Butler-Tarkington is a neighborhood on the northwest side of Indianapolis, just a few short miles from downtown. The unique character of the community is just one of the many qualities that makes this area attractive to and highly sought after by home buyers.
The neighborhood gets its name from Butler University, located within its boundaries and Booth Tarkington, a Pulitzer prize-winning author from Indianapolis, who lived in the area in the early to mid 1900s. The area was originally farmland and orchards and remains primarily a residential community.
Butler-Tarkington area is well-known for its churches and educational facilities and cultural institutions. In addition to Butler University, Butler-Tarkington is also home to Christian Theological Seminary, 2 public elementary schools and a number of private schools. Crown Hill Cemetery’s “North Burial Ground” is a final resting place to many well-known figures. The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) is directly adjacent to the Butler University Campus and serves as an unparalleled source of fine art in many mediums. Residents of Butler-Tarkington also have access to the libraries of both Butler and CTS.
Several historical and prominent buildings that are a part of Butler’s campus enrich the beauty of the entire area. Jordan Hall, a Gothic-Style structure built in 1928 and Sweeney Chapel, a Williamsburg-inspired design built in 1942 are just 2 examples. Hinkle Fieldhouse, the nation’s oldest basketball arena and home to the nationally known Butler Bulldogs basketball program is a huge draw to the area.
Homes in the Butler-Tarkington area range in price from $50,000 to over $1,000,000, with the average being in the high $200’s. The architectural styles of the residential properties are striking. It is truly an option for comfortable city living!
Location: Bordered by 38th Street and Crown Hill Cemetery to the South, Central Canal and Westfield Blvd to the North, Michigan Road to the West and Meridian Street to the East