The area known as the Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood is just north of downtown, with Meridian Street at the west end and 38th Street to the north. Many of the older homes are Arts and Crafts and other architectural styles that were popular in the early part of the 1900s through the 1930s.
The Fall Creek neighborhood was at the forefront of downtown neighborhood revitalization in Indianapolis. In the early 2000s, new construction began along Delaware Street around 25th street, both residential and commercial. Anchoring that corner, you’ll find Goose the Market, a gourmet’s delight featuring a full service butcher shop, specialty foods, wines, and award-winning sandwiches to go (don’t forget the gelato!).
City Yoga on Central Avenue is one of the most popular yoga studios in the city, with classes for novices and long time-practitioners alike. Another great way to get moving in this neighborhood is along the Fall Creek bike and walking trail.
Mapleton-Fall Creek residents are eligible for free neighborhood membership at the world-renowned Indianapolis Children’s Museum located just to the northwest. And on northeast side of the neighborhood is the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the site of concerts, sporting events, and much more.
The neighborhood’s Shortridge High School is the oldest free, public high school in the state, and was the alma mater of author Kurt Vonnegut. It is now an international baccalaureate world school, offering quality education to young people seeking to improve the world through intercultural understanding.
Once an area of disrepair, this neighborhood has re-invented itself as a desirable place to bond with neighbors and raise a family. Find out more about this growing neighborhood at The Mapleton-Fall Creek Neighborhood Association.