This artsy, active neighborhood surrounds the Mass Ave Cultural District with its thriving retail, restaurants, art galleries and theaters; there's never a dull moment! Green spaces soften Mass Ave's urban setting, linking the commercial areas with the surrounding residential neighborhoods. Chatham Arch has a variety of housing options, many newly developed, accented by brick alleys and tree-lined streets. Chatham Arch features original architecture and residents are treated to a variety of boutiques and jogging trails, including the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
This neighborhood is one of the oldest in Indianapolis, dating back to the mid 19th century. Chatham–Arch contains many of Indianapolis's historic homes. Its irregular street pattern, most of it dating before the Civil War, recalls life in Indianapolis when the city was just beginning to expand beyond the original Mile Square plat.