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Northwest Indiana combines an innovative spirit, beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, and proximity to Chicago and its amenities for an affordable, high quality of life. Our communities, each with its own uniqueness, provide Northwest Indiana residents a wonderful quality of life. Northwest Indiana communities are ready to welcome you home.



Communities like Gary, Hammond, East Chicago and Whiting provide an extensive industrial base and history rich neighborhoods for Northwest Indiana, often referred to as America’s Workshop. Suburban communities such as Dyer, Schererville and St. John are experiencing unprecedented growth as people have "discovered" Northwest Indiana as an ideal home in greater Chicagoland. Small towns like Chesterton, Crown Point, Demotte, Hebron and Valparaiso retain their historic charm while keeping pace with growth and development. Our rural communities like Fair Oaks, Rensselaer, Francesville and Knox offer the simple pleasures of family-friendly communities nestled among rolling farmland and pristine parks. 

Great schools, a strong industrial/manufacturing base, recreational opportunities and traditional community values have made Northwest Indiana a great place to live and work for more than 150 years and will only get better in the years to come. Whatever you are looking for, you will find it here. We invite you to look at all we have to offer! For more information contact the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS

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Beauty, history, fun and excitement are yours to discover in Northwest Indiana brimming with the gracious hospitality of the country’s Midwest. The area is a mix of big city fun and small-town friendliness. If it’s excitement you like, head to one of our casino boats for the thrill of gaming. Try one of our many excellent restaurants or take in a show and enjoy top name entertainment. If you prefer a slower pace, visit historic towns and shop for antiques. You’ll experience how people lived in years past, while appreciating the many amenities of today. Experience one of the many outdoor adventures: fishing, bird watching, hiking, swimming, boating and hunting, to name a few. Enjoy the miles and miles of beaches, trails and sand dunes on our northern shores. And if that’s not enough, take the South Shore Passenger Rail Line or a quick drive to the beautiful City of Chicago. Throughout Northwest Indiana there are many resources to help you find your perfect Northwest Indiana lifestyle.
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Educational opportunities are endless. From elementary and secondary schools to post-graduate programs, Northwest Indiana is committed to providing the necessary educational resources to prepare young minds for the future.

In addition to our public K-12 institutions, there are also many private and charter schools throughout the region. Academics provide broad information about a field such as health care, finance, engineering, media, or natural resources. They weave the themes into academic curricula that qualify students for admission to four-year colleges or universities.


Northwest Indiana boasts numerous award winning hospitals and medical facilities. Quality healthcare can be found throughout the region.