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 Neighborhood of the Month

Welcome to Indianapolis' Neighborhood of the Month page! This initiative from Mayor Joe Hogsett will feature one Indianapolis neighborhood every month and will highlight the great recreational and cultural offerings of each neighborhood. 
Mayor Joe Hogsett announced this week that Shelton Heights will be the city’s ‘Neighborhood of the Month’ for December 2018.

Located between Washington Street, Holt and Rockville roads on the city’s west side, this neighborhood may be small, but is also mighty. In 2007, a mobile home park was a vibrant part of the community until the death of the co-owners. Poor management that followed caused long-term residents to move out. The abandoned mobile home park then became an epicenter of crime in the community, which forced neighbors to form a crime watch group to combat illegal activities such as drugs, prostitution, illegal dumping and​ more. After working with city and county agencies for a couple years, the neighbors saw the abandoned mobile home park come down in September 2016. 

“A neighborhood becomes resilient when all essential partnerships work together to improve the quality of life for our residents,” Mayor Hogsett said. “Shelton Heights represents a strong-willed neighborhood that fought to take back its community with the right partnerships. That is why I am proud to honor this community as Neighborhood of the Month for December.”

The empty field, where the mobile home park once stood, become a vision for a greenspace for the neighborhood. Neighbors joined forces with organizations such as Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Indy Gateway, the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center, among others, to turn their greenspace vision into a reality. Workers broke ground on the plot of land back in April. The greenspace will include a walking and biking trail, park equipment, and more.

Councillor Jared Evans represents Shelton Heights. “Shelton Heights symbolizes the truest form of neighbors working together to improve their community,” said Councillor Evans. “I am proud of their vision coming to fruition and it is a pleasure to represent this neighborhood.”​
Residents and visitors are encouraged to use the hashtag #IndyNoM when posting on social media about Shelton Heights. To nominate your neighborhood for Neighborhood of the Month visit: http://indy.gov/NoM.

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