The New Augusta neighborhood of Indianapolis is one of two authentic historic railroad towns in the county. The original town of Augusta developed around the railroad and featured general stores and a post office – quite the oasis for a -mid1800s village. As Augusta grew, a resident decided to develop a neighboring area into what became Hosbrook. However, another Indiana town already had the name, so the post office asked for it to be changed. This was the beginnings of New Augusta. The original train tracks still run through the neighborhood. The National Park Service gives visitors tours around the area, though the homes are private property now.
Another monumental structure in New Augusta is quite new. The Midwest Sports and Social Complex hosts sports tournaments and leagues, as well as major events. From craft beer fests to block parties, the Midwest Sports and Social Complex offers plenty to do. Its restaurant and bar, The Fishbowl, draws in sports fans from all over the area.
New Augusta is located on the city's far north end. The train line takes residents into the heart of the downtown district in about 20 minutes. It's a great place for commuters who work downtown but want to live in a more suburban city neighborhood.