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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

140 South Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 140 South Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Levi Ritters  
Beautifully restored historic home in the heart of Irvington. This home has been redone from bottom to top, all while maintaining its charm & beauty. Open the front door to your new home with; lg. foyer, LR w/FP, & formal DR all w/hardwood flooring. The s...
5 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 4377 SqFt
$375,000
Carpenter, REALTORS®
5901 University Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5901 University Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
New price for this Gorgeous 1885 Irvington classic is ready for new owners. Four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms on a corner lot in the very heart of Indy's hottest historic neighborhood. Spacious, sprawling, and awash in pure natural light. So many intelligent u...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3448 SqFt
$299,000
Gallery of Homes Real Estate
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
$289,900
F.C. Tucker Company
754 North Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 754 North Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Woodford  
Welcome Home to this Justus-built English Tudor where character & pride of ownership abound. The beautiful winding, stone walkway welcomes you & guests to the lovely front porch & original arched front door. Entertain or relax with a book in the spacious ...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2632 SqFt
$249,900
Keller Williams Indpls Metro N
938 North Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 938 North Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Ellenberger Plaza  
Irvington Tudor style beauty on a beautiful lot backing up to Ellenberger Parkway, beautiful green space, and walking distance to Ellenberger Park! Easy commute to downtown while enjoying the community offerings of Irvington. This all brick home has origi...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3405 SqFt
$245,000
Selling Indy Metro, LLC
6218 Lowell Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6218 Lowell Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kuhns Eastern  
This restored 4 bed, 2.5 bath Irvington charmer is ready to welcome you home! Beautiful original hardwoods throughout with modern updates to arouse the envy of your friends and family. To-the-studs remodel has brought this home back to life with all new e...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2685 SqFt
$224,000
Plat Collective
33 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 33 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: C J Schuhs  
Charming 3 bedroom 2 bath home in the heart of Irvington. Updated kitchen with brand new appliance, quartz countertops, as well as center island opening up to a spacious dinning room and living room. Large master bedroom on the main floor with on-suite....
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2142 SqFt
$219,900
RE/MAX Advanced Realty
944 North Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 944 North Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A V Browns Ellenberger Park  
JUST IMAGINE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BUILD A GREAT IRVINGTON BRICK TUDOR HOME IN 1936 AND CONTINUE LOVING AND CARING FOR IT THROUGH THE YEARS ! GORGEOUS CORNER LOT AND EXTERIOR ELEVATION.. COVERED PATIO AS WELL AS A 3 SEASONS SUNROOM.. HARDWOOD FLOORS.....
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1598 SqFt
$217,000
Artisan, REALTORS®
45 South Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 45 South Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Rodney Heirs Add  
WOWZA! Check out this Irvington beauty with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a backyard that goes on forever. Lovingly restored and brilliantly updated! You'll love the gorgeously refinished wood floors. Kitchen TOTALLY redone with slick new countertops, cabi...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2763 SqFt
$211,000
Gallery of Homes Real Estate
5615 Lowell Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5615 Lowell Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: E M & O R Johnsons  
Heart of Irvington Classic 3 Br 1.5 Bath Two Story. Well maintained home. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, original trim, dining room and breakfast nook, built in cabinetry, updated kitchen and baths. Beautiful back private patio, large front porch and out...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1580 SqFt
$205,000
Assist-2-Sell
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.
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
$180,000
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
$175,000
United Real Estate Indpls
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
6061 East 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6061 East 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Shearers Pleasant Run Plaza  
Wonderful 3 bedroom Tudor style home - original wood trim, stained glass window - covered front porch. Finished basement with full bath. Roof and AC updated in 2011, furnace and water heater replaced in 2015. New stove and refrigerator in 2018. Loads of s...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2512 SqFt
$169,900
F.C. Tucker Company
820 North Leland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 820 North Leland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Gills Euclid Place  
Come check out this awesome opportunity in Historic Irvington. This home has been well taken care of over the years and features a covered front porch, hardwood floors throughout, arched doorways, fireplace, formal dining room and a large kitchen with bre...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2214 SqFt
$162,900
Keller Williams Indy Metro S
959 North Hawthorne Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46219 959 North Hawthorne Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Burgess  
Charming Bungalow in the Irvington area! This beautiful home features 2 bedrooms , 1 bath, and a lot of updates to include; new plumbing throughout, newly refinished hardwood floors, new screen doors, and new exterior & interior paint! The spacious living...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1924 SqFt
$159,000
F.C. Tucker Company
948 North Irvington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 948 North Irvington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Emerson Heights  
Don't miss out on this charming Irvington bungalow! It has a great blend of old and new. The kitchen has been updated with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and beautiful flooring. The bathroom has been fully updated, including a locally m...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1768 SqFt
$154,900
SLM Realty, LLC
313 North Kitley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 313 North Kitley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Subdivision Not Available See Legal  
Updated 3bd bungalow in popular Irivington! Fresh paint inside and out, open floor plan, new modern kitchen, bathroom and fixtures, new a/c, new windows, new water heater, updated electrical. Has everything you're looking for!
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1920 SqFt
$149,990
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
$143,000
No Limit Real Estate, LLC
133 North Pasadena Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 133 North Pasadena Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Wagner Add  
Welcome to another one of Irvingtons hidden little gems. This two bedroom one bath Tudor style home sits in an amazing tree lined neighborhood in the east area of Irvington. The home has a driveway, rare find in the neighborhood, that runs the length of t...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2132 SqFt
$135,000
Plat Collective
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. Unit A is on a month to month lease for $695 a month. Unit B is vacatin...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$130,000
Discover Properties, LLC
128 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 128 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers Sunnyside  
 
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$130,000
Neu Real Estate Group
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! This 4 plex already has 3 units occupied for $475/month. Located near Irvington on Arlington and Washington streets. Tenant parking on back side. Tenants pay all utilities. Sold AS-IS.
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$127,000
Triple E Realty, LLC
401 South Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 401 South Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holloway & Jenisons  
This beautiful brick 2 Bed, 1 Bath bungalow located in popular Irvington; Waterproof laminate flooring in Kitchen, Living, Bath and Basement; Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances; Neutral colors throughout; Full finished basement (Plumbed for a future full ...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1700 SqFt
$124,900
RE/MAX Ability Plus
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
$118,900
Wilmoth Group
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
$102,900
Ala Carte Realty
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
$89,900
Equity Management Services, LL
5814 Greenfield Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5814 Greenfield Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Brookville Village  
This 2 bedroom Bungalow has all vinyl siding including the garage. FYI Roof less than 7 years old, Furnace and central air about 7 years old. Really nice 2.5 car detached garage. Shared drive! Home rented now and the tenants are on a month/mon...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 725 SqFt
$63,900
JBG, Inc.
14 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 14 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers Sunnyside  
Good income potential with this 3 bedroom 1 bath Irvington home, fenced yard, large 2 car det garage with 2nd level storage, nice cellar, large living room with built-ins, covered front porch, formal dining room. Great location!!!
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2268 SqFt
$55,500
Wynkoop Brokerage Firm, LLC
3229 North Elizabeth Street, Indianapolis, IN 46226 3229 North Elizabeth Street, Indianapolis, 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
$35,000
Berkshire Hathaway Home
3225 North Elizabeth Street, Indianapolis, IN 46226 3225 North Elizabeth Street, Indianapolis, 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

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