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Life In Gary, Indiana

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Gary is a city on the rise, embracing its industrial heritage while fostering a dynamic future. Its unique blend of revitalized urban energy, rich history and surprising affordability – is perfect for remote workers and their families seeking a dynamic and budget-friendly escape from the big-city grind. Locals fuel up for the day at S&G Waffle Shack before heading to work or school. With high-speed internet readily available, your home office can be a haven of productivity... 

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Internet Speed Rating

5000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Gary/Chicago International Airport • 5 mi

Weather (High/Low)

83 / 15

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)



Gary is the birthplace of the Jackson family, including the "King of Pop" himself, Michael Jackson. Their early beginnings and rise to fame are a truly American success story.

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