Beech Grove

It was originally a company town for a new railroad repair facility called the beach Grove Shops constructed by the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad. This complex sits on over 100 acres and Amtrak employs over 500 local residents.

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Beech Grove Indiana is located in Marion County and is home to about 20,000 residents. It has always been the bustling Indianapolis suburb it is today and by the turn of the 20th century was more of a rural section of Marion County. However, it has been home to several notable residents including poet and women’s right activists Sarah Tittle Bolton and Indianapolis financier Francis McClintock Churchman. It was originally a company town for a new railroad repair facility called the beach Grove Shops constructed by the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad. This complex sits on over 100 acres and Amtrak employs over 500 local residents.

Beech Grove was incorporated in 1906 but didn’t see rapid growth until the completion of the railroad facility in 1908. After World War II, there were two annexations which grew Beech Grove even more. For anyone interested in knowing more about the history of this town the Historical Society meets at the public library monthly to preserve, maintain, and promote the local heritage of Beech Grove Indiana.

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The median home value is approximately $120,000-$150,000 with the majority of homes falling between $65,000 and $250,000. 52% of residents are homeowners and most are single-family properties. There are very few apartment buildings and townhouses but several neighborhoods with the majority boasting 2 to 3 bedrooms.

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