South Bend, Indiana was named for the southernmost bend of the St. Joseph River, running along the northern border of the state. The city holds a little over 100,000 people, while the larger metropolitan area has more than 300,000. Nearby Notre Dame, Indiana, home to the Fighting Irish, is a major contributor to that larger number, and the local economy and culture. If you're looking to buy a home in this cultural and economic hub, Homes.com has the tools to help.
If sports are more your cup of tea, don't fret. South Bend, Indiana has a rich history of supporting sports and was the home of the World War II South Bend Blue Sox All-American Girls Baseball League. Currently, Notre Dame University provides most of the opportunities for sports fans in the area, but there is a minor league baseball team, and local roller derby, too. South Bend is a fantastic little city in the heart of a region that is back on track to grow and prosper in the years to come. With the oldest zoo in the state, six equally attractive districts to find a happy home in, and a cultural and intellectual hub right there in your backyard, you'll soon be happy to call this fine little city your home.