Welcome to Fletcher Place! The neighborhood that abuts the one-mile square of downtown Indianapolis on the southeast side was named for the city’s first attorney, Calvin Fletcher. Mr. Fletcher settled here in 1821 and set up a law practice with the founder of Butler University, Ovid Butler. The community lies east of East Street, south of Louisiana Street, west of I-65/I-70 and north of I-70.
In 1982 Fletcher Place landed on the National Register of Historic Places, but little before or after that year occurred to make the neighborhood stand out. Until recently, that is. Fletcher Place has enjoyed a resurgence as a trendy little district to pay attention to. Close enough to downtown that Indy’s skyline is in full view, the area has a small-town feeling complete with friendly neighbors and independently-owned businesses. Credit for this resurgence may just go to the Cultural Trail, the multi-lane pedestrian/cyclist pathway that joins many of Indy’s neighborhoods. Due to the Cultural Trail, Fletcher Place serves as a nice little corridor between the nation’s 12th largest city and the larger neighborhood of Fountain Square.
Development and investment in the area is growing, as several new businesses (including Indiana’s first micro-distillery, and Indiana’s first craft donut shop) as well as new condo project Villagio at Page Pointe and the Hinge, a mixed-use building that houses a co-working space, apartments and a restaurant.
Half of the houses in Fletcher Place were built prior to 1939, with many homes dotting the streets that were once trolley lines. Home prices range from $100,000 to nearly $500,000, and the predominant style is Victorian. Many traditional 2-story houses and bungalows are peppered throughout the neighborhood as well.
Below is a sampling of the latest houses for sale in Fletcher Place.
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