Helpful Neighborhood Tools

In and around Butler Tarkington, there are many thriving businesses that offer goods and services. Check out each of the tabs below. Please let us know if you have or know of a business to include!

City Services

Trash pick-up is provided by Republic Waste Services. A BLUE trash tote should have been left for you by the previous owner of your home. Trash pick-up is MONDAY. Please have your trash tote in the alley behind your home or in front of your home (whichever is applicable) by 7 AM. Don’t forget to bring the tote back inside your yard at the end of the day. Residents may place two items of heavy trash at the curb each month and may do so any week on their regular trash pick-up day. Heavy trash items can include everything from furniture to appliances, but should not be construction debris.
When it comes to disposing of mattresses, a couple of organizations have put together guides to recycling/donating used mattresses. You can read more about alternative mattress disposal options here and here. Recycling
Republic also offers recycling pick-up (for a fee). These totes are BLUE and YELLOW. Recycling pick-up is EVERY OTHER Monday. The following items can be placed in your recycling tote:

  • Steel and aluminum beverage and food cans
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Glass (brown, clear and green)
  • Plastics
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Cardboard
  • Phonebooks
Department of Business and Neighborhood Services
(formally known as Dept. of Code Enforcement) Info of open burning within the neighborhood. Health Code Violations
These include occupancy violations, vacant property upkeep, abandoned vehicles, trash/sanitation issues.Report violations online or contact inspector Beth Gregory at (317) 221-2144. Dwelling Policy for Rentals (regarding unrelated persons living in a single residence under definitions in Chapter 731):
  • Family: One (1) or more human beings related by blood, marriage, adoption, foster care or guardianship together with incidental domestic servants and temporary, non-compensating guests; or, not more than four (4) human beings not so related, occupying a dwelling unit and living as a single housekeeping unit.
  • Upon a complaint, DCE will send an inspector to the residence to talk with occupants, as well as the owner (if he/she doesn’t live there) to help resolve the issue.

Elected Officials

Elected officials serving Butler-Tarkington residents: City-County Elected Officials

To contact your City-County Councillor, CLICK HERE and enter your address.

Safety & Utility Info

Helpful Contact Information Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Non-Emergency: (317) 327-3811
Emergency: 911 Butler University Police Department
(317) 940-9396 Indianapolis Power & Light
24/7 Light Out: (317) 261-8111
Customer Service: (317) 261-8222 Citizens Energy
Emergency/Leak/Customer Service: (317) 924-3311 Call Before You Dig: Dial 811 Connect2Help: Dial 211|

Places of Worship

There are many places in and around the neighborhood to worship An Lac Temple (Buddhist)
5249 E. 30th Street
317-545-1234 Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church)
526 E. 52nd Street
317-283-6559 Broad Ripple United Methodist Church
6185 N. Guilford Avenue
317-251-5049 Common Ground Christian Church
4550 N. Illinois Street
317-251-1494 Eastern Star Church
5750 E. 30th Street
317-591-5050 Fairview Presbyterian Church
4609 N. Capitol Avenue
317-251-2245 First Baptist Church
8600 N. Meridian Street
317-846-5821 Gurdwara Sahib India Community (Hindu)
4420 W. 56th Street
317-291-0131 Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
5692 N. Central Avenue
317-475-7375 Indianapolis First Friends (Quaker)
3030 Kessler Boulevard East Drive
317-255-2485 Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
6501 N. Meridian Street
317-255-6647 Meridian Street United Methodist Church
5500 N. Meridian Street
317-253-0472 Midtown Vineyard Community Church
4550 N. Central Avenue
317-926-1244 North United Methodist Church
3808 N. Meridian Street
317-924-2612 Northwood Christian Church
4550 N. Central Avenue
317-283-1352 Nur-Allah Islamic Center
2040 E. 46th Street
317-251-9796 St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
4217 N. Central Avenue
317-283-5508 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
6050 N. Meridian St.
317-253-1277 St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
4600 N. Kenwood Ave.
317-253-1431 Trinity Episcopal Church
3243 N. Meridian St.
317-926-1346 Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis
615 W. 43rd St.

Schools in Our Community

Schools in and around our community: Butler University 4600 Sunset Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46208 (800) 368-6852 IPS/Butler University Laboratory School 3330 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46205 (317) 226-4260 Indianapolis Parent Child Center 1075 Broad Ripple Ave. #280 Indianapolis, IN 46220 (317) 804-1784 International School of Indiana Lower School 200 W. 49th St. Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 923-1951 Upper School 4330 N. Michigan Road Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 923-1951 James Whitcomb Riley School 43 150 W. 40th St. Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 226-4243 School for Community Learning 612 W. 42nd St Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 926-5812 St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 4600 N. Illinois St. Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 255-6244 Shortridge High School 3401 N Meridian St Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 226-2810 St. Richard’s Episcopal School 33 E. 33rd St. Indianapolis, IN 46205 (317) 926-0425

Local Attractions + Organizations

Some of the outstanding assets in and around the community are below MLK Center Indy, serves to foster inclusiveness and the values espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through community services and youth programming. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the world’s largest, is located just south of the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood at 30th and Meridian Streets (entrance is off of Illinois Street). Newfields, is the Indianapolis museum of art, located at 38th and Michigan Road is just a short walk away. Indiana State Fairgrounds, home of the Indiana State Fair and the Pepsi Coliseum. The Monon Trail recreational trail is reachable just south of the Indiana State Fairgrounds near the Watson Bird Sanctuary. The Central Canal Towpath, another recreational trail which intersects with the Monon Trail and weaves through Butler University and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana often features tours of historic neighborhoods and other events of interest. Crown Hill Cemetery, the resting place of many famous (and infamous) Hoosiers. We are also surrounded by other great neighborhoods:

  • Meridian Kessler Neighborhood
  • Crown Hill Neighborhood
  • Broad Ripple Village
  • Mapleton Fall Creek Neighborhood
  • Midtown

Local Businesses

ACE Hardware
3833 N. Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 926-1206
Bob’s Food Mart & Gas Station
5628 N. Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 252-5820 Boulevard Place Food Pantry
4202 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 924-3461 Cheatham & Moore Barber Shop
3828 N. Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 926-2464 Hoagies + Hops, Chilly Water Taproom
4155 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 426-5731 Tide Cleaners
3838 N. Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 925-5335 CVS Pharmacy
119 W. 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 251-9518 The Flying Cupcake
5617 N. Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 396-2696 G. Thrapp Jewelers
5609 N. Illinois St
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 255-5555 Graeter’s Ice Cream
5560 N. Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 253-1405 Illinois Street Food Emporium
5550 N. Illinois St
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 253-9513 Kincaid & Sons Meat Market
5605 N. Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 255-5497 Byrne's Pizza
5615 N. Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 737-2056 PRN Graphics
3822 N. Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 426-3545 Safeway Foods
5602 N. Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 255-3689 Starbucks
5601 N. Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 259-8129

Domestic Violence Resources

Below please find a listing of resources that you or someone you may know who is facing domestic violence might find helpful.