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Homes in Broad Ripple are mostly small bungalows and a few tudor style, situated on tree-lined streets on Indianapolis' north side. As the area has grown in popularity, new condo developments have emerged in Broad Ripple Village.
Broad Ripple is a popular destination for both home buyers and visitors alike. The streets of Broad Ripple Village are active most anytime of day. Known for it's eclectic selection of shops, art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and nightlife, this is a section of the city that rarely seems to sleep.
Broad Ripple Village is bounded by the White River to the north, 62nd Street to the south, Compton to the east and College to the west.The neighborhood and homes in Broad Ripple extend south of the village to 52nd Street. Named by travelers looking for a shallow place to cross the White River in the 1800s, the village’s history is as unique as its culture. Broad Ripple was established in 1837, and annexed to the city of Indianapolis in 1922. The area, once a weekend retreat due to its proximity to the Central Canal and White River, still serves as a respite from the mundane and ordinary today. Broad Ripple Village was named by travelers looking for a shallow place to cross the White River in the 1800s, the village’s history is as unique as its culture.
The first residential subdivision was platted in 1886, and the area was fully developed by the 1940s. One of six established cultural districts, Broad Ripple is located six miles north of downtown Indianapolis, near Butler University and IUPUI. The village offers an eclectic mix of urban space, historic architecture and greenways, including the Monon Trail and Central Canal Towpath. Broad Ripple Park features swimming, multiple activities and a dog park.
The neighborhood pride is palpable. From the beautifully maintained green spaces to the vast array of locally-owned restaurants, shops and galleries, as well as a vibrant arts and music scene, Broad Ripple is a vital, active community with a strong sense of self.
Residents love the area. Situated along side the Monon Trail and greenways, it's a place where friends gather and local businesses thrive. A cozy neighborhood where you can walk to the local coffee shop - ride your bike to work and not be too far from home. Find your next home in Broad Ripple and settle into a community that's fun, fabulous and always welcoming.