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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

402 North Highland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 402 North Highland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Coffins E Vermont St  
If you haven't seen this home lately, you'll be in for a surprise! Custom designed urban palazzo with luscious gardens and mind-blowing views of the Downtown skyline. Never before have we listed a property that so dominates its surroundings. This impressi...
3 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 5409 SqFt
$1,750,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
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
345 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 345 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Brand new construction in the Holy Cross neighborhood from Compendium Group LLC and Demerly Architects! This new home will feature custom amish cabinetry, quartz countertops, white oak flooring, shiplap, and custom built ins throughout. This 4 Bed, 3.5 B...
4 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 2643 SqFt
$475,000
Nottingham Realty Group
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.
106 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 106 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Phipps Springdale  
Space,Location and a few really cool Extras! This home offers a great mix of the old and new. 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Master bedroom has a walk in closet,sitting area and a three seasons room for morning coffee. Master bath includes a modern multi fu...
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 4290 SqFt
$450,000
Nottingham Realty Group
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
$448,000
Indiana Real Estate Alliance,
435 North Highland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202 435 North Highland Ave, 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.
1307 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1307 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Historic and expertly crafted home in downtown Indy's Holy Cross neighborhood a half block form Highland Park. This one of a kind property includes high ceilings, original hardwood floors, vintage oak woodwork trim on doors and transom windows, decorative...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2142 SqFt
$385,000
RE/MAX Ability Plus
223 Dickson Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 223 Dickson Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Reynolds Central Park  
Gutted-to-the-studs and flipped just 2 years ago this Holy Cross 3 bedroom 3 full bathroom house is stocked with style and charm. Steps from Highland Park with some of the best views of downtown, this is the house and location you've been waiting for. Ret...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3120 SqFt
$335,000
Nottingham Realty Group
1215 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1215 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Ostermeyers  
Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home a half block from Highland Park. Enjoy this flexible open concept floor plan with maintenance free outdoor living! Upstairs master suite is complete with walk-in shower and expansive closet that can be dou...
3 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2261 SqFt
$324,900
ERA Real Estate Links
114 North Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 114 North Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
Fantastic Holy Cross location - this renovation was taken down to the studs and a new 2 car garage with a rooftop deck was added. Entertain up or down. The first floor features versatile tile flooring, custom kitchen w/ island and a stone tiled wall w/ fi...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2252 SqFt
$310,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
1421 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 1421 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Arsenal Park Add  
Welcome to 1421 Marlowe Avenue. Check out this beauty just minutes from downtown. This property is waiting for a full rehab to bring her back to life! Lots of original woodwork, double-sided staircase, two sets of pocket doors. With 700 sq ft in bonus att...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2687 SqFt
$275,000
Nottingham 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
$275,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
426 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 426 North Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Arsenal Park  
Beautiful Home with all original hardwood floors, wood crown molding, and solid wood doors throughout. This home has 4 bedrooms one bath plus a true water closet. The rare water closet is a feature you must see. The butler's pantry on the main level is ...
4 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 3553 SqFt
$265,000
Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
1207 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1207 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holy Cross Commons Hpr  
Quiet and quaint, this 6 unit condo association is nestled in popular Holy Cross! Being just minutes from the Monon and Cultural Trails, Downtown Indy/Mass Ave, and Flat 12 locations, this low maintenance condo is truly ideal! Historic exterior mixed with...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1932 SqFt
$255,000
Encore Sotheby's International
1322 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1322 Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Walkers E Ohio St  
A huge opportunity in the gorgeous Arsenal Heights Neighborhood. This enormous 4 bedroom home sits a stones throw away from Highland Park where the neighbors enjoy the Fourth of July Fireworks form their back porches. Perfect for a 203k homeowner or flip....
4 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2416 SqFt
$250,000
IRIS Realty & Development
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
$250,000
IRIS Realty & Development
1211 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 1211 Sturm Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Holy Cross  
Charming Holy Cross townhouse. Brazilian walnut floors welcome you to this open floorplan. Kitchen boasts white cabinets, granite countertops w/breakfast bar, island & stainless steel appliances. Stunning wood coffered ceiling w/lights in dining roo...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1932 SqFt
$249,900
RE/MAX Legends Group
434 North State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 434 North State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Ostermeyers  
Cash flowing investment opportunity! 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...
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
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
$90,000
Pearl Street Realty Group

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