Whether your taste runs toward historic 19th century homes of a modest size, or the convenience of a high rise condo, you must consider the Fletcher Place neighborhood for your Indianapolis home. Located just south of downtown, you’ll find back streets filled with lovingly restored bungalows that are but a short walk away from some of Indy’s most celebrated restaurants and newest housing complexes.
The area is named for Calvin Fletcher, Sr., whose century farm made up most of the area before it was sold into individual plots in the mid-1850s. The Fletcher Place area has always been a haven for immigrants, and is primarily made up of charming Italianate and Queen Anne bungalows and cottages. Forward-thinking residents began historic preservation of this unique area in earnest in the early 1980s, and in 1982, Fletcher Place Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
In the past 10 years, the area has become home to some of the city’s most popular eateries and distilleries – Bluebeard, Milktooth, and Amelia’s are just a few restaurants that have created not only local buzz, but national recognition as well. A number of large apartments and condos have sprung up along the main streets, creating a neighborhood with a vibrant mix of families and young professionals alike.
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail passes through Fletcher Place, offering 8 miles of bike trails and pedestrian paths that make it easier, safer, and more pleasant to move through and explore different cultural centers in the city. The neighboring area of Fountain Square boasts nightlife, culture, businesses, and notable restaurants, making this one of the few areas in Indianapolis where owning a car might not be necessary.
You can meet your neighbors at one of the many events hosted by the Fletcher Place Neighborhood Association. Please visit fletcherplace.org to learn more about this up-and-coming neighborhood.