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The Meridian-Kessler neighborhood is full of character.
Named for the landscape architect George Kessler and Indianapolis’ grand Meridian Street, Meridian-Kessler was first platted in the late 1890s and continued to grow through the 1940s. As such, this northside neighborhood is robust with beautiful period homes—everything from the mansions of Meridian, Washington Boulevard and Pennsylvania Street to smaller, stately homes to four-squares and bungalows.
Although many Indy residents probably think “upper-middle class” when they picture Meridian-Kessler, the neighborhood is quite diverse within its borders. Among the residential streets of Meridian-Kessler, you’ll find clusters of store fronts and businesses that cater to the needs of its residents. Meridian-Kessler’s active neighborhood association continues to work to improve the quality of life within the neighborhood, as it has done for more than 50 years.
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Note: Although technically situated in Washington Township, Meridian-Kessler is served by Indianapolis Public Schools.
Note that all students in IPS are eligible to apply to attend other IPS schools (the Choice Program). View Choice Program information. Enroll Indy’s FAQ page is also very helpful in sorting out public school choice in Indianapolis.
Café Patachou – The Patachou empire that has become a mainstay of Indianapolis dining started right here in a tiny space. Now expanded, the original Café Patachou still offers the luscious omelets and buttery cinnamon toast that have made it so popular. 4911 N Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis
Agrarian – Urban farming has caught on in Indianapolis, and Agrarian provides everything you might need to start your own chicken coup, bee hive, and organic garden. Classes on starting your own urban farm venture are also offered. 1051 E. 54th St., Indianapolis
Monon Trail – The Monon corridor marks the eastern border of Meridian-Kessler, and the rail trail is a popular destination for runners, bikers, and dog walkers. Stretching from downtown to northern suburb Carmel, the trail even offers an easy commute for those who prefer to bike to their downtown office. View a Monon Trail map >>
Posh Petals – Posh Petals designs artistic flower arrangements that you won’t find anywhere else in Indy. Perfect for surprising that special someone or just brightening up your space! Posh Petals’ shop also features wares from local artists, and customers are invited to browse the flower coolers.1134 E. 54th St., Indianapolis