Irvington – Greenfield – Cumberland
Irvington is the largest locally protected historic district in Indianapolis. Irvington was once the home of Butler University and was one of the first planned suburbs of Indianapolis. There is a very strong Irvington Development Organization and often times even though its homeowners must be aware and take direction from the historical committee, matching funds for improvements are very available.
Irvington has some beautiful homes and charming restaurants and even brick streets. In the summer there are a couple of local neighborhood ‘entertainment’ parks where bands play music just for the local folk in the area. East Washington Street has tons of restaurants and shops to brouse – especially if you love antiques. You’ll find a little history on the ghosts of Irvington if you ask and you’ll love the huge street festival at the end of October each year.
Greenfield is in Hancock County and can easily be accessed from I-70E or due east on E. Washington Street (40E) from Indianapolis. Greenfield is the home of James Whitcomb Riley. Greeenfield has been the county seat of Hancock County since 1828 and still has the charm of Main Street and a town right out of the past. July 4th always has a old fashioned parade right through the middle of town. The town has several homes and sites that are historical including the James Whitcomb Riley Home and the Philadelphia Methodist Church built in 1853.
- Greenfield has a population of just over 2000 and the median household income is $42,035
- Greenfield Police Department 317-477-4400
- Fire Department other than emergency 911 is 317-477-4430
- Greenfield Power and Light – 317-477-4370
- Greenfield Water Utility 317-477-4350
- Cable – Insight Cable 1-800-439-9006
More Info on the City of Greenfield website
Cumberland is a town just west of Indianapolis on US 40. Their website can be found here.