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Welcome to Lowell, Indiana!

by The Jana Caudill Team

Originally isolated at the center of miles and miles of farmland, Lowell began to prosper like many Midwest towns, when the railroad came through.  The Louisville, New Albany, and Chicago Railroad connected the small farming community with the rest of the country in 1880 sparking industries like the sawmill and brick making, utilizing the natural resources of water power and the clay rich soil of the region, respectively.  Although Lowell now has its share of McDonalds and Walgreens stores, it still holds history and tradition dear to its heart, as evidenced by its vital and healthy downtown district.

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Welcome to Hobart, Indiana!

by The Jana Caudill Team

Once the home of the Pottawatomie Indians, Hobart has become a hub for business, family, and recreation with more than a little something for everyone, all within 38 miles of Chicago.  The historic downtown is a quaint, quiet community with small restaurants and specialty stores.  At the lakefront you’ll find summertime concerts, duck races, and endless additional activities.  In Hobart you will discover great retail shopping, numerous community parks for enjoying nature and the outdoors, and fabulous schools and community services thought to be among the best in Northwest Indiana.

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Welcome to Highland, Indiana!

by The Jana Caudill Team

The Highlands, from which the town name originates, was originally a sand ridge standing out above the rest of the region’s marshy and mostly submerged landscape back in 1848.  At that time settlers from Ohio began developing the area, turning it into a farming community, and eventually the Chicago and Atlantic railroad came through town bringing with it more agriculture and manufacturing opportunities.  Highland’s focus today remains providing economic opportunity to its citizens, educational opportunity for its children, and recreational opportunity through its extensive town parks and facilities.

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Welcome to Griffith, Indiana!

by The Jana Caudill Team

“The town that came to the tracks,” known today as Griffith, once boasted in the Guinness Book of World Records as being the town having the most baseball diamonds and for having the location where the most railroad tracks met at one point.  It had been the railroads passing through town, heading to and from Chicago that kept the town alive for many years, lending stability to Griffith through the panic of 1893, and the Great Depression.  Though there is only one remaining railroad travelling through town today, Griffith remains a vibrant community dedicated to the ideals of hard work and community learned from the past.

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Welcome to Dyer, Indiana!

by The Jana Caudill Team

A settler by the name of Aaron Norton Hart, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania played a key role in directing the construction of the roadway and drainage infrastructure in Dyer back in the 1860’s and 70’s, subsequently opening the area up to agriculture and other commercial use in the surrounding predominantly marshy region.  Understandably the town adopted its name from something as near and dear to Hart’s heart as the town itself.  The town’s namesake is Hart’s wife, Martha Dyer Hart.  That same sense of community and spirit is what placed Dyer at number 97 on CNN and Money Magazine’s 2005 list of "100 Best Places to Live in the US.” 

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Welcome to Crown Point, Indiana!

by The Jana Caudill Team

 

Considered to be the “hub of Lake County,”Crown Point Indiana is located just 40 miles southeast of Chicago’s Loop making up just one of the Loop’s 77 official community areas. Crown Point and Crown Point real estate offer new homes, single-family family homes and even luxury homes. Condos for empty nesters are ample along with apartment rentals. This historic town of 27,000 residents is famous for housing the courthouse from which bank robber John Dillinger escaped. It has a vibrant downtown scene coupled with the feel of suburban living and close proximity to one of America’s largest urban areas.

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Welcome to Chesterton, Indiana!

by The Jana Caudill Team

Today's post is the next in our series of "Welcome To..." blogs highlighting Northwestern Indiana communities, and today we'd like to welcome you to CHESTERTON, INDIANA!

 

In 1834 the town of Coffee Creek took its name from a local creek running through what was at the time downtown.  Although Chesterton finally adopted its current name in 1870, the region and the Indiana Dunes have always been synonymous.  Today there’s more to Chesterton than just its 15 miles of breathtaking, sandy, Lake Michigan beaches.  Locals enjoy great restaurants, golf, wonderful city and state parks, and as always, take great pride in their town’s role as the gateway to the great Indiana Dunes.

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Welcome to Cedar Lake, Indiana!

by The Jana Caudill Team

Today's post is the first in a series of "Welcome To..." blogs highlighting Northwestern Indiana communities, and today we'd like to welcome you to CEDAR LAKE!

The 794 acre lake at the center of the community from which the town of Cedar Lake hails its name is an outdoor recreation destination for residents and visitors alike.  Over a century ago the Monon Railroad reached the western shore of the lake making the young town a tourist hot spot for Chicagoans escaping the hustle and bustle of city life.  That was in 1882.  Today, with over 6000 feet of accessible shoreline, picnic tables, gazebos, and 18 acres of open space Cedar Lake is a wonderful place to raise a family, rest and recharge, and enjoy the great Indiana outdoors.  The lake has two public marinas with access for boating, jet skiing, and fishing, and don't forget ice fishing in the winter and snowmobile races across the lake.  Upscale condos and houses are newer to the area.  In Cedar Lake it's resort living with close proximity to Chicago and Lake Michigan.

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