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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

366 South Grand Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 366 South Grand Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Myers University Place  
Great Opportunity for Investment Properties! 100% Rented! Home is part of a group sale of 13 tenant occupied properties.
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1692 SqFt
$1,100,000
Keller Williams Indpls Metro N
5345 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5345 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: L & C Ritters  
Exciting value add 41 Unit apartment building in the heart of Irvington has 27 units completed and rented out. 14 units remain to be completed. The remaining units vary in how much it will cost to complete but current owner has taken care of the big ticke...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$950,000
No Limit Real Estate, LLC
140 South Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 140 South Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Levi Ritters  
Absolutely solid historic home just steps from the heart of Irvington. This home has been redone from the bottom up, all while maintaining it's charm & beauty. From the large foyer with exquisite staircase that leads to 2 more levels. 2nd level has 3 bdrm...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 4377 SqFt
$375,000
Carpenter, REALTORS®
64 North Irvington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 64 North Irvington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Levi Ritters  
Super rare 4 bedroom, 2 bath updated 3,700 SF home in the heart of Historical Irvington. Drive down the cobblestone street to view this historic Irvington home that has been impeccably maintained by its owners. Come enjoy the historic fixtures, or the gr...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 4862 SqFt
$299,900
Greentree Real Estate Group
32 North Ridgeview Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 32 North Ridgeview Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington Terrace  
Meet Dutchess, a drop-dead gorgeous Dutch Colonial in the heart of smoking' hot Irvington. This remarkable four-bedroom has everything you'd expect in an Irvington home, from the gleaming hardwood floors, to the beautifully-preserved wood trim and brick ...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3110 SqFt
$269,500
Deb Kent Gallery of Homes, LLC
5263 East Pleasant Run Parkway South S Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5263 East Pleasant Run Parkway South S Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Gates Blvd Add  
This Irvington Brick Tutor is full of charm. There are coved ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, wrought iron stair railing, huge great room, formal dining room w/French doors to the brick paved courtyard , eat-in kitchen, sunroom, 2 full baths up and 1...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2940 SqFt
$265,000
Monteith-Legault Real Estate C
40 North Whittier Place, Indianapolis, IN 46219 40 North Whittier Place, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Mcleod Graham & Bitler  
This Historic Irvington home is truly an amazing blend of beautiful original character & well thought out updates. You'll instantly be greeted by gorgeous woodwork & detail. Just look at that staircase! Other features include hardwoods, pocket door, beaut...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2315 SqFt
$260,000
RE/MAX Advanced Realty
100 South Edmondson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 100 South Edmondson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
This 3 Acre Lot is located just off Washington Street. Positioned 5 minutes from I-465 and The Irvinton neighborhood. A 10 minute drive to I-70 and I-74. Lot is also only 15 minutes from Indianapolis's Downtown and I-65. Property boasts large supplies of ...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$250,000
Highgarden Real Estate
776 North Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 776 North Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Jenneys Irvington Gardens  
Stunning Irvington Charmer. Quaint Tudor style with arched doorways, hardwoods, glass block, sunrooms, balconies, deck, built ins and fairy windows throughout. You will immediately fall in love with the ambiance of this home and its setting. Located in th...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2901 SqFt
$249,900
Ala Carte Realty
729 North Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 729 North Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Woodford  
Welcome Home! This arts & crafts bungalow has tons of Irvington charm. An inviting tile entry, wodbrn-fpl in the LR and nice hardwoods throughout. Enjoy cooking in the large kitchen w/ cork flooring before you enjoy peace in your spacious sun room w/ s...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3238 SqFt
$248,000
F.C. Tucker Company
5123 Norway Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5123 Norway Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Pleasanton  
Norway is one of the homiest of Irvington’s tree-lined streets. This home will have you at “hello” with its expansive porch and picturesque porte-cochere. Inside you will find the home to be in blue-ribbon condition. Banks of windows add much lig...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2788 SqFt
$235,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
924 Lesley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 924 Lesley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A V Browns Ellenberger Park  
Who wouldn't LOVE this beautiful Tudor home in the Irvington area with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Hardwood floors invite you in to the great room and on into the dining room. The kitchen and nook area offer tile flooring, stainless steel appliances, sol...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2324 SqFt
$230,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
928 Lesley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 928 Lesley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A V Browns Ellenberger Park  
Gorgeous IRVINGTON ALL BRICK Cape Cod Home w/3 Bedroom,1.5 Baths, Full Finished Basement & BIG 440 Square Foot Detached Garage**Numerous Updates & Remodel Include Roof, Gutters, Downspouts, Interior & Exterior Paint, Furnace & Central Air* To Much to List...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3381 SqFt
$215,000
CENTURY 21 Diversified Realty
744 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 744 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Woodford  
MUST SEE!!! Beautiful 3BR/2BA bungalow with finished basement right across from Pleasant View Golf Course in the historic Irvington neighborhood! Enter this home into the elegant living room which boasts hardwood floors, built in book cases, and a firepl...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2184 SqFt
$200,000
RE/MAX Legends Group
337 North Kenyon Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 337 North Kenyon Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington Terrace  
IMMACULATE and delightfully updated Dutch Colonial 3bed / 2bath with bonus room nestled in historic Irvington. All original character is intact here folks. Original kitchen cabinets have been refaced and repainted staying true to the originality of this f...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2718 SqFt
$197,000
Berkshire Hathaway Home
72 North Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 72 North Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington  
Great Irvington with four bedrooms, two full baths, very large living room with fireplace, and large dinning room. This homes has four sets of french door, and great woodwork. This home is on the Pennsy Trail and is very close to the park. The bedroom on ...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3480 SqFt
$185,000
Artisan, REALTORS
5831 Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5831 Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Outstanding opportunity in the Irvington Historic District! Completely renovated 2 BR/1 BA Bungalow. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Arched doorways, Fireplace with gas logs/built-in bookshelves, New Kitchen with Breakfast Nook/Office, New Bath. Wond...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1368 SqFt
$149,900
Artisan, REALTORS®
894 North Whittier Place, Indianapolis, IN 46219 894 North Whittier Place, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington  
Located in historic Irvington area, one block from Ellenberger Park. Charming bungalow w/2 bedrooms, and 2 baths. Open concept living room/dining room. Beautiful hardwood floors. Family room in basement. New furnace in 2017. Lovely private patio. Great ne...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1644 SqFt
$149,900
Berkshire Hathaway Home
970 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 970 North Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington  
Nearly Impossible to Find 4 Bedroom/1.5 Bath Home in Irvington at this Price. Hardwood Floors and Natural Woodwork Throughout. Formal Living and Dining Rooms. Lovely Master Bedroom. Low Maintenance Exterior w/ Concrete Siding. Almost all of the plaster re...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2352 SqFt
$149,900
Artisan, REALTORS®
15 North Irwin Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 15 North Irwin Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Wagner  
Absolutely charming bungalow in Irvington. The basics: 2 spacious bdrms, large LR, formal DR, full livable basement w/rec rm, office area, & lots of storage, huge 2-car garage. And now for the extensive updates: Roof (2006), Hardy plank siding, fascia, g...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1728 SqFt
$140,000
Carpenter, REALTORS®
15 North Webster Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 15 North Webster Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington  
Be a part of the legendary history and vibrant community of Irvington! This beautiful home has 1,600 square feet of finished living space and sits on .18 acre lot. Yard is fully fenced, with a large mini- barn for storage and 40 ft. back patio. The walk ...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2420 SqFt
$135,000
Alpine Realty, LLC
5935 East Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5935 East Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
WELCOME TO THE SOUGHT AFTER IRVINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD! WITH THIS HOMES POSITION IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD SITTING ABOVE STREET LEVEL YOU WILL BE IMPRESSED WITH THE CARE THIS HOME HAS RECEIVED. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LARGE YARD THAT SURROUNDS THIS HOME WITH ITS EAS...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2085 SqFt
$135,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
143 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 143 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers Sunnyside  
Very CHARMING, QUALITY Built IRVINGTON Home! Modernized for Your Convenience! Large Master Suite Upstairs! Attic has been Re-Finished! Newer windows and roof. BRAND NEW Water Heater! Original Doors and Trim in Home Adds a Nice Allure. Screened in Front Po...
4 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2160 SqFt
$129,900
Russo Realty Group, LLC
301 North Pasadena Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 301 North Pasadena Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lindemans Pasadena  
Light, bright Irvington cottage on a large corner lot with an attached garage. Highlights include hardwood floors, two living areas, wood-burning fireplace, and a large basement . Newer mechanicals help make this home move-in ready!
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2356 SqFt
$118,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
5956 Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5956 Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Grays Beechwood Add  
Looking for a 3 bedroom move-in ready home? This is it! Updated eat-in kitchen with white cabinets, all appliances stay, and a formal dining room! Great room with laminate floor and ceiling fan. Bonus room on the main level that leads out to the spacious ...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1900 SqFt
$115,900
Keller Williams Indy Metro S
329 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 329 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Campus Terrace  
Updated Kitchen w/New Counter tops, new sink, new faucet, new cabinets, Ceramic tile. Home is freshly painted inside and outside, New Water Heater, Newer Furnace, Updated Electrical Panel, Newer Carpet, good usable space in the basement, updated bathroom,...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1460 SqFt
$79,900
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
123 South Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 123 South Catherwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tilford & Thrashers  
INVESTORS DELIGHT!! Amazing opportunity to add this turnkey property. Has new roof and fresh coat of outside paint.
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1979 SqFt
$64,900
Front Porch Real Estate LLC
344 South Spencer Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 344 South Spencer Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Myers University Place  
Nice 2 bedroom. Great first home with big yard.
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1032 SqFt
$60,000
Aspire Real Estate, LLC
5623 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5623 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington  
A Unique gem in the heart of Irvington this charming, trendy CO-OP (ask your REALTOR to explain co-op) w/ 4 levels incl a 1/2 bsmt w/ Lndry Rm & partially finished attic. Hrdwd flrs, beautiful wdwrk & charming architecture abound. Unit has an added 1/2 ba...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1188 SqFt
$60,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro W
5201 Burgess Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5201 Burgess Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Insleys Burgess Ave  
**Investment Package for five homes. See agent remarks for all BLC #'s. All homes are currently rented and have contracts in place. Seller may sell separately depending on terms. All homes currently rented, please see investor package info attached. Owner...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1888 SqFt
$59,000
Carpenter, REALTORS®
5535 Greenfield Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5535 Greenfield Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
**Investment Package for five homes. See agent remarks for all BLC #'s. All homes are currently rented and have contracts in place. Seller may sell separately depending on terms. All homes currently rented, please see investor package info attached. Owner...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1236 SqFt
$58,000
Carpenter, REALTORS®
701 North Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 701 North Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Emerson Ave  
 
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1176 SqFt
$45,000
Beech Grove Realty
5213 Burgess Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5213 Burgess Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Insleys Burgess Ave  
Property Description: **ATTENTION INVESTORS!!** Another Redevelop Indy Investment Opportunity that could make a nice buy and hold or flip addition to your portfolio. 2 bedroom and 1 bath bungalow. Alley access. Detached one car garage. Large enclosed Su...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1233 SqFt
$29,900
BLP Realty Group

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