Irvington, Indianapolis Homes for Sale
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.
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The moment you step in the front door, you will appreciate the gorgeous hardwood floors, killer woodwork and open space. The stunning open kitchen with subway tile ...
4 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2680 SqFt
WHAT A KITCHEN...Come see this beautiful home in Historic Irvington. This beauty has been completely renovated. New flooring throughout the home. One Full and a 1/...
3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2560 SqFt
This charming Craftsman style home located in Irvington, has been completely remodeled. Huge front porch, front and back lawn has brand new sod! 2 large Bedrooms wi...
3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2207 SqFt
Historical Irvington! Totally updated home! All new wiring (knob and tube is gone!), engineered hardwood main level, staircase has new wood steps, totally new kitc...
2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2085 SqFt
Perched among the Painted Ladies on Lowell Avenue, this historic home is in one of Historic Irvington's most walkable locations, a quick stroll or bike ride to all t...
2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2130 SqFt
Nestled on a quiet little street in historic Irvington you will find this quaint two bedroom bungalow with a covered front porch. A fabulous mix of old and new, with...
2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 2248 SqFt
THIS IS A STUNNING HISTORIC IRVINGTON HOME. NEW ROOF 2021, NEW BATH 2020. HUGE LIVING ROOM WITH BEAUTIFUL BUILT IN BOOKSHELVES... TALL CEILINGS WITH DEEP CROWN MO...
2 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2403 SqFt
BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED IRVINGTON AREA HOME LOCATED 2 BLOCKS FROM ELLENBURGER PARK. UPDATES INCLUDE NEW DIMENSIONAL SHINGLE ROOF ON BOTH THE HOME & GARAGE, AN ALL NEW KI...
2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1255 SqFt
Welcome home! This historic bungalow is beautifully updated with two bedrooms, full bath, and a gourmet kitchen. Enjoy the original hardwood floors and classic archi...
2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1880 SqFt
Investors wanted. Cash flowing 4 plex. 1 bed, 1 bath, 560 sqft x 4. All 4 units are rented. Current gross monthly rent $2,125. Tenants pay Electric, Owner Pays Ga...
0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt
Beautiful, well maintained home in desirable Irvington. Lots of unique features in the property, including an extra-large 2 car detached garage, custom built-in boo...
2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1618 SqFt
Charming home in the heart of Irvington located literally yards from the park, walking paths and much more. Hard wood floors throughout the home except for kitchen ...
3 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1272 SqFt
Cute brick bungalow near Irvington. Good sized yard with a fire pit area, cozy front porch & 2 car detached garage. 2BR/1BA with a lot of new updates in windows, s...
2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1700 SqFt
Major price reduction. Great 3 bedroom 2 full bath home. All Appliances stay in this large tile kitchen with double oven and huge family room with fire place for e...
3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2858 SqFt
Beautiful remodeled townhome in quiet, cozy block of central Historic Irvington. Charming turn-of-the-century building is a short walk to restaurants, shops & servic...
2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1448 SqFt
Beautiful 2 bed 1 bath home in Irvington. Welcoming front porch and large back deck ideal for gatherings. Investors welcome as the home already has tenants in place ...
2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1728 SqFt
Former duplex on a large lot 3 doors down from the famous Kile Oak in the highly sought after Irvington neighborhood. Amazing location that is gutted and ready for y...
4 Beds 4 Bath Areas 2164 SqFt
Fantastic opportunity on this large home in Warren Township. Located on a mature lot near shopping, restaurants and interstate access. This home has a lot to offer w...
4 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2458 SqFt
A MUST SEE! This studio apartment located in the heart of downtown Irvington will not last long. Located right off of Washington Street and just in walking distance ...
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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.