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Mile Square, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

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Though Indianapolis may be better known as the Circle City, the downtown area started out simply as Mile Square. Surveyor Alexander Ralston was commissioned in 1821 to design the plat of land between North, South, East, and West Streets (his previous credits included assisting Pierre L'Enfant with the design of Washington, D.C.). Ralston was responsible for Indy's iconic central circle, initially intended for the governor's house but now the site of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument. He also came up with the diagonal avenues of Massachusetts, Virginia, Kentucky, and Indiana, which once connected all the corners of Mile Square to what is now Monument Circle.

Despite his experience and vision, Ralston did not have high hopes for Indianapolis. He was originally tasked with mapping a four-mile plat, but doubted the city would ever reach such a size. In the almost 200 years since, Indianapolis has grown to 372 square miles—but the original Mile Square still marks the historical, cultural, and economic center of the city.

Today, most Mile Square residents live in condominiums or apartments rather than single-family houses. In 1983, 36 apartment buildings—all of which date back to the period of 1890-1930, when Indianapolis experienced its most significant growth—were added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Indianapolis is second only to Washington, D.C. in its number of war monuments, most of them located within Mile Square. These monuments honor the veterans of the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and most recently the victims of 9/11. Many of these memorials were built from Indiana limestone.


Original Plat (click image to view full-size)

Mile Square was created not just to memorialize, but also to thrive and grow. While not particularly known as a skyscraper city, all of Indy's tallest buildings are centralized downtown. Mile Square also encompasses the Wholesale District (bounded by Capitol, Delaware, Washington, and South), a unique blend of historic architecture and new construction. The Wholesale District contains Circle Centre Mall, the Bankers Life Fieldhouse (where the Pacers and Fever play), and several prestigious hotels and restaurants.

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Latest Mile Square, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

1 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 1 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Circle Block  
Views of Monument Circle and sunrise cityscape are breathtakingly beautiful in this open-concept, contemporary, architect-designed, natural light-filled luxury condo. Gourmet cook's kitchen with Gaggenau & Liebherr appliances & Blum hardware. Ceiling reve...
1 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1384 SqFt
$1,000,000
Encore Sotheby's International
333 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 333 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Three Mass Condos  
Exquisite 3BR, 2.5BA condo at 3 Mass! Prime location on Mass Ave, this condo offers incredible views, amazing space, & tasteful finishes. Lg great rm w/ views of DT and spacious terraces. Chef's kit w/ cntr island seating, granite, soft close cabs, ss app...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2993 SqFt
$999,900
F.C. Tucker Company
141 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 141 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Six Over Meridian  
If you are looking for a 3 bedroom spacious condo downtown here is your chance. This property has 2 garage parking spaces (with room for 3 cars), easy elevator ride from garage to your condo on the 4th floor. Gorgeous California Oak hardwoods throughout...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2966 SqFt
$798,000
Jeff Paxson Team
326 West North Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 326 West North Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Watermark  
Enjoy downtown living in the highly desirable Watermark gated community. Walking distance to downtown restaurants, events, zoo and much more. This incredible home has an open floor plan, abundance of windows, two story great room, finished basement, upst...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3198 SqFt
$699,900
F.C. Tucker Company
141 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 141 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Six Over Meridian  
SELLERS ARE MOTIVATED AND READY TO SELL THIS DOWNTOWN GEM! Best location in Downtown Indy! Luxury finishes abound in this top floor premiere condo. Exposed brick, 14' ceilings, expansive windows w/ remote trmts, gourmet kit & spa BAs, 2 secured bldg parki...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2428 SqFt
$679,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
141 South Meridian S Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 141 South Meridian S Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Six Over Meridian  
Location, views, style! This turn key condo has everything you have been looking for including THREE garage parking spaces with a storage area! It is the only condo in the building with 3 spaces & one of the few downtown with 3 garage spaces! All furnishi...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2107 SqFt
$664,900
F.C. Tucker Company
429 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 429 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: 429 On The Park Condominiums  
Exclusive style, class, and location; Welcome to 429 Penn! This elegant 7th floor home features a beautiful open floor plan w/ raised ceilings, panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, wide plank hrdwd floors throughout, built-in shelves/bookcase, sleek gas f...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1628 SqFt
$649,900
Trueblood Real Estate
348 Miami Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 348 Miami Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Firehouse Square  
Here is your opportunity to live in the absolute center of the Downtown universe! This town homes' enviable Firehouse Square location is compounded by its serene inner “courtyard” location. You will live in an oasis of calm while being only blocks fro...
2 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 2280 SqFt
$500,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
355 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 355 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Hudson  
There's location. Then there's location, location, location with stellar views, walkable amenities in every direction, secure parking, private rooftop with fireplace, & flexible layout with great finishes. This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 heated parking space ...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2023 SqFt
$494,900
Coldwell Banker - Kaiser
316 North East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 316 North East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Vajens Subdivision  
*LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!*-THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN! Rare opportunity to acquire a Lockerbie area townhome. 3 lvl w/2 br, 2.5 bath, with quaint front and rear courtyards. Main and upper baths have been remodeled. Updated kitchen. NO expensive monthly HO...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2160 SqFt
$480,000
Coldwell Banker - Kaiser
350 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 350 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Athletic Club Iac Lofts  
Urban living at its finest! One of the premier and most desirable units in the Indianapolis Athletic Club! This architecturally designed unit is one of the building's only units that features the beautiful, two-story, arched-top, former ballroom windows, ...
1 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1510 SqFt
$430,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
225 North New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 225 North New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lockerbie  
Luxury downtown living at its best! Amazing views of downtown skyline from every room. This 6th floor unit has bright and open floor plan featuring 2 master suites, den/office, huge great room/dining room, gourmet kitchen w/granite counters, center isle, ...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1755 SqFt
$419,900
F.C. Tucker Company
141 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 141 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Six Over Meridian  
This condo's got Noticeability! Located in the Southwest corner of the building gives this unit the best and brightest views of Meridian & Georgia Streets. Fantastic Open floor plan with soaring 11' ceilings, your guest will be impressed from the moment t...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2055 SqFt
$415,000
F.C. Tucker Company
617 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 617 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
The photos shown are renderings or may be similar floor plans or models. This home is under construction and only a few blocks from Monument Circle. Located on the Cultural Trail and a short walk to the Canal, Mass. Ave, and the best restaurants and ent...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1718 SqFt
$409,900
Onyx and East, LLC
350 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 350 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Athletic Club Iac Lofts  
Sophistication, style, security and serenity all wrapped into one neat package. This 7th floor Athletic Club Condo offers some of the city's best views of the War Memorial, Monument Circle, and the Depew Memorial Fountain! Terrific open concept is highlig...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1535 SqFt
$375,000
Encore Sotheby's International
355 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 355 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Hudson  
Spacious and bright downtown condo! This well appointed, 2 bed, 2 1/2 bath condo on the 1st floor features a split floor plan with master suite on one side and guest suite on the other side. Freshly painted, immaculate and ready to move into the condo h...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1753 SqFt
$375,000
Snyder Strategy Realty, Inc
731 Perth Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46204 731 Perth Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Subdivision Not Available See Legal  
MAIN PROPERTY PHOTO IS A RENDERING. THIS HOME IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Ideally situated in the 700 block of Illinois Street in Downtown, Indianapolis, the Townhomes at SEVEN2SEVEN offer elegance, ease, and walkability to The Canal, Mass. Ave., Monument Circ...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1270 SqFt
$349,900
Onyx and East, LLC
110 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 110 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: 110 E Washington  
Perfect downtown vibe with Exposed Brick~Flexible Open Floor Plan~Views of the City~Updated w/Hardwoods~New Carpet~Fresh Paint~New Washer & Dryer~Granite & Stainless Kitchen~ Updated Baths~. Each Bedroom has it's own Full Bath perfect for a Roommate Situ...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1563 SqFt
$325,000
F.C. Tucker Company
104 East Washington Street, Kennard, IN 47351 104 East Washington Street, Kennard, IN 47351 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Quaint & adorable! Edge of town privacy behind this property, large shade trees, front porch plus glass enclosed back porch. Home has open floor concept, garage has additional 2 car size area that could be converted to shop or man cave. South side of gara...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1648 SqFt
$99,900
CENTURY 21 Wilson & Associates

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