New builds are always a good sign that a neighborhood is appreciating. Check out this modern home being built as we speak. You can get more info on the listing agents website.
Willard park is just east of Holy Cross, and just south of St. Claire Place and Woodruff. Geographically its just as close to downtown as some of the high priced historic areas.
The difference is that Willard park still has plenty of abandoned, boarded up inventory that still trade in the 20’s and 30k range.
I am currently working on an article about Willard Park and 2 other Indy neighborhoods to keep an eye on.