INDIANAPOLIS – Homecroft, a quaint southern Indianapolis town that sprang up following World War I, was named Neighborhood of the Month by Mayor Joe Hogsett.
Known as the “perfect place to grow,” Homecroft is located about four miles south of downtown and boasts architectural designs of the 1920s – brick and stone veneered houses with Tudor Revival or Colonial Revival elements.
“As our community continues to leverage the success of our downtown into our neighborhoods, it’s both appropriate and resourceful to celebrate those already thriving. Homecroft is an excellent example of what can be achieved when residents invest their time and efforts towards a true sense of community,” said Hogsett. “Throughout the month of March, I encourage all residents to visit Homecroft and enjoy its serene streetscapes as the trees fill in with green during this transition into the spring season.”
The middle-class neighborhood was the result of suburbanization in 1923 and many of the community’s traditions still stand strong today, including the candy distribution by Homecroft police officers on Halloween.
Homecroft also has a reputation for maintaining a tight-knit community, with a little over 700 dwellers, several people have lived in the area for years.
Kyle Jones, Homecroft’s council president, lives in a home built in 1924 that sits next door to her childhood home.
City-County Councilor John Wesseler has lived in Homecroft for nearly four decades.
“I have lived here since 1978, and in that time Homecroft has proved to be a family-orientated neighborhood that is a great place to raise children,” said Wesseler. “We’ve got our own police force to take care of speeders, but we don’t get too many of those anyway. I’d recommend this it to anyone with a family looking for a nearby elementary school, and we’ve also got the high school right around the corner. Homecroft is definitely the place for you.”
The Neighborhood of the Month initiative highlights an Indianapolis community each month, working to engage local groups.