You'll find the historic neighborhood of Irvington just 5 miles east of downtown Indianapolis. This scenic residential area is bisected by Washington Street, which provides residents with a major east-west thoroughfare that makes commuting to work easy.
The neighborhood of Irvington was designed for its residents' comfort in a Romantic Victorian style, with winding streets and beautiful examples of many different architectural styles including Tudor Revival, Queen Anne and Italianate lined avenue. Visitors and residents alike can also enjoy the extensive collection of Arts & Crafts architecture styles, and Irvington boasts the only known example of a Gustav Stickley designed house in Indiana. Stickley was a founding father of the American Craftsman movement. Today, the furniture he designed is considered very rare and collectible.
History buffs will enjoy exploring Irvington because there are plenty of structures still in use throughout the town that date more than a hundred years ago. The town was the location of Butler University's campus from 1875 to 1928, although today all but the library buildings are gone. The business district is home to several antique shops, curiosity stores and restaurants. The former Irvington Bank dates back to 1913.
Irvington also has a great mix of entertainment options, from bars hosting live music to theaters for movies or live performances.