Meridian Hills – a beautiful town inside of Indianapolis
Located just to the west of Broad Ripple, the small but lovely town of Meridian Hills is perhaps one of Indianapolis’ best kept secrets. Living in Meridian Hills provides an exclusive, quiet lifestyle with the amenities of city life close at hand.
Living in Meridian Hills, IN
Meridian Hills is in fact a town, not a neighborhood or suburb. Though it’s smaller in population and size than many suburbs throughout the Indy Metro Area, it won’t be getting any larger as the years go by. As Indianapolis grew around Meridian Hills many years ago, it closed in the town leaving no room for expansion. The intimacy of Meridian Hills is part of its attraction, because while it has a quiet nature, it’s still very much an urban setting. Still, small as it is, it has its own country club, golf course, and highly rated private school.
Unlike many of the other historic neighborhoods and towns in and around Indianapolis, Meridian Hills is not on the outskirts of Downtown Indianapolis. As Indy grew, it moved north first, meaning Meridian Hills, Meridian Kessler, and even Broad Ripple came next. That’s why still today, the northern end of Indianapolis has a great deal of historic architecture and well-established foliage and neighborhoods. The homes in this part of town are beautiful and full of character; no two seem to be exactly alike.
As you might assume, considering the historic and exclusive nature of Meridian Hills, breaking in can be difficult if you want to call this part of town home. Not only are the homes expensive (prices range from $500,000 to over $1M) there are few homes in the area to even be had. Of the limited housing options, there are rarely more than one or two (if any) on the market at any given time.
If you want to live in Meridian Hills, you might get lucky at the time when you are looking for a new home, or you might have to wait it out a bit and keep your eye on the listings.
The location of Meridian Hills is one of the most enticing aspects of this little town. Though the population is just around 1,700 people, and there isn’t much going on actually in town, there is plenty to do and see nearby. Broad Ripple, Carmel, and Downtown Indianapolis are all very easy to get to and close by.
Meridian Kessler is a fantastic place to get out and about and enjoy a drink or bite, and it is so close that it even feels at times like it’s part of Meridian Hills
Want to buy a home in Meridian Hills?
If you want to live a more urban, city-centric lifestyle, but don’t want to sacrifice the charm of a neighborhood and a laid-back lifestyle, Meridian Hills could be perfect for you. If you are ready to make the move to this neighborhood, or anywhere else in the Indy Metro Area, reach out to me today at Compton Realty, I would love to help make that happen.