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 to provide economic opportunity to its citizens, educational opportunity for its children, and recreational opportunity through its extensive town parks and facilities.
Highland Grove Shopping Center offers great restaurants and retail shopping. Stores featured in the shopping center include Target, Michael’s, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Petco, Kohl’s to name a few. Restaurants include Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Panda Express and many more.
You can’t drive through Highland and not stop at the legendary Johnson’s Blue Top Drive-in. Stop in for a huge burger and a killer shake. You might even catch a glimpse of some classic cars while you’re there!
Highland’s Parks and Recreation Department has 22 public parks including the Field House which features four full court basketball courts, a walking track, and single and double sized community rooms available for public programs and rentals.
Wicker Memorial Park Golf Course is a par 72, 18-hole golf course with private green, tree-lined fairways, and driving range. There’s also a pro shop on site with a full service bar. Wicker Park additionally offers picnic facilities with picnic tables, grills, an available pavilion for groups of up to 400, and multiple shelters. Banquet facilities for available for special gatherings like weddings and family reunions.
According to City-Data.com the median household income for Highland homes from a 2016 study shows an income of $65,634 compared to $52,314 for all of Indiana.
Median home values for Highland in the same time frame were $164,974 compared to $134,800 for the rest of the state.
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Healthcare facilities and hospitals located near Highland include the Surgical Hospital of Munster, Community Hospital, and the Franciscan Physicians Hospital all in Munster, Indiana.
There are three Amtrak stations near Highland, located in Dyer on Sheffield Rd, Hammond-Whiting located on 1135 Calumet Ave, and in Homewood located at 181 1st St and Park Ave.
Colleges and Universities located near Highland include Purdue University Northwest, Kaplan College South Suburban College, City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College, Indiana University-Northwest, Prairie State College, Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest, and Chicago State University.
Check out School Town of Highland (Highland Public Schools), for current information on local public elementary through high schools.
Whether you have a question on buying a home in Highland, selling a home, or any other Highland, Indiana Real Estate related question please call or email us. We’re always happy to help!
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