Butler Tarkington Homes for Sale Indianapolis

Homes in Butler Tarkington feature wonderful mansions on Meridian Street and beautiful Tudors, alongside Classic Colonials and Bungalows. Butler-Tarkington, in the near northwest quadrant of Indianapolis, is bounded by the Central Canal and Michigan Road, the west side of Meridian Street, 38th Street and Westfield Boulevard.  Read More...

Quality home construction, access to amenities and strong community values anchored by Butler University has created a stable neighborhood that has weathered the test of time. Today, Butler-Tarkington maintains an active neighborhood association and is still among the most highly-sought areas of the city.

The History of Butler Tarkington

The neighborhood is named after Butler University and former resident Booth Tarkington. The novelist and dramatist was a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He is one of three to win this award more than once, a distinction held also by William Faulkner and John Updike. Mr. Tarkington lived at 4270 North Meridian from 1923 until his death in 1946.

In 1885, the Indianapolis Water Company, owners of the Central Canal, offered boat rides to Crown Hill Cemetery from the bridge at Indiana Avenue. The canal, once considered an eyesore, regained popularity when the Indianapolis Street Railway Company developed Fairview Park in 1890 along the canal to the north of the cemetery. Outdoor amusements, picnic areas, a refreshment stand and restaurant were highlights of the park.

The newly popularized canal, Fairview Park, increased trolley routes and the accessibility of personal automobiles helped to stimulate the development of the residential area now known as Butler-Tarkington. The area was an attractive option for wealthy families looking to escape the industrialized downtown area.

By the late 19th century, mansions lined Meridian Street, with unique European architectural styles defining each home. Size and quality of construction were key components, with more brick and stone typical of more affluent ownership. Smaller frame-constructed homes of wood and masonry also were popular among the working class population, in areas like Columbia Park.

In 1922, Butler University purchased Fairview Park, and relocated to the 300-acre property in 1928. By 1930, the section of North Meridian between 40th Street and Westfield Boulevard had become the most exclusive residential area in the entire city. By 1940, the area’s population grew to approximately 12,000 and Butler-Tarkington was firmly established as a desirable neighborhood.  Show Less...

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5008 N Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$1,199,900 Beds: 5Baths: 6Sq. Ft: 5955Lot Sz.: 1.34 Acres
5008 N Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 MLS: 21317795
Residential On Site: 1 Days
Wonderfully Renovated & Remodeled 5BR/4.5BA Meridian Street home featuring gracious marble entry & foyer w/sweeping staircase, hrdwd flrs, leaded glass wndws, frml LR w/elegant stone frplc, frml DR...
F.C. Tucker Company
4401 N Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$899,000 Beds: 4Baths: 4Sq. Ft: 5907Lot Sz.: 0.68 Acres
4401 N Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 MLS: 21312674
Residential On Site: 32 Days
Located in the historic Butler-Tarkington neighborhood, this stunning Arts & Crafts home is the boyhood residence of legendary author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. This completely restored home is nestled on...
F.C. Tucker Company
5260 N Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$890,000 Beds: 7Baths: 8Sq. Ft: 5824Lot Sz.: 0.85 Acres
5260 N Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 MLS: 21314283
Residential On Site: 22 Days
Meridian Street home! Large lot,just over .8 of an acre. Home is part of the National Register of Historic Places. Spacious 5-7 bedroom hm, hardwds under most of the carpet, huge conservatory/sunrm...
F.C. Tucker Company
4411 N Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$849,900 Beds: 6Baths: 4Sq. Ft: 5906Lot Sz.: 0.68 Acres
4411 N Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 MLS: 21300617
Residential On Site: 86 Days
Butler Tarkington stunner features orgnl hrdwds/tile & incredible views from several large picture windows. Big imprvmnts include master bath/suite, jack&jill bathroom, & new paint in lwrlvl/basement....
F.C. Tucker Company
121 W 44Th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$569,000 Beds: 4Baths: 4Sq. Ft: 4827Lot Sz.: 0.25 Acres
121 W 44Th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 MLS: 21301868
Residential On Site: 89 Days
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! of Indy's top builders & designers has done it again. You'll be wowed & amazed around every corner. 3 floors and a finished basement. All brand new 4 bed 3 1/2 bath 4827 sq ft...
F.C. Tucker Company
5207 N Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$450,000 Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 3132Lot Sz.: 0.16 Acres
5207 N Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 MLS: 21305698
Residential On Site: 69 Days
Tudor Revival on tree lined Illinois in the heart of the neighborhood. This lovingly remodeled home features 3 large bedrooms including a master suite w/ lux bath & walk-in closet. The main floor...
Litz Group, Inc
102 W 44Th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$449,000 Beds: 5Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 3004Lot Sz.: 0.25 Acres
102 W 44Th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 MLS: 21306193
Residential On Site: 67 Days
Completely renovated and move-in ready. All floors have been replaced with solid 3/4" oak or porcelain (not ceramic) tile. All bathrooms have been totally redone with all new fixtures (tub/showers,...
Liberty Real Estate, Llc.
4000 N Meridian St Indianapolis, IN 46208
$375,000 Beds: 2Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 2450
4000 N Meridian St Indianapolis, IN 46208 MLS: 21292083
Condominium On Site: 138 Days
No expense spared in this luxury 2/3 bedroom condo. Upscale appliances and fixtures throughout. Spectacular 180 degree view from the 11th floor! Full amenity building with 24hr doorman/security...
Century 21 Scheetz
440 W 44Th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$350,000 Beds: 4Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 3452Lot Sz.: 0.19 Acres
440 W 44Th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 MLS: 21317542
Residential On Site: 4 Days
Wonderful UPDATED Family home in Butler Tarkington.4BR(1 on main level)&Den/Office.Completely new Gourmet KIT w/new cabs/granite/stnls appl&mudroom area.Formal DR & LR w/wood-burning FP& French doors...
Century 21 Scheetz
105 W Berkley Road Indianapolis, IN 46208
$349,900 Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 2916Lot Sz.: 0.31 Acres
105 W Berkley Road Indianapolis, IN 46208 MLS: 21309625
Residential On Site: 49 Days
Pride of ownership shows in this beautiful, totally updated brick two story on one of the best blocks in popular Butler Tarkington!Stunning new kitchen will knock your socks off: gorgeous granite,...
Sycamore Group
5339 N Capitol Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46208
$349,000 Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 2904Lot Sz.: 0.15 Acres
5339 N Capitol Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46208 MLS: 21266255
Residential On Site: 313 Days
Beautifully renovated by Marimar Design in highly sought after area. All new or refinished flooring through out, freshly painted, kitchen completely re envisioned w/new cabinetry, stainless appls,...
F.C. Tucker Company
5131 Boulevard Place Indianapolis, IN 46208
$349,000 Beds: 4Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 2786Lot Sz.: 0.18 Acres
5131 Boulevard Place Indianapolis, IN 46208 MLS: 21315742
Residential On Site: 14 Days
Completely renovated from top to bottom in Butler Tarkington! This 4 bdrm house is better than new! Updated kitchen with SS appliances! New hardwood floors, tile & carpet throughout! Finished...
Century 21 Scheetz
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