Communities/Muncie, Indiana
Muncie features arts and entertainment attractions, sporting events, and unique neighborhoods that offer plenty for the whole family.
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The beautiful Prarie Creek Reservoir, located approximately five miles just southeast of Muncie.
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Life In Muncie, Indiana


Come get plugged into Muncie and all the amenities that come with being the home of Ball State University.

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Internet Speed Rating

1000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Ft Wayne Airport (FWA) • 56 mi

Weather (High/Low)

81 / 32

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)


Muncie: FUN FACT

Muncie has more connections to the entertainment industry than your typical Midwestern college town. Famed American painter Bob Ross filmed his weekly half-hour “The Joy of Painting’ show at TV station WIPB – PBS in Muncie from 1984 until 1994 when the show ended. David Letterman began his entertainment career in Muncie, attending Ball State University from 1965-1969. Pawnee, the fictitious city from NBC's "Parks and Recreation" was based off of Muncie. The show has many references to Muncie - even the city map was created from the current Muncie map. The 1977 film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" takes place in Muncie, with Richard Dreyfus sporting a Ball U t-shirt.

Awards & Press

Stranger at the Gate

Stranger at the Gate

Oscar nominated documentary follows Afghan refugee and her Muncie, Indiana mosque.

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Hoosier Hospitality can be found around every corner in Muncie, Indiana. Located just over an hour northeast of Indianapolis, Muncie possesses a small town college vibe without forgoing big city amenities. Home to Ball State University, the city features arts and entertainment attractions, sporting events, and unique neighborhoods that offer plenty for the whole family - or just a night out with friends. A revitalized downtown area offers an abundance of shopping opportunities and fresh, local restaurants. Muncie’s craft beer renaissance has been spearheaded by Elm Street and Guardian Brewing, both of which deliver distinctive flavors and welcoming tap rooms. The Cornerstone Center for the Arts provides opportunities for creative expression and educational programs, while the Muncie Ballet and the Muncie Symphony Orchestra bring the local performing arts scene to life. The vibrant community coupled with affordable housing and bountiful cultural and recreational opportunities make Muncie a perfect place to put down your roots.

The Muncie Afghan Refugee Resettlement Committee (MARRC) was created in 2021 to welcome refugees from Afghanistan, many of whom helped our country’s military effort against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. So far, Muncie has welcomed multiple refugee families from Camp Atterbury to become currently integrated in the community.

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