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Butler-Tarkington, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

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The Butler-Tarkington area encases Butler University just north of Downtown Indianapolis offering a small town college feel near the heart of a big city. The name is derived from Butler University and the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Booth Tarkington.

The neighborhood, originally known as "Mapleton" (due to the large number of maple trees in the area) began as a German farming settlement in the 1840s. The settlement was connected to the railway in the 1860s. In 1890, the city's electric street car system ran a line through the neighborhood. These "trolleys" provided city residents with a fast efficient means of mass transit that made possible residential development in areas farther removed from the city.

By 1898, 350 streetcars ran through the community, providing rapid access to all parts of the growing city. Mapleton was annexed by Indianapolis in 1902, and most of the rest of the neighborhood was annexed by 1906. Residential development took off in the 1910s and 1920s, and the neighborhood was completely built-out by the end of WWII.

Consisting mainly of working-class and upper-middle-class households, much more upscale homes can be found along the western edge of Meridian Street and those parts of Illinois Street north of 40th. Butler-Tarkington is known for its stunning residential architecture. The neighborhood was named after nearby Butler University, which relocated here in 1928, and famous writer, Booth Tarkington.

Crown Hill Cemetery marks the southern boundary of the neighborhood. Dedicated in 1864, the 555-acre cemetary is the third largest non-governmental cemetery in the United States, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The cemetary is built on the summit of "Strawberry Hill" (which has since been renamed "The Crown"), a high point overlooking the city. It's the final resting place for many well-known people, including President Benjamin Harrison, and Vice Presidents Charles Fairbanks, Thomas Hendricks, and Thomas Marshall. The gravesite of poet James Whitcomb Riley also overlooks the city from atop "The Crown".

Eager to boost business, the Indianapolis Street Railway Company purchased 200 acres of wooded area along the Central Canal, north of the cemetary, and developed the area into a park featuring a restaurant, bowling alley, refreshment stand, merry-go-round, and picnic area. Outdoor plays were staged on the banks of the canal, and band concerts became a Sunday tradition.

The park helped redeem the image of the canal, which until then had been considered an eyesore. In 1885 the Indianapolis Water Company (who owned the canal) began offering boat rides to the cemetery from the bridge at Indiana Avenue. Relatives and friends of the deceased, picnickers, and courting couples all took advantage of the service. Canoeing on the canal became a popular pastime.

This change in public attitudes toward the canal, combined with the attractions of Fairview Park, and the freedom afforded by the trolley, all combined to stimulate the residential development of what later became known as Butler-Tarkington.

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Latest Butler Tarkington, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

4450 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4450 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Hannamans  
Located on iconic Meridian Street, home to many of the most distinctive and historically significant homes in Indianapolis. Set on over 2 acres of rolling lawn the home retains the character and charm of a bygone era yet redesigned to reflect today's lif...
4 Beds, 7 Bath Areas, 8432 SqFt
$1,348,000
F.C. Tucker Company
5129 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5129 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Washington Square  
The house you always dreamed of finally hit the market. This home is truly a one of a kind. Colonial style with its double front porches will take your breath away. Large hearth room is perfect or entertaining or enjoying a little family time. Master bed...
4 Beds, 5 Bath Areas, 4918 SqFt
$1,150,000
Luxcity Realty
334 Blue Ridge Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 334 Blue Ridge Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Forest Ridge  
MAGNIFICENT is the only way to describe this masterfully updated Butler-Tarkington home! Exquisite design features wow at EVERY turn, from the exposed brick walls, to the wood-paneled ceiling, to the glass tile back splash! Entry foyer opens to formal liv...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3942 SqFt
$699,000
RE/MAX Ability Plus
5007 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5007 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Wheelers Illinois Heights  
Charming Butler Tarkington home completely remodeled by Second Story! Main floor master suite with luxurious bathroom and large walk in closet.Gourmet kitchen is open to the great room with fireplace and features large center island/quartz counter tops/...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 4100 SqFt
$675,000
F.C. Tucker Company
5005 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5005 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Butler Tarkington  
Looking for a house that checks all the boxes? This is it! Beautiful new 4 bedroom home in Butler-Tarkington, walkable to the growing number of neighborhood restaurants and Butler University. Open floor plan with large kitchen offering custom cabinetry, ...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3536 SqFt
$599,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
4290 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4290 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Farr & Cooks  
This French Eclectic classic welcomes you home to one of Meridian Kessler's best streets. 4 beds & 3.5 baths along w/graciously sized rooms, rich hardwoods, masterfully built mantels, crown molding & massive trim make this home a must see. Divided light f...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3731 SqFt
$549,900
F.C. Tucker Company
5410 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5410 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: North Butler Terrace  
This is a beautiful home with amazing curb appeal and all new landscape! Freshly painted and touched up. Newer 2.5 detached garage, newer driveway, walks, gutters, newer privacy fence. You will love this home. Kitchen has solid surface counter tops, har...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3877 SqFt
$499,500
Home Now Realty, LLC
149 Blue Ridge Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 149 Blue Ridge Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Blue Ridge  
Stunning Dutch Colonial home in the heart of highly desirable Butler Tarkington! This beautiful 3-bed/2-bath home has been renovated throughout, but has kept all of the best original features in tact: hardwood floors, gas log fireplace, staircase, built-i...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3006 SqFt
$455,000
F.C. Tucker Company
36 West Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 36 West Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Marotts  
Ideally located at the crossroads of Meridian-Kessler and Butler-Tarkington on Historic Hampton Dr, this property overflows with quality and charm. Highlights include handsome hardwood floors, detailed moldings and wainscoting, spacious and stylishly upda...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3914 SqFt
$429,900
F.C. Tucker Company
4117 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4117 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tuttle & Hanna  
Gorgeous complete TOTAL remodel in Butler Tarkington. Pictures can't do this one justice. 3/4" solid maple grey wood floors on main; Kitchen has black stainless appliances & Brazilian black soap stone counters & tons of custom cabinets; open floor plan...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3730 SqFt
$399,900
Your Realty Link, LLC
5530 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5530 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: North Butler Terrace  
You will not be disappointed in this Butler-Tarkington gem! All the heavy lifting has been done. Superb new kitchen w/ granite & SS, & custom cabinetry, now open to dining room. All vintage floors glow as refinished. Two wood-burning fireplaces. Each floo...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3330 SqFt
$349,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
5277 Cornelius Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5277 Cornelius Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: North Butler Terrace  
Charming all brick two-story beauty on quiet street near Butler University. Never replace your roof again! This home has a 50-year slate roof! Beautiful hardwood floors, large rooms with lots of natural light! Large, inviting entry area with arched doorwa...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2808 SqFt
$345,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
5480 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5480 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: North Butler Terrace  
Location is just the beginning. This home has been completely rebuilt and improved All new plumbing, all new electrical, new fireplace, new and updated Kitchen. Upstairs master has a walk-in closet and a full bath with double sinks. Two bedrooms on the...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3194 SqFt
$325,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
222 Blue Ridge Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 222 Blue Ridge Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Blue Ridge  
 
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2200 SqFt
$299,900
F.C. Tucker Company
4137 Byram Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4137 Byram Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Wow!! Completely gutted to the studs renovation in Butler Tarkington with almost everything new. Upgraded and almost everything new 5/3 and a new detached 2.5 garage (24x24). So close to Butler University and Broad Ripple. Designer kitchen is open concep...
5 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3007 SqFt
$279,900
Red Bridge Real Estate
5370 Graceland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5370 Graceland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: North Butler Terrace  
What a great location between campus and canal tow path walking trail in Butler Tarkington. 3BR/1.5BA Cape Cod. Upstairs master w/ half bath. Master could be split to add full bath & walk-in closet. Sunny kitchen w/ bay window, butcher block counter & sta...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2982 SqFt
$279,900
F.C. Tucker Company
4000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Tarkington Tower  
Amazing intimate condo fills all your needs and it is on the 15th floor with amazing city views! One bedroom with laundry in your condo. The most beautiful high rise in Indianapolis! Love downtown, but not sure you want to be in the heart of it? Live nort...
1 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1100 SqFt
$275,000
F.C. Tucker Company
5164 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5164 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Cedar Crest  
Butler Tarkington home with character and charm. Looking for a DIAMOND in the rough? This home has a spacious Formal living . A bonus room that could be a computer room,sun room music room etc. Don't miss the Fireplace in the living room.This home feat...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3861 SqFt
$275,000
Abernathy, REALTORS Inc.
5360 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5360 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Butler Terrace  
Ideally located move-in ready home in sought after Butler-Tarkington area! Indiana limestone exterior and four season porch. Original hardwood floors! Open concept living and dining areas, complete with natural light and fireplace. Kitchen features walk-i...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2516 SqFt
$259,900
Redfin Corporation
331 West Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 331 West Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Hampton Ridge  
All the historic charm of Butler-Tarkington can be found in this newly renovated 4 bdrm/2.5 bath home. Fully updated kitchen with new cabinets, granite countertops, subway backsplash and stainless-steel appliances. Spacious living room with cozy fireplace...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1846 SqFt
$259,000
E-Squared Realty Group LLC
210 West 43rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 210 West 43rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Beverly Heights  
Butler tarkington bungalow has open layout- large living room with french doors leading out to front covered porch. Beautiful archway leads to dining room. Kitchen has butcher block counter tops, ss appliances, tile floors, and space for eat-in breakfast ...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2400 SqFt
$247,500
RE/MAX Ability Plus
4016 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4016 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lattas North Illinois St  
Historic Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood. Spacious home sits on 2 lots has expanded attached garage w/Workshop. 3 Bdrm, 3.5 baths, gleaming laminate Hardwood Floors. Inviting entry has French door, arched doorways, Sun Rm, Living rm w/ frplc, lots of windo...
3 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3142 SqFt
$245,900
Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
3931 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 3931 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lattas North Illinois St  
Beautifully remodeled 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home. The home is located in a well kept and pleasant neighborhood, situated in the Butler Tarkington community. Elegant hardwood flooring in the living room dining room, and bedrooms. Brand new kitchen; new c...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3044 SqFt
$235,000
Community Real Estate Services
4248 Cornelius Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4248 Cornelius Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: A V Browns Fairmount  
Adorable Butler Tarkington home with updates, located just south of Butler's campus. Great hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has been updated with gray painted cabinets, subway tile, a newer sink, butcher block counters, stainless steel appliances, ...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2232 SqFt
$215,000
F.C. Tucker Company
5101 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 5101 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Cedar Crest  
Super charming arts and crafts in the heart of Butler Tarkington with a fantastic backyard. Beautiful paint colors and hardwoods. Living room boasts a cozy fireplace and built-in book shelves. Kitchen has been updated, arched doorways, and crown moldin...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1920 SqFt
$214,900
F.C. Tucker Company
3956 Cornelius Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 3956 Cornelius Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Fesslers Sub  
Completely Renovated Inside and Out Home in the Butler - Tarkington Area! This home offers four bedrooms and 3 full baths with a full bath on the main level. Excessively large bedrooms and closet space for all of your needs! The bedroom located on the fou...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2061 SqFt
$184,900
Keller Williams Indpls Metro N
522 West 40th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 522 West 40th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Butler Tarkington! Unique open floor plan with historic 1920's charm. Don't miss an opportunity to see this updated classic just minutes from Butler University, downtown and the near north-side. The covered front porch welcomes you home to this 3 bed, 3 b...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2880 SqFt
$174,900
F.C. Tucker Company
3827 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 3827 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Haugheys Mapleton  
Beautiful older home beautifully redone. This home has a lot of charm and character. The home has been freshly painted inside and out. There are all new windows, carpet in the bedrooms, laminate flooring in the lower level, new windows, updated electri...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2232 SqFt
$165,000
Priority One Realty
4026 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4026 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: C E Shovers  
Come See This Beautiful All Brick Home. This Home Has Lots Of Character. The Storm Iron Doors Opens Up with Double French Doors That Leads You Into The Home. The Living Room Is Spacious With Fireplace with Glass Has Been Built Around It. French Glass Door...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2688 SqFt
$160,000
Gill Realty
4138 Rookwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4138 Rookwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Great investment opportunity with both units already tenant occupied! Located near Butler University making both units easy to fill! All appliances included and both sides have central air. Large covered front porch.
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$155,000
Triple E Realty, LLC
3962 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 3962 North Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lattas North Illinois St  
Recent updates throughout this Butler-Tarkington 3 bedroom home. Updated kitchen, including new granite countertops, updated bathrooms, fresh paint, new carpet and new kitchen appliances. This home is near it all. Tarkington Park is just 1 block away. ...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1796 SqFt
$149,900
United Real Estate Indpls
4044 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4044 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: C E Shovers  
There's plenty of space for entertaining in this all brick ranch with a full Basement! The main level features all hardwood floors, new windows and an updated Kitchen. The Basement is half finished and is equipped with laundry connections, plumbing and 2 ...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2784 SqFt
$149,900
Carpenter, REALTORS®
4050 Cornelius Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4050 Cornelius Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Great duplex in the butler/Turkington area. One side is currently rented but the tenant is month to month so can be evicted easily. The other side is vacant and has fresh paint and carpet throughout. Great investment property which can fetch $825 to $8...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$139,900
Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
3902 North Capitol, Indianapolis, IN 46208 3902 North Capitol, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: C E Shovers  
Beautiful hardwood floors and high ceilings make this home feel really spacious! 3 large bedrooms large living area and over-sized kitchen and dining room make this home ready for today's buyers! The exterior needs painting and landscaping and the seller ...
3 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2410 SqFt
$110,000
No Limit Real Estate, LLC
616 West 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 616 West 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Close to Butler University, here is your chance to get into a thriving neighborhood. Close to Broad Ripple and minutes from downtown, 105x160
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$93,500
RE/MAX Centerstone
3841 Clarendon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 3841 Clarendon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Brown's 38th St Sub  
Cute Bungalow with basement with plenty room to build a two car garage in the Butler-Tarkington area. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, and fireplace. Wonderful opportunity for open concept living, and finish the basement. Coveted wood floors currently protecte...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1784 SqFt
$50,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
530 West 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 530 West 41st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
Close to Butler University and Broad Ripple. Minutes to downtown Indianapolis 40x65
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$45,000
RE/MAX Centerstone
4113 Rookwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 4113 Rookwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Culver Riggs & Lynns  
 
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$44,900
Ebeyer Realty, LLC

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