Located on the Eastside of Indianapolis, between 10th Street, Brookvile, Emerson and Arlington. Originally platted in 1870, Irvington differs from many other areas of Indianapolis in the pattern of it's streets. With winding parkways, small grids, and a pair of circular roundabouts and breaks away from the monotony of 1 block north-south grids. The suburb was annexed by the city in 1902, and built on it's reputation as a haven for artists, intellectuals, and politicians.
From the early 1870's until 1928, Irvington was home to Butler University, before moving across the city. The area possesses an interesting mix of both residential and commercial buildings. On the residential side, the homes are primary craftsman bungalows and traditional American four squares. The vast majority of the homes were built Pre-World War II, and with very little construction over the years, a uniform style is found throughout the area.
With the recent redevelopment of the Washington Street corridor, residents are treated to fantastic food (Jockamo's), threads (Homespun), and entertainment (Irving Theatre.) There are a variety of educational options including Julian Elementary, The Irvington Community School, Our Lady of Lourdes, and Howe Academy. A lively Halloween Festival is held each year, and draws visitors from around the city. Irvington is truly a family friendly neighborhood that can cater to all residents both young and old.
To learn more about residing in Irvington, please feel free to contact me.