Meridian Kessler

The residential community of Meridian Kessler has become one of the top places to reside.

Welcome to Meridian Kessler

 
Located just four miles north of downtown, the residential community of Meridian Kessler has become one of the top places to reside. The community is made up of approximately 18,000 residents who live and work in the eight zones that make up Meridian Kessler. The area was first populated in 1820, with the first neighborhoods taking shape in 1880. However, it wasn’t until 1965 that the community officially took the name Meridian Kessler. Since its humble beginnings, the neighborhood has become a desirable place to purchase a home, and once you’ve been here, it’s not hard to understand why. 
 
With tree-lined streets and historic homes, Meridian Kessler exudes an unmatched level of charm and character. Stroll through the neighborhood and you’ll find a diverse mix of housing types, spanning from sprawling mansions to cozy bungalows. Architecturally stunning, early-20th-century mansions are preserved in the leafy North Meridian Street Historic District. You’ll also find a number of other styles represented in the community, including the classic American FourSquare, Craftsman, and Contemporary.

What to Love

 
  • Rich history and diverse architectural styles 
  • Close proximity to downtown Indianapolis 
  • Beautiful neighborhoods and laid-back lifestyle

Local Lifestyle

 
This neighborhood has a myriad of appealing qualities, including its timeless charm, tight-knit community, and peaceful lifestyle. Meridian Kessler is a place where lifelong residents live side-by-side with newcomers, and everyone seeks to contribute positively to their community. Retirees, families with young children, college students, and city-commuting professionals have all made their home here. Despite its close proximity to downtown Indianapolis, Meridian Kessler provides residents with a much-needed escape from the busyness of city life. In fact, residents of this established community enjoy the perfect blend of suburban charm and ample shops and restaurants.  

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 
As a primarily residential neighborhood, Meridian Kessler doesn’t have the larger-than-life shopping malls found in other parts of Indianapolis. Instead, this community offers a more personalized experience with local boutiques such as The Urban Hippie Indy or House Seven Design + Build
 
Enjoy a fine-dining experience at The Meridian, located in the Meridian Street Historic District. The Meridian is known for its upscale American cuisine served in a chic, rustic space. Kick off your weekend with brunch at Cafe Patachou, where you can look forward to a world-class breakfast. Dishes are prepared with premium ingredients from scratch and to-order. For dinner, head over to Mama Carolla's for authentic, delicious Italian food. If the weather permits, consider dining in the garden area. For a drink after dinner, head over to Twenty Tap. The bar features 38 taps of craft beer, as well as a versatile menu featuring classic pub fare with vegan and vegetarian options.

Things to Do

 
History buffs might enjoy the Meridian-Kessler Home & Garden Tour, first founded in 1973. The tour was originally created to promote the history and unique architecture of the neighborhood. It’s an opportunity to step back in time and learn about the early days that shaped the city of Indianapolis.
 
Explore Fall Creek Trail, a classic greenway that follows the Fall Creek from Fort Harrison State Park in the north to Meridian Street in the south. Along the way, visitors will pass century-old bridges, established neighborhoods, and sweeping views of the waterway. The trail spans over 10.5 miles and provides a great spot to jog, walk, or enjoy a leisurely stroll. 
 
Experience an evening of live music at the Indianapolis Opera, which has been a staple of the community since first opening in 1975. It has captivated the community through inspiring performances, engaging community events, and informative cultural activities for decades. 

Schools

 
The Meridian Kessler neighborhood is proud offer students close access to a number of top-notch schools, including: 
 
  • International School of Indiana: private, PK-12th
  • Butler University: private, liberal arts higher education institution
 
 

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