When the city of Indianapolis was planned some 200 years ago, officials wanted 4 streets to lead residents to Monument Circle that extended diagonally from the four corners (Indiana, Virginia, Kentucky, and Massachusetts.) Due to the high traffic travelling from the Northeast reaches of the county, Mass Ave quickly shifted from a residential base to a commercial hub. With the addition of the I-65 loop in the 1960's, Mass Ave was essentially cutoff to all travel from the North. This helped to shape the Mass Ave we know today.
Home to some of the best bars and restaurants in Indianapolis, Mass Ave has built a reputation as one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the city. Primarily composed of 2 to 5 story condominiums, residents have access to most of what the city has to offer via the Cultural Trail. Monument Circle, The War Memorial, The Central Library, and Bankers Life Fieldhouse are all within walking distance. With a combination of mixed use development and converted warehouses, the majority of the homes within Mass Ave exude character and remind owners of their storied history.
An emergence of new retail options have drawn individuals who are looking for a community where they can develop and call home. Whether shopping at Mass Ave Toys, catching a game at Chatham Tap or socializing for happy hour at Bakersfield, patrons can find just about everything they are looking for in this established, yet eclectic, downtown neighborhood.
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