Butler University

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Butler University is a private university in Indianapolis, Indiana. Founded in 1855 and named after founder Ovid Butler, the university has over 60 major academic fields of study in six colleges: the Lacy School of Business, College of Communication, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Jordan College of the Arts. It's a 295-acre campus and is approximately five miles from downtown Indianapolis.

Phone1 (317) 940-8000

Butler-Tarkington

Approximate location on a geospatial gridNorth Central Indy
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Home to Butler University and adjacent to other Midtown neighborhoods Broad Ripple and Meridian Kessler, Butler-Tarkington’s residents love its older homes and tree-lined streets, as well as its educational, cultural, and recreational amenities. Anchored by the esteemed Butler University, the neighborhood enjoys a vibrant cultural scene with the iconic Clowes Memorial Hall hosting diverse performances. Residents can explore the scenic beauty of Holcomb Gardens, a botanical retreat adjacent to the university, and enjoy numerous recreational facilities, including swimming pools and tennis courts, at The Riviera Club. The neighborhood also features unique shopping and dining options, including locally-owned Lunch Money Boutique, Kids Ink Children's Bookstore, and Byrne's Grilled Pizza at Butler-Tarkington's charming "Main Street" at 56th & Illinois.

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