Meridian Hills, Indiana

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Meridian Hills is an affluent community in Washington Township, Marion County, Indiana, about six and a half miles north of downtown Indianapolis and slightly southwest of the neighboring community of Williams Creek.



Residential construction began in the town in the early 1920s and Meridian Hills Country Club opened in 1923; however, the town did not incorporate until 1937. It has existed as an "included town" since 1970, when it was incorporated into Indianapolis as part of Unigov. It is part of Indianapolis, while still retaining a town government under IC 36-3-2-5. The town has the authority to levy taxes and pass ordinances, as well as appointing town police officers.

Meridian Hills remains a wooded residential enclave for the wealthy and upper-middle class.


Meridian Hills is located at 39°53′03″N 86°09′23″W / 39.884040°N 86.156487°W / 39.884040; -86.156487 (39.884040, -86.156487)[3] along the White River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2).None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,713 people, 657 households, and 509 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,154.3 people per square mile (446.9/km2). There were 677 housing units at an average density of 456.2/sq mi (176.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.02% White, 1.58% African American, 0.76% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

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