Only a mile and a half from downtown Indianapolis, Fountain Square is located at the intersection of Virginia Avenue at Shelby and Prospect Streets. Fountain Square was the first commercial historic district in Indiana, its existing buildings span more than a century of development from 1871 to the present. Today, Fountain Square is one of the six Indianapolis Cultural Districts and is linked to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, a world class urban bike and pedestrian path that connects to downtown Indianapolis. The commercial district is poised once again for reinvestment and improvement to continue the tradition as a vibrant entertainment area.
This vibrant neighborhood includes enticing eats, quirky shops, impressive architecture and distinctive entertainment, all of which make Fountain Square a great place to call home. Comparable to a European village with its town square and central fountain, Fountain Square is also known for its visual, literary and performance artists. A great place to live, work, play and visit, this community is ethnically and socially diverse. Fountain Square is anything but square!