Meridian Kessler Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
As its neighborhood association boasts, the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indiana is “far enough from downtown to be thoroughly residential and near enough to be completely urban, with gracious green spaces.”
Located just four miles or 15 minutes by car from downtown Indianapolis, Meridian-Kessler has a population of 15,000 residing in its 6,000 homes. This is one of Indianapolis’ oldest neighborhoods, and its well-maintained homes exude historic charm.
In 1905, the famous landscape architect George Kessler redesigned Maple Road (later Meridian Street) into an urban parkway as part of his plan to form a network of parks and boulevards to connect the city of Indianapolis. The gradual road improvements in the area encouraged residential development, and the community became one of the most prestigious addresses in the city. Wealthy individuals built grand homes along Meridian Street, Pennsylvania Street and Washington Boulevard; but most of the new residents were individuals who constructed smaller-but-stately homes throughout the neighborhood.
A handful of original area farmhouses still stand, the oldest one dating back to 1832, and Meridian-Kessler remains a highly-desirable neighborhood.