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 Neighborhood of the Month

Welcome to Indianapolis' Neighborhood of the Month page! This new initiative from Mayor Joe Hogsett will feature one Indianapolis neighborhood every month and will highlight the great recreational and cultural offerings of each neighborhood. 

For the month of August 2017, Mayor Hogsett will highlight the Mass Ave neighborhood.

Known for being “​45 degrees from ordinary,” Mass Ave is a favorite destination for its extensive shopping, dining, and arts scene. The neighborhood boasts an electric atmosphere, with roots that trace back to 1821 and Alexander Ralston’s early plans for the city’s construction. The neighborhood has the honor of being one of six cultural districts in Indianapolis, and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1981.

“Throughout Indianapolis’ many decades of growth and innovation, Mass Ave has remained a staple in our community, becoming a favorite gathering place for residents and visitors alike,” said Mayor Hogsett. “From Stout’s Footwear anchoring the avenue on the southern end, to Indy Reads on the north, and every restaurant and boutique in between, Mass Ave truly is a neighborhood for all to enjoy.”

The month of August marks a busy time for Mass Ave as it played host to the 10th annual Mass Ave Criterium, and will feature the 13th annual IndyFringe Festival, August 17th – August 27th. IndyFringe is a bold and experimental festival welcoming artists and performances from around the world for ten days of entertainment. IndyFringe embodies the creativity, inclusion, and accessibility that have become synonymous with the Mass Ave neighborhood itself.

City-County Council Vice President Zach Adamson, who represents most of the Mass Ave corridor, said, “The Mass Ave​ corridor offers the best of an urban core community. From spectacular performance and media art venues, to vibrant dinner and drinks hotspots, to the wide array of housing options, residents and visitors alike are regulars here.  Mass Ave represents the miraculous transformational power of focused investment and mixed use development and I’m proud to represent this exciting and culturally diverse corridor.”

Residents and visitors are encouraged to use the hashtag #IndyNoM when posting on social media about Mass Ave during the month of August. 

If you would like to nominate a neighborhood for future months, please use the form below.