Exciting opportunities for urban Indy living

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Hendricks Park

The holidays are one of the times I most appreciate living in a great downtown neighborhood.  For our family, the season starts with the annual Bates-Hendricks Neighborhood Christmas party. My kids look forward to seeing the Arsenal Tech High School show choir perform while eating unseemly amounts of dessert.  We sing around the late-1800s era piano at one of our neighbors’ annual party, walk house to house on our street for our New Years progressive dinner, and schedule impromptu sledding parties in Garfield Park.  Amidst all the end of year busyness, we love coming home to our own little corner of the city and celebrating with those we live and work alongside.  Every year, we are grateful that we bought a home where we did.  If owning a home figures into your hopes and dreams for 2014, downtown Indianapolis has some really unique opportunities for you.  Drop in to the City Gallery and let us share with you some of the exciting new developments in our downtown neighborhoods like:

1. King Park --  There are only 7 of the original KPADC 35 lots left on Broadway. The lots are $19,000 apiece and 3 quality local builders --  Carley Custom Builders, Re-Development Group, and ZMC properties -- have been chosen to build on them.  If you’ve wanted to own a NEW-new home, this is a great opportunity to move near high performing schools, beautiful parks, and neighborhood restaurants just a few blocks from the heart of downtown.

2. St. Clair Place -- I-Ad (Indy-East Asset Development)  is hosting a “Homesteading in the City” meeting Thursday, January 9, at 6:30 in the Community Room of the John H. Bonner Community Center (2236 E. 10th St.).  They’ll be sharing the “From Abandoned House to Homestead” program which helps qualified buyers receive up to $10,000 in forgivable loans to stabilize and rehab former abandoned homes.  If you’ve got some construction skills and a tight budget, homesteading might be a great fit.

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Artistry Apartments

3.  Cole Noble --  Milhaus will soon open Artistry, “a creatively revitalized mixed use space featuring five stories of 258 urban apartment homes and up to 68,000 square feet of commercial office space” full of local art and modern amenities.

4. Mapleton-Fall Creek -- There are some great houses on the market in Mapleton-Fall Creek…and prices are still coming down as sellers try to find the sweet spot before the end of the year.  You can find out more about these houses here.

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537 E. 33rd Street

3333 College, now listed at $95,500, down from $100,000 in September.

3343 College, now listed at $19,900, down from $34,900 in August.

537 E 33rd, now listed at $109,500, down from $119,900 in June.

We at the City Gallery believe there’s a place for everyone in downtown Indy and we’d love to welcome you here.  We wish you joy and the blessing of community this holiday season --  wherever you call home.