Meridian Kessler

Nestled in the heart of Midtown, Meridian-Kessler is a neighborhood where tradition meets modernity, and diversity thrives.

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Welcome to Meridian Kessler

Neighborhood Description and Demographic Information:

Diverse in Community and Culture
Nestled in the heart of Midtown, Meridian-Kessler is a neighborhood where tradition meets modernity, and diversity thrives. With a population of 13,824 residents, this vibrant community boasts a rich demographic landscape, where native residents live alongside newcomers. This neighborhood is truly a gem. It’s walkable and active with plenty of things to do, but it still maintains a great neighborhood vibe that doesn’t feel packed or crowded. From stately Meridian Street mansions to cozy cottages, the neighborhood's tree-lined streets offer a picturesque backdrop for residents of all ages and backgrounds. The neighborhood's architectural diversity reflects its inclusive spirit, where every resident finds a place to belong. Whether you're raising a family, pursuing your career, or enjoying your golden years, Meridian-Kessler is a perfect place to call home.
The average household income stands at $119,062, reflecting the neighborhood's affluent demographic, while the average home price of $327,961 speaks to the blend of historic charm and contemporary luxury that defines Meridian-Kessler. Homes range from $200k - $2+MM. 

What Makes the Neighborhood Special:

Meridian-Kessler: Where Tradition Meets Innovation
What sets Meridian-Kessler apart is its unique blend of heritage and progress. Here, local businesses, restaurants, schools, faith-based institutions, and service agencies collaborate to redefine the meaning of community. Every residence contributes to the neighborhood's rich architectural diversity. It's a place where neighbors know each other by name and where a strong sense of belonging fosters lifelong connections. 

Things to Do:

Explore, Discover, and Experience Meridian-Kessler
There is no shortage of attractions and entertainment options that Meridian-Kessler has to offer. If you’re a sports fan, Hinkle Fieldhouse is just minutes away. Or if you happen to be looking for live music, look no further than The Melody Inn, The Vogue, and Clowes Hall at Butler University. You can also find outdoor concerts in the area at Tarkington Park, Holliday Park, and Broad Ripple Park during the sunny summer months. Explore the rich cultural heritage of the area with visits to Newfields (a personal favorite), the Indianapolis Art Center, and the world's largest children's museum. 

Places to Eat/Drink:

Savor the Flavor of Meridian-Kessler
From cozy cafes to upscale eateries, Meridian-Kessler’s dining scene has it all. Patachou Inc. has three restaurants in the area. The Meridian Restaurant provides a cozy atmosphere and outdoor dining. Start your day off right with a gourmet breakfast (and the BEST gluten-free brownies) at Cafe Patachou on 49th and Penn or a quick coffee and pastry at Hubbard and Cravens. Green Leaf is for sure a hit for a healthy shake, juice or bowl. For a taste of Italy, head to Mama Carolla's or Ambrosia. These neighborhood staples offer rustic flavors and some of the best patios in the city. Unwind with friends at Twenty Tap or Aristocrat Pub and Restaurant, where hearty fare and craft brews are served with a side of camaraderie. In Meridian-Kessler, every meal is an opportunity for community and connection. Venture over to 56th and Illinois and grab lunch at The Illinois Street Food Emporium or Byrnes Pizza, both local favorites. 

Overview for Meridian Kessler, IN

14,157 people live in Meridian Kessler, where the median age is 35 and the average individual income is $60,844. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

35 years

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Around Meridian Kessler, IN

There's plenty to do around Meridian Kessler, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Paul's Kitchen, Ujamaa Community Bookstore, and Dear Mom.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.3 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.16 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.5 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.76 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.93 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.34 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Meridian Kessler, IN

Meridian Kessler has 5,355 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Meridian Kessler do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,157 people call Meridian Kessler home. The population density is 7,457.333 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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45.82 / 54.18%

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Schools in Meridian Kessler, IN

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The following schools are within or nearby Meridian Kessler. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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The Independence Academy
6th - 12th
No rating available
PreK - 8th
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Center for Inquiry School 70
K - 8th
Center for Inquiry School 84
K - 8th

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