Welcome to Irvington!
Founded in 1870, Irvington is both a neighborhood and historical district. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, at 545 acres it is the largest historical district in Marion County. Located about five miles from downtown, it is bounded by Emerson Avenue, Pleasant Run Parkway, Arlington Avenue and the CSX Railroad, with Washington Street running through it. It is adjacent to Emerson Heights, and is located in Warren Township. It is a quick drive to I-465 & I-70. (For a map of the historical area boundaries, visit this page.)
The Irvington Ambiance
Step into this neighborhood even just for a few minutes, and you’ll immediately see the influence of the Romantic Era-style landscape that the original planners built the area upon. This influence reflects the landscape design of the Romantic era – where nature was regarded as a vehicle for the human spirit. Unique to Indianapolis, Irvington’s winding and looping roads seem to draw visitors into an urban setting that could serve as a film set for a woodland fairy tale.
Contributions to Indianapolis Art and Education
Irvington contributed significantly to the cultural and educational history of the city of Indianapolis. Home to the second campus of Butler University (1875 – 1928) Irvington welcomed over 1,000 students to its curved, tree-lined streets. The university’s policy of admitting any person regardless of race or gender was highly unusual.
Art was woven throughout Irvington’s history and the vibe is still there today. A group of prominent artists known as The Irvington Group, formed n art colony that drew national attention in the 1920’s and 30’s. Another prominent art contributor to the neighborhood is The Irving theater. Built in 1913 and originally operating as a nickelodeon theater, The Irving survived several renovations, owners and business plans and is now a 600-seat multi-purpose entertainment venue.
Irvington is a family-friendly neighborhood and offers many walkable stores, coffee shops and restaurants. Throughout the year, several festivals are held in the community that allow friends and neighbors to come together and learn more about Irvington.
Typical homes in the area are built anywhere from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s and architectural styles vary. There is much character to be found in Irvington and is a great option for families, young professionals and empty nesters alike.
NOTE: When looking at properties within the historical district, it is important to keep in mind that certain renovation guidelines may need to be considered. The city’s guidelines can be found here. We can certainly help with any specific questions.
Below are the most recently listed homes in Irvington. Bookmark this page to see all newly listed homes in Irvington, as properties are updated every few hours.
You can also head over to our interactive Irvington Search Map to further customize and save your search, as well as get email updates the day new listings hit the market.
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