The neighborhood of Irvington, named after Washington Irving, includes Irvington Historic District, a historic district in Indianapolis, Indiana. Both are in Indianapolis, Indiana. The historic district is a 545-acre (221 ha) area that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
Here, residents invest in local businesses, bike infrastructure, and in the preservation of community. On rainy Sunday mornings, close-knit neighbors meet for breakfast at the historic Steer-In diner. And on hot summer nights, they cool down on Black Acre Brewing’s patio, craft beer in hand. Kids and families are ever-present at the historical Ellenberger Park, which plays host to farmers’ markets, free concerts, an outdoor swimming pool, ball field, tennis courts, and even a sledding hill.
The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival is just one event that happens in this community every year, with over 30,000 people attending throughout the week long event.