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Butler-Tarkington, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

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The Butler-Tarkington area encases Butler University just north of Downtown Indianapolis offering a small town college feel near the heart of a big city. The name is derived from Butler University and the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Booth Tarkington.

The neighborhood, originally known as "Mapleton" (due to the large number of maple trees in the area) began as a German farming settlement in the 1840s. The settlement was connected to the railway in the 1860s. In 1890, the city's electric street car system ran a line through the neighborhood. These "trolleys" provided city residents with a fast efficient means of mass transit that made possible residential development in areas farther removed from the city.

By 1898, 350 streetcars ran through the community, providing rapid access to all parts of the growing city. Mapleton was annexed by Indianapolis in 1902, and most of the rest of the neighborhood was annexed by 1906. Residential development took off in the 1910s and 1920s, and the neighborhood was completely built-out by the end of WWII.

Consisting mainly of working-class and upper-middle-class households, much more upscale homes can be found along the western edge of Meridian Street and those parts of Illinois Street north of 40th. Butler-Tarkington is known for its stunning residential architecture. The neighborhood was named after nearby Butler University, which relocated here in 1928, and famous writer, Booth Tarkington.

Crown Hill Cemetery marks the southern boundary of the neighborhood. Dedicated in 1864, the 555-acre cemetary is the third largest non-governmental cemetery in the United States, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The cemetary is built on the summit of "Strawberry Hill" (which has since been renamed "The Crown"), a high point overlooking the city. It's the final resting place for many well-known people, including President Benjamin Harrison, and Vice Presidents Charles Fairbanks, Thomas Hendricks, and Thomas Marshall. The gravesite of poet James Whitcomb Riley also overlooks the city from atop "The Crown".

Eager to boost business, the Indianapolis Street Railway Company purchased 200 acres of wooded area along the Central Canal, north of the cemetary, and developed the area into a park featuring a restaurant, bowling alley, refreshment stand, merry-go-round, and picnic area. Outdoor plays were staged on the banks of the canal, and band concerts became a Sunday tradition.

The park helped redeem the image of the canal, which until then had been considered an eyesore. In 1885 the Indianapolis Water Company (who owned the canal) began offering boat rides to the cemetery from the bridge at Indiana Avenue. Relatives and friends of the deceased, picnickers, and courting couples all took advantage of the service. Canoeing on the canal became a popular pastime.

This change in public attitudes toward the canal, combined with the attractions of Fairview Park, and the freedom afforded by the trolley, all combined to stimulate the residential development of what later became known as Butler-Tarkington.

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Latest Butler Tarkington, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

4580 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4580 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Hannamans  
Don’t let the exterior fool you! This home is much, much larger than it appears. Perfect combination of old and new. With its coffered ceilings, built-ins, updated kitchen and the perfect office hideaway, you will fall head over heels. Did I mention...
5 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 4856 SqFt
$700,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
432 West Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 432 West Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Forest Ridge  
SPECTACULAR 5BD/3.5BA BUTLER-TARKINGTON RENOVATION W/EVERY UPGRADE IMAGINABLE & MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP AT EVERY TURN. RARE SECLUDED 1ST FLOOR BEDROOM/OFFICE SUITE W/FULL BATH, BRILLIANTLY DESIGNED FLOOR PLAN W/AWARD WORTHY KITCHEN & ENORMOUS GRANITE ISLAND...
5 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3720 SqFt
$689,000
F.C. Tucker Company
5005 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5005 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
New Construction by Litz & Eaton in idyllic Butler-Tarkington Location. Main level includes formal dining room, custom Kitchen w/ island, hearth room with folding glass wall, mud room, and attached 3-car garage. Upper floor has a large rec/ media room, ma...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3536 SqFt
$675,000
Litz Real Estate
4000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tarkington Tower  
Here it is, the most beautiful high rise in Indianapolis! Love downtown, but not sure you want to be in the heart of it? Live north, but want to be closer to downtown? Tarkington Tower is the place for you! This beautifully remodeled, spacious, open-conce...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3240 SqFt
$599,900
F.C. Tucker Company
4702 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4702 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Arthur V Brown S East Meridian H  
Classic English Tudor with sophisticated style in Butler-Tarkington! Cathedral ceilings, original leaded and stained glass windows are just a few characteristics that make this home very special. Master suite features 2 walk in closets and fully renovated...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3824 SqFt
$549,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
109 Blue Ridge Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 109 Blue Ridge Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Blue Ridge  
AWESOME COLONIAL IN BUTLER TARKINGTON AREA WITH SLATE ROOF. TOTALLY REMODELED ..... NEW WHITE KITCHEN WITH GRANITE TOPS AND FARM SINK....NEW MASTER SUITE WITH WALK IN CLOSET, DRAMATIC MASTER BATH WITH FREE STANDING TUB & WALK IN SHOWER. GRANITE TOPS... ...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2867 SqFt
$475,000
SLM Realty, LLC
130 Berkley Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 130 Berkley Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Beverly Heights  
FULLY RENOVATED!!! 5 BD/2.5 BA with hardwood floors. Open floor plan. Home boasts an entertainers dream kitchen with Quartz countertops, custom cabinets, new appliances, windows, HVAC, roof, electric, plumbing, light fixtures. Main floor total renovatio...
5 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 4725 SqFt
$465,000
Highgarden Real Estate
260 Buckingham Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 260 Buckingham Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Blue Ridge  
Immaculate Butler Tarkington home expertly remodeled for today's homebuyer. Inside you'll find clean and updated spaces. Inviting front porch, beautiful original hardwoods, warm fireplace and main floor master suite create a comfortable and functional h...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3300 SqFt
$445,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
4000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tarkington Tower  
Live among the treetops in this stunningly renovated 3 BD, 3 BA luxury condo in highly desirable multi-million $ renovated Tarkington Tower! Over 2000 sq. ft. of sophisticated style. Gourmet kitchen boasts waterfall quartz countertops, SS app. and custom...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2080 SqFt
$399,000
F.C. Tucker Company
5480 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5480 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: North Butler Terrace  
This is truly a CHARM CAPE COD style home in HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER BUTLER TARKINGTON that has been in the family since 1972! This home was completely renovated in 2008, everything from the studs inward including top of the line efficient HVAC, roof,gutters,...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3194 SqFt
$378,900
RE/MAX Advanced Realty
4123 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4123 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Marindale & Co Sub  
Updated spaces with classic charm! Arched doorways lead to renovated kitchen with granite counter tops, Travertine floors and stainless steel appliances. Upgrades include new vinyl windows and plantation shutters. Main floor laundry and large closets rare...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3008 SqFt
$375,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
215 Berkley Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 215 Berkley Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Beverly Heights  
Spacious home in popular Butler Tarkington area! This lovely home features newly finished hardwoods and freshly painted throughout. Huge formal living room with fireplace leads to glass enclosed front porch. Formal dining room. Kitchen includes granite co...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3300 SqFt
$350,000
F.C. Tucker Company
4000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tarkington Tower  
Find yourself at home wrapped in cosmopolitan luxury in this masterfully renovated 3bed/2bath condo perched high above historic N Meridian minutes from downtown. Upon entry you'll be drawn to the homes sophisticated style & attention to detail--graciously...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1640 SqFt
$350,000
F.C. Tucker Company
5121 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5121 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Cedar Crest  
The home for all seasons in Butler-Tarkington! Immediate possession on this move-in ready home offering 4 BR/1.5 BA with finished basement, hardwoods, and quartz kitchen. Open, bright layout. Dreamy curb appeal in one of Indy's hottest locations where l...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2582 SqFt
$284,900
Hamann Sense, LLC
3931 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 3931 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lattas North Illinois St  
Beautifully remodeled 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home. The home is located in a well kept and pleasant neighborhood, situated in the Butler Tarkington community. Elegant hardwood flooring in the living room dining room, and bedrooms. Brand new kitchen; new c...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3044 SqFt
$269,000
Community Real Estate Services
444 West 44th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 444 West 44th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Forest Ridge  
Home is less than 1 block from Butler Univ. Campus. Home is under complete reno, and ready for your personal touch
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3669 SqFt
$234,900
Highgarden Real Estate
3915 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 3915 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: C G Weiss Mapleton  
Welcome Yourself To One of The Most Rapidly Growing Neighborhoods in Indianapolis. This 3 Bedroom & 2.5 Bathroom Home Has Been Fully Renovated with New HVAC, All New Windows, Stainless Steel Appliances, Water Heater, All-New Electrical, Completely Remode...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2410 SqFt
$169,900
Snyder Strategy Realty, Inc
3906 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 3906 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: C E Shovers  
Completely renovated 2 bdr 1 ba with detached garage is located in the desirable Butler Tarkington neighborhood. Walk into the living rm and enjoy the aesthetics of the charming fireplace, view the quality of the wonderfully laid out flooring stretching i...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2300 SqFt
$139,900
Blade Realty Group
4040 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4040 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: C E Shovers  
Charming Limestone Home 3 bedroom, 2 Full Bathroom, 2-Car Detached Garage home for sale in Butler Tarkington Area, Completely Remodeled, great location close to Butler University, close to Downtown, close to Restaurants & Shopping! Lots of updates - bra...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1148 SqFt
$124,749
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
312 Bernard Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 312 Bernard Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Renovated property. Much larger than what it appears
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2643 SqFt
$123,500
Community Real Estate Services
3916 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 3916 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: C E Shovers  
**STUNNINGLY UPDATED** This Butler/Tarkington bungalow has tons of cuteness. Amazing kitchen with stainless steel appliances, original refinished hardwoods, tile backsplash and bath, as well as granite counters. Large fenced in yard ideal for entertaining...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1820 SqFt
$119,900
BLP Realty Group
4058 Cornelius Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4058 Cornelius Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Butler Tarkington  
BEAUTIFUL RENOVATION IN BUTLER TARKINGTON! New flooring, cabinets, bathrooms, carpet, vanities, fixtures, furnace, and so much more! Steps to Butler University, Broad Ripple, and interstates. 1st Floor Master Suite with both other bedrooms upstairs. HUGE ...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2054 SqFt
$109,900
Mainstay Property Group LLC
315 West Harvard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46205 315 West Harvard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46205 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Maple Heights  
BUTLER TARKINGTON JEWEL-Be part of a growing thriving Historic Neighborhood. Cute is a proper description for this 2 bR with Archways throughout-decorative classic fireplace with builtin bookcases- new laminate flooring-SS appliances-partially finished ba...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2683 SqFt
$95,650
McLane Realty
616 West 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 616 West 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Close to Butler University, here is your chance to get into a thriving neighborhood. Close to Broad Ripple and minutes from downtown, 105x160
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$93,500
RE/MAX Centerstone
331 West 40th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 331 West 40th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Treser's  
This is the next area to explode! The plans are in place and people are getting excited! A new Brewery, Grocery store and Retail! This is the best bang for your buck and get in while you can at this price, reach the articles in the links below. This spaci...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2281 SqFt
$85,000
F.C. Tucker Company
4021 4023 Clarendon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4021 4023 Clarendon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Duplex on the Westside close to Downtown and Butler University. Each side offers Living Room with Dining area, Kitchen, Bath and 1 Bedroom. Has full basement with washer and dryer hookup. Kitchen appliances are included and garage is shared by both ten...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$66,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro W
4121 Byram Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4121 Byram Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Location, Location, Location. Great investment property in the historic Butler-Tarkington area, with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Master bedroom on main floor. Fresh paint and flooring throughout. Generous sized rooms allowing for lots of possibilities. P...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1512 SqFt
$64,900
Drake Realty Group, LLC
4061 North Clarendon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4061 North Clarendon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Great investment property.
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$59,900
F.C. Tucker Company
4061 Byram Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4061 Byram Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
3 bedroom, 1 bath home. quiet street, near Golf Course and Butler Univ.
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2530 SqFt
$59,000
Sullivan Realty Group, LLC
527 West 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 527 West 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Leased until August of 2018!! INVESTORS DREAM!!! Great and Cozy home , located minuets walking from 38th street. New flooring , new paint, new carpet.New electrical water heater
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 927 SqFt
$45,850
Top Notch Real Estate Group
530 West 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 530 West 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Close to Butler University and Broad Ripple. Minutes to downtown Indianapolis 40x65
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$45,000
RE/MAX Centerstone
331 Northern Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 331 Northern Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Bungalow Park  
3 bed 1.5 bath home in South Butler Tarkington area. Needs cosmetics and probably new mechanicals to see it's true charm and beauty! Home is being sold "as is" so seller will not do any repairs or upgrades for buyer. Located on street with much higher v...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2340 SqFt
$40,000
No Limit Real Estate, LLC
336 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 336 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Maple Heights  
Amazing opportunity in Butler-Tarkington!! Great open living area with beautiful wood work on stairway. The living room has a fireplace as well as built-ins for storage. 3 nice size bedrooms upstairs with a full bath. Detached, enclosed garage.
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1820 SqFt
$34,500
F.C. Tucker Company
521 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 521 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Butler Tarkington  
Home needs work. Lots of work. Not for the faint of heart. The lot is deep and has a sound 2 car block, garage at the rear. The home itself has had leaking roof for years. Lots of water damage throughout the home. The rear addition is still in...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1491 SqFt
$28,700
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