If you’re in the market for a vintage home in a quiet area that’s not too far away from downtown, Herron-Morton Place may be your cup of tea. The neighborhood offers peaceful streets that seem miles away from the bustle of the commercial district, yet in a convenient near-north location. The area began as one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Indianapolis, and was home to the original State Fairgrounds. You can find both individual family homes built around the early 1900s, some apartments and condos, as well as newer construction.

One of the annual highlights in the Herron-Morton neighborhood is the Talbot Street Art Fair, a two-day juried event in the month of June that spotlights the talents of local and national artists and craftspeople. Unlike some of the other art shows in town, the Talbot Street Fair is free of charge, and is family-friendly. Recently, the Herron-Morton Neighborhood Association has operated a beer garden during the art fair featuring local brews.

If food is your thing, you’ll want to check out the sandwiches, pastries, and coffee at Foundry Provisions on 16th Street. There’s outdoor seating where your four-legged friends are welcome, or you can enjoy the local artwork on the walls inside. And Herron-Morton Place Oktoberfest is a fun fall event with food trucks, live music, and of course, local beer. The proceeds of that event benefit the neighborhood park.

If there are school-aged children in your household, local Herron High School is a public charter and college preparatory school provides classic and Liberal Arts education focusing on grammar, logic, and rhetoric. It is ranked as a 4 Star School with an “A” rating by the Indiana Department of Education, and regularly places in lists of the top 5% of schools in the nation.

Just across 16th street are the charms and attractions in the adjoining Old Northside neighborhood, and there are other delights to discover in nearby neighborhoods as well. Learn about this charming and historic neighborhood by visiting the Herron-Morton Neighborhood Association page.