For this couple, Old Northside "checks all the boxes"
“Osiris, Ben, and Theodore Clark. They call him Teddy.”
Warm summer breezes ruffling the leaves of ancient trees on nightly dog walks. Laughter emerging from small dark bars momentarily covering the hushed tones of live jazz. Days spent basking in the sunlight on upper floors of public spaces. Sounds like paradise but these are just a few of our favorite things about Indy and the Old Northside neighborhood.
Osiris and I first met in Chile and spending time in Santiago and Valparaiso though she is originally from Panama and I am from Elkhart, IN. She was a professor of mathematics and I an undergrad at Butler studying abroad. I think Pablo Nerudo got to us and we were married in 2014.
“Married in 2014, this couple splits time between Panama and Indianapolis”
Indianapolis is the smallest of the places we’ve lived together and the flattest. Yet despite lack of sea, mountain, and beautifully built environment Indianapolis makes generous use of its greatest asset—it’s inhabitants. The friendliness of our neighbors immediately welcomed us into the community, and the approachability of local creators meant we could hit the ground running with our existing hobbies and interests.
“Osiris who is a Data Scientist, models for fun at Midwest Fashion Week”
“Ben a Medical Student at IU starts businesses at the Speakeasy”
After renting a carriage house in the Old Northside for a little over a year we knew that was the neighborhood where we wanted to be. We were looking for a quick walk to entertainment, a grocery store and ample public green space, and the Old Northside checked all the boxes with its proximity to Mass Ave., 16th Street, and multiple parks. When a foreclosed condo came on the market we took the leap.
“Teddy, the Keeshond oversees the Condo Rehab”
Some of our favorite haunts include the Thirsty Scholar, Great Oak Commons Park, Central Library and the Chase Legacy Center. We’re a block away from the Monon Trail and Cultural Trail where we regularly ride to Fountain Square to grab coffee and work at Calvin Fletcher’s, or the Funkyard. Since we both do digital work remotely, we’ll work anywhere with fast and free wifi and caffeine.
“The Clarks love grabbing coffee and working at Thirsty Scholar, Funkyard, Calvin Flethcer’s and Bee Coffee Roasters”
We’d encourage all creative, loving, and passionate people to consider downtown Indianapolis. You’ll feel at home. You belong here. It’s just the beginning.