Butler-Tarkington, Indianapolis Homes for Sale
The Butler-Tarkington area encases Butler University just north of Downtown Indianapolis offering a small town college feel near the heart of a big city. The name is derived from Butler University and the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Booth Tarkington.
Latest Butler Tarkington, Indianapolis Homes for Sale
Amazing opportunity to live with the stars above the treetops! High rise living and maintenance free lifestyle at its best - Tarkington Tower offers the best there i...
4 Beds 4 Bath Areas 3479 SqFt
THE COLONIAL | This brick Butler Tarkington gem w/ attached 2-car garage and 2,600+ finished sqft is here. Walk to the Shoppes at 56th & Illinois, the Rivi and more....
3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 3042 SqFt
Welcome to the heart of Butler Tarkington, which is where you'll find this meticulously cared for 3 bedroom, 3 full bath Dutch Colonial home. Upon arrival a smile wi...
3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2403 SqFt
If you are seeking “la dolce vita” look no further. This extra special unit has been reconfigured and has gone through a comprehensive luxury renovation. No nee...
2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1640 SqFt
Charm meets modern living in this classic Butler Tarkington home. Stunning hardwoods welcome you into a flowing floorplan. Main floor offers a cozy sunporch, big l...
4 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2935 SqFt
You will fall in love with the meticulous details in this stunning Butler-Tarkington home! This spacious 3-bedroom home features a partially finished walk-out baseme...
3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2418 SqFt
Eclectic feeling Butler Tarkington home across the street from Butler University! Home oozes charm yet is very practical with large room sizes & open spaces, example...
2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1500 SqFt
So much charm in the Butler-Tarkington English Tudor style home with 2-car detached garage, private driveway & partially fenced yard. Totally remodeled kitchen with ...
4 Beds 3 Bath Areas 3882 SqFt
Check out this recently remodeled Butler-Tarkington beauty. This 3 bed, 2.5 bath home does not disappoint. The kitchen has updated countertops, cabinets & appliances...
3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2600 SqFt
Walking distance to Butler Campus! This move in ready Butler-Tarkington bungalow has great character & open floor plan boasting beautiful crown molding, blt-ins & fr...
4 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2035 SqFt
The property is a 16 floor reinforced concrete highrise condo building with an attached four floor level concrete parking garage. there are wood parquet floors throu...
3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1640 SqFt
Welcome to 4114 Capitol Avenue, an alluring completely renovated cedar shake bungalow, located in Butler-Tarkington. Step into the front entrance sun room with its s...
2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1564 SqFt
Historic Butler Tarkington neighborhood is where you find this unique ranch style home. Just steps to Butler University amentities! Formal living room w/frplc and ad...
3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2634 SqFt
Quintessential Butler-Tarkington bungalow. Original hardwood floors in Living Room carry on through dining room & two main floor bedrooms. Dark Walnut woodwork. Main...
3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2224 SqFt
2BD/1 Full Bath Butler-Tarkington Bungalow! Beautifully appointed w/original hardwood floors, arched doorways, vintage baseboards/wood moldings, woodburning frpl & r...
2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 2180 SqFt
Completely remodeled 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, solar-powered home in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. Entering the home from the full-length covered front porch, you a...
3 Beds 3 Bath Areas 2250 SqFt
LIFE ABOVE THE TREETOPS IN TARKINGTOWN TOWER // One of the farthest reaching views in Indy can be yours!! A 24 hour door staff will greet you as you make your way th...
1 Beds 1 Bath Areas 1100 SqFt
Charming home near Butler could be used as a 3 bedroom. Updated paint and flooring through out the home. Large eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook and huge panty that...
2 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2586 SqFt
Need garage space? This is it! Great property located across the street from Andrew Ramsey Park and a short drive to Butler University, Broad Ripple and more! This p...
3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 2725 SqFt
Here it is! Beautiful property in popular Butler-Tarkington corridor equipped with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and modern upgrades throughout. Updates include a brand-ne...
3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1962 SqFt
Great investment opportunity in Butler Tarkington!! Located in one of Indy’s most desirable, up & coming areas, this 3 bed/1.5 bath bungalow has great investment p...
3 Beds 2 Bath Areas 1050 SqFt
One block from Tarkington Park!!! Spacious 2 bedroom home with hardwood floors in highly sought after Butler Tarkington neighborhood. Charming built-in cabinets in ...
2 Beds 1 Bath Areas 2750 SqFt
Investor Special! This Butler Tarkington duplex has a third unit up, with separate entrance and separated electrical meter, to make this a triplex! All the electrica...
0 Beds 0 Bath Areas 0 SqFt
Quiet, quaint home across from serene Crown Hill. Brand new LVP flooring in kitchen & bathroom, original hardwood in living room and bedrooms. Fresh paint and tons...
1 Beds 1 Bath Areas 966 SqFt
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The neighborhood, originally known as "Mapleton" (due to the large number of maple trees in the area) began as a German farming settlement in the 1840s. The settlement was connected to the railway in the 1860s. In 1890, the city's electric street car system ran a line through the neighborhood. These "trolleys" provided city residents with a fast efficient means of mass transit that made possible residential development in areas farther removed from the city.
By 1898, 350 streetcars ran through the community, providing rapid access to all parts of the growing city. Mapleton was annexed by Indianapolis in 1902, and most of the rest of the neighborhood was annexed by 1906. Residential development took off in the 1910s and 1920s, and the neighborhood was completely built-out by the end of WWII.
Consisting mainly of working-class and upper-middle-class households, much more upscale homes can be found along the western edge of Meridian Street and those parts of Illinois Street north of 40th. Butler-Tarkington is known for its stunning residential architecture. The neighborhood was named after nearby Butler University, which relocated here in 1928, and famous writer, Booth Tarkington.
Crown Hill Cemetery marks the southern boundary of the neighborhood. Dedicated in 1864, the 555-acre cemetary is the third largest non-governmental cemetery in the United States, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The cemetary is built on the summit of "Strawberry Hill" (which has since been renamed "The Crown"), a high point overlooking the city. It's the final resting place for many well-known people, including President Benjamin Harrison, and Vice Presidents Charles Fairbanks, Thomas Hendricks, and Thomas Marshall. The gravesite of poet James Whitcomb Riley also overlooks the city from atop "The Crown".
Eager to boost business, the Indianapolis Street Railway Company purchased 200 acres of wooded area along the Central Canal, north of the cemetary, and developed the area into a park featuring a restaurant, bowling alley, refreshment stand, merry-go-round, and picnic area. Outdoor plays were staged on the banks of the canal, and band concerts became a Sunday tradition.
The park helped redeem the image of the canal, which until then had been considered an eyesore. In 1885 the Indianapolis Water Company (who owned the canal) began offering boat rides to the cemetery from the bridge at Indiana Avenue. Relatives and friends of the deceased, picnickers, and courting couples all took advantage of the service. Canoeing on the canal became a popular pastime.
This change in public attitudes toward the canal, combined with the attractions of Fairview Park, and the freedom afforded by the trolley, all combined to stimulate the residential development of what later became known as Butler-Tarkington.