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.
Chesterton’s European Market takes place on Saturdays, May through October and provides a tradition of quality shopping, live entertainment, and a festive community atmosphere.
There are many more great entertainment ideas located at the Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce site.
You can’t visit Chesterton without stopping by the Indiana Dunes State Park for the beautiful dunes and beaches of Lake Michigan. Hikers will enjoy a mix of over 45 miles of wetland, river, prairie, forest, and rugged dune trails.
The Brassie Golf Club is considered one of the best golfing values in Northwest Indiana. It is a semi-private, 18-hole championship golf course featuring rolling terrain, strategic bunkering, for a memorable golf experience.
The Sand Creek Country Club offers resort style service and facilities with its private Marsh, Creek, and Lake golf courses. Facilities include a fitness and health club, tennis, swimming pool, fine dining, and of course, world class golf.
According to City-Data.com the median household income for Chesterton homes from a 2016 study shows an income of $74,123 compared to $52,314 for all of Indiana.
Median home values for Chesterton in the same time frame were $180,773 compared to $134,800 for the rest of the state.
Hospital and healthcare facilities near Chesterton include the Porter Hospital in Valparaiso, The St. Mary Medical Center Inc. located in Hobart, and the Franciscan St. Anthony Health Center in Michigan City.
Amtrak has a station 12 miles away in Michigan City at 100 Washington St.
There are several colleges and universities close to Chesterton. Purdue University-North Central Campus is in Westville. As well there is Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest in Gary, Indiana University-Northwest also in Gary, Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College in Chicago, and South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois.
Information on local public elementary through high schools at Duneland School Corporation
Whether you have a question on buying a home in Chesterton, selling a home, or any other Chesterton, Indiana Real Estate question please call or email us. We’re always happy to help!
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