Updated . Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Northwest Indiana is a unique region unlike any other region or city in the state. NW Indiana is considered Chicago's newest suburb due to the amount of Chicagoans who have moved to NW Indiana to take advantage of having lower property taxes! NW Indiana is experiencing a housing boom which has also lead to the increase of new schools, restaurants, and shopping to cater to it's new population. Once considered a land of corn and fields, NW Indiana proudly now a growing diverse community. Northwest Indiana shares in the city’s love of culture, diversity, sports, history, shopping, and more!
From farmer’s markets to festivals to live music in
the park, Northwest Indiana has much to offer. See a musical or a play at the Chicago Street Theater in Valparaiso. Catch a free concert at Festival of the Lakes in Hammond. Enjoy some local food at the Taste of Duneland in Chesterton. Explore the historic downtown areas and local shops. Enjoy miles and miles of bike trails from Munster to Chesterton! Take a trip to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and relax on the beach, hike the sand dunes, or set up camp at the state park. Jump on the South Shore train and visit Chicago or South Bend!
Like Chicago, the list of things to do grows longer every day! With so many restaurants, breweries, events, festivals, and local music, there is bound to be something for every lifestyle!
Northwest Indiana’s public and private school system strive to ensure that students receive the best
education possible to prepare them for their future. The region is home to thirty-two Four Star Schools in Crown Point, St. John, Chesterton, Valparaiso, and more!
Northwest Indiana is also home to Valparaiso University, Indiana University Northwest, Purdue University Northwest, and only a short trip to other esteemed university such as Notre Dame, Ball State, and Indiana University and Purdue University’s main campuses.
Northwest Indiana is home to many new businesses! Many Chicago favorites are now open in Northwest Indiana including Giordano’s, Portillos, Whole Foods, and Q BBQ! The historic downtowns of feature local bakeries, boutiques, antique shops, bookstores and other small businesses that provide unique character to each area!
It’s hard to be bored living in Northwest Indiana. The unique part of Northwest Indiana is that neighboring towns, cities, and states are just a short drive away! Nearly every town hosts farmer’s markets, food
festivals, music festivals, movies in the park, and live music! Catch a South Shore Railcats baseball game or a Steelheads basketball game. Take a hike through the Indiana Dunes. Visit historic museums in Valparaiso, Chesterton, or LaPorte. Experience plays and musicals at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Chicago Street Theater, Memorial Opera House, and 4th Street Theater! View local art at a number of local galleries from Munster to Michigan City. Check out a concert at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino!