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Irvington, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

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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

5740 Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5740 Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Spectacular Charming 2-Story, 3 bdrm, 2.5 Bathrooms, 3 car garage, completely remodeled home in the heart of Irvington, walking distance to The Mug, Jockamo's Pizza, Starbucks, Black Acre Brewing Co, and many more shops & restuarants. Strong up and comin...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2334 SqFt
$349,900
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
882 North Whittier Place, Indianapolis, IN 46219 882 North Whittier Place, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Hoffmans Ellenberger  
This exquisite gem in Historic Irvington has been updated inside and out with custom details. This 4 bedroom 2 bath home features a large, heated, 2 car detached garage with workshop and two bonus rooms, and a backyard oasis complete with paver patio, fen...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2889 SqFt
$325,000
Kohler Realty
5288 East Pleasant Run Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5288 East Pleasant Run Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Pleasant Run  
It’s all in the name! This Historic Irvington home stands proud on Pleasant Run Parkway – one of the most picturesque and relaxing streets on this side of town! Enjoy your surroundings from the spacious covered front porch, then take a step inside to ...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3360 SqFt
$285,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
321 North Lesley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 321 North Lesley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington  
Location, Location… In the heart of Irvington. This beautiful 4 Square home is bigger than it looks. There are 4/5 bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms. Updated attic is currently used as a family room; however, it could become your master suite. You won’t wan...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3216 SqFt
$280,000
United Real Estate Indpls
5110 East Pleasant Run Parkway North Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5110 East Pleasant Run Parkway North Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Irvington Classic on the Pleasant Run Parkway! Completely refurbished 4 bedroom and 1 1/2 baths. Living room and dining room feature rich mahogany hardwoods. Kitchen now opens up to the dining room for great entertaining. Granite counter tops and stai...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3015 SqFt
$275,000
Keller Williams Indpls Metro N
5901 University Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5901 University Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Motivated Seller! Irvington Historic home built in 1911 is situated on a corner lot & has been updated and restored. Keeping the original quirkiness of an older home that was once a duplex the home now embraces modern features like new hardwood floors on ...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3448 SqFt
$259,900
Redfin Corporation
6033 Saint Joseph Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6033 Saint Joseph Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Shearers Pleasant Run Plaza  
Beautifully maintained Irvington Home. Hardwood floors, 1st floor bedroom which could also be a den with built-in bookshelves. Sunroom with great Southern exposure. Great Marble Woodburning Fireplace; Beautiful Living Room with hardwood floors. Large fa...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2808 SqFt
$239,900
F.C. Tucker Company
972 North Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 972 North Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A V Browns Ellenberger Park  
CHECK ALL YOUR BOXES IN IRVINGTON'S PREMIER PAR-10 // You will love Layman Ave's location in Par-10 of Irvington, walkable to Ellenberger Park and all that Irvington has to offer (brewery, pizza, ice cream, burgers, library, coffee shops & more). Not to m...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2258 SqFt
$227,900
Plat Collective
6236 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6236 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington Terrace  
Come check out this previously commercially zoned property with great exposure right off Washington Street, steps from downtown Irvington. This charming bungalow features an attached garage with extra parking in the rear. Between the garage and the baseme...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2132 SqFt
$200,000
Hoosier, REALTORS®
217 Good Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 217 Good Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Charming 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath home in Irvington's Historical Preservation District. Built in 1885 with many true-to-era details along side updates creating the perfect combination of nostalgia and function. Well-maintained and move in ready! Relax on your ...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1892 SqFt
$195,000
F.C. Tucker Company
906 North Graham Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 906 North Graham Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A V Browns Ellenberger Park  
This delightful cute bungalow set on a picturesque street in the heart of Irvington is a must see! The home has been meticulously taken care of with many great updates throughout. A wonderful mix of old charm with the original wooden floors and built-in...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2392 SqFt
$192,500
Tomorrow Realty, Inc.
27 South Downey Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 27 South Downey Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Levi Ritters  
Classic charm! This historic Irvington home exudes originality, but don’t let the nostalgia fool you. This home’s spacious floor plan lends itself perfectly to modern living! An expansive living area opens into a formal dining area – perfect for y...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2064 SqFt
$185,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
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
$175,000
RE/MAX Results
5210 East Saint Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5210 East Saint Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Emerson Ave  
This home is FULL of 1940's charm! Original hardwoods and woodwork can be found throughout this spacious 4 bedroom home, located in the highly desirable Irvington area! Home features many newer windows, a quaint breakfast nook, full basement, and a spacio...
4 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2788 SqFt
$169,000
Gemini Realty Grp Inc
48 North Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 48 North Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Charles M Cross Sub  
Welcome to this charming Irvington Historic District home. This light and airy home offers 10' ceilings on the first floor with large windows for tons of natural light. Kitchen has SS appliance and cozy breakfast nook. Master bedroom has two closets. Walk...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2568 SqFt
$167,500
eXp Realty, LLC
326 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 326 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: John W Chambers  
Come check out this completely renovated storybook home in the heart of Irvington!!Great Curb Appeal, gorgeously updated, while still maintaining the old world charm. You will be surprised as you step into this modernized historic home! The home you've b...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2878 SqFt
$160,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro S
5950 Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5950 Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers  
Fantastic find in popular Irvington for under $170k- schedule today! 2 BDR - 2 BATH home with a huge 2 car garage. Updated kitchen has newer cabinets/counters and suspended range hood. Open concept; LARGE living area, new laminate flooring. Freshly pa...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2614 SqFt
$159,900
Ala Carte Realty
119 South Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 119 South Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Pattisons University Place  
Astounding potential in this solid Historical Irvington home!!! So much to love already but with a price point that will allow for you to make it your own! Over 2400 sq ft potential living space! While technically a 2 bedroom, the upstairs bonus room is c...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 3055 SqFt
$139,900
Selling Indy Metro, LLC
6052 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6052 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Creighton & Goodwins  
What a fantastic investor opportunity! 3 units rented. Last unit tenant scheduled to move in 6/18/2019. Located near Irvington on Arlington and Washington streets. Tenant parking on back side. 3 of 4 units pay $475/month and 1 unit pays $425/month. So...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$127,000
Triple E Realty, LLC
33 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 33 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tilford & Thrashers  
Amazing opportunity to own a true craftsman bungalow in heart of Irvington! One of the most sought after neighborhoods in the city, this house is dripping with original features - original hardwood floors, built in's w/lead glass/stained glass, original ...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2388 SqFt
$117,900
Ala Carte Realty
454 South Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 454 South Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holloway & Jenisons  
Beautiful home located in a charming neighborhood which is conveniently located near Irvington. This 2 bedroom all brick home offers a finished basement area which provides another space for an office or game area. Easy access to the entire city. An af...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1700 SqFt
$109,900
F.C. Tucker Company
211 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 211 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Sheltons Sub  
Great home waiting for your final touches. South of downtown Irvington, this grand home offers location, location, location. Walk to restaurants, shops and schools. Some newer windows, hardwoods, kitchen remodel nearly complete. There is are 2 bedrooms on...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3543 SqFt
$91,900
Ala Carte Realty
5958 Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5958 Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Do it yourself bargin in Irvington! This 3 bedroom 1 bath fixer upper is ready for your special touch. 1632 sq ft. Priced to sell!! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to put your special touch on this home.
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1812 SqFt
$90,000
F.C. Tucker Company
368 South Grand Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 368 South Grand Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington  
Christian Park duplex with 1 bedroom per side. Still needs some work but located in great area. Both sides are currently vacant.Units have a very appealing floor plan!
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$89,900
No Limit Real Estate, LLC
99 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 99 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Chambers Miller & Keaton  
Great location, over-sized lot, and high ceilings in this wonderful property! Right down the street from Pleasant Run Golf Course, this home has everything you could dream of! Enjoy your large fenced in yard with your furry friends and family with plenty ...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2083 SqFt
$84,900
Wilmoth Group
6060 East Dewey, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6060 East Dewey, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J Murdocks  
Spacious 3 bedroom home, Currently tenant occupied, (Please do not disturb the tenants, would continue to be a great rental or could could improve property value and renovate.( as many other have already done in the immediate area) PLEASE NOTE****NO ...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2150 SqFt
$84,500
Heimer Real Estate LLC
411 South Spencer Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 411 South Spencer Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Myers University Place  
ATTENTION INVESTORS! Great opportunity to purchase this 3-4 BR, 1 BA ranch style home featuring NEW FLOORING throughout and fresh paint. UPDATED bathroom. Oversized detached garage outback. Seller is offering a one year HOME WARRANTY paid at closing... Co...
4 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1920 SqFt
$79,900
Carpenter, REALTORS®
6063 University Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6063 University Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holloway & Jenisons  
Delightfully updated and freshly painted, this low maintenance, all brick floor plan offers a spacious master bedroom with a nicely sized 2nd bedroom plus 1 full bath and open living room. New laminate hardwood throughout. Kitchen has appliances and nice ...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1700 SqFt
$79,900
Encore Sotheby's International
134 South Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 134 South Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tilford & Thrashers  
Investor special! Ideal rental property or flip! Walking distance from Irvington shops and restaurants, and a short bike ride from Downtown. This home has so much potentional; make it your own and move in!
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1552 SqFt
$77,500
Hanza Realty, LLC
415 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 415 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holloway & Jenisons  
Great home near Irvington! It's all brick, and has plenty Irvington charm, it needs some work to make it shine again.
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1704 SqFt
$67,000
Brick Lane Property Management
110 South Webster Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 110 South Webster Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tilford & Thrashers  
Lot ready for new construction in Irvington! One block of the Pennsy Trail on a dead end street, walking distance to everything Irvington has to offer - library, ice cream, brewery, yoga and endless charm. Lot sized approximately 40'x160' so plenty of roo...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$18,000
Renew Indianapolis, Inc.

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