The Reagan Park neighborhood, named after William and Nancy Reagan who owned the land in the 1800’s, is ripe for commercial development and housing redevelopment. A convenient bus line runs the College Avenue west limits of the area and the Monon Trail borders the east.
The Monon, a feature of the neighborhood, is a 23-mile paved path that follows a former section of the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway. Because the lines formed an X as they crossed in Monon, a city northwest of Indianapolis. The railway was popularly known as The Monon and in the 1950s, officially adopted its nickname. The trail connects neighborhoods like Reagan Park to recreational facilities, cultural centers, and schools.
Reagan Park is home to Reclamation, a bar modeled to re-create a 1920’s Prohibition Speakeasy. Upon entering, the first thing you see is a large bank vault door, and below your feet, a window displays a view of a backroom card game. A beer garden in the warmer months also adds to the atmosphere.
Four churches in the area serve the community of more than 4,500 residents including Solid Rock Church of God in Christ, Harvest Christian Fellowship, Mount Eagle Independent Baptist Church, and Faith Baptist.