Located just one mile southeast from the heart of downtown Indy, this funky Indianapolis neighborhood has vintage and antique shops, a world of restaurants, working artists and a vibrant arts scene, live music and performances, and one-of-a-kind stores that sell comics, musical instruments, home decor, fresh flowers, and so much more. Once home to farmland in Indianapolis’ early days, the district grew to a bustling commercial district at the turn of the 20th century. Following revitalization in the 1990s and 2000s, Fountain Square has grown into an energetic and unique destination. Its sister neighborhood, Fletcher Place, can be found just north of Virginia Avenue over the interstate bridge. The combined neighborhoods are home to over 12,000 residents.
Find the Vibe
VINTAGE. UNIQUE. Searching for a neighborhood with a cluster of ethnic eateries, antique shops, duckpin bowling, and art galleries? Look right down Virginia Avenue through Fletcher Place and Fountain Square and discover a vibrant neighborhood as unique as the people who call it home.
- One of the best views of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument can be seen from Fletcher Place
- Fountain Square is named for the series of fountains found in the heart of the district
- Fletcher Place is named after Calvin Fletcher, one of the original landowners in the 1820s
- Frequented by Indy Locals Mina Starsiak Hawke, George Turkette, and Stephanie Big Eagle
This 8-mile urban biking and walking trail is studded with art created by local and national artists.
A small-batch brewery for tinkering and barrel-aging, 22 beers on tap, a beautiful outdoor patio, and a locally-focused menu of spirited pub classics and vegetarian cuisine.
How to Get There
- Driving: Approximately 7 minutes via car from downtown Indy via Virginia Avenue
- The Red Line: Indy's first bus rapid transit line with electric buses, platform boarding, and high-frequency stops, journeys from downtown Indy through Fletcher Place and Fountain Square
- Indianapolis Cultural Trail: This 8-mile walking, running, and cycling trail connects many Indy cultural districts together.