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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

245~2D247 South Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 245~2D247 South Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO OPPORTUNITY!! This property is part of 16 income producing doors. Specifically, this property is a LARGE duplex with 3 good sized bedrooms on each side and 1.5 bathrooms. Located in historic Irvington on the beautiful Irvington Circle...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$850,000
Wilmoth Group
5740 Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5740 Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Spectacular Charming 2-Story, 3 bdrm, 2.5 Bathrooms, 3 car garage, completely remodeled home in the heart of Irvington, walking distance to The Mug, Jockamo's Pizza, Starbucks, Black Acre Brewing Co, and many more shops & restuarants. Strong up and comin...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2334 SqFt
$324,900
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
22 North Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 22 North Bolton Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Blount & Gates  
Say hello to this beautiful renovated 4BR/2.5 BA home in Irvington Historical District. This gorgeous home has an open floor plan concept and just a short walk from the best street in Irvington. Do you enjoy privacy? The private fenced in backyard is the ...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3128 SqFt
$284,000
F.C. Tucker Company
23 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 23 South Butler Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
This historic Irvington home is a stunningly modern Queen Anne Victorian with unique barrel, transom, and diamond windows. Seller spent well over 1,000 hours & $120k+ making this home a beautiful example of its era--carefully blending historical beauty wi...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2433 SqFt
$275,000
Coldwell Banker - Kaiser
5288 East Pleasant Run Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5288 East Pleasant Run Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Pleasant Run  
It’s all in the name! This Historic Irvington home stands proud on Pleasant Run Parkway – one of the most picturesque and relaxing streets on this side of town! Enjoy your surroundings from the spacious covered front porch, then take a step inside to ...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3360 SqFt
$275,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
913 North Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 913 North Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A V Browns Ellenberger Park  
Welcome to IRVINGTON! This beautiful 2 story brick home packs a powerful punch and includes 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a large "family room" addition and updated kitchen! Beautiful original features of the home are well complemented by wonderful upgrades-...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2571 SqFt
$255,000
Weichert, REALTORS-New Dimens
808 North Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 808 North Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Ellenberger Plaza  
In the desirable part of PAR-10 in Irvington. This beautiful home is full of charm and is situated across from Ellenberger Park. Recent updates to the home. Roof, new vinyl windows, siding and gutters (2014). Newly refinished hardwood floors (2015). Enter...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2240 SqFt
$245,000
F.C. Tucker Company
5907 East Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5907 East Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
Stunning!! completely remodeled in heart of Irvington 2story, 3bedrooms, 2bathrooms. walking distance to shopping& restaurants. OPEN CONCEPT, large kitchen, quartz countertop, SS appliances, new roof, some new windows, new front and back porch, new gutter...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1728 SqFt
$239,999
Highgarden Real Estate
5705 East 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5705 East 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Lovely city retreat on double lot with scenic stocked ponds & waterfalls and wrought iron entrance gate and fencing. This historic home is enveloped with a substantial hedge that allows for privacy - plenty of sunny yard for gardening & outdoor living a...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3342 SqFt
$232,500
F.C. Tucker Company
338 North Kitley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 338 North Kitley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington Terrace  
Here's your chance to live close to everything fantastic in Irvington! Pleasant run golf course, Pensy Trail & the farmers market this summer! Lovely 3 bed, 3 full bath, 2 story home has incredible master suite on 2nd floor with walk-in closet & tiled jet...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2628 SqFt
$223,700
Keller Williams Indpls Metro N
128 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 128 South Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Clarks Sub Of Blankenship  
Historical renovation in highly desirable Irvington! Move-in-ready! Walking distance to all that Irvington has to offer! 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a basement makes this home by far the best value in the area! New roof, high efficiency gas furnace, wat...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2418 SqFt
$219,900
Highgarden Real Estate
5901 East St Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5901 East St Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Woodford  
WOW! Check out this great stone ranch located in the coveted PAR-10 area of the Irvington neighborhood. Details include hardwood floors, gas fireplace, built-in china cabinet in dining room, 2 full baths, convenient main level laundry & much more! Kitchen...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1747 SqFt
$219,900
RE/MAX Advanced Realty
905 North Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 905 North Layman Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A V Browns Ellenberger Park  
BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 2 BR HOME IN HEART OF IRVINGTON!! Charming post-war/mid century home with full basement, 1 car detached garage, covered front porch and fenced back yard. Modern conveniences include open kitchen with some stainless steel appliances...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2268 SqFt
$209,900
PARC REALTY GROUP, LLC
944 North Campbell Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 944 North Campbell Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Beechcroft  
Welcome home to your cozy bungalow in Irvington. The entryway is inviting into a comfortable living room highlighted by a wood burning fireplace. The original hardwood throughout keeps the 1930s charm. The current owners remodeled the kitchen that was o...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2156 SqFt
$209,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
18 North Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 18 North Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kuhns Eastern  
See this amazing home today and find yourself living here tomorrow. Character, charm and quality throughout. Your new home has an original built-in ice box. Updated kitchen and a huge covered front porch just right for sitting outside and watching the wor...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2590 SqFt
$199,900
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
5864 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5864 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Original Irvington  
HISTORIC IRVINGTON CHARM!!! Perfect for real estate investor, small business owner, and/or single family resident. Property comes with a variance for commercial zoning use. Property is updated to current historical property standards. Delightful home offe...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2783 SqFt
$198,000
Weichert, REALTORS - Success!
988 North Campbell Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 988 North Campbell Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Beechcroft  
Many treasures to be found throughout this lovely brick home in Irvington’s PAR 10 neighborhood. Yes, it’s next to a busy street, but the neighborhood is very walk-able. This is a great value for this renovated 4 BR home with 2 completely updated bath...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3076 SqFt
$194,900
F.C. Tucker Company
29 North Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 29 North Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: O L & S K Nobles  
Really cute Irvington 3BR 1.5BA home 1.5 blocks from Pleasant Run golf course, and 2.5 blocks to Pennsy Trail! Great walkable neighborhood. Fenced-in backyard. Large newer windows for lots of light. Nice floor plan. Hardwood floors, pillars, fireplace = l...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2268 SqFt
$174,900
Carpenter, REALTORS®
5217 East North Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5217 East North Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Emerson Ave Add  
Beautiful and ready to move in. Old world charm like bulit in shelves and alcoves features newer updates to include roof, furnace and all appliances are include. Don't miss this unique 2 story charmer in Historical Irvington with a home warranty! Don't mi...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1650 SqFt
$169,900
Carpenter, REALTORS®
30 North Pasadena Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 30 North Pasadena Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Wagner  
A PERFECT 10 Irvington Bungalow! Perfect hardwood floors and all the nooks and crannies you would expect out of this charming one of a kind Bungalow. Full brick wrap and the perfect porch to enjoy this quant area. 3 car detached garage that is heated an...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2481 SqFt
$169,900
Top Notch Real Estate Group
35 North Kitley, Indianapolis, IN 46219 35 North Kitley, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Wagners  
GREAT IRVINGTON PROPERTY TWO STORY BRICK AND STUCCO CHARMER. TWO CAR GARAGE, NEW FURNACE AND AIR CONDITIONING BASEMENT, GREAT LOCATION!!!! New Granite counter tops, Fresh paint, new watering stress resistant flooring, and remodeled bathrooms
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1860 SqFt
$165,000
Mad Chase Real Estate
317 North Kenyon Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 317 North Kenyon Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington Terrace  
With hardwood floors throughout and abundance of vintage charm, this updated home is the perfect blend of old-world style & modern comforts. You'll love living in Historic Irvington surrounded by beautiful homes and tree-lined streets. Inside, an on-trend...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2010 SqFt
$162,000
Highgarden Real Estate
58 North Ridgeview Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 58 North Ridgeview Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington Terrace  
Live your best life in this sweet 3-bedroom Irvington bungalow, full of graceful arches, vintage details like rich hardwood floors, and an updated kitchen with stainless appliances, sure to inspire your inner chef. When the weather warms (and we promise, ...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2236 SqFt
$160,000
Gallery of Homes Real Estate
37 North Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 37 North Sheridan Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: O L & S K Nobles  
This Traditional Style American Home Located in Irvington Provides 3 Bedrooms & 2 Full Baths. The Home Offers an Open Floor Plan That Blends the Family Room and Dining Room while also Featuring a Complimenting Eat-in Kitchen. A Perfect Property For The Ke...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2362 SqFt
$155,000
Scott Estates
445 North Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 445 North Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Pleasanton  
Charming Irvington Bungalow. 2 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Bath with 24x10 Finished Bonus Room in basement, which makes a great 3rd Bedroom, Man Cave, Rec/Play Room, so many possibilities! Beautiful Hardwood floors in Living Room, Formal Dining Room and under carpet ...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2135 SqFt
$149,900
RE/MAX At The Crossing
6226 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6226 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington Terrace  
Don't Miss this Totally Updated Turn-Key Irvington Terrace Bungalow! 2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath & Basement w/ Finished Walls! Love the Kitchen w/ All New Cabinets, Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances, Tile Floors, Breakfast Bar & Pantry space! Adjacent B...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1710 SqFt
$149,900
Keller Williams Indpls Metro N
5815 Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 5815 Rawles Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Julian Johnson Rawles & Goodes  
HISTORIC DISTRICT LOCATION! Here is your chance to have a part of Indiana History. Fully renovated w/a touch of a class bungalow in the heart of IRVINGTON. This 2 BR home w/full basement sits on a double lot & has a 1 car det gar w/electrical. Tons of upd...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2113 SqFt
$149,900
Carpenter, REALTORS®
20 North Elizabeth Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 20 North Elizabeth Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Wagner  
Amazing opportunity on this classic Irvington Bungalow on a quiet cul de sac street with fenced in yard and large 2 car garage! Home features original hardwood floors throughout, a wood burning fireplace to cozy up to in the living room, and a window nook...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1535 SqFt
$129,900
Streamlined Realty
920 North Leland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 920 North Leland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Johnson Irvington Heights  
New kitchen counters, freshly painted kitchen cabinets and interior walls. Walking distance to the Steer-In Diner, and Ellenberger Park. Covered front porch and privacy fenced backyard with wood deck. Great layout with a living room, formal dining room, a...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1277 SqFt
$119,900
F.C. Tucker Company
359 South Grand Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 359 South Grand Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Myers University Place  
Welcome home to this fully fenced 2 bed 1 full bath home in Myers University Place. There are lots of updates including new carpet in the bedrooms, fresh paint and Bee Windows with lifetime transferable warranty, 12 year old HVAC, 10 year old Roof & water...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1856 SqFt
$84,900
Your Realty Link, LLC
459 South Kenmore Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 459 South Kenmore Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kenmore Heights  
BARGAIN ALERT: 3BR 1BA ranch in south Irvington area holds tons of promise! Great floor plan with large, open family room flowing in to kitchen. Washer and dryer stay! Updated bathroom serves 3 good-sized bedrooms. Furnace new in 2019. Water heater new in...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 960 SqFt
$75,500
Front Porch Real Estate
6402 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 6402 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Irvington Terrace  
Brick ranch in Irvington sits on a large corner lot and is move-in ready! New flooring and paint throughout. Roof was installed in 2012. Perfect starter home or investment rental property. Minutes from Irvington proper, and a short walk to Pleasant run go...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1036 SqFt
$70,000
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