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Holy Cross, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

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Holy Cross, Indiana is a great place to keep close to the Downtown atmosphere without giving up the small community charm. The neighborhood is bordered by Cottage Home, Irish Hill, Lockerbie Square and Cole Noble Commercial Arts District, and is only a short 1.5 mile commute to the center of Downtown, either walking or biking.

The neighborhood lies just east of I70. Its name comes from Holy Cross Catholic Church and School. The neighborhood was previously known as the Holy Cross Westminster Neighborhood, Westminster coming from the Presbyterian Church located on State Street.

Holy Cross was one of the earliest areas of Indianapolis to be settled around 1820. That's when George Pogue built a cabin on the banks of Pogue's Run Creek where it meets what today is Michigan Street. In 1932, the land was deeded to Noah Noble, Governor of Indiana at the time. Noble built a home on Market Street he called "Liberty Hall." When Noble died, he left 80 acres to his daughter Catherine and her husband. The couple then built a home they called "Highland Home."

Four generations later, the family sold the estate to the City of Indianapolis with the stipulation that the home be torn down, and the land become a public park. Highland Park, as its kown today, is the second highest point in Indianapolis, with a great view of the downtown skyline. The park is a favorite destination for Fourth of July picnickers and those wanting to watch the city's annual fireworks display.

In 1895 the Catholic Diocese of Indianapolis founded the Parish of Holy Cross to better minister to the growing number of Irish, Italian, and German Catholic immigrants. Church leaders laid the cornerstone of their new sanctuary in April 1896. As the congregation grew, the priest, anticipating the need for a larger cathedral, began a building fund, and in 1912 the parish purchased a lot on the corner of Oriental and Ohio streets, where the neighborhood's namesake still stands today.

By 1955, the neighborhood had begun to decline, reaching a low point in 1975-'76. Longtime residents moved out, but others refused to abandoned the historic neighborhood. With the help of the Near Eastside Community Organization (NESCO), homes were rehabilitated. Builders bought up vacant lots and built new cottages. Young couples and empty-nesters wanting to be near downtown moved in.

By the time the "Back to the City" movement caught fire in in the 1990s, Holy Cross was perfectly positioned for a renaissance. Today, Holy Cross is a neighborhood that has come back from the dead — better than ever.

As the Holy Cross renaissance gathers momentum, the "Near East Area Renewal" corporation, whose area includes Holy Cross, no longer targets the area for subsidized housing projects. "Holy Cross is a neighborhood that we pay attention to," says NEAR Executive Director John Franklin Hay, "but it's not one where we're looking to do any new development, because the market has taken over."

A couple times each year the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association plans elaborate parties and barbecues with live music. It's quite common to see groups of neighbors getting together in each other's backyards to share burgers and pitch horseshoes.

Holy Cross, Indiana is a diverse, but close-knit, community of homeowners whose strengths include individual responsibility and community activism. Long-time neighbors provide a strong foundation for this community that encourages new people and families to move into the neighborhood. You can choose to rehab an older home or build a new one on a reclaimed lot.

Many Holy-Cross newcomers are transplants from the suburbs who want to live downtown without giving up the community & camaraderie of the 'burbs. They feel right at home in Holy Cross. With modest home prices, fabulous views of downtown, and friendly people, the neighborhood is a great place to call home.

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Latest Holy Cross, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

1426 East New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1426 East New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Arsenal Park Add  
Brand new construction, open concept. 4 bdrm 3.5 bath. Kitchen with gourmet appliances, massive island, hardwood floors, large walk in pantry, granite counters, tile backsplash, soft close custom cabinetry. Plenty of natural light through-out the day. Ma...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 3431 SqFt
$599,500
Integra Real Estate
1321 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1321 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Ostermeyers  
Walk into the light and see what a Open Concept smart house design feels like. 4 bdrm 3.5 bath home is unique as it stands. With an indy smart house you can customize every room. First floor has 10ft ceilings, hardwood floors. granite counters, subway til...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3340 SqFt
$599,000
Highgarden Real Estate
1045 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1045 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Dickson Place  
The Holy Cross neighborhood has become a choice Downtown district!  Incredible architecture, the perfect open-concept floorplan and a “zip to Whole Foods” location makes this home a standout.  Every effort has been made to offer quality finishes and...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2175 SqFt
$475,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
1521 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1521 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Sturm & Kollers  
Completely rehabbed home. Previous duplex turned single family. Spacious 4 bed 3 full bath home. Home features large kitchen with granite counters, huge living room, a bedroom and full bath on first floor for in-laws or office. Huge master bedroom over...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2839 SqFt
$469,900
Indiana Real Estate Alliance,
435 North Highland Av, Indianapolis, IN 46202 435 North Highland Av, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Highland  
This town home is incredibly special. First of all, you will love the neighborhood feel while still being a short walk to all of your Downtown favorites — King Dough is going to be just down the street! The home's end location offers more square footag...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1673 SqFt
$400,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
141 Herman Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 141 Herman Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: City View On Herman Unit  
Updated modern and bright downtown condo! Interior features multiple balconies, high ceilings, and an abundance of natural light. Open concept living features spacious eating area in addition to the eat-in kitchen. Updated kitchen boasts stainless steel a...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1842 SqFt
$389,000
Redfin Corporation
1519 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1519 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J M Ridenours 2nd Add  
A spectacular 3 bed, 2.5 bath American Craftsman Foursquare in the coveted Holy Cross neighborhood, close to downtown, Mass Ave and Fountain Square. This incredible home includes updated bathrooms and a complete kitchen renovation. Restored hardwoods thro...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1962 SqFt
$315,000
Pearl Street Realty Group
1209 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1209 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holy Cross Commons Hpr  
Hello Holy Cross Neighborhood. Step in to this sleek two bedroom two full bath condo that sits high above the street. With its open concept, concrete counter tops and gleaming hardwoods on the first floor, to the glass floor on the second floor hallway, y...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1932 SqFt
$290,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
1326 East Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1326 East Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers E Ohio St  
great flip opportunity or 203k homeowner, up and coming downtown neighborhood near Holy Cross , less than a block from the famed Highland Park fireworks show.
4 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 2653 SqFt
$265,000
IRIS Realty & Development
1207 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1207 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holy Cross  
Step right out onto your balcony or the front porch with a view toward downtown. This gorgeous home, totally renovated down to the studs in 2002, gives you a modern/contemporary interior with a historic looking exterior that is nestled in the Holy Cross ...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1344 SqFt
$255,000
F.C. Tucker Company
434 North State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 434 North State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Ostermeyers  
Can't find location, quality, and value? Tour this perfectly-sized, gutted and fully-remodeled townhome in popular Holy Cross neighborhood. Conveniently located near downtown and Mass Ave. on a beautifully landscaped esplanade. Updated finishes includi...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1446 SqFt
$179,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
436 North State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 436 North State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Ostermeyers  
Can't find location, quality, and value? Tour this perfectly-sized, gutted and fully-remodeled townhome in popular Holy Cross neighborhood. Conveniently located near downtown and Mass Ave. on a beautifully landscaped esplanade. Updated finishes includi...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1454 SqFt
$179,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
1335 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1335 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers E Ohio St  
Double lot in Holy Cross! Walk down the street to Highland Park. Very developed street with tons of potential. Build 2 homes or townhomes. Home on property needs torn down to maximize lot.
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$170,000
United Real Estate Indpls
1335 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1335 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers E Ohio St  
Investor special in Holy Cross!!! Marlowe is a very developed street and this home has the potential. Walk down the street to Highland Park. Rehab this home and add on to maximize value or tear it down and build multiple properties on this DOUBLE LOT. If...
2 Beds, 1 Bath Areas, 1976 SqFt
$170,000
United Real Estate Indpls
242 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 242 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kollers  
Investor Special in Arsenal Heights/Holy Cross neighborhood! Walking distance to Highland Park. Tons of potential in this duplex that needs a full overhaul. Convert into a single family or live in one side and rent the other out. Home has been taken down...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 4694 SqFt
$135,000
United Real Estate Indpls
242 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 242 North Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Kollers  
Investor special! Great duplex walking distance to Highland Park. Development happening all around this duplex with new construction right across the street. Home needs an extensive rehab but has already been started. Keep it as a duplex or convert into a...
0 Beds, 0 Bath Areas, 0 SqFt
$135,000
United Real Estate Indpls
1523 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1523 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: J M Ridenours 2nd Add  
Don't let the chance to live in Holy Cross pass you by. This stunning Arts and Crafts/Cottage will require a complete renovation, but the end result could be a stunning home in the desirable Holy Cross neighborhood close to Downtown, Mass Ave and Fountai...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3158 SqFt
$97,000
Pearl Street Realty Group

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