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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

5710 East Pleasant Run Parkway North Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5710 East Pleasant Run Parkway North Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Jenneys Irvington Gardens  
Meticulously renovated 4 bd/3 bth home w/1 bd georgeous updtd carriage house in coveted Historic Irvington. Every detail scrutinized to bring back homes original classic charm while upgrading w/a modern "shabby-chic" feel. Enter & notice the attn to detai...
5 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 2734 SqFt
$285,000
G. Martin Realty
6311 East Pleasant Run Parkway South S Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6311 East Pleasant Run Parkway South S Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington Terrace  
Delightful 3 BR, 1.5 BA home on the Parkway! Gleaming hardwoods + updated kitchen! Granite countertops! Spacious living spaces throughout. Wood burning f.p., formal dining room, 1st floor office/den, + recent stair treads and second floor hardwoods just r...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3019 SqFt
$268,500
Flock Realty, Inc.
52 South Irvington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 52 South Irvington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Levi Ritters  
NEW, NEW, NEW...new floors, ceilings, walls, paint...Do I need to continue? Picture enjoying a cup of coffee on the large front porch. Open the front door & be wowed by the rich woodwork on trim & doors throughout the home. Dbl doors give way to the great...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2827 SqFt
$246,000
eXp Realty, LLC
978 North Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 978 North Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A V Browns Ellenberger Park  
Beautiful Historic Irvington area, Full brick English Tudor with covered front pouch. Home full of old charm character as soon as you enter the home. Original hardwood floors, trim, doors, and so much more. You will love the full finish basement with new ...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2512 SqFt
$239,900
Dena's Place Real Estate Servi
759 North Leland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 759 North Leland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Alfred G Belles Add  
Lovely, updated Tudor style home in the heart of Irvington, one block from Ellenberger Park! This fabulous move-in-ready 3 Bedroom plus Loft features 2.5 renovated baths and brand new kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances. Beautiful or...
3 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3432 SqFt
$239,500
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
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
$224,900
RE/MAX Advanced Realty
5855 East University Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5855 East University Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
You will love the character and charm in this classic Irvington home with beautiful original hardwood floors throughout. The large central hall entry leads to a relaxing great room with fireplace & french doors opening to a large covered porch, a spacious...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2652 SqFt
$199,900
Artisan, REALTORS®
128 South Arlington S Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 128 South Arlington S Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Clarks Sub Of Blankenship  
WOW! IRVINGTON HAS BEEN WAITING FOR THIS GEM TO BE RESTORED! A MUST SEE 4 BEDROOMS, 2.5 BATHS COMPLETELY RENOVATED HISTORICAL IRVINGTON HOME. WONDERFUL MATURE LOT WITH A 1.5 CAR DETACHED GARAGE. EVERYTHING HAS BEEN UPDATED AND IS NEW THROUGHOUT. BEAU...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2418 SqFt
$198,000
Secure Real Estate Group
6117 East 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6117 East 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Shearers Pleasant Run Plaza  
Check out this updated home in the up and coming East Side, just outside of the popular Irvington neighborhood. Great space for you including a spacious kitchen with breakfast nook, a great leaving room with a cozy fireplace, and a four seasons room off t...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3392 SqFt
$194,900
Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
955 North Hawthorne Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46219 955 North Hawthorne Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Burgess  
You'll love the gleaming hdwd floors in this spacious 3 bdrm, 2 bath Irvington home. The home is full of charm & character from the arched front porch to the finished family room in the lower level. Want to get away? Just head to your 2nd level master sui...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2188 SqFt
$194,500
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
5257 East 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5257 East 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
A beautifully refurbished brick home with modern amenities in addition to vintage features. Covered front porch, hardwood flooring, original stained doors, NEW windows, amazing NEW full service kitchen open to living area w/granite tops and custom cabinet...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1778 SqFt
$187,000
Paradigm Realty Solutions
27 North Kenyon Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 27 North Kenyon Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington Terrace  
Come see this Irvington jewel. Brick English Tudor. Natural Woodwork. Fireplace with style. Arched front door. Leaded and stained glass windows in every room except bedrooms and kitchen. Freshly painted, hardwood floors thru-out. Main bath with terrazzo f...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3122 SqFt
$187,000
F.C. Tucker Company
33 North Ridgeview Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 33 North Ridgeview Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington Terrace  
This one won't last long completely rehabbed Irvington Bungalow. New Kitchen cabinets, countertops, flooring, stainless steel appliances, electrical, HVAC, bathroom, hardwood floors sanded and refinished. Block freshly painted basement. New privacy fen...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2098 SqFt
$165,000
M.S. Woods Real Estate, LLC
370 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 370 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Income producing duplex in popular Irvington. Two bedroom, one bath per side, with full brick exterior, one car garage per side and both backyards fully fenced in. Instant income for an investor or live in one side and rent out the other to pay the mort...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$145,000
Slate Realty, LLC
440 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 440 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Stace Sub  
IRVINGTON Bungalow remodeled and ready for you to move in. Home features 2 bedrooms 1 bath newly refinished hardwood floors, granite counter tops in kitchen with custom tile back splash, updated bathroom. New appliances and new high efficiency HVAC system...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1880 SqFt
$144,900
Centurion R.E.S., LLC
5217 East Saint Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5217 East Saint Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Emerson Ave Add  
Charming and Affordable in Irvington!!! This 3 bedroom 2 full bath home features Updated Kitchen, Bonus room and 2 Car Garage. Kitchen was opened up to the Dining room and features a breakfast bar with granite countertops. other features include Hardwood...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1896 SqFt
$143,500
Centurion R.E.S., LLC
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! Master Suite! 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 Porch is PERFECT ...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2160 SqFt
$135,000
Russo Realty Group, LLC
5227 East 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5227 East 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Rosts  
All brick double in a perfect area for a rental with the possibility to increase these rents to improved on the monthly income. South side (Butler side) has been updated in the last 2 years. The one car garage was sealed but could be opened if the purchas...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$129,900
JBG, Inc.
5935 East Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5935 East Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Many of our buyers say they want a house with great bones at a great price and room for improvement. Here's your chance to put your thumbprint on a sweet Irvington house that already has a roomy kitchen, 4 walk-in closets, newer windows, new drywall, grea...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2085 SqFt
$120,000
Deb Kent Gallery of Homes, LLC
8101 East Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 8101 East Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Great three bedroom bi-level home with updates. Updates include, Carpet, paint and bathroom remodel. Great eat-in kitchen that opens up to living room. It has open floor plan and a Large Family room with fire place. Two car attached garage. Large fenced b...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2240 SqFt
$115,999
Discover Properties, LLC
321 North Kitley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 321 North Kitley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
This all brick bungalow has all the Irvington charm and features a living room and breakfast room with beautiful hardwood floors. Kitchen with refrigerator, gas stove and counter microwave. Two bedrooms with hardwood floors, full bath with tub and shower....
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1850 SqFt
$115,000
F.C. Tucker Company
6077 East Dewey Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6077 East Dewey Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J Murdocks  
Wonderfully maintained and updated Irvington home within walking distance of all the great assets Irvington area has to offer. Home has dark stained hardwood floors, natural woodwork windows, door frames and doors with the old time hardware and the wonder...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1824 SqFt
$114,995
Artisan, REALTORS®
40 North Elizabeth Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 40 North Elizabeth Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Wagner Add  
Adorable 2BR/1BA bungalow in historic Irvington! You'll find lovely details such as original hardwood floors, built-ins, custom switch plate covers & more. Living room features cozy fireplace. Dining room has two built-in corner hutches for storage. Nice ...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1584 SqFt
$109,900
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
5956 Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5956 Beechwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Grays Beechwood Add  
Bright and spacious 3 bedroom home with an updated eat-in kitchen, all appliances stay. Fresh paint throughout, new flooring, and light fixtures. Each room boasts 9' ceilings giving the home more of a spacious feel! New roof in 2017. Updated wiring throu...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1900 SqFt
$108,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro W
5322 East Burgess Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5322 East Burgess Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Myers University Place  
Buyer financing fell through so you have a chance to buy this remodeled newer brick ranch in Irvington with fully fenced backyard. Stunning eat-in kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, floors, countertops and sink. The bathroom looks like it is out...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1145 SqFt
$100,000
Ala Carte Realty
205 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 205 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Very nice 3 bedroom home in Irvington area. Features hardwood floors, newer windows, gutters, roof, water heater, and much more! All appliances stay! Yard is fully fenced & ready for you to entertain & relax. Come take a look--you won't be disappointed! C...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2046 SqFt
$96,000
CENTURY 21 Wilson & Associates
123 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 123 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers Sunnyside  
Large 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in historic Irvington area. House has a fresh coat of paint and will need some TLC. Other features include a covered front porch, fenced in yard, hardwood floors, and arched doorways for extra charm. This gem will make a gr...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2086 SqFt
$90,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
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
$84,699
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
211 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 211 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Sheltons Sub  
Home is being completely remodeled interior/exterior, seller says all work will be completed by closing. Updates will include newer furnace/ac, deck, gutters, interior/exterior paint, carpet, kitchen flooring, upstairs bath faucet/vanity, landscaping and ...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3543 SqFt
$75,000
Abernathy, REALTORS Inc.
349 South Kenmore Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 349 South Kenmore Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kenmore Heights  
Quaint Ranch in Kenmore Heights which backs up to a park like setting of a commercial business landscape area. Home has some updates such as newer windows in 2006, Roof in 2004, Furnace and central air in 2011, 200 amp electric service & extra insulation ...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 960 SqFt
$64,900
Artisan, REALTORS®
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
$63,900
Front Porch Real Estate, LLC
5201 Burgess Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5201 Burgess Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Insleys Burgess Ave  
**Investment Package for three 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. Owne...
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 three 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. Owne...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1236 SqFt
$58,000
Carpenter, REALTORS®
5320 East Burgess Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5320 East Burgess Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Myers University Place  
3 bedroom 2 bath house with 2156 square feet. Big house in a up and coming area. Lots of potential. Needs work, but could be something special.
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2384 SqFt
$55,000
Complete Real Estate Solutions
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
$50,000
Aspire Real Estate, LLC
5400 East Greenfield, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5400 East Greenfield, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Witz & Spannuths  
Multiple lots with utilities on or near each. Variance for mobile home park at one time. Thirteen lots provide option for variance for use of large contiguous piece or several individual buildable lots. All to be sold as a package. Price listed is for a...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$49,900
Titan Real Estate
211 South Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 211 South Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Campus Terrace  
Great investment opportunity with this brick and vinyl duplex on the west side of Irvington. Each side features 2 bedrooms and good square footage. Each side also has off street parking. Home needs work but is priced accordingly.
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$47,900
Apex Realty
114 South Webster Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 114 South Webster Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tilford & Thrashers  
Two bedroom home with extra living space in the finished attic. Located in an up and coming area near historical "Irvington". Great investment opportunity for the savvy buyer.
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1690 SqFt
$30,000
J S Ruiz Realty, Inc.

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