Living in Fountain Square

 

Beautiful Custom Home off of Spann

Fountain Square is a suburb of bustling Indianapolis, Indiana. Located just south of Downtown Indianapolis, Fountain Square is close enough to the city for work and play, and just far enough away to feel like a small town. Indianapolis is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Indiana. The city is the economic and cultural center of the Indianapolis metropolitan area, home to 2 million people. For a quaint, unique place to live, Fountain Square combines the best aspects of a suburb with the vibrancy of a large city center.

With a rich historical role in developing Indianapolis, Fountain Square offers historic homes, quaint small businesses in a walkable commercial district, and plenty of things to see and do. There is a local library branch, with the capability to order books from all over the Indianapolis area. You can take your book over to Calvin Fletcher Coffee Company for a leisurely cappuccino, and then visit one of the local art galleries. The Murphy Building is one of the most popular. For a fun afternoon indoors, try Duckpin Bowling – there are two different alleys – a miniature, delicate version of the striker game.

If you’re hungry, there is a variety of local eateries in Fountain Square. Revolución (shrimp tacos and spice rimmed margaritas–olé); Santorini– one of the best Greek Restaurants in town (at the very least, they have the best Greek potatoes); and Red Lion Grog House with the best Shepherd’s Pie in town. Once you’ve eaten, there’s a thriving nightlife too. From traditional, low-key pubs to dance halls and live concerts by local musicians, there’s plenty of things to do without leaving the town.
Fountain Square is very close to downtown Indianapolis for commuting by car, or by “IndyGo“, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation. If you prefer to walk or bike into the city, or to other neighborhoods, consider using the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Stretching 8 miles, the Cultural trail winds through neighborhoods, cultural districts, and entertainment amenities. Indianapolis has an expansive greenway system, of which the Cultural trail is one of the main spurs. You can pick up the trail in northern Fountain Square.

Housing options in Fountain Square are diverse, yet accessible to many. Historic homes, many with vibrant, funky exterior paint and decoration, dot the shady, tree-lined streets; Craftsman and New Victorian are some of the more popular styles. The funky vibe of the neighborhood attracts young professionals, and the affordability of housing, both buying and rental, is enticing to those just starting out on their own. With a median age slightly younger than the overall Indianapolis demographic, you’ll find a close-knit community full of energetic young adults in Fountain Square.

Rustic Modern Home for sale

Whether you like it or not, Gentrification has reshaped Fountain Square!  This urban neighborhood on the southeast side of Indianapolis has received a major face-lift!  Many investors from all over the country have caught on to the redevelopment of this area in Indianapolis.  Walking around the circle downtown Fountain Square just 5 years ago was a dramatic difference from what you would experience today!  Every weekend the streets flow with people enjoying local bands, art, food, and the local brewery The Average price in Fountain Square was a little over $73,000.  Today, the average home is selling well over $230,000!  Walking down the streets of Prospect, Fletcher, Linden, and others, the homes have changed from all vinyl and wood bungalows to 2-story and 3 story modern homes full of medal and Hardie board.  Looks like a scene you would see on the coastlines of America.

Fountain Square is quickly becoming the place to be for young entrepreneurs!  Walking to distance to some of the best places to eat and drink in Indy like Bluebeard, and Pioneer and the bars, ThunderbirdThe Brass Ring Lounge, and Fountain Square Brewing CO.  This pocket area has turned in to the social grounds for businessmen and women that come into town for lunch along with hanging out for a beer or two after work!

I am sure Calvin Fletcher and Nicholas McCarty would be proud if they could see what the Square looks like is today.  Their venture to purchase 264-acre farmland back in 1835 turned into a vibrant, very sought-after area full of life!

In Recent News:

Recently sold Fountain Square Theatre Building

The Famous Fountain Square Theatre Build sold!

Linton Calvert, the previous owner of the famous Fountain Square Theatre Building, decided that it was time to sell.  Linton owned this building that stands ground right in the heart of Fountain Square, for just over 25 years.  Linton has had offers to purchase the property before and decided to hold out.  One of the key agreements in the negotiations to sell this time to North Park Ventures LLC was that he and his wife Fern would still be able to control their businesses that operate out of the building.

Wine lovers have another place to check out!

The Wine Market 1031 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203

The newly opened Wine market takes the former location of Skip’s Market on Virginia Avenue.  They opened in October 2017 and are creating some buzz around town.

The Wine Market offers around 60 different types of wines from all over the world. Wines from Spain, France, California, and even South Africa!

They have made an inviting environment that encourages groups of people to not only taste some of the best wine but to have a lasting experience.

If you don’t have time to sit and enjoy a glass at the market, you have the opportunity to take your favorite bottle home.

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