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Irvington, Indiana is the largest historic district in Marion County, including roughly 1,600 individual land parcels on 555 acres. Named for 19th-century writer Washington Irving, the historic district is located five miles east of downtown on the western edge of Warren Township, inside the 465 loop. Originally chartered as a suburban township in 1870, Irvington was annexed by the City of Indianapolis in 1902.

Irvington was among the first planned suburbs of Indianapolis, and is important for its Victorian Romantic winding street pattern, the varied architectural styles and types, and its cultural and educational role in the city. In 1900, the Indianapolis & Greenfield Rapid Transit Company laid tracks down the center of Washington Street. Shortly thereafter, the Citizen's Street Railway ran its new electric trolley line from Irvington to downtown Indianapolis along what is now US Route 40.

Taking advantage of this new age of transportation, business owners quickly built commercial blocks on Washington Street. A new school, and other services from the city drew many new residents to the area. Homes began popping up everywhere.

Irvington quickly became a favorite haunt of the Midwest's best fine artists and writers. It was here that the famed "Irvington Group" of artists lived, met, and exhibited their art. The namesake group was led by noted artists William Forsyth, Dorothy Morlan, Clifton and Hilah Wheeler, and others. Pleasant Run Creek was a favorite subject of those landscape artists in the group.

Today, many of the artists' homes and studios remain standing. The Irvington Lodge, Bona Thompson Memorial Library, and Studio School & Gallery are public venues where arts are currently taught and displayed.

The area contains excellent examples of every major American architectural style including Italianate, French Second Empire, Victorian Gothic, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Tudor Revival. The Benton House is a charming example of the Second Empire style of architecture, and is remembered for its association with Silence Benton, president of Butler University during its early years. The Julian House was the home of George Washington Julian, famous abolitionist. Julian welcomed Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth to his Irvington home. His daughter, Grace Julian Clarke, a lifelong resident, was a statewide leader of the Indiana suffrage movement and the first female columnist for the Indianapolis Star.

Several popular events and festivals attract people to the neighborhood throughout the year. The Irvington Farmers Market is one of the most popular farmers markets in Indianapolis. There's the Annual Irvington Folk Festival, a week of performances, workshops, lecture and film offered free of charge. The Irvington Historical Society hosts an ice cream social featuring art, music, and of course, ice cream. The Irvington Garden Club sponsors annual annual events to show local gardens, homes, and art, and the Irvington Home Tour is now in its 42nd year.

The best-known Irvington event is the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival, held each fall since 1947. The festival is the nation's oldest and largest Halloween festival. East Washington Street is closed through downtown to hold the street festival. Events of the week-long festival include a 5-mile run, pageant, live music, contests, Halloween-themed movies, storytelling, ghost tours, live theater, roller derby, a "haunted puppet show," and many other fun family events.

The Irving Theatre, built in 1913, was originally used for a nickelodeon, although it served many purposes throughout the decades until it closed in the mid-1990s. There, it sat unoccupied, until it was repoened in 2005. The theatre is a hub for live music, films, art, community, and private events. With a capacity of over 700 people, The Irving is one of the city's largest venues.

Irvington, today, has more linear blocks of brick streets than any neighborhood in the city, and its naturalistic plan is considered Indianapolis' largest and most developed example of Victorian Romantic landscape design. The 400-year-old "Kile Oak" tree on Beechwood Avenue, is thought to be the oldest Bur Oak in the country, and boasts a limb spread of 125 feet, and a trunk circumference of 16 feet.

Irvington, like much of Indiana, has a history of Temperance. In 1908, 70 of the state's 92 counties forbade the sale of alcoholic beverages within their borders. Marion County was not one of them, but not all residents were happy with that decision. In 1909 the women of Irvington rose up against a proposed German Beer Garden at Wonderland Amusement Park. Although the management was within its rights to sell beer, local beer distributors, fearing a public relations nightmare, refused to sell their products to the park. To this day, a local covenant banning alcohol sales in Irvington is still on the books (but who looks at the books? ;-).

The Irvington Development Organization (IDO), was founded in 2002 to ensure that revitalization efforts remained compatible with the historic character of the Irvington community, and to enhance the quality of life for Irvington and Indianapolis residents. The IDO has had many triumphs in recent years,including luring new businesses to the neighborhood, attracting private and public investments for redevlopment of historic buildings, and awarding grants to local businesses and property owners to improve their buildings' appearances. Today, they continue to spearhead such popular community initiatives like the Irvington Streetscape Project, Irvington Green Initiative, and Irvington Neighborhood Plan.

While the community of Irvington is known for its wealth of historic homes with price ranges to fit any budget, with so many value-enhancing inititives planned for the future, Irvington may not stay affordable for long! To secure your place in Historic Irvington, Indiana, call msWoods now.

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Latest Irvington, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

6201 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6201 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tilford & Thrashers  
This corner lot offers amazing visibility and nearly 30,000 cars per day passing by. This could be a great spot for a gas station (fiberglass tanks are already in the ground) and a 2,800 square foot building has been designed for the site, car lot, or oth...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$399,900
RE/MAX Results
5810 Dewey Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5810 Dewey Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Great opportunity in Historic Irvington to own one of the largest lots and a completely refurbished 4 bedroom, 3 full bathroom home with a brand new 2 car garage. What more could you need? New concrete front walk, front porch, and driveway. Restored and r...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2735 SqFt
$329,900
F.C. Tucker Company
365 Burgess Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 365 Burgess Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Ring in the New Year with everything you’ve always wanted: 3 bed, 2.5 bath in walkable Irvington. This to-the-studs remodel left no stone unturned. New electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and flooring. Sit on your front porch or step inside and enjoy the artful...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2064 SqFt
$259,900
Nottingham Realty Group
929 North Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 929 North Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington  
You’ll love this charming 2-story historical home in sought after Irvington neighborhood! Step inside to your spectacular living room with 12 ft vaulted ceilings and wood burning fireplace. Space galore with 4 bedrooms 2 full baths, large fenced-in back...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3521 SqFt
$255,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
36 North Whittier Place, Indianapolis, IN 46219 36 North Whittier Place, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Mcleod Graham & Bitlers Sub  
Beautifully renovated in Historic Irvington! This tastefully updated home boasts over 2300 sqft, high ceilings, beautiful woodwork throughout, a private master suite, plus 2 very large bedrooms and 2 more full bathrooms! Hardwood flooring welcomes you in ...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2533 SqFt
$242,500
Indy Real Estate Consulting
978 North Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 978 North Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A V Browns Ellenberger Park  
Beautiful Historic Irvington area, Full brick English Tudor with covered front porch. Home full of old charm character as soon as you enter the home. Original hardwood floors, trim, doors, and so much more. You will love the full finish basement with new ...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2512 SqFt
$224,900
Dena's Place Real Estate Servi
45 South Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 45 South Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Rodney Heirs Add  
It is our pleasure to present Beatrix Grace in the very heart of Historic Irvington. With 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a backyard that goes on forever, sweet Beatrix was lovingly restored to her original elegance —carefully, respectfully— as a tribute...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2763 SqFt
$220,000
Deb Kent Gallery of Homes, LLC
972 North Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 972 North Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A V Browns Ellenberger Park  
This Tudor home is absolutely the sharpest, well cared, updated home in the PAR 10 area of Irvington. This is a gorgeous 2 bdrms 2 ba with a living room with built in bookcases on both sides of the wood burning fireplace. The spacious dining room features...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2052 SqFt
$209,900
RE/MAX Ability Plus
326 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 326 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: John W Chambers  
3 bedroom, 2 bath home in popular Irvington neighborhood. New roof, new paint, new flooring, new kitchen and baths, full basement. Close to golf course, bus line, schools, shopping. bright with a lot of windows, nice floor plan, MBR upstairs with walk in ...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2878 SqFt
$193,750
Sullivan Realty Group, LLC
5230 East 9th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5230 East 9th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Rosts Sub  
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Check out this awesome 3 bedroom brick home located just a short walk to Ellenberger Park in Irvington!! This home include gorgeous refinished hardwood floors, beautiful woodwork, newer Pella windows (2011), a spacious master...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3078 SqFt
$179,900
Front Porch Real Estate, LLC
309 North Kenyon Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 309 North Kenyon Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington Terrace  
Totally renovated gorgeous 3BD/1.5 bath home in GREAT neighborhood! Lots of natural light, fireplace, new appliances, glass enclosed porch, new Wood vinyl flooring throughout the home. Laundry room on Main, 2 car garage, fenced yard, a MUST see!
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2711 SqFt
$169,900
F.C. Tucker Company
61~2D63 North Whittier Place, Indianapolis, IN 46219 61~2D63 North Whittier Place, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Levi Ritters  
This outstanding Irvington duplex is a beautiful find. Side 63 has a third floor loft area that can be a family room or a 3rd bedroom. It features a large walk in closet, exposed brick and a skylight type window. The updates include complete roof tear of...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$164,900
Ala Carte Realty
5902 East New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5902 East New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J W Chambers  
Welcome home to historic Irvington! Open the front door and discover a beautifully remodeled home with an updated kitchen featuring new cabinets and granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, all new flooring, painting, new thermal vinyl windows, n...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2379 SqFt
$155,900
Five-Star Realty Group, LLC
361 Good Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 361 Good Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Historic Irvington Charmer! Well-kept 3 bedroom ranch with nice finished basement and spacious detached garage located in the heart of Irvington. Garage just freshly scrapped and painted with new photos to follow. Picturesque windows, bistro style kitchen...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1768 SqFt
$130,000
M.S. Woods Real Estate, LLC
924 North Leland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 924 North Leland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tuckers E 10th  
Are you looking for a charming 2 bedroom bungalow with original character flooding throughout? A home with so many unique touches that it’s sure to steal your heart? Look no further, this is it! Open your front door to a spacious living room that flows ...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1704 SqFt
$125,500
Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
5225 East North Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5225 East North Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Emerson Ave Add  
Cute Cute Bungalow in desirable area, just steps from Ellenberger Park. This home has approx 1400 sq ft 2 bedrooms 1 bath, Living room with fireplace, formal dining room, large kitchen, a huge master bedroom with access to the full bath. It also has a f...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2834 SqFt
$124,900
RE/MAX Ability Plus
6077 East Dewey Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6077 East Dewey Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J Murdocks  
Wonderfully maintained and updated Irvington home within walking distance of all the great assets Irvington area has to offer. Home has dark stained hardwood floors, natural woodwork windows, door frames and doors with the old time hardware and the wonder...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1824 SqFt
$109,974
Artisan, REALTORS®
231 South Kenmore Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 231 South Kenmore Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kenmore Heights  
Cozy 3 Bed 1 Bath all brick ranch newly renovated located in Kenmore Heights just blocks from the Irvington Historic District! MANY UPDATES on this property! All rooms freshly painted, New Flooring Throughout, New Stainless Steel Appliances! New Roof!! Sp...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1000 SqFt
$109,000
Canon Real Estate Services LLC
11 South Kitley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 11 South Kitley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Nice brick 3 BR 1 1/2 BA for residential or commercial use has had a Business variance since the 1970's Large 500 sq ft outbuilding for storage
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2499 SqFt
$99,900
Carpenter, REALTORS®
30 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 30 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Original Irvington  
Charming Craftsman-style home in the Historic District of Irvington! Nice sized rooms, plenty of room to roam! 3 bedrooms-2 with walk-in-closets! 3 Large Family/Living Rooms on the main floor. 3 Bedrooms and Bathroom located upstairs and an unfinished bas...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2128 SqFt
$99,900
Equity Management Services, LL
41 North Whittier Place, Indianapolis, IN 46219 41 North Whittier Place, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Mcleod Graham & Bitler  
Irvington historic home available for your special touches. Some rehab was started by previous owner. Lots of potential on this quiet street, close to shops, restaurants and library. The bus line is a block away making downtown commute quick. This stately...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2786 SqFt
$97,500
Ala Carte Realty
5647 Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5647 Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Almost new home in one of the hottest Indy neighborhoods! Come see this Irvington home that has just been fully rehabbed with new roof, paint, windows, flooring, doors, kitchen, bathrooms and much more! This house offers a generous lot and a wonderful flo...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1206 SqFt
$95,000
Wynkoop Brokerage Firm, LLC
38 South Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 38 South Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tilford & Thrashers  
Large Irvington home on a double corner lot! 4 bedrooms and 1 full bath, on over 1/4 acre and a 2 car garage and mini-barn extension! This property is a must-see. So many amenities!
4 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2160 SqFt
$89,500
RE/MAX At The Crossing
329 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 329 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Campus Terrace  
Updated Kitchen w/New Counter tops, new sink, new faucet, new cabinets, Ceramic tile. Home is freshly painted inside and outside, New Water Heater, Newer Furnace, Updated Electrical Panel, Newer Carpet, good usable space in the basement, updated bathroom,...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1460 SqFt
$84,699
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
331 South Grand Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 331 South Grand Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Myers  
Cute bungalow with new roof, decking, siding, gutters, and windows with original hardwood floors. Home offers 2 BR's on the main level and 2 additional BR's and a bonus room upstairs. Front of home offers a sun porch, back offers a patio and a massive p...
4 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2568 SqFt
$74,900
Hoosier, REALTORS®
5754 Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5754 Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers  
Beautiful home in a great location
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1728 SqFt
$70,000
Carpenter, REALTORS®
361 South Spencer Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 361 South Spencer Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Myers University Place  
Hidden Gem. Newly Remodeled bungalow has 2 bedrooms, new bath, kitchen, flooring, windows and fixtures. Mechanical system is less than 3 years old and full basement can be used for storage, recreation or turned into 3rd bedroom. Nestled in quaint and quie...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1630 SqFt
$64,900
Green Door Realty Group
5919 Shimer Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5919 Shimer Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Brookville Village  
WOW!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! GREAT DEAL ON NEWLY UPDATED 2/3 BEDROOM W/ OPEN CONCEPT, BRAND NEW FURNACE & ROOF(2 months old), VINYL WINDOWS, BRAND NEW FLOORING THROUGHOUT, MODERN WASHABLE PAINT THROUGHOUT, BRAND NEW KITCHEN CABINETS, COUNTER TOP, KITCHEN SINK, F...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 894 SqFt
$61,900
A. M. Sandler & Associates
244 South Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 244 South Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: James Murdocks  
3 BR 1 BA home with a lot of recent updates including fresh paint. New carpet and laminate, new bath fixtures and tile. Large living room with new flooring. Nice sized utility room. New front door. Includes refrigerator and oven/range. 2 Car oversiz...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 850 SqFt
$59,000
Berkshire Hathaway Home
8600 East Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 8600 East Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Baird Estates  
Vacant Lot in Baird Estates Survey on file showing .794 Acres Even though address is an even number it is on the SOUTH side of the road. Build your Dream Home here!
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$12,000
CENTURY 21 Wilson & Associates

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