True to its heritage, Emerson Heights remains a surprisingly affordable historic neighborhood within seven minutes of downtown and IUPUI, with tree lined streets, parks and trails. Activities include downtown nightlife or the shops and historic attractions of nearby Irvington.
For the weekend athlete, the Pleasant Run Trail -- part of the state-wide National Heritage Trail -- crosses our neighborhood. Nearby Ellenberger Park provides swimming, sledding, tennis courts and a great place to walk the dog. The Monon Trail and the Cultural Trail are only a short bike up 10th street and the Pennsy Trail is open in Irvington. Activities in Ellenberger Park also include a summer Farmers' Market and annual ISO concert.
Emerson Heights has an active neighborhood organization, the Emerson Heights Community Organization. Regular events include neighborhood cleanups, tree plantings, and a neighborhood yard sale. We hosted an area-wide planning charette in 2011.
Emerson Heights has great places to meet your friends and neighbors including an historic diner -- the Steer In -- as well as several neighborhood bars. The Emerson Theater is home of one of the best alternative music scenes while downtown restaurants, cultural events and museums are just minutes away. We also have convenient everyday shopping with a grocery, gas station, post office, banking, food establishments and a pharmacy located in Linwood Square.
For a change of pace, coffee shops, eateries and the library are just down the street in Irvington.
Our neighborhood is near many of the largest employers on the eastside. We are within walking distance of Community Hospital East and a short drive to Raytheon and Clarian facilities. Our surprisingly affordable homes make us a perfect choice for academic, city, state and non-profit employees who want to live in the community they serve.
Emerson Heights is served by a variety of good schools with a proven track record of academic performance. Parents can choose from a menu of schools that offer innovative teaching styles, extended school days, enhanced art and music programs, focused curriculum and an emphasis on leadership and values -- just to name a few of the possible options. Several of these schools are located very near the neighborhood within walking distance.