Irvington was and independent town located on the outskirts of Indianapolis when it was founded in the 1870s. It has since developed into an affordable neighborhood with its own unique charm that has been incorporated into Indianapolis.
A great place to find out about the area is at the Irvington Historical Society, housed in the beautiful Bona Thompson Memorial Center. The building was built in 1903, and was once the library and meeting place for Butler University before the college relocated to the north. The historical society has a museum and art exhibits, and special events to introduce you to the rich history of neighborhood.
If shopping is on your mind, stop by local favorites James Dant for stylish men’s wear, vintage goodies at the Antique Mall of Irvington, Indy Cycle Specialists for all your bicycle needs, or learn a new instrument from Guitartown. Bookmamas is an independently owned place where you can find new and used books and records for all ages and tastes.
When you need to refuel, area residents choose family-favorite Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza, espresso at 10 Johnson Avenue or Coal Yard Coffee, and dessert at Wyliepalooza Ice Cream Emporium. The Legend Classic Irvington Café is a charming family-owned restaurant featuring comfort food made from scratch, and outdoor seating. Or go for old-school eats at the Steer-In, a diner that has served up classic American fare since 1960.
You can recharge your body and soul at the Irvington Wellness Center, offering yoga and pilates classes and massage, or just sink into a zero-gravity chair in their restorative Himalayan Salt Room and zone out. Another unique space is Playground Productions Studio, providing space for live performances, audio recording, and music lessons.
If it sounds like Irvington might be the place for your next home, visit discoverirvington.com to learn more.