WELCOME TO HOLY CROSS
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Tucked away on Downtown's eastern border, Holy Cross has the warmth of the suburbs with a beautiful, unobstructed view of the Indianapolis skyline. This diverse neighborhood is full of homes distinguished by skilled craftsmanship and includes gorgeous Highland Park with duplexes and Victorian cottages surrounding each side. Neighbors get together frequently, gathering to share food, conversations and games of cornhole, poker and horseshoes. With single and multi-family homes available, there is something in everyone's price range. Holy Cross is a short 1.5 mile commute to the center of Downtown.
The Holy Cross neighborhood is the first neighborhood one encounters when leaving the downtown area, driving east on New York Street.
Holy Cross is like a small town within a large city. Residents have the advantage of living within walking distance of urban amenities, yet they feel as though they live in a quiet, beautiful town.
Residents enjoy Holy Cross because they are close to their jobs downtown. It's a great place to play and celebrate community. A couple times each year the neighborhood plans elaborate parties with barbecues and live music. They have simple pitch-ins preceding quarterly meetings attended by an average of 70 to 80 neighbors. And it is not unusual to see groups of neighbors getting together in each other's backyards to share food, conversations and games of corn-hole, poker, horseshoes, or just to watch their children play together.
Today, the skills and care of all kinds of hard-working families remain evident in this close-knit neighborhood. The historic strengths of the neighborhood have been individual responsibility coupled with community activism. Long-time neighbors provide a strong foundation for our community that encourages new people and families to move into the neighborhood. Our new neighbors have both rehab'd older homes and while others choose to build new homes on reclaimed lots. Sustainability has been a long-time goal and it is more of a neighborhood watchword even today. Many newcomers are transplants from the suburbs who want to live downtown without giving up community, a single family home, yard and garage. They feel right at home in Holy Cross.
Our neighborhood participates in HUNI (Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis), an advocacy group supporting the preservation, revitalization and interests of Indy’s local historic neighborhoods. HUNI’s website (HUNIIndy.org) provides a portal to access quick links to other local historic neighborhoods, city-wide or state-wide events open to the general public-such as the Historic Neighborhood Walking Tours, home tours, garage sales, and lectures. Additionally, the site also shares information to assist homeowners in researching the history of their home, Indiana Landmarks Top 10 Indiana Endangered List and news articles, such as the recent controversy over electronic billboards.