Bellemeade Bayard Park Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Stately trees line the streets of the Bellemeade-Bayard Park neighborhood of midwestern Evansville. This well-established neighborhood began its life in the early 1900s, and homes were constructed on its streets for almost 70 years, until the late 1970s.
The neighborhood itself is square in shape, centered around Bayard Park. The Bellemeade-Bayard Park neighborhood is bordered by Lincoln Avenue to the north, Route 41 to the east, Washington Avenue to the south, and South Garvin Street to the west. Route 41 allows quick access to all areas of Evansville.
Bayard Park (originally established as a park in 1901 after a large donation from Evansville banker, Samuel Bayard) is several blocks in size. Trees provide shade for afternoon picnics, and a playground is a favorite with residents. Bellemeade-Bayard Park is pedestrian-friendly, due mostly to the many sidewalks found in the area.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, originally constructed in 1912 as Bayard Park Methodist, is located on East Blackford Avenue and has served the community for almost 100 years. The Evansville-Vanderburgh Library East Branch has been in the neighborhood for the same amount of time. Built as a Carnegie Library in 1912 with funds donated by Andrew Carnegie, the library still serves neighborhood patrons today. Located on East Chandler Street, the East Branch offers public access to computers, as well as an array of adult and children’s books and programs.
Children in the Bellemeade-Bayard Park area attend Dexter Elementary School, Washington Middle School, and Bosse High School. Older students can attend University of Evansville, which is less than two miles and a five-minute drive from the neighborhood.
Overall, Bellemeade-Bayard Park neighborhood is a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood within walking distance of parks, libraries, and schools.