Irvington Homes for Sale: Historic Indianapolis Homes

Nestled in the western edge of Warren Township in Marion County, just a few miles from downtown Indianapolis, is the extraordinary community of Historic Irvington, where everyone is welcome and the neighbors seem to say, “Come visit when you’d like, and stay if you can.”

Homes in Irvington are very affordable, with a 2 bedroom, 1 bath townhouse coop for as low as $59,000 to a beautifully restored Arts and Craft for $250,000.  Read More...

The History of Historic Irvington

Irvington Historic District, founded in 1870 by Jacob Julian and Sylvester Johnson, is named after the 19th-century writer Washington Irving. Originally, 300 acres of the complete 545-acre district were developed into residential plots four miles east of Indianapolis. From 1837 until 1928, Irvington was the home of Butler University (originally Western Christian University). During those years, Irvington was transformed into a bustling college community with a growing campus. The campus stretched into the southwest corner of Irvington between the Pennsylvania and B&O Railroad tracks.

All of the Butler buildings have since been demolished except the beautiful Bona Thompson Memorial Library (1903). The Bona Thompson Memorial Center is now home to the Irvington Historical Society, which has a public art gallery and houses many local historical pieces and documents. Juried art shows, event, meetings, weddings and receptions are also held at this striking landmark.

Home Styles in Irvington

In 1902, Irvington was annexed by the city of Indianapolis. Throughout the early 1900s, a trolley system ran directly from downtown Indianapolis to Irvington along the present-day Washington Street (U.S. 40). The streets of Irvington are now lined with homes and cottages of every major American architectural style from 1870–1950, including Italianate, French, Second Empire, Victorian Gothic, Queen Anne, Arts and Crafts, Colonial Revival and Tudor Revival.

One of the most-noted homes in the district is the Benton House (1873), home of Allen R. Benton, twice president of Butler University in Irvington. A second is the Graham-Stephenson Mansion (1889), home of William H. H. Graham, who was part of the Benjamin Harrison administration. It also served as the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority house for Butler University in 1923. Over three-fourths of Irvington homes were built before 1960, making this area a treasure-trove of structures bursting with history and character.

Present Day Irvington

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, present-day Irvington has a quiet neighborhood feeling, with the benefits of local businesses and retail. Two rare gems in this area include the Irving Theatre (1913), which hosts musical talent of all types and The Studio School & Gallery, which hosts public art classes. Quaint shops and eateries mixed with historic structures and new facilities, such as the public library, make this a fun and exciting area for all ages and interests. One can even join with neighbors in the Irvington Garden Club to help keep the area looking spectacular.  

A good selection of public and private schools are located in the Irvington District, along with lush green parks to run in after the school bell rings. Ellenberger Park is used for various special events, including an annual art fair hosted by the Irvington Guild of Artists.

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5505 E Pleasant Run Pkwy South Drive Indianapolis, IN 46219
$279,900 Beds: 4Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 4977Lot Sz.: 0.55 Acres
5505 E Pleasant Run Pkwy South Drive Indianapolis, IN 46219 MLS: 21305124
Residential On Site: 124 Days
This craftsman dream home has never been offered to the public before! It has all the 1920's charm of original tiling, hrdwd, windows, and cabinetry, but it also boasts modern amenities such as SS...
F.C. Tucker Company
5331 E Lowell Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219
$215,000 Beds: 4Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 3450Lot Sz.: 0.13 Acres
5331 E Lowell Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219 MLS: 21303653
Residential On Site: 132 Days
This spacious 4BR/2.5Ba Irvington home is waiting for you! Features include a large, updated kitchen with tons of counter space and cabinets, cozy breakfast room, formal dining room, large formal...
Century 21 Scheetz
5657 Julian Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219
$199,900 Beds: 4Baths: 5Sq. Ft: 4084Lot Sz.: 0.35 Acres
5657 Julian Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219 MLS: 21297994
Residential On Site: 162 Days
Classic historic Irvington beauty features the bonus of a single family home with attached sep. addressed apartment. Fresh paint, new a/c units , all roofs within last 5 yrs., beautiful hardwoods...
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76 N Whittier Place Indianapolis, IN 46219
$195,900 Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq. Ft: 2705Lot Sz.: 0.15 Acres
76 N Whittier Place Indianapolis, IN 46219 MLS: 21299187
Residential On Site: 156 Days
Get ready to call this unique Dutch Colonial style house in the heart of Irvington home! This 3BR/2.5Ba home, sits on a quaint brick paved street and features beautiful hardwood floors, a large...
Century 21 Scheetz
5932 Oak Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219
$184,500 Beds: 3Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 2193Lot Sz.: 0.36 Acres
5932 Oak Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219 MLS: 21321049
Residential On Site: 35 Days
This gorgeous home in the heart of Historic Irv has all the charm of a vintage home with all the updates for modern comfort, like a roomy functional kitchen with an island/breakfast bar, main level...
United Real Estate Indpls
115 S Hawthorne Lane Indianapolis, IN 46219
$179,000 Beds: 5Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 2929Lot Sz.: 0.12 Acres
115 S Hawthorne Lane Indianapolis, IN 46219 MLS: 21322479
Residential On Site: 25 Days
Well, hello gorgeous! Five bedroom Irvington darling is as stunning in person as it is in these pics. A home that blends vintage details with modern amenities Two great master bedrooms! Two full...
United Real Estate Indpls
5309 E Pleasant Run Pkwy S Drive Indianapolis, IN 46219
$169,900 Beds: 3Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 3840Lot Sz.: 0.17 Acres
5309 E Pleasant Run Pkwy S Drive Indianapolis, IN 46219 MLS: 21286744
Residential On Site: 215 Days
Awesome Irvington location right across the street from Ellenberger Park. Sprawling brick ranch with 3 huge bedrooms and extra-large closets on main level. Basement offers kitchen area, 2 bedrooms...
Carpenter, Realtors
66 N Ritter Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219
$169,000 Beds: 4Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 2950Lot Sz.: 0.15 Acres
66 N Ritter Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219 MLS: 21322196
Residential On Site: 27 Days
Celebrate Thanksgiving in this big, beautiful family home in the heart of Historic Irvington! Four bedrooms upstairs PLUS a big, finishable attic and bonus room off the kitchen. Boasts a three-car...
United Real Estate Indpls
320 N Arlington Indianapolis, IN 46219
$164,900 Beds: 4Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 3064Lot Sz.: 0.13 Acres
320 N Arlington Indianapolis, IN 46219 MLS: 21277045
Residential On Site: 266 Days
This marvelous brick Tudor home in Irvington needs a new owner. This home is packed with character and unique details. Features include hardwood floors, charming archways, bay window in dining rm,...
Re/Max Advanced Realty
56 N Whittier Place Indianapolis, IN 46219
$160,000 Beds: 3Baths: 4Sq. Ft: 3092Lot Sz.: 0.16 Acres
56 N Whittier Place Indianapolis, IN 46219 MLS: 21315698
Residential On Site: 67 Days
This unique historic property with 10 ft ceilings, 4 BAs, 3 car garage, gas frplc, walk-in closets, French Doors, 3rd level finished attic w/wet bar-that makes a perfect office, play rm, craft area,...
Berkshire Hathaway Home
5637 E Julian Indianapolis, IN 46219
$159,900 Beds: 4Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 2232Lot Sz.: 0.08 Acres
5637 E Julian Indianapolis, IN 46219 MLS: 21308894
Residential On Site: 106 Days
In the heart of Historic Irvington! Beautifully aged stone stucco four bedroom home, perfect inlaw suite on main level with separate entrance and bathroom! Hardwood floors under carpeting! Move-in...
United Real Estate Indpls
5335 E Ohmer Indianapolis, IN 46219
$159,900 Beds: 3Baths: 2Sq. Ft: 2854Lot Sz.: 0.22 Acres
5335 E Ohmer Indianapolis, IN 46219 MLS: 21310217
Residential On Site: 98 Days
Rare opportunity, 1920s Craftsman Bungalow in Historic Irvington. Featuring beautiful hardwoods & built-ins, French doors, Classic wood trim, Solid wood doors. 2 levels & large basement, 3 BR + 2...
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