On any given day the town swells with employees and shoppers alike, coming into Merrillville and supporting the area’s robust retail climate. Easy access to Chicago and easily accessed by all of Northwest Indiana with I-65 splitting it right down the middle, Merrillville over the years has become “Indiana’s Crossroads.” Today the town endures as a crossroads in quite another manner, boasting of a community melding and coming together by the great diversity of its residents, housing, economic opportunity, and culture.
The 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. Inside you’ll find 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, Macy’s 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. If looking for a special fine dining experience, Gamba Ristorante offers Italian cuisine plus banquet services. For unique Asian fusion dishes, check out award-winning, Asparagus, for zen-like fine dining located on Broadway in Merrillville.
The Turkey Creek Golf Club offers 18 holes of hilly, tree-lined fairways, gentle sloping greens, putting green, pro shop, and banquet facilities. The course was awarded a recent Post Tribune Neighbors choice award.
The Merrillville Parks and Recreation Department maintains several parks in town, featuring playground equipment, ball fields, and shelter and picnic areas.
According to City-Data.com the median household income for Merrillville homes from a 2016 study shows an income of $55,287 compared to $52,314 for all of Indiana.
Median home values for Merrillville in the same time frame were $136,923 compared to $134,800 for the rest of the state.
For current information on homes for sale in Merrillville check out these listings or contact our office to set up an appointment.
Hospitals and medical centers located near Merrillville include the Franciscan St. Anthony Health Center in Crown Point, the Pinnacle Hospital, also in Crown Point, and the St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.
Amtrak stations near Merrillville include the Dyer – Sheffield Rd. station, the Hammond-Whiting station at 1135 Calumet Ave., in Hammond, and the Homewood station at 181 1st St. & Park Ave.
Colleges and Universities in Merrillville include Everest College-Merrillville, DeVry University Merrillville Center, and the Merrillville Beauty College.
Colleges and Universities outside but near Merrillville include Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest in Gary; Indiana University Northwest, also in Gary; Purdue University Northwest in Hammond; Valparaiso University in Valparaiso; Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois; South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois; and City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College in Chicago.
More information on local public elementary through high schools at Merrillville Community School Corporation
Whether you have a question about buying a home in Merrillville, selling a home, or any other Merrillville, Indiana Real Estate related question please call or email us. We’re always happy to help!
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