WELCOME TO INDIANA AVE / RANSOM PLACE
The Indiana Avenue Cultural District stretches from the Canal to the White River and showcases Indianapolis' rich African-American heritage. Ransom Place was the first African-American neighborhood to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Indiana. This diagonal gateway to Downtown is home to the IUPUI campus, the city's life sciences initiative, a collection of major medical campuses and many residences. In the neighborhoods you'll find diverse residents, from long-term residents to medical and law students. Residents relish the nearby Cultural Trail, Canal and multiple dining & shopping choices.
In the 1920s and ‘30s, Indiana Avenue was the place for jazz. Keeping that tradition alive, the community hosts festivals and performances throughout the year and showcases jazz-themed outdoor art.