Welcome to Cottage Home.

Cottage Home Neighborhood, affectionately known as CoHo, is full of scenic streets and community friendly amenities. The historic neighborhood is located where downtown meets the near east. Within walking distance of an abundance of attractions including the best local eateries and shopping, CoHo balances city living with small community values.


Be a member of CHNA. You'll help the neighborhood, the near east side community and yourself.

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We are always looking for volunteers to help maintain and improve our neighborhood and the community spaces. 

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Generous donations help us foster community engagement through low cost/no cost events and open access amenities.


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Cottage Home neighborhood is a near east side community, bounded by 10th, Oriental, and Michigan Streets, and I-70. The neighborhood gets its name from the large collection of cottage style of houses built between 1870 and 1900. We are known for our beautiful, tree-lined streets and the community-owned park in the heart of the neighborhood which boasts a unique shelter with glass bottle wall and art walls, a micro-library, plantings of flowers & fruit trees, community garden plots, bee hive and a playground for the kids.

Our History

Cottage Home Neighborhood is a NESCO community, bounded by 10th, Oriental, and Michigan Streets, and I-70. The neighborhood takes its name from the style of houses built here between 1870 and 1900.

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Our Association

Cottage Home Neighborhood Association, a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) group, was formed in 1984 and remains as one of the city’s most active neighborhood groups. 

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Our Conservation

The Cottage Home neighborhood is a Conservation District, which means homes/businesses are required to follow guidelines put in place by the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC). 

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Our neighborhood is home to several fun community events. They are kid friendly and free!

Fall Block Party

A community favorite, the Fall Block Party hosts thousands of local neighbors and visitors from around the city to enjoy a halloween themed event every October. Local cuisine, vendors and entertainment are what's in store so mark your calendars so you don't miss this event! 

Reggae Party

In the mood for the Caribbean? Find a little bit of it right here on the near east side of Indianapolis at the Reggae Party. Local DJ Andy Capps spins authentic reggae tunes while guests enjoy wine, beer and authentic caribbean cuisine. Stay tuned for info on our next Reggae Party. 

Jungle Gym Jam

Cottage Home values all people -- especially our littlest residents. That's why we work hard to create a safe and enjoyable space for them to play. Jungle Gym Jam is all about the kids and providing them with fun for years to come. Our next Jungle Gym Jam event will be held in 2019.

Home & Garden Tour

When you get a glimpse of our beautiful, neighborhood homes, you will find yourself saying, "I wonder what those look like inside?" That's what our bi-annual Home & Garden tour is all about. Come explore and experience why CoHomies are so proud of our 'hood in the spring of 2018.

Event Calendar

Browse our event calendar and stay up to date on the latest neighborhood events. Events are also listed on our Facebook & Twitter page.

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Ask a resident of Cottage Home what their favorite part of the neighborhood is and they'll probably have a hard time coming up with just one. Take a tour of the many unique and enchanting amenities we have to enjoy.


When you become a Cottage Home Neighborhood Association (CHNA) member, you get a lot of benefits for a low annual fee.

The Perks

Vote on neighborhood issues and elections

Become eligible to become a Board Member

Access to exclusive CHNA content

Receive member discounts

Help keep Cottage Home maintained and improving

Member Dues


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If you wish to add a donation to your annual dues, select "Other Amount" and indicate the amount of your total dues owed plus the amount you wish to donate. For example, if you are paying for one individual membership and you want to give a $50 donation, you will select "Other" and input $60.

If you prefer to mail your payment, you may direct it to Cottage Home Neighborhood Association, 714 N. Highland Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

For questions about becoming a member, please contact Andrew Kienle or John Harris.


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Find Out More About Us

Want to know more about the history of Cottage Home? Check out the About Us page and learn how we became the magical neighborhood we are today. 

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714 N. Highland Avenue,
Indianapolis, IN

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