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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4411 N Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$899,900 Beds: 6Baths: 4Sq. Ft: 5906Lot Sz.: 0.68 Acres
4411 N Illinois Street IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21300617
Residential On Site: 26 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
$619,900 Beds: 4Baths: 4Sq. Ft: 4827Lot Sz.: 0.25 Acres
121 W 44Th Street IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21301868
Residential On Site: 29 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
4510 N Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$599,000 Beds: 4Baths: 6Sq. Ft: 5790Lot Sz.: 1.22 Acres
4510 N Meridian Street IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21274184
Residential On Site: 64 Days
Prestigious N. Meridian St. home avail for the 1st time in a generation. This Renaissance Revival was built in 1931. It has a commanding presence w/ its 1.2 acres along this picturesque stretch of...
Litz Group, Inc
5207 N Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$450,000 Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 3132Lot Sz.: 0.16 Acres
5207 N Illinois Street IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21305698
Residential On Site: 9 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 IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21306193
Residential On Site: 7 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.
215 W 44Th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$424,900 Beds: 4Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 3200Lot Sz.: 0.12 Acres
215 W 44Th Street IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21255681
Residential On Site: 145 Days
Completely renovated, charming Butler Tarkington 4BR 3BA with the historic charm of gleaming hardwoods, arched doorways & glass door knobs. Spacious LR w/leaded glass fr doors to the lg FR w/built-in...
F.C. Tucker Company
5331 N Kenwood Indianapolis, IN 46208
$424,900 Beds: 4Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 3153Lot Sz.: 0.15 Acres
5331 N Kenwood IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21300836
Residential On Site: 33 Days
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F.C. Tucker Company
308 W 46Th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$399,900 Beds: 5Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 3585Lot Sz.: 0.15 Acres
308 W 46Th Street IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21283859
Residential On Site: 116 Days
Stunning 5BR updated home w/open GOURMET KIT w/granite,SS appl,BRFST bar,Forml DR.Kit bay window overlooks Priv Fncd Back Yd w/stamped conc. patio&wood deck.Forml LRw/WB FP & built-ins.2 BR's on main....
Century 21 Scheetz
4125 N Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$399,900 Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 2952Lot Sz.: 0.28 Acres
4125 N Illinois Street IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21300356
Residential On Site: 37 Days
Tasteful renovations pair perfectly with the original character of this 3bd 2.5 bath English Tudor! Welcomed by Mahogany Entry door onto original hrdwds, unique 24 pane windows, archways, sunken...
Re/Max Ability Plus
5515 N Capitol Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46208
$399,000 Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 4078Lot Sz.: 0.35 Acres
5515 N Capitol Avenue IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21289327
Residential On Site: 90 Days
One of a kind 3 bd in great Meridian Kessler/Butler area. Comp updated kitchen w/gran counters, custom cabs, tile floors, backsplash, ss apps & brkf room w/ built-in corner cabs. Main level master...
Viewpoint Realty Group, Llc
4000 N Meridian St Indianapolis, IN 46208
$375,000 Beds: 2Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 2450
4000 N Meridian St IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21292083
Condominium On Site: 78 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
332 W 44Th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
$350,000 Beds: 4Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 4101Lot Sz.: 0.14 Acres
332 W 44Th Street IndianapolisIN  46208
MLS: 21286678
Residential On Site: 103 Days
This Butler-Tarkington Tudor is truly exceptional! From the lovely exterior detail and boxwood gardens to the well-appointed and updated interiors you will not be disappointed. The large living room...
Everhart Studio, Ltd.
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