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Holy Cross, Indiana is a great place to keep close to the Downtown atmosphere without giving up the small community charm. The neighborhood is bordered by Cottage Home, Irish Hill, Lockerbie Square and Cole Noble Commercial Arts District, and is only a short 1.5 mile commute to the center of Downtown, either walking or biking.

Latest Holy Cross, Indianapolis Homes for Sale

219 S Dickson Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

219 S Dickson Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Exquisite, custom built, 4 bdrm/4 bath Contemporary Dream Home with sweeping city views in Holy Cross/Highland Park area. Spectacular 3rd floor private owners retre...

4 Beds 4 Bath Areas 3737 SqFt

$720,000

The Indy Realty Shop
132 N Arsenal Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46201

132 N Arsenal Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Welcome to Holy Cross! This elegant to-the-studs renovation has left no stone unturned in Indy's hottest downtown neighborhood! The masterfully crafted floorplan boa...

5 Beds 4 Bath Areas 3213 SqFt

$535,000

La Terre Boutique
223 N Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

223 N Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Enjoy the benefits of a gorgeous to-the-studs renovations plus added addition in Holy Cross. Inviting cvd front porch gives you space to enjoy the charm of the neigh...

4 Beds 4 Bath Areas 2600 SqFt

$499,900

Carpenter, REALTORS®
121 W Herman Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

121 W Herman Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Wow, just wow! The sellers have knocked this one out of the park w/the renovation of this Victorian Cottage in the uber-hip & trendy Holy Cross neighborhood. Tucked...

3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 3405 SqFt

$475,000

Plat Collective
252 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

252 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Gorgeous rehab done to make this 4 bedroom 3.5 bath with office, formal dinning room, loft all yours. Available to choose between 2 master bedrooms with one on the m...

4 Beds 4 Bath Areas 3249 SqFt

$430,000

RE/MAX Ability Plus
327 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

327 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Beautifully updated home in popular Holy Cross area with several new builds and renovated homes. Large corner lot with hard to find 2 1/2+ car garage. Original char...

3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1907 SqFt

$399,900

Wildeflower Realty LLC
212 N Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

212 N Summit Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Remarkably preserved and restored Victorian beauty in sought-after Holy Cross. Period friendly finishes throughout. Ornate woodwork, stained glass, wrap around front...

4 Beds 2 Bath Areas 3184 SqFt

$389,900

Plat Collective
1307 N Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1307 N Marlowe Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Historic older home in downtown Indy's Holy Cross neighborhood near Highland Park. This one of a kind home has vintage oak woodwork on door and transom windows, deco...

3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2142 SqFt

$379,000

RE/MAX Ability Plus
434~2D6 N State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

434~2D6 N State Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Two renovated two bedroom/two bathroom townhomes in the hot Holy Cross Neighborhood. Both units have tenants in place at $1300/month through June/July 2021. Neighbor...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$350,000

CENTURY 21 Scheetz
1516 E Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

1516 E Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Welcome to Holy Cross! Make this fabulously renovated two bedroom bungalow with an amazing living space your home today! This full renovation completed in 2019 feat...

2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 2112 SqFt

$239,000

CityPlace Realty
1617 E Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

1617 E Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Historic Holy Cross! This charming, updated, and very well maintained 2-story home sits just minutes from everything downtown Indy has to offer. Three large bedrooms...

3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2632 SqFt

$219,900

United Real Estate Indpls
1219 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1219 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Sub-dividable, build-able lot in Holy Cross.

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$149,950

Continental Real Estate Group,
115 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

115 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

An incredible opportunity to build your dream home on this 37'x140' vacant lot in the fabulous Holy Cross neighborhood blocks from enchanting Highland Park. Walkable...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$110,000

eXp Realty, LLC
103 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

103 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

An incredible opportunity to build your dream home on this 37'x140' vacant lot in the fabulous Holy Cross neighborhood blocks from enchanting Highland Park. Walkable...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$110,000

eXp Realty, LLC
111 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

111 N Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46201

An incredible opportunity to build your dream home on this 37'x140' vacant lot in the fabulous Holy Cross neighborhood blocks from enchanting Highland Park. Walkable...

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$110,000

eXp Realty, LLC
1213 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

1213 E Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Residential lot for sale in Holy Cross neighborhood. 50 ft of frontage, across from Washington Irving Elementary school.

0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt

$74,950

Continental Real Estate Group,

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The neighborhood lies just east of I70. Its name comes from Holy Cross Catholic Church and School. The neighborhood was previously known as the Holy Cross Westminster Neighborhood, Westminster coming from the Presbyterian Church located on State Street.

Holy Cross was one of the earliest areas of Indianapolis to be settled around 1820. That's when George Pogue built a cabin on the banks of Pogue's Run Creek where it meets what today is Michigan Street. In 1932, the land was deeded to Noah Noble, Governor of Indiana at the time. Noble built a home on Market Street he called "Liberty Hall." When Noble died, he left 80 acres to his daughter Catherine and her husband. The couple then built a home they called "Highland Home."

Four generations later, the family sold the estate to the City of Indianapolis with the stipulation that the home be torn down, and the land become a public park. Highland Park, as its kown today, is the second highest point in Indianapolis, with a great view of the downtown skyline. The park is a favorite destination for Fourth of July picnickers and those wanting to watch the city's annual fireworks display.

In 1895 the Catholic Diocese of Indianapolis founded the Parish of Holy Cross to better minister to the growing number of Irish, Italian, and German Catholic immigrants. Church leaders laid the cornerstone of their new sanctuary in April 1896. As the congregation grew, the priest, anticipating the need for a larger cathedral, began a building fund, and in 1912 the parish purchased a lot on the corner of Oriental and Ohio streets, where the neighborhood's namesake still stands today.

By 1955, the neighborhood had begun to decline, reaching a low point in 1975-'76. Longtime residents moved out, but others refused to abandoned the historic neighborhood. With the help of the Near Eastside Community Organization (NESCO), homes were rehabilitated. Builders bought up vacant lots and built new cottages. Young couples and empty-nesters wanting to be near downtown moved in.

By the time the "Back to the City" movement caught fire in in the 1990s, Holy Cross was perfectly positioned for a renaissance. Today, Holy Cross is a neighborhood that has come back from the dead — better than ever.

As the Holy Cross renaissance gathers momentum, the "Near East Area Renewal" corporation, whose area includes Holy Cross, no longer targets the area for subsidized housing projects. "Holy Cross is a neighborhood that we pay attention to," says NEAR Executive Director John Franklin Hay, "but it's not one where we're looking to do any new development, because the market has taken over."

A couple times each year the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association plans elaborate parties and barbecues with live music. It's quite common to see groups of neighbors getting together in each other's backyards to share burgers and pitch horseshoes.

Holy Cross, Indiana is a diverse, but close-knit, community of homeowners whose strengths include individual responsibility and community activism. Long-time neighbors provide a strong foundation for this community that encourages new people and families to move into the neighborhood. You can choose to rehab an older home or build a new one on a reclaimed lot.

Many Holy-Cross newcomers are transplants from the suburbs who want to live downtown without giving up the community & camaraderie of the 'burbs. They feel right at home in Holy Cross. With modest home prices, fabulous views of downtown, and friendly people, the neighborhood is a great place to call home.

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