home would be reconstructed.
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2653 SqFt
$249,900
JBG, Inc.
1302 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1302 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Ostermeyers  
Holy Cross relic! Home needs TLC and has been winterized. Habitable as it is or this home is ready for your restoration dream project. You can work with The Re-Development Group to do a full gut renovation OR you can purchase it AS-IS and restore it. G...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2649 SqFt
$215,000
Plat Collective
105 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 105 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J M Ridenours 2nd Add  
A rare opportunity to invest in an amazing late 19th century home in the desired Holy Cross neighborhood. This is a large single family home that will require an extensive renovation. All original trim, doors (including pocket doors) and hardware are int...
4 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 3432 SqFt
$199,900
Pearl Street Realty Group
302 North State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 302 North State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kollers  
Arsenal Heights oversized 4-plex has 3 units with one bedroom and one bath and fourth unit has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Great location, close to downtown. One unit is currently vacant. The other 3 are currently tenanted.
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$195,000
No Limit Real Estate, LLC
301 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 301 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: L A Wrights  
Fabulous Duplex in Arsenal Heights close to downtown. You will love the attention to detail with the woodwork, staircase and doors. Address for back address is 1610 Marlow. Fully tenanted with 301 tenant paying 700 per month with lease running from 8/...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$195,000
No Limit Real Estate, LLC
1605 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1605 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J M Ridenours 2nd Add  
 
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$55,000
Stenz Realty Group

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