Located just 63 miles from the capital city of Indianapolis, Lafayette, Indiana is a delightful mid-size city in the heart of the Midwest. Low cost of living and incredibly affordable housing are both factors that have caused the population to grow over recent years. Lafayette was founded in 1825, named for Marquis de Lafayette, a French expatriate whose role in the Revolutionary War made him a hero. The City of Lafayette houses multiple historic districts with beautiful architecture.
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The Wabash River Valley, in which Lafayette is situated, offers beautiful parks and outdoor activities year round. Columbian Park boasts Memorial Island, dedicated in 1949 to the Tippecanoe County residents who gave their lives fighting for our country. Among its greenery and aquatic areas there is an amphitheater which often holds concerts and is a draw for the community. The same park is also home to a zoo which is the oldest in Indiana and houses an Australia section complete with a wallaby exhibit. Summer heat drives residents to any of Lafayette's many water attractions such as Tippecanoe Cove, a water park in the center of the city with a variety of kid-friendly activities.
Another draw to the area is Purdue University which brings economic growth to the community year after year through its many subsidiary businesses such as Big Ten sports which bring thousands of visitors to the area every year. The Elliott Hall of Music, located on the Purdue campus, draws huge performances and brings theatre and comedy to the area. As one of the top research facilities in the country, Purdue estimates that over a billion dollars of revenue are poured into Indiana each year as a result of its residency there. The result of this economic growth along with the beautiful landscape, historic neighborhoods and multitude of activities is a city that invites new homeowners to put down roots here. Whether you're drawn to the area to watch Division 1 sports, to explore the rich history of local Native American tribes or the more recent Revolutionary War, Lafayette clearly has a lot to offer. Take a look at the properties listed on our site to learn more about the beautifully built houses in the area and find the one that will become your home. Now is your chance to become a part of the vibrant and colorful history of Lafayette, Indiana.