Meridian Kessler is an historic area of Indianapolis, residential but near enough to downtown to be thought of as urban. It is located 4 miles north of downtown and is contained by 40th Street, Kessler Boulevard, Meridian Street, and the Monon Trail. Hence the name Meridian Kessler was derived from its North and West borders.
Many of the homes were built in the 1920’s with arched doorways, glass doorknobs, custom woodwork, beautiful staircases and hardwood floors. On the down side, the closets spaces are usually smaller and the garages aren’t always attached to the home. Even though many of the homes have been updated and/or renovated, they will still have that historic charm.
Homes typically are in the $1,000,000 range on Meridian Street and become less expensive as you move east. One of my favorite streets is Pennsylvania (one block east) where you can find homes at the $500,000 price point. I love the Tudor homes and Meridian-Kessler has many of those types, along with Federalist styled homes and quaint bungalows.
You will often find people out walking their dogs, mingling with each other and a general sense of community back in time. Residents typically will utilize private schools in this area with Christ the King and Immaculate Heart of Mary being popular choices.
One of the best events in Indy is the Meridian Kessler Home and Garden Tour typically held in early summer. Their Home Owners Association page has lots of other details about this area.