A hotspot for sophisticated, urban living

Welcome to Meridian-Kessler

Immersed in historic ambiance and trend-setting culture, Meridian-Kessler is burgeoning with prospective buyers who seek charming residential living in the heart of Indianapolis. Nestled between North Meridian Street and the iconic Monon Trail, just 4 miles north of downtown, Meridian-Kessler boasts a truly pedestrian-friendly lifestyle that's hard to find elsewhere. The outcropping of coffee shops, top-of-the-line condos, and gourmet restaurants has made Meridian-Kessler a hit with people of all ages. This small town is home to a close-knit multi-generational community. Rich history, urban convenience, and friendly neighbors await in Meridian-Kessler.

What to Love

  • Highly walkable streets
  • Lively entertainment and local culture
  • Well-maintained homes with historic charm
  • See-and-be-seen community
  • Surrounded by the best that Indianapolis has to offer

Local Lifestyle

Meridian-Kessler is perfect for anyone craving an on-the-go urban lifestyle without sacrificing the charm and exclusivity of community living. Its central location makes it easy to navigate to downtown Indianapolis and Broad Ripple, the region's premier location for glitzy nightlife. Favored by all, this bustling community is beloved by budding families, retirees, empty nesters, and established entrepreneurs who have earned a blissful living.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Meridian-Kessler's magnetic appeal is undeniable. Fine dining, upscale boutiques, and all-night entertainment create an ambiance of luxury, accentuated by the area's historic charisma and lavish greenery.


If your wardrobe needs a lift, The Urban Hippie Indy is a favorite local boutique with a fantastic selection of bohemian-style apparel. The Fashion Mall at Keystone is a popular gathering retail space and a purveyor of jolly-good gifts, testament fashion pieces, and your soon-to-be favorite cocktails. For all your hardware and garden supplies, head out to Sullivan Hardware & Garden, a longstanding local store home to a curated selection of high-quality home goods perfect for sprucing up your home’s interior or exterior. 


Each night, Meridian Restaurant & Bar serves a truly innovative American menu that embraces the styles and flavors of the region. Begin with a champagne tasting as you unwind in an exclusive rustic-chic patio and invite your guests to experience one of the most coveted dining spots in all of Indianapolis. Eclectic daytime plates and sumptuous coffees can be found at Cafe Patachou, where masterful chefs combine inventive local flavors with immaculate hospitality.


Conscientiously sourced, farm-fresh Southern dishes are served at Root & Bone, where an upscale, industrial vibe welcomes guests at the door. Napolese Pizzeria is where locals convene to partake in artisanal pizzas and authentic Italian bites served with cocktails, wine, and beer in a modern indoor-outdoor setting.


After dark, head out to the recently-renovated Aristocrat Pub & Restaurant for an intimate bottle service and a bass-thumping soundtrack. If you prefer to sip your beer in an open-air space with scrumptious barbecue on the side, Half Liter BBQ & Beer Hall awaits. Legendary Red Key Tavern has been a Meridian-Kessler staple since 1927, and their craft drinks and delectable burgers remain a local favorite.


The ever-sophisticated Kincaid's Meat Market is where you'll find an array of quality meats and cheese, each meticulously cut and elegantly displayed. Specialty coffee roaster Hubbard & Cravens Coffee and Tea prioritizes small batches to ensure the finest possible flavor for every cup. Their chic and relaxed digs give this Meridian-Kessler café its popular appeal.


Things to Do

Meridian-Kessler hosts various wonderful events that are great fun for residents of all ages. One particular favorite among locals is the Annual Meridian-Kessler Home & Garden Tour, which offers guests a front-row view of some of Indiana's most unique homes and gardens. Typically occurring every year at the start of June, this event is a great way to welcome in the summer months with excellent company and an intimate viewing experience.


Every Wednesday, the Mid-Week Farmers' Market takes over Meridian-Kessler. You'll find everything from fresh produce and meats to prepared meals and treats, including great-tasting popcorn and pretzels.


Nearby, on the northern edge of Meridian-Kessler, 27-mile Monon Trail is the perfect place to spend time in nature. From miles of hiking and biking to unique stops flanked by towering trees and scintillating artwork, you will surely find your happy place on this magnificent trail.


Meridian-Kessler residents are catered to by a prominent, acclaimed school system. With both private and public learning facilities, Meridian-Kessler provides families with options to suit their child's academic needs. A few of the area's most notable schools include:


  • Center for Inquiry School 70, K-8
  • Shortridge High School, 9-12

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