October 17th, 2014

The Hern Family: There’s No Place Like Home, Home, Home, Home

by cgindy

Kevin and Amy Hern and their four children have moved in and out of the King Park area several times in the last decade, living in 4 different houses on the same street in the Herron Morton Place neighborhood. In the early 2000s, Kevin moved to Indianapolis to begin a new job with Eli Lilly. […]

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March 28th, 2014

Making the move to Mapleton Fall Creek

by Ryan Puckett

In 2005, I was living in Evanston, Ill., and somehow convinced my Long Island-raised wife to move to Indianapolis. We wanted to live near one of our families and since the cost of living was one of the reasons we were leaving Chicago, New York was not a real option. My side of the family […]

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August 9th, 2013

Little Flower Neighborhood

by Emily Hinkel

  When Bethany Warner first contemplated embarking on the adventure of homeownership, she had no idea that the very first house she visited would be the one that would eventually become her home.  Though she looked at many other houses after that, she never quite forgot the quaint, two-bedroom bungalow in Little Flower.  She eventually […]

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June 19th, 2013

Many advantages to settling in St. Clair Place

by Emily Hinkel

  When Joel and Darby Chodakowski first visited St. Clair Place and saw their house, there was a huge hole in the ceiling—not something that most young couples look for in their ideal kitchen.  Fortunately, they were both able to look past that and see a vision of the home that it could one day […]

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May 24th, 2013

Couple pleasantly surprised by Indy home ownership opportunities

by Emily Hinkel

  Popping the champagne to celebrate their new home It wasn’t even a year ago that David and Natalie Atwell would have laughed at the suggestion that they could be homeowners. After all, their collective income was barely enough to keep them in their 500-square-foot apartment. Then, much to their delighted surprise, they found out […]

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May 17th, 2013

Neighborhood Profile: Herron-Morton

by cgindy

  The reason I invest (primarily my time) in my neighborhood is that I am passionate about developing connections with my neighbors.  I grew up in central Iowa where my family lived in three houses on the same street because of such great neighbors. I want that to be the case in our neighborhood -where […]

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December 28th, 2012

New Family in Mapleton-Fall Creek

by cgindy

Mapleton Fall Creek – Google Maps When Austin, Hannelies, and their young son made the long trip from New York City to Indianapolis, the choice to live in an urban neighborhood was an easy one.  “For the last 14 years I’ve lived in New York City,” Hannelies explains, “so I really wanted our son to […]

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December 19th, 2012

Rebuilding Foundations for Community

by cgindy

Herron-Morton homes built by Re-Development Group Fourteen years ago what was known as the “Swamp” on the Near Eastside began undergoing a transformation. For Pat Dubach, 1998 meant deciding to leave the corporate world for community development and taking head-on this “Swamp”. In that first year alone, thirteen home rehabs and nine new homes were […]

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July 6th, 2012

Pleasant Street Gardens

by cgindy

by Kyle Ragsdale I live on Pleasant Street in Fountain Square, and I love to garden. When we moved into our house the lot, had been just a weedy pit for many years. The ground was hard and full of rocks, glass and thick clay soil. Some of the weeds were like trees. Needless to […]

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April 19th, 2012

City Gallery Links Residents to Urban Neighborhoods

by cgindy

This piece is reprinted from the February 23, 2012 edition of the Indianapolis Recorder  Jessica Williams-Gibson As you pass by the Harrison Center for the Arts on 16th and Delaware, initially you may be confused. What was once the historic First Presbyterian Church now houses various art programs, local artists and art galleries. Dig a […]

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