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.”
Meyer’s Castle was built by noted Herbalist Joseph E. Meyer in the style of Jacobethan Revival Architecture between 1929 and 1931. Numerous emu and peacocks live on the grounds which feature a magnificent garden, swan pond, and waterfall. Meyer’s castle is perfect for weddings and corporate meetings.
Gino’s Steak House is always a great place for a great meal and has been voted best steaks in the Northwest Indiana region many times over.
Dyer is home to quite an extensive park system. Among 22 locations town-wide, notable parks include Northgate Community Park, featuring playground equipment, numerous baseball and softball diamonds, horseshoe pits, snow sledding hill, tennis courts, soccer fields, and grass volleyball courts.
Pheasant Hills Park offers many of the amenities featured at Northgate, including a skate park and a hiking trail around the parks pond.
Briar Ridge Country Club offers 27 championship caliber golf holes plus a full menu of other club amenities including tennis facilities and pro shop, Olympic size swimming pool, and fine dining and entertainment.
According to City-Data.com the median household income for Dyer homes from a 2016 study shows an income of $82,299 compared to $52,314 for all of Indiana.
Median home values for Dyer in the same time frame were $205,706 compared to $134,800 for the rest of the state.
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The Franciscan St. Margaret Health Center is located in Dyer at 24 Joliet Street. Other hospitals and medical centers near Dyer include the Community Hospital, the Franciscan Physicians Hospital, and the Surgical Hospital of Munster, all three located in Munster, Indiana.
Dyer has an Amtrak station on Sheffield Drive.
Notable colleges and universities located near Dyer include Purdue University Northwest in Hammond; Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois; South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois; Indiana University-Northwest in Gary; Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest, also in Gary; City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College in Chicago, Illinois; Chicago State University, also in Chicago.
For current, up to date information on local public elementary through high schools please visit Lake Central School Corporation
Whether you have a question on buying a home in Dyer, selling a home, or any other Dyer, Indiana Real Estate question please call or email us. We’re always happy to help!
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