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Neighborhood Profile Woodruff Place Near Eastside
Over the past few years, the Near Eastside of Indianapolis has begun to thrive as a residential neighborhood for families, new home buyers, and rental property investors. By fighting crime, cleaning up abandoned homes, and developing a new community just east of the heart of downtown has brought the area back to the map of desirable neighborhoods of Indianapolis.
Developed as a residential suburb of Indianapolis in the 1800s, this neighborhood continues to charm residents and home renovation enthusiasts. While the neighborhood doesn't have any major amenities inside its boundaries, it is close to the Mass Ave Cultural District and a little over a mile from the center of downtown. It's proximity to major cultural and employment opportunities make the neighborhood a popular spot for families to reside. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the neighborhood displays various types of elaborate architecture that are seen in only a few areas of Indianapolis. Inside the neighborhood, you can find Queen Anne-style homes, Georgian Revivals, English Tudors, Bungalows, American Foursquares, and Colonial Revivals.
Current residents are active participants in maintaining the history of this neighborhood as part of the Woodruff Place Historic Area Preservation Plan. The neighborhood hosts an annual flea market that serves as a fundraiser to maintain the historical elements of the community. Visit Woodruff Place during the first weekend of June for bargains, food, and entertainment...just a mile from the heart of the city.
The Near Eastside holds several smaller neighborhoods enclosed within the boundaries of Massachusetts Avenue, 21st Street, Emerson Avenue, and the Conrail tracks. If you're looking for a neighborhood that has homes at a variety of price points in up and coming neighborhoods, this is a great place to start your search. Long vacant homes are being redeveloped and neighborhoods that have previously been left and neglected are seeing new life move in.
Several small businesses have found success in the area. Places like Rabble Coffee, Tick Tock Lounge, Audrey's Place, or Tim & Julie's have their own shops that bring traffic to this growing area. The Near Eastside is also home to a few neighborhood festivals that continue to grow in popularity and size each year. Check out The Feast of Lanterns, Cottage Home Block Party, or the St. Dime Street Festival.
Over the years, the Near Eastside has gotten a bad rap, but now it's thriving in a whole new way! If you're looking for a home in an up and coming area, with a reasonable price tag, set your eyes on the Near Eastside! You might find exactly what you're looking for.
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