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.
The Hobart/Merrillville area is one of the premier shopping destinations in Northwest Indiana. The Southlake Mall features over 169 regional and national chain retail shop, restaurants, and big box department stores. Shop Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, Footlocker to name a few. You’ll also find the standard department stores like JC Penney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kohl’s, Sears, and more. And don’t forget when you get hungry to stop by Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili’s, Olive Garden, Red Robin…At Southlake Mall, there’s something for every fashion taste, as well as for every taste bud.
The city of Hobart has 21 public access parks and recreational areas. Facilities around town include baseball/softball fields, basketball courts, shelters for picnics and gatherings, playground equipment, tennis and volleyball courts, fishing, and horseshoe pits.
Doughboy Monument at 7th & Main St. was rededicated in 2002 as a monument to veterans of foreign wars.
Festival Park on Old Ridge Rd. is 11.5 acres featuring a good old fashioned Revelli Bandshell, covered bridge, Community Center, fishing, lake area with canoe launch, and wetland restoration area.
The Deep River County Park is great for outdoor weddings, and features a historic 1830’s sawmill and other historic buildings, an interpretive staff, recreation and picnic areas and shelters.
According to City-Data.com the median household income for Hobart homes from a 2016 study shows an income of $62,665 compared to $52,314 for all of Indiana.
Median home values for Hobart in the same time frame were $146,380 compared to $134,800 for the rest of the state.
For current information on homes for sale in Hobart search these listings or contact our office to set up an appointment.
St. Mary Medical Center is on S Lake Park Avenue in Hobart. Additional hospitals and medical centers near Hobart include the Methodist Hospital in Gary, the Franciscan St. Anthony Health Center in Crown Point, and the Pinnacle Hospital, also in Crown Point.
The closest Amtrak stations are located in Dyer on Sheffield Rd, and at the Hammond-Whiting Station in Hammond on Calumet Ave.
Colleges in and within 20 miles drive of Hobart include the College of Court Reporting in Hobart, Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest in Gary, Indiana University-Northwest also in Gary, Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois, Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois, and Purdue University-North Central Campus in Westville.
For more information on local elementary through high schools, visit School City of Hobart (Hobart Public Schools).
Whether you have a question on buying a home in Hobart, selling a home, or any other Hobart, Indiana Real Estate related question please call or email us. We’re always happy to help!
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