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Mass Ave, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

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Short for Massachusetts Avenue, Mass Ave is known for its great restaurant scene and high-end condo living, in addition to being the home of many historic sites in town. It's located northeast of Downtown on Mass Ave between Delaware and 10th Streets.

Mass Ave is one of six designated cultural districts in Indianapolis. Located just a few blocks northeast of Monument Circle, Massachusetts Avenue was one of the four original diagonal streets of downtown Indianapolis, which included Indiana, Virginia, and Kentucky. Today it lies at the heart of the city's cultural district, and features some of Indy's most popular theaters and art galleries, as well as a number of shops and fine resturants.

Massachusetts Avenue was originally platted to link to the Pendleton Pike, which reached far into northeast-central Indiana. It was natural for businesses to develop along the route. The Commercial District developed here as an important outlying commercial area that served trolley commuters during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Houses were also built here, but Citizen's Street Railway extended a trolley line down Massachusetts leading the area to all commercial use by the late 1800s, turning Mass Ave into a hotbed of commerce between 1870 and 1930.

Originally a major thoroughfare into and out of the city, that all changed in the 1960s, when construction of the inner loop of I-65 and a bank tower in the 100 block cut off most through traffic. Those working and living here at the time remember a very different Mass Ave than the one found today — one of squalor and depair. By the late '60s, Mass Ave had become home to a seedy mix of drug dealers, gamblers, and vagrants.

Since then, however, merchants have reinvented Mass Ave, gentrifying the neighborhood, and turning it into one of the city's more fashionable addresses, featuring numerous art galleries, restaurants, apartments, condos, and small specialty stores. The district includes a remarkable collection of commercial, industrial, and institutional architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

Beginning in 1982, a half-dozen art galleries moved into the area, spurred by low rents. At the time, the idea of using art as a lubricant for economic development was a new idea. In Indianapolis it was part of a broader strategy to revitalize the entire Downtown area.

Mass Ave's first art gallery, Patrick King Contemporary Art, opened in the 400 block, followed by the 431 Gallery, the Cunningham Gallery, Mark Ruschman Gallery, Stollers' Denouement Gallery, the William Engle Gallery, and more. They showcased contemporary art, which appealed to the upscale "Yuppie" of the day. It quickly became Indianapolis' version of New York's SoHo.

What really drew the big crowds were the free wine-and-cheese parties hosted by the galleries. It was the begining of the city's "First Fridays." Today they're spread all over town, but back then, the parties were concentrated in a two-block area.

Today, Massachusetts Avenue, between the 300 and 900 blocks, is one of the liveliest, most fashionable stretches of road anywhwhere, a busy, high-rent entertainment zone that oozes an air of excitement and free-spirited mood that is "45 degrees from ordinary."

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Latest Mass Ave, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

333 W Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 333 W Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Three Mass Condos  
Be on top of everything Downtown Indy has to offer at 333 Mass Ave. Panoramic view of Indy from the 1400+ sq ft wrap-around deck. This stunning residence was professionally crafted & decorated. Natural light floods the interior. The chefs kitchen is open ...
3 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3162 SqFt
$2,100,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
333 E Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 333 E Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Three Mass Condos  
The best of urban living in this fifth-floor magnificent condo w/ balcony overlooking the most popular and vibrant area in downtown Indianapolis…Mass Ave. Hard to find, open/ elegant floorplan nicely utilizes almost 2800 sq. ft. of living space. The co...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2794 SqFt
$899,000
RE/MAX Ability Plus
757 E Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 757 E Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: 757 Mass Ave Condominiums  
Stunning luxury 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom condo in a highly sought after and popular area to live in Indianapolis. Spacious open layout with gourmet kitchen with marble counters and custom light fixtures. Master suite has ample closet space and a shower wi...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2543 SqFt
$775,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
333 E Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 333 E Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Three Mass Condos  
The center of the (Downtown) universe! 333 Mass is easily one of the most desirable addresses in our urban core. This condo has an EZ flexible floor plan & is taken to new heights with impressive fit & finish. The kitchen is fully equipped, & seamlessly f...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2143 SqFt
$750,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
333 E Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 333 E Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Three Mass Condos  
Superb Downtown living at 333 Mass Ave. This unit possesses many features that sets itself from the rest, & yes, this condo truly has that WOW factor! The current owners thoughtfully designed the entire unit & left out ZERO detail. The custom kitchen will...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2069 SqFt
$700,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
624 E Walnut Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 624 E Walnut Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Mill No 9 Lofts  
This top floor Mill 9 condo offers excellent views, incredible finishes plus versatility! You know that the “mind of a master” has been at work the moment you enter. Upgraded “very now” finishes are as subtle as they are captivating. A flex space ...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1609 SqFt
$525,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
1825 N Livery Way, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1825 N Livery Way, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Herron Morton  
Home is under construction. The photos are renderings or of similar models. Tinner Park West is the perfect addition to Herron-Morton, one of Indianapolis' most desired downtown neighborhoods. This home has a private ROOFTOP PATIO, expansive views, a ...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1825 SqFt
$434,727
Onyx and East, LLC
1811 E Livery Way, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1811 E Livery Way, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Herron Morton  
Home is under construction! Some of the photos are renderings or of similar models. Tinner Park West is the perfect addition to Herron-Morton, one of Indianapolis' most desired downtown neighborhoods. This home is a 2 bedroom w/ Den, 2 car garage, op...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1715 SqFt
$375,000
Onyx and East, LLC
757 W Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 757 W Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: 757 Mass Ave Condominiums  
Welcome to this exclusive, one owner, high-end condo in the heart of MASS AVE. Units in this complex sell for up to the low 700's. Modern & contemporary, this home greets you with an open & spacious floor plan with beautiful hardwoods throughout. Gourmet...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1220 SqFt
$359,900
F.C. Tucker Company
630 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 630 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Mill No 9 Condominiums  
Urban loft living at one of the best historic buildings downtown! Enjoy the soaring 15 ft ceilings, massive windows and exposed brick walls and wood structure. This third-floor unit comes with two parking spaces (1 indoor / 1 outdoor), hardwood floors, st...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1116 SqFt
$355,000
F.C. Tucker Company
630 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 630 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Mill No 9 Condominiums  
Urban loft living at one of the best historic buildings downtown! Enjoy the soaring 15 ft ceilings, massive windows and exposed brick walls and wood structure. This third-floor unit comes with two parking spaces (1 indoor / 1 outdoor), hardwood floors, st...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1072 SqFt
$345,000
F.C. Tucker Company
611 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 611 N Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Real Silk Lofts  
Beautiful Mass Ave condo with high ceilings, great kitchen and stunning private patio. Upstairs loft could be second bedroom, private den, office or whatever you'd like. Very cool pull down window in the second bedroom. Oh, and did I mention the beer tap...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1230 SqFt
$329,900
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