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New Neighbor FAQs

The following information is provided for new resident convenience only and is not intended to endorse the merchants listed. The list is based upon recommendations from residents of The Old Northside.

1. Where is the closest hardware store?

  • Fusek's True Value Hardware – 350 E. New York Street, (317) 636-7377
  • Ace Hardware of Indianapolis – 3833 N. Illinois Street, (317) 926-1206
  • American Hardware & Supply Co. – 1018 Virginia Avenue, (317) 637-0294
  • Sullivan Hardware & Garden – 4838 N. Pennsylvania Street, (317) 924-5040

2. How does trash collection work?

  • Each residence has a 96-gallon trash container issued by the City. The container should be marked in some way with your address or name. Containers are emptied once a week each Thursday and must be placed outside by 7:00 a.m. on pickup days. All trash must be placed inside the container.

    If your container is missing or stolen, report it to the police by calling (317) 327-3811. They will issue an "incident number" so you can call (317) 327-4MAC to be issued a replacement. Also, if you record the serial number marked on your trash container, this will speed up the replacement process.

    Each household can have up to two of the 96-gallon containers. The first one is provided by the City and a second can be obtained for $45.00 by calling (317) 327-4MAC.

    Businesses and apartment buildings with more than four units do not get City trash pick up and must provide their own dumpsters.

  • Heavy Trash Pickup. According to the City, heavy trash is picked up once a month, on the fourth Thursday. "Heavy trash includes household furnishings, appliances, and bicycles. Swingsets are OK, but please disassemble them first. You also can include tires with rims. Refrigerators, air conditioners, and other items containing freon require special handling. Please call (317) 327-4MAC for more information."
  • Household Hazardous Waste.  Items such as automotive products and fluids, car and household batteries, cleaners and polishers, paints and solvents, swimming pool and other chemicals, herbicides and pesticides, may be dropped off at any of the four ToxDrop site locations in the City. The closest ToxDrop location is on the south side: Perry Township Government Center, 4925 S. Shelby Street, which is open on the second Saturday of each month between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The ToxDrop sites are closed on the fourth and fifth Saturday of each month and all major holidays. Residents are limited to disposing of twenty (20) gallons of liquid waste or seventy-five (75) pounds of solid waste per visit. Call (317) 327-4TOX to learn how to safely dispose of hazardous waste that is not included in this list or to see if an item will be accepted. 
  • Illegal dumping can be reported to the police by calling (317) 327-3811.

For even more about trash, click here.

3. Where is the Post Office? And other delivery services?

  • US Post Office, Main Office - 125 W. South Street, (317) 464-6159
  • US Post Office, Circle City Station - 456 N. Meridian Street, (317) 464-6825
  • FedEx Office Print & Ship Center - 120 Monument Circle #107(317) 631-6862
  • UPS Customer Center - 910 W. 16th Street, (800) 742-5877
  • The UPS Store - 133 W. Market Street, (317) 236-0009

4. Where is the closest pharmacy?

  • CVS Pharmacy - 1545 N. Meridian Street, (317) 923-1491
  • Walgreens Pharmacy - 1530 N. Meridian Street, (317) 261-1753
  • Bio Scrip Pharmacy - 342 Massachusetts Avenue # 103, (317) 631-6000
  • Marsh (in-store) Pharmacy, 320 N. New Jersey Street, (317) 262-2226

5. Where is the closest grocery store?

  • Marsh Supermarket - 320 N. New Jersey Street, (317) 262-4888
  • Marsh Supermarket - 227 W. Michigan Street, (317) 262-5215
  • Kroger - 524 E. 16th Street, (317) 923-6858
  • R2GO Specialty Market - 1101 N. College Avenue, (317) 737-2543
  • Goose The Market - 2503 N. Delaware Street, (317) 924-4944
  • Pogue's Run Grocer - 2828 E. 10th Street, (317) 426-4963 
  • Wildwood Market - 1015 Virginia Avenue, (317) 737-2653

6. Where is the closest dry cleaner? 

  • Deering Cleaners Downtown - 602 N. Capitol Avenue, (317) 251-6740
  • Classic Cleaners - 350 E. New York Street, (317) 352-6244
  • Tuchman Cleaners - 333 E. Ohio Street, (317) 635-5810
  • Reed Drapery Services, Inc. - 641 E. Michigan Street, (317) 638-4597

7. Where is the closest veterinarian?

  • Downtown Veterinarian - 542 E. 11th Street, (317) 972-1111
  • Mass Ave Animal Clinic - 625 East Street, (317) 396-0056
  • FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic - 1505 Massachusetts Avenue, (317) 638-3223
8. Where is the closest pet boarder and groomer?
  • Indy Hound - 1025 N. New Jersey Street, (317) 840-8863
  • Tender Loving Pets Doggy Daycare - 717 N. Capitol Avenue, (317) 631-3647
  • Downtown Doggie -  925 E. Vermont Street, (317) 979-2665
  • Furr Pet Spa and Wellness Clinic - 909 East Street, (317) 737-2502

9. Where is the closest hospital?

Indianapolis is fortunate to have outstanding medical practitioners and services. The downtown resident has several excellent choices:

  • IU Health Methodist Hospital - 1701 N. Senate Avenue,  (317) 962-2000
    Physician Referral, (317) 916-3525
  • IU Health University Hospital - 550 University Boulevard, (317) 944-5000
    Physician Referral, (317) 916-3525
  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health - 705 Riley Hospital Drive, (317) 944-5000
  • Eskenazi Health - 720 Eskenazi Avenue, (317) 880-0000
    Physician Referral, (317) 655-2255

Other emergency care and specialized treatment centers are located throughout the metro area.

10. Public Library

  • The Central Indianapolis Public Library is located at 40 E. St. Clair Street (between Pennsylvania & Meridian Streets), (317) 275-4100
11. How can I find out about school options?

The downtown resident has several excellent choices, including:
  • IPS/Butler University Laboratory School 60 - 3330 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, (317) 226-4260
  • Center for Inquiry School 2 - 725 N. New Jersey Street, (317) 226-4202
  • Center for Inquiry School 27 - 545 E. 19th Street, (317) 226-4227
  • The Oaks Academy - 2301 N. Park Avenue, (317) 931-3043
  • St. Richard's Episcopal School - 33 E. 33rd Street, (317) 926-0425
  • Sidener Academy- 2424 Kessler Boulevard E. Drive, (317) 226-4259
  • Herron High School - 110 E. 16th Street, (317) 231-0010
  • Park Tudor School - 7200 N. College Avenue, (317) 415-2700
  • International School of Indiana - 4330 N. Michigan Road, (317) 923-1951
  • The Orchard School - 915 W. 64th Street, (317) 251-9253

For more options and information about area schools, visit the Great Schools page.

12. How can I find out about childcare options?

13. Where do I vote?

14. Mayor's Action Center

  • Located at 200 E. Washington Street in the City-County Building
  • Call the Mayor's Action Line at (317) 327-4622

15. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD)

  • Located at 50 N. Alabama Street (Enter via Market Street or Washington Street)
  • Non-Emergency Dispatch: (317) 327-3811
  • Emergency: 911
16. Where are nearby churches?

There are several churches located within the boundaries of the Old Northside, including:
  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Delaware Street, (317) 238-5487
  • Episcopal Church of All Saints, 1559 Central Avenue, (317) 635-2538
  • Joy of All Who Sorrow, 1516 N. Delaware Street, (317) 637-1897
  • S S Peter & Paul Parish, 1350 N. Pennsylvania Street, (317) 632-4171
  • Restoration Baptist Church, 1502 N. New Jersey Street, (317) 602-7360
  • Grace Missionary Baptist Church, 1501 N. College Avenue (317) 631-0108

17. Where can I find things to do in the area?
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