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Beech Grove

BEECH GROVE : www.beechgrove.com
 
OVERVIEW

The residents of Beech Grove enjoy the benefits that come with living in a small town and still having access to a large city. Beech Grove is a separate city within Marion County. It has its own school system, police and fire departments, parks, library, and many other services. Although it is a mainly residential community, it is also home to many large businesses including St. Francis Hospital’s Regional Heart Center.

With a low crime rate and few extremes of financial status, Beech Grove attracts residents looking for inexpensive homes near downtown. The generally neat and well-maintained neighborhoods in Beech Grove offer a range of housing options from new homes to comfortable ranches and historic cottages. Housing costs are generally between $60,000 and $125,000.

 

LOCATION
Beech Grove is a separate city in Marion County, located in southeast Indianapolis one mile east of I-65 on I-465. It is approximately 9 miles from downtown and 14 miles from the airport. Beech Grove is situated at the juncture of four townships - Center, Franklin, Perry and Warren.

 

POPULATION (figures based on 2006 Census)
City : 14,880
County : 860,454 - Marion County

 

UTILITIES
Electric : Indianapolis Power & Light 317-261-8222
Gas : Citizens Gas 317-924-3311
Water : Indianapolis Water 317-631-1431
Telephone : AT&T 800-742-8771

 

GOVERNMENT
Facts : Beech Grove has its own mayor, but residents are also eligible to vote for the mayor of Indianapolis under the Unigov system.
  Beech Grove's city government includes a mayor, clerk/treasurer and a seven-member city council, all of whom are elected to four-year terms.
  Incorporated as a town in 1906, Beech Grove became a city with a mayor-city council form of government in 1935.

 

PUBLIC SERVICES
Police : Beech Grove Police Department 317-782-4949 (E)
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department 317-327-3811
Indiana State Police 800-225-8576
317-897-6220
317-653-4114
Fire Dept : Beech Grove Fire Department - Consists of 2 stations, 30-member full-time force, 1 aerial ladder truck, 3 pumpers, 2 paramedic ambulances 317-782-4949 (E)
Post Office : United States Post Office 202 Main St.
800-275-8777
Library : Beech Grove Public Library 1102 Main St.
317-788-4203
City Hall : 806 Main Street 317-788-4975
Chamber : Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce 806 Main St.
317-784-3003

 

MEDICAL(E)=Emergency Number
Local : St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers 1600 Albany St.
Beech Grove
317-787-3311
317-783-8261 (E)

8111 S. Emerson
Indianapolis
317-865-5000
317-865-5261 (E)
Indianapolis : Indiana University Hospital 550 University
317-274-5000
Indianapolis : St. Vincent Hospital 2001 W. 86th St.
317-338-2345
317-338-2121 (E)
Indianapolis : Community Hospitals East: 317-355-1411
North: 317-621-6262
South: 317-887-7000

 

NEWSPAPERS
Local : South Side Times 317-787-3291
Local : The Spotlight 317-788-4554
Indianapolis : Indianapolis Star 317-444-4000
Indianapolis : Indianapolis Business Journal 317-634-6200

 

AIRPORTS
Indianapolis : Indianapolis International Airport Call specific airlines

 

SCHOOLS(Various private and parochial schools also serve this area)
Websites : Department of Education 317-272-2920
Websites : www.bgcs.k12.in.us 317-272-2920
Elementary : Central Elementary 1000 Main St.
317-784-4565
Elementary : Hornet Park Elementary 5249 Hornet Ave.
317-780-5050
Middle School : Beech Grove Middle School 1248 Buffalo St.
317-784-6649
High School : Beech Grove High School 5330 Hornet Ave.
317-786-1447
Other Schools : South Grove Intermediate 851 S. 9th Ave
317-786-7687
Superintendent :   317-788-4481

 

CHURCHES
Ascension Lutheran Church 602 S. 9th Ave.
317-788-1118
Beech Grove United Methodist Church 102 S. 9th Ave.
317-784-7612
Beech Grove Wesleyan Church 120 S. 4th Ave.
317-786-7067
Body of Christ Fellowship 229 S. 3rd Ave.
317-784-5056
Calvary Mission Temple 4602 S. Emerson
317-783-9888
Faith Assembly of God 186 Royal Rd.
317-787-8566
Faith United Church of Christ 4040 E. Thompson
317-784-4856
Fellowship of Christ 1310 Main
317-781-1479
First Baptist Church 5521 Churchman
317-784-1478
First Christian Church of Beech Grove 75 N. 10th Ave.
317-786-8522
Holy Name Catholic Church 89 N. 17th Ave.
317-784-5454
Independent Nazarene Church 5152 Hornet Ave.
317-787-9770
Liberty Church 2415 Main St.
317-784-1918
South Emerson Church of God 3939 S. Emerson
317-787-0467
Southwood Baptist 501 S. 4th Ave.
317-786-2719

Worship Center

90 S. 7th Ave.
317-786-9802

 

RECREATION

Four public parks offer facilities for tennis, baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball. skateboarding, horseshoepits and picnicking. One of the parks, Sarah T. Bolton Park, is named for the first lady of Hoosier poetry, best known for her poem, "Paddle Your Own Canoe". Her home still stands on South Seventh Street and it is said, her poem "Indiana" best describes Beech Grove. (According to Metropolitan Indianapolis Relocation Guide.)