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.

Latest Holy Cross, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

219 W Dickson Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

219 W Dickson Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Exquisite, custom built, 4 bdrm/4 bath Contemporary Dream Home with sweeping city views in Holy Cross/Highland Park area. Spectacular 3rd floor private owners retre...

4 Beds 4 Bath Areas 3737 SqFt

$680,000

The Indy Realty Shop
1150 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1150 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

One of the highest elevations in Marion Co, spectacular location to build your dream home, wake up to a spectacular sunrise or enjoy sunset with a glass of wine off ...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$475,000

F.C. Tucker Company
146 N Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

146 N Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

This Holy Cross cottage that had a gut-to-studs renovation [roof, electrical, plumbing, HVAC] in 2018 is bigger than you think! The location is phenomenal, walkable ...

4 Beds 3 Bath Areas 3866 SqFt

$450,000

Maywright Property Co.
105 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

105 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Historic, charming and gorgeously updated. Every inch of this beautiful, custom designed home has been modernized, while perfectly maintaining its original woodwork ...

5 Beds 4 Bath Areas 3432 SqFt

$449,000

IRIS Realty
1609 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

1609 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Come check out this beautiful new construction home! This stunner features 3 beds and 2 ½ baths with a great open concept layout, perfect for easy living and enter...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2500 SqFt

$447,000

ULTRA ELITE GROUP
306 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

306 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Convenient to all downtown Indy has to offer - Mass Ave, Bottleworks, Fletcher Place, etc! This home has plenty of space for entertaining inside or out - enjoy your...

4 Beds 2 Bath Areas 3520 SqFt

$414,900

CENTURY 21 Scheetz
234 N State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

234 N State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Completely renovated 4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom home. Down to the stud rehab has allowed this home to be opened up with a large main level open floor plan. great sized...

4 Beds 4 Bath Areas 3914 SqFt

$400,000

Trueblood Real Estate
1610 E Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

1610 E Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

The PERFECT house is here! A TOTAL RENOVATION of everything from the studs up. This complete renovation makes it feel like no one else has ever lived in this home. K...

2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 3065 SqFt

$319,000

KLS Real Estate Group, LLC
1335 S Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1335 S Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Wow, this location! Double Lot! Unmatched opportunity to build in Historic Holy Cross area! Build your dream home or the next Hot VRBO with a Skyline View that will ...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$170,000

Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
1329 S Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1329 S Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Wow, this location! Unmatched opportunity to build in Historic Holy Cross area! Build your dream home or the next Hot VRBO with Skyline View that will take your brea...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$140,000

Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
1430 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

1430 E New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

HOLY CROSS LOT || Build your dream home in a wonderful community/neighborhood. Walkable to everything downtown has to offer including Paramount School of Excellence ...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$130,000

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430 N State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

430 N State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Don't miss out on one of the last opportunities to build your dream home in coveted Holy Cross! This very special neighborhood is located walking distance to countle...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$89,000

Berkshire Hathaway Home
210 N State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

210 N State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Great lot in great location ready to be built on! Lot sits in a prime location with potential views of the city from your new home. Lot is surrounded by other new bu...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$72,500

F.C. Tucker Company

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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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