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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

402 North Highland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 402 North Highland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Coffins E Vermont St  
If you haven't seen this home lately, you'll be in for a surprise! Custom designed urban palazzo with luscious gardens and mind-blowing views of the Downtown skyline. Never before have we listed a property that so dominates its surroundings. This impressi...
3 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 5409 SqFt
$1,750,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
1236 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1236 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Ostermeyers  
Join popular Holy Cross in this new construction by The ReDevelopment Group. Home is now complete with stunning high-end finishes! Open concept main floor, sueded granite counters and an island that seats 4 with a working pantry, designed to hide the micr...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 2760 SqFt
$519,500
Nottingham Realty Group
345 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 345 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Brand new construction in the Holy Cross neighborhood includes over 2500 sq ft of finished space. This 4 Bed, 3.5 Bath Open Floor Plan has 3 vaulted bedrooms, a walk in master closet, 2nd floor laundry, finished basement, built in speaker system pre-wire...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 2643 SqFt
$469,500
Nottingham Realty Group
1045 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1045 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Dickson Place  
The Holy Cross neighborhood has become a choice Downtown district!  Incredible architecture, the perfect open-concept floorplan and a “zip to Whole Foods” location makes this home a standout.  Every effort has been made to offer quality finishes and...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2175 SqFt
$465,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
435 North Highland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202 435 North Highland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Highland  
This town home is incredibly special. First of all, you will love the neighborhood feel while still being a short walk to all of your Downtown favorites — King Dough is going to be just down the street! The home's end location offers more square footag...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1673 SqFt
$400,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
1521 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1521 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Sturm & Kollers  
Stately Home w/hip urban feel located minutes from downtown Indy in the Holy Cross neighborhood. Location isn't the only desirable thing about this remodel, EVERYTHING is new, fresh & on trend! Recessed lighting & tall ceilings complete airy look & feel. ...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3149 SqFt
$398,900
Smythe & Co, Inc
1307 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1307 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Historic and expertly crafted home in downtown Indy's Holy Cross neighborhood a half block form Highland Park. This one of a kind property includes high ceilings, original hardwood floors, vintage oak woodwork trim on doors and transom windows, decorative...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2142 SqFt
$385,000
RE/MAX Ability Plus
114 North Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 114 North Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Fantastic Holy Cross location - this renovation was taken down to the studs and a new 2 car garage with a rooftop deck was added. Entertain up or down. The first floor features versatile tile flooring, custom kitchen w/ island and a stone tiled wall w/ fi...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2252 SqFt
$299,900
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
426 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 426 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Arsenal Park  
Beautiful Home with all original hardwood floors, wood crown molding, and solid wood doors throughout. This home has 4 bedrooms one bath plus a true water closet. The rare water closet is a feature you must see. The butler's pantry on the main level is ...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3553 SqFt
$259,900
Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
1322 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1322 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers E Ohio St  
A huge opportunity in the gorgeous Arsenal Heights Neighborhood. This enormous 4 bedroom home sits a stones throw away from Highland Park where the neighbors enjoy the Fourth of July Fireworks form their back porches. Perfect for a 203k homeowner or flip....
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2416 SqFt
$250,000
IRIS Realty & Development
1326 East Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1326 East Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers E Ohio St  
great flip opportunity or 203k homeowner, up and coming downtown neighborhood near Holy Cross , less than a block from the famed Highland Park fireworks show.
4 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2653 SqFt
$250,000
IRIS Realty & Development
315 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 315 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: L A Wrights  
Affordability in Holy Cross! This large home has a large amount of living space with a main floor bedroom that could be a first floor ensuite or a large office space. Three large bedrooms upstairs with a huge laundry room. Tons of high end development ...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2856 SqFt
$245,000
Nottingham Realty Group
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 and doors (including pocket doors) are intact.
4 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 3432 SqFt
$225,000
Pearl Street Realty Group
1419 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1419 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Arsenal Park Add  
Great Investment Opportunity in rapidly progressing area. This duplex is located between Highland Park and Holy Cross Church. Needs everything but has amazing potential! 10 ft ceilings throughout, original hardwood flooring, 3 bedrooms per side along w...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$149,900
Realty Wealth Advisors
1618 East Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1618 East Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J M Ridenours 2nd Add  
Endless remodel opportunity! Seller will demo for buyer! Bring your plans and get to work!
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2613 SqFt
$89,900
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