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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

729 North Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 729 North Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Woodford  
Stunning Irvington 3bdrm/2 bth home in a perfect location in Irvington. Art’s & Craft’s style home w/ beautiful details throughout including hrdwd flrs, slate tile in sunroom, wood burning fireplace in living rm. Wonderful frpln w/ sitting rm, spaciou...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3238 SqFt
$260,000
Berkshire Hathaway Home
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
$259,900
F.C. Tucker Company
5916 East Pleasant Run Parkway North Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5916 East Pleasant Run Parkway North Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Woodford  
Pristine, preserved, & full of the purest natural sunlight, this big Irvington classic Colonial on the Parkway offers 3 roomy bedrooms plus a bright, cheery office, a great enclosed back porch, a good-sized breakfast nook, fantastic partly-finished baseme...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3300 SqFt
$255,000
Gallery of Homes Real Estate
5926 East University Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5926 East University Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Cooper & Thatchers Univ  
Located in heart of Historic IRVINTON plain on the outside IMPRESSIVE stud out reno on the INSIDE. Stunning custom gourmet kitchen w/quartz & butcher block countertops and SS appliances. Oppulent master suite w/three sided custom glass shower stall fitted...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2277 SqFt
$254,905
RE/MAX Legends Group
701 North Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 701 North Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Emerson Ave  
Two short blocks to Ellenberger Park, this Irvington charmer has been remodeled, and expanded! Modern cedar shingle accents make a statement on this corner lot, along with a party-sized yard, new wood deck, full privacy fence and brand new 2 car garage. I...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1525 SqFt
$249,900
United Real Estate Indpls
751 North Leland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 751 North Leland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Alfred G Belles Add  
Cozy and bright! This property includes the charm of Irvington on a private cul-de-sac. The main level features hardwood flooring throughout the living room, dining room and 2 bedrooms. Newly updated kitchen with ceramic tile flooring, ample cabinet space...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2832 SqFt
$227,500
RE/MAX Ability Plus
906 North Graham Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 906 North Graham Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A V Browns Ellenberger Park  
Cute updated bungalow. Hardwoods, tile, and updated kitchen. Great location in Irvington on a quiet street. Enjoy the fireplace and many original features. Completely move in ready.
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2392 SqFt
$205,000
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
$190,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
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
$184,700
Gemini Realty Grp Inc
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
5945 Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5945 Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
You want to live in Irvington and... you also want a Midcentury brick ranch? BINGO! This 4-bedroom, two full baths (including en suite) brick Midcentury ranch is a rare find. The home is literally next door to Irvington's famous 400-year-old Kile Oak and ...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1672 SqFt
$169,000
Gallery of Homes Real Estate
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
$169,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro S
951 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 951 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Shearers Pleasant Run Plaza  
Cute Cape Cod style 2 bedroom home located in Irvington. Family room in rear of home could be updated for use as Master or 3rd bedroom. Spacious, with original hardwood floors. Updated plumbing, with new A/C and water heater. Within easy walking distance ...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2624 SqFt
$165,900
United Real Estate Indpls
5224 East Walnut Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5224 East Walnut Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Emerson Ave  
AMAZING opportunity to purchase a lovely 3 bed 2 bath home 3 houses from ELLENBERGER PARK with it's 42 acres to enjoy. If you love the idea of being close to lots of activities, walking trails and outdoor activities but don't want a large yard to maintain...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 900 SqFt
$136,900
No Limit Real Estate, LLC
35 North Kitley, Indianapolis, IN 46219 35 North Kitley, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Wagners  
SOLD AS IS.
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1860 SqFt
$129,900
Mad Chase Real Estate
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
17 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 17 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: C J Schuhs  
Amazing Irvington duplex with 3 bedroom 2 baths per side! Both sides are currently rented for $725 per month so $1450 total. Leases in place until 1/10/20 and 2/28/20. Units are easy to rent due to the great location which provides easy access to all Irvi...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$125,000
No Limit Real Estate, LLC
128 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 128 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers Sunnyside  
Your Next Investment Property could be in one of the First Planned Suburbs in Indianapolis. The Historic Charm of this east side community is what attracts tenants and owners to the Area. Dine at Jokckamo Upper Crust Pizza, the Rock-Cola Cafe, or ...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$125,000
Neu Real Estate Group
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
$124,900
Ala Carte Realty
28 South Hawthorne Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46219 28 South Hawthorne Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers Sunnyside  
Great investment opportunity in historic Irvington. This property has 2 1BR/1BA units that are very spacious. Both units are currently occupied. This house has been well maintained.
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$115,000
Discover Properties, LLC
115 South Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 115 South Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Johnson Irvington Heights  
Large 3 bedroom craftsman house for sale in the heart of Irvington. New appliances. Mechanicals are in good condition. Nice three season room and a hard to find 2 1/2 car garage. Located on a quiet street in walking distance from the shops and restaurants...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1664 SqFt
$109,000
Libertad Real Estate Co., LLC
446 South Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 446 South Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Merkle C Cramers  
Cute ranch with 3 bedrooms. House has newly refinished hardwood floors in living room and bedrooms. New laminate wood floors in kitchen and bathroom. New kitchen cabinets, sink. Inside freshly painted. The house sits on a double lot with beautiful mature ...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1104 SqFt
$99,900
Arsenault Group Realty, Inc.
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
$99,900
Wilmoth Group
32 North Irvington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 32 North Irvington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington  
Irvington duplex on brick-paved street. Rehab this property to its former beauty and splendor. Walk to Irvington shops, restaurants and other venues. Downtown Indianapolis is just minutes away to the West.
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$99,000
Christian Brothers Realty, LLC
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
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
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
$78,000
Brick Lane Property Management
230 Good Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 230 Good Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
HERE WE HAVE A 3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH HOME ON NEARLY 1/2 ACRE NESTLED IN A VERY PRIVATE, WOODED AND SECLUDED LOT IN THE HEART OF HISTORIC IRVINGTON. THIS HOUSE IS FULL OF POTENTIAL. IF YOUR'E TIRED OF PUTTING IN OFFERS THAT ONLY GET REJECTED, WELCOME HOME. THI...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1366 SqFt
$63,000
Front Porch Real Estate, LLC
415 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 415 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Myers University Place  
Beautiful four bedroom bungalow, with a covered front porch, full basement with a full bathroom, forma dining room and fenced in back yard. This one won't last long.
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1116 SqFt
$62,500
Stevenson Investments LLP
5963 Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5963 Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Duplex near Irvington in need of some cosmetic repair on one side. Come by today and check it out!
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$45,000
Elite Indy Realty Group
3229 North Elizabeth Street, Clermont, IN 46226 3229 North Elizabeth Street, Clermont, IN 46226 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Wooded lot in a nice private location in Clermont on a dead end street. Opportunity to build your dream home. There is another lot adjacent to this for sale also which could be purchased to form a lot over 1/2 acre. It is thought utilities may be close ...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$30,000
Berkshire Hathaway Home
3225 North Elizabeth Street, Clermont, IN 46226 3225 North Elizabeth Street, Clermont, IN 46226 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Wooded lot in a nice private location in Clermont on a dead end street. Opportunity to build your dream home. There is another lot adjacent to this for sale also which could be purchased to form a lot over 1/2 acre. It is thought utilities may be close ...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$25,000
Berkshire Hathaway Home

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