With direct access to The Ohio State University to the east, Indianola Terrace is the focus of off-campus student life. Home to the majority of the University’s fraternities and sororities, stately mansions abut mature tree-lined streets on Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Avenues. Curvilinear streets hug the topography created by the start of Iuka Ravine. On the southern end of the neighborhood, development was heavily influenced by the streetcar lines that once extended north on Summit and Fourth Avenues. Houses range from single-family homes to dense multi-family dwellings.
Indianola Terrace is home to the majority of campus area businesses along High Street, which provide bustling activity and an assortment of offerings for both students and non-students alike. Indianola Terrace was home to the Indianola Junior High School, the first junior high school in the United States. Because of this distinction, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The building is now occupied by Graham Expeditionary Middle School, a charter school that began offering classes in the summer of 2012.