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Life In Michigan City, Indiana

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Michigan City, Indiana offers a surprising blend of affordability and breathtaking natural beauty, all nestled along the shores of majestic Lake Michigan. Imagine waking up to stunning sunrises over glistening water and spending weekends exploring sandy beaches or cruising on the lake. Michigan City makes this dream a reality! Washington Park offers a beautiful beach, splash pad and a zoo, perfect for family outings. For the adventurous, experience the thrill of watersports or... 

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Internet Speed Rating

1198 Mbps

Closest Airport

South Bend Regional Airport  • 30 mi

Weather (High/Low)

83 / 18

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)


Michigan City: FUN FACT

Michigan City boasts the oldest operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes! Built in 1858 and still functioning today, the Michigan City East Light stands as a testament to the city's rich maritime history. The lighthouse originally housed both a keeper and an assistant keeper, and the original keeper's house was even remodeled in 1904 to become a duplex! Today, the lighthouse is a popular tourist attraction and offers tours that delve into its fascinating history.

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The Shining Star Award

The Shining Star Award

Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA)

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