Summer is officially upon us, and there is no shortage of things to do in Indy. This past Sunday, we had the opportunity to check out Indy Rama during its opening weekend and let me tell you, it did not disappoint!
The weather was gorgeous, so we decided to ride our bikes. All the homes are just outside the downtown core, it was great to utilize the Cultural Trail and Monon in addition to bike-friendly roads like Alabama to get to each home. There are bike racks at some of the homes as well. Make sure to bring a bike lock if you will be coming on two wheels!
We kicked it off in Fountain Square, where two tour homes are across the street from each other. One of them had a gorgeous window above the master bed that framed the downtown skyline perfectly! Each of these homes had beautiful features, including lots of outdoor space. These were definitely pet-friendly, as both lots were fenced in. One of them even had a turf backyard- no need for a lawn mower!
Our next destination was near the Circle City Industrial complex, so we decided to stop by Centerpoint Brewing for an afternoon pint. All Indy Rama participants can grab a brew for $4 during the tour. It was a great decision, as the afternoon sun was steady and strong. When I first lived and worked in Indy, my office was in the CCIC. This area has completely changed since just five years ago! The development in this neighborhood is incredible- many homes are being rehabbed, empty lots are being built on, and the CCIC has been given new life.
We saw the next two homes; a 3 bedroom with a cute kid’s room and wonderful entertaining space out back, and a first floor model unit condo on 10th Street, complete with parking garage access and a great open-layout floorplan. We then jumped on the Monon to ride up to three more homes in Kennedy King, Fall Creek Place and Herron-Morton.
At the Fall Creek Place home, we were greeted on the back porch with samples from MashCraft Brewing, which is located at 22nd and Delaware. This home had a spacious deck and backyard for entertaining with the most unique feature on the tour: a garage door that opens up straight onto the deck! This house has already been purchased and the homeowners love to host parties with neighbors and friends.
After hitting those homes, we biked down Alabama towards our last stop, which happens to be the house where Tony Kanaan and his family stayed during the month of May. This home was decked out with tech-savvy appliances, a home theater and basement game room. The best part? The pool! The 3 car garage also features a large sun deck and entertaining space on the roof, where you can catch a glimpse of the downtown skyline. I’d guess this spot would be great for viewing the 4th of July fireworks.
All Indy Rama homes are for sale (two of them have actually sold already, I think!) Whether you’re looking for a new place to call home or just looking for fun project ideas, Indy Rama is a great place to start. Grab your tickets at bagi.com for the final weekend of Indy Rama, June 9-11.