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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.

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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Latest Holy Cross, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

1518 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1518 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Sturm & Kollers  
Massive square footage and open-concept living in this five bedroom 3.5 bath, with full basement new-build in Holy Cross! Take advantage of the opportunity to choose your own custom features and finishes. Fantastic location with walking distance to brewe...
5 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 4200 SqFt
$569,900
Berkshire Hathaway Home
1315 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1315 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Coffins E Vermont St  
Fabulous Contemporary in Holy Cross! 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths w/ excellent open floor concept & GREAT natural light! Main floor layout w/ living room, dining room, family room & white shaker kitchen! Lrg center island w/ beautiful granite counter, tile backsp...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3828 SqFt
$525,000
RE/MAX Ability Plus
1045 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1045 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Dickson Place  
WOW! A main floor master bedroom in a new construction downtown? YES, in fact, this home has dueling master suites, one on the main level & one upstairs. This custom-built contemporary in Holy Cross was designed for maximum comfort & entertaining. An open...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2175 SqFt
$389,000
Plat Collective
224 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 224 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kollers  
Under $380k for this Stunning 4/4+Office with 2 Car (22x22) Detached Garage. Holy Cross renovation completely open concept. This house has it all. Master up and down. Extra large, open kitchen with grey custom soft close shaker cabinets, granite countert...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 2927 SqFt
$379,988
Red Bridge Real Estate
242 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 242 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kollers  
HUGE home that has been completely updated from the studs out! Revitalized Arsenal Heights/Holy Cross neighborhood! Walking distance to Highland Park! HM offers: Almost 3200 SQ FT. of living space & that doesn't count the attic that could easily be finish...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 4791 SqFt
$374,900
RE/MAX Ability Plus
1523 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1523 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J M Ridenours 2nd Add  
No, this is not HGTV or the many dream homes you peruse on Instagram. This is a REAL LIFE bright shining star in HOLY CROSS that could actually be YOURS! New, new, new - this home was meticulously re-crafted to dazzle featuring breath-taking finishes, wid...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2886 SqFt
$369,900
United Real Estate Indpls
1318 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1318 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers E Ohio St  
Gorgeous home located in highly desirable Highland Park area! Quick commute straight into the city for work or pleasure! This historic beauty has been remodeled from top to bottom! Beautifully appointed kitchen with tons of cabinet space and stainless ...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2398 SqFt
$349,900
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
140 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 140 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Phipps Springdale  
BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 3BEDROOM 2.5BA 2STORY W/MASTER ON MAIN HOME IN HIGHLY DESIRABLE AREA. THE HOME OFFERS A BRIGHT & OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH 9FT CEILINGS ON THE 1ST FLOOR. KITCHEN HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH CUSTOM GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, BEAUTIFUL CABINETRY & AN ...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3673 SqFt
$323,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro S
1528 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1528 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kollers  
HOLY CROSS CHARM // They don't make 'em like this anymore. Been searching for your home that is bursting with stunning charm plus the right updates? Look no further. Original quarter sawn oak hardwood floors, original egg and dart trim, and amazingly high...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3192 SqFt
$274,900
Plat Collective
1328 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1328 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers E Ohio St  
Great investment rental property located in an Opportunity Zone! Lots of room with 6 spacious bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, huge utility/mud room, and a 2-car detached garage currently used as a storage area. Less than 10 minutes from all the happenings in...
6 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 4120 SqFt
$245,000
Berkshire Hathaway Home
1201 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1201 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holy Cross  
Located in the desirable Holy Cross neighborhood this 6 unit condo association sits above the street. Conveniently located near the Monon, Cultural trails, the Bottle District, Downtown Indy, Mass Ave, Flat 12 King Dough and more. This low maintenance con...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1932 SqFt
$239,900
F.C. Tucker Company
301 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 301 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: L A Wrights  
A rare opportunity to own a large Victorian Cottage in Holy Cross with an amazing unobstructed view of downtown Indy. Located just two blocks from Highland Park. This diamond-in-the-rough is livable, but will require a full renovation. Surrounding home...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 3024 SqFt
$199,000
Pearl Street Realty Group
1326 East Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1326 East Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers E Ohio St  
Property also listed as a single family home. Easy to rent at anytime needed.....RENTS Downstairs $600.00 each and the Upstairs are $550.00 each. Owner pays the utilities. Month to month rentals..........Total Gross Income $2,300.00
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$195,000
JBG, Inc.
1326 East Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1326 East Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers E Ohio St  
This property is current use is as a 4 unit multi family. It can stay that way but the best use may be update to a single family. Because of the current configuration room sizes are not applicable as most of this home would be reconstructed. NOTE: This p...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2653 SqFt
$195,000
JBG, Inc.
105 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 105 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J M Ridenours 2nd Add  
A rare opportunity to invest in an amazing late 19th century home in the desired Holy Cross neighborhood. This is a large single family home that will require an extensive renovation. All original trim, doors (including pocket doors) and hardware are int...
4 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 3432 SqFt
$175,000
Pearl Street Realty Group
1515 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1515 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J M Ridenours 2nd Add  
Investor special in Holy Cross/Arsenal Heights. Many options with this property. Buy and keep as an easy rental. Small renovation with current footprint or do what everyone else on the block is doing and go vertical. Run comps for current remodels in the ...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1720 SqFt
$124,900
United Real Estate Indpls
248 North State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 248 North State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kollers  
Great corner lot with views of downtown in Holy Cross! Build your home, or renovate and add on to the existing structure. Small home was possibly a business at one time, but last occupants were a family. Your choice: needs to be gutted to the studs, or de...
2 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 1222 SqFt
$89,900
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