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Mile Square, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

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Though Indianapolis may be better known as the Circle City, the downtown area started out simply as Mile Square. Surveyor Alexander Ralston was commissioned in 1821 to design the plat of land between North, South, East, and West Streets (his previous credits included assisting Pierre L'Enfant with the design of Washington, D.C.). Ralston was responsible for Indy's iconic central circle, initially intended for the governor's house but now the site of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument. He also came up with the diagonal avenues of Massachusetts, Virginia, Kentucky, and Indiana, which once connected all the corners of Mile Square to what is now Monument Circle.

Despite his experience and vision, Ralston did not have high hopes for Indianapolis. He was originally tasked with mapping a four-mile plat, but doubted the city would ever reach such a size. In the almost 200 years since, Indianapolis has grown to 372 square miles—but the original Mile Square still marks the historical, cultural, and economic center of the city.

Today, most Mile Square residents live in condominiums or apartments rather than single-family houses. In 1983, 36 apartment buildings—all of which date back to the period of 1890-1930, when Indianapolis experienced its most significant growth—were added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Indianapolis is second only to Washington, D.C. in its number of war monuments, most of them located within Mile Square. These monuments honor the veterans of the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and most recently the victims of 9/11. Many of these memorials were built from Indiana limestone.


Original Plat (click image to view full-size)

Mile Square was created not just to memorialize, but also to thrive and grow. While not particularly known as a skyscraper city, all of Indy's tallest buildings are centralized downtown. Mile Square also encompasses the Wholesale District (bounded by Capitol, Delaware, Washington, and South), a unique blend of historic architecture and new construction. The Wholesale District contains Circle Centre Mall, the Bankers Life Fieldhouse (where the Pacers and Fever play), and several prestigious hotels and restaurants.

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Latest Mile Square, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

1 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 1 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Circle Block  
You deserve this. You've clawed your way through the jungle and its time to enjoy your place at the top. This home was professionally designed to offer the best of everything: space, finishes & amenities. Unique in Indy, this residence offers many of Th...
3 Beds, 4 Bath Areas, 5272 SqFt
$4,500,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
1 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 1 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Circle Block  
Views of Monument Circle and sunrise cityscape are breathtakingly beautiful in this open-concept, contemporary, architect-designed, natural light-filled luxury condo. Gourmet cook's kitchen with Gaggenau & Liebherr appliances & Blum hardware. Ceiling reve...
1 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1384 SqFt
$1,000,000
Encore Sotheby's International
207 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 207 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Meridian Lofts  
One of kind downtown residence w/2563 sq ft that offers 3 BR & 2.5 bath. Perfect blend of stunning high end finishes & breathtaking architectural details of the historic building; include 22’ ceilings, 2-story windows, exposed brick walls, orig cast iro...
3 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 2563 SqFt
$794,000
F.C. Tucker Company
326 West North Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 326 West North Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Watermark  
Located in the exclusive Watermark community on the Canal, is a completely updated beautiful home with over 300K in improvements; including a new lower level with wine room, sauna. Enjoy the beautiful courtyard and custom kitchen with Wolf,Sub-zero, Daco...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 3198 SqFt
$769,000
Paradigm Realty Solutions
141 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 141 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Six Over Meridian  
SELLERS ARE MOTIVATED AND READY TO SELL THIS DOWNTOWN GEM! Best location in Downtown Indy! Luxury finishes abound in this top floor premiere condo. Exposed brick, 14' ceilings, expansive windows w/ remote trmts, gourmet kit & spa BAs, 2 secured bldg parki...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2428 SqFt
$679,000
CENTURY 21 Scheetz
429 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 429 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: 429 On The Park Condominiums  
Exclusive style, class, and location; Welcome to 429 Penn! This elegant 7th floor home features a beautiful open floor plan w/ raised ceilings, panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, wide plank hrdwd floors throughout, built-in shelves/bookcase, sleek gas f...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1628 SqFt
$674,900
Kucic Associates Realty, LLC
141 South Meridian S Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 141 South Meridian S Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Six Over Meridian  
Location, views, style! This turn key condo has everything you have been looking for including THREE garage parking spaces with a storage area! It is the only condo in the building with 3 spaces & one of the few downtown with 3 garage spaces! All furnishi...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2107 SqFt
$669,900
F.C. Tucker Company
1 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 1 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Allen Plaza  
Wow!! Enter through your private key card only elevator to this 7th floor executive condo overlooking downtown Indy with luxury finishes throughout. Open floor plan, granite countertops, Bosch kitchen appliances, wood flooring throughout, floor to ceiling...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1661 SqFt
$499,900
F.C. Tucker Company
350 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 350 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Athletic Club Iac Lofts  
Urban living at its finest! One of the premier and most desirable units in the Indianapolis Athletic Club! This architecturally designed unit is one of the building's only units that features the beautiful, two-story, arched-top, former ballroom windows, ...
1 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1510 SqFt
$450,000
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
207 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 207 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Meridian Lofts  
Enjoy downtown living - a spectacular corner loft with top floor view. Windows on Meridian and Georgia streets, interior exposed 100-year-old brick walls, dramatic over sized windows, bamboo hardwood floors, 13 1/2 foot ceilings, Country French custom cab...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1834 SqFt
$450,000
CENTURY 21 Rasmussen Company
141 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 141 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Six Over Meridian  
This condo's got Noticeability! Located in the Southwest corner of the building gives this unit the best and brightest views of Meridian & Georgia Streets. Fantastic Open floor plan with soaring 11' ceilings, your guest will be impressed from the moment t...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 2055 SqFt
$415,000
F.C. Tucker Company
617 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 617 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: NA  
The photos shown are renderings or may be similar floor plans or models. This home is under construction and only a few blocks from Monument Circle. Located on the Cultural Trail and a short walk to the Canal, Mass. Ave, and the best restaurants and ent...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1718 SqFt
$409,900
Onyx and East, LLC
350 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 350 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Athletic Club Iac Lofts  
Sophistication, style, security and serenity all wrapped into one neat package. This 7th floor Athletic Club Condo offers some of the city's best views of the War Memorial, Monument Circle, and the Depew Memorial Fountain! Terrific open concept is highlig...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1535 SqFt
$375,000
Encore Sotheby's International
355 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 355 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Hudson  
Spacious and bright downtown condo! This well appointed, 2 bed, 2 1/2 bath condo on the 1st floor features a split floor plan with master suite on one side and guest suite on the other side. Freshly painted, immaculate and ready to move into the condo h...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1753 SqFt
$375,000
Snyder Strategy Realty, Inc
110 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 110 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: 110 E Washington  
LOCATION,LOCATION,LOCATION!!!Flexible Open Floor Plan w/Views of the City.Updated w/Hardwoods#Washer & Dryer#Granite & Stainless Kitchen#Updated Baths~. Each Bedroom has it's own Full Bath perfect for a Roommate Situation! Huge Custom Walk-In Closets# Enj...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1563 SqFt
$350,000
F.C. Tucker Company
225 North New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 225 North New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Lockerbie Terrace  
2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo on the edge of Historical Lockerbie Square. This light, bright and open condo offers all of the benefits of downtown living. Former print shop converted to condos in 2003, unit #38 has concrete floors above and below and does ...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1558 SqFt
$349,900
RE/MAX Advanced Realty
110 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 110 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: 110 E Washington  
Perfect downtown vibe with Exposed Brick~Flexible Open Floor Plan~Views of the City~Updated w/Hardwoods~New Carpet~Fresh Paint~New Washer & Dryer~Granite & Stainless Kitchen~ Updated Baths~. Each Bedroom has it's own Full Bath perfect for a Roommate Situ...
2 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 1563 SqFt
$342,000
F.C. Tucker Company
450 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Avenue Condominuims Hpr  
Incredible location on Mass Avenue with restaurants, nightlife, theaters, shopping, you name it, this condo sits in the best location of Indy! Unit has outdoor patio. A two-story condo offering 2 Master Suites! Modern kitchen with stainless appliances, br...
2 Beds, 3 Bath Areas, 1905 SqFt
$325,000
Homes & Homesites
355 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 355 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Hudson  
Charming one bedroom, one and 1/2 bath downtown condo in the perfect location! This unit is tastefully decorated with a cottage flair featuring wainscoting and bead board walls in the living room. The kitchen has ample cabinetry, stainless steel applian...
1 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 882 SqFt
$218,000
Snyder Strategy Realty, Inc
350 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 350 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Add to Favorites
Subdivision: Athletic Club Iac Lofts  
Enjoy downtown living at the historic Indianapolis Athletic Club, footsteps away from Monument Circle and Mass Ave! This 1 BR, 1.5 Bath Condo is move-in ready with an incredible kitchen including a large breakfast bar, granite counter tops, and stainless ...
1 Beds, 2 Bath Areas, 869 SqFt
$210,900
Matlock Realty Group

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