Bringing together the comfort of suburban living with Midwest downtown charm, Fort Wayne, Indiana boasts arts and culture as well as the draw of professional sports. There are a variety of neighborhoods in the area with homes in nearly every style and budget from small ranch houses to eclectic craftsman homes. Cost of living is well below the national average as are unemployment rates and home costs, making Fort Wayne one of America’s 10 most affordable places to live according to Livability.com.
There are myriad of recreational activities in Fort Wayne including museums, art galleries, 86 public parks, a zoo, and a variety of annual events. There are three minor league sports teams, with Parkview Field, home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps, named the #1 Minor League Stadium by Stadium Journey. With so much to do in the area, Fort Wayne is a great place for families and couples alike. Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne offers public education to Northwest Indiana and brings college students to the downtown area. The variety of people and activities available in the area speak to its large size but somehow, despite these factors, Fort Wayne somehow maintains a small town feel.
Education is important to the people of Fort Wayne where more than 58% of its residents have at least some college education. The high school graduation rate is 84% which is higher than the national average, and the average for the rest of Indiana. The Foundation for Art and Music in Education was established here in 1987 with the mission of teaching children in grades K-8 the beauty of art and music. Using camps, festivals and events throughout the year, the program reaches students in forty counties in Indiana, bringing the arts to more than 3 million children. The library system is one of the best in the country and among the 20 largest library systems nationwide. Between the education system, libraries and parks, Fort Wayne is ideal for families with children and pets. Fort Wayne also appears on lists of the countries greenest cities with an air pollutant index 77% less than the national average. There are programs, activities and neighborhoods to woo almost anyone to Fort Wayne. If you recognize yourself as someone who would enjoy the unique blend of suburban and city life that Fort Wayne has to offer, browse our listings to find your ideal property.