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Located five miles east of downtown Indy, this historic Indianapolis neighborhood has made a name for itself with its classic charm and annual celebrations. The strong community ties found in Irvington bind the neighborhoods local eateries and shops together as one of the most celebrated destinations in the city. 

Find the Vibe

HISTORIC. ECCENTRIC. Even though it’s the largest protected historic district in Indianapolis, Irvington is anything but stuck in the past. The community is fiercely innovative and forward thinking, and the neighborhood has grown into a rustic and trendy destination. 

Fast Facts

  • Named after Washington Irving, author of Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Home of the Irvington Halloween Festival, where goblins and ghouls have been gathering since 1947
  • Frequented by Indy Locals Ashley C. Ford, Tommy Dant, and Kimberly Schrack

Irvington Highlights

Master landscape architect and urban planner George Edward Kessler added a specific facet to Irvington with his construction of his boulevard along Pleasant Run and development of Ellenberger Park in the early 1900s.

Built in 1873 on a beautifully wooded lot, the Benton House is a charming example of the Second Empire style of architecture.

Serving scratch-made comfort food on a square, buttermilk biscuit. There's nothing more satisfying than feeding someone a great meal that takes them back to their 'days of old'.

Experience landlocked exotica at this tiki bar serving rum, cocktails, and a phenomenal food menu.

A small batch artisan brewery and tap room in the Historic Irvington neighborhood with a focus on unique, specialty beers along with traditional favorites, as well as guest wines, meads, and ciders.


Providing beautiful blooms to the neighborhood and surrounding area since 1928, this local floral shop creates stunning bouquets and hold special inventory in-store.

How to Get There

  • Driving: Approximately 15 minutes via car from downtown Indy via Washington Street
  • Indy Go Route 8: From downtown Indy to Irvington is a 30-minute bus ride via Washington Street.

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