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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
$525,000
RE/MAX Ability Plus
1045 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1045 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Dickson Place  
WOW! A main floor master bedroom in a new construction downtown? YES, in fact, this home has dueling master suites, one on the main level & one upstairs. This custom-built contemporary in Holy Cross was designed for maximum comfort & entertaining. An open...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2175 SqFt
$449,000
Plat Collective
242 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 242 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kollers  
HUGE home that has been completely updated from the studs out! Revitalized Arsenal Heights/Holy Cross neighborhood! Walking distance to Highland Park! HM offers: Almost 3200 SQ FT. of living space & that doesn't count the attic that could easily be finish...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 4791 SqFt
$399,900
RE/MAX Ability Plus
224 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 224 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kollers  
Under $400k for this Stunning 4/4+Office with 2 Car (22x22) Detached Garage. Holy Cross renovation completely open concept. This house has it all. Master up and down. Extra large, open kitchen with grey custom soft close shaker cabinets, granite countert...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 2927 SqFt
$387,900
Red Bridge Real Estate
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
$359,999
FS Houses LLC
140 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 140 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Phipps Springdale  
BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 3BEDROOM 2.5BA 2STORY W/MASTER ON MAIN HOME IN HIGHLY DESIRABLE AREA. THE HOME OFFERS A BRIGHT & OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH 9FT CEILINGS ON THE 1ST FLOOR. KITCHEN HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH CUSTOM GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, BEAUTIFUL CABINETRY & AN ...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3673 SqFt
$323,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro S
114 North Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 114 North Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
WOW LOCATION! Just minutes from Fountain Square, & downtown Indy. This spacious, beautifully restored home should not be overlooked. Main level has gorgeous ceramic tile planks, a cozy living room with an electric fireplace, & formal dining. The kitchen i...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2252 SqFt
$285,000
Carpenter, REALTORSĀ®
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.
1328 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1328 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers E Ohio St  
Great investment rental property located in an Opportunity Zone! Lots of room with 6 spacious bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, huge utility/mud room, and a 2-car detached garage currently used as a storage area. Less than 10 minutes from all the happenings in...
6 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 4120 SqFt
$245,000
Berkshire Hathaway Home
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
$229,900
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
$229,900
JBG, Inc.
1225 East Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1225 East Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kneflers Cor Sub Davidson  
Beautiful rehab in up and coming Holy Cross. Great locations within blocks of highway access, shops, dining, a park, and all that Mass Ave, Fountain Square and the rest of what downtown has to offer. Walk into a large defined living space that features a ...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2128 SqFt
$210,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro W
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
1405 East Vermont Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1405 East Vermont Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Arsenal Park  
Large lot with garage is ready for a new home to be built on it.
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$125,000
Jim Bleier
1515 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1515 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J M Ridenours 2nd Add  
Investor special in Holy Cross/Arsenal Heights. Many options with this property. Buy/hold. Small renovation with current footprint or do what everyone else on the block is doing and go vertical. Run comps for current remodels in the neighborhood. Smaller ...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1720 SqFt
$102,500
United Real Estate Indpls
248 North State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 248 North State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kollers  
Great corner lot with views of downtown in Holy Cross! Build your home, or renovate and add on to the existing structure. Small home was possibly a business at one time, but last occupants were a family. Your choice: needs to be gutted to the studs, or de...
2 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 1222 SqFt
$99,900
Carpenter, REALTORSĀ®
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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