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Life In Northwest, Indiana

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Northwest Indiana offers a surprising blend of urban convenience, natural beauty and Midwestern charm. Located along the southern shore of Lake Michigan, the region boasts a network of vibrant communities, each with its own unique character. Beyond its industrial past, Gary offers a surprising art scene with the renowned Gary Art Center and the historic Lew Wallace Study & Museum. Families will appreciate affordable housing options and Marquette Park with its zoo and beach... 

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Internet Speed Rating

1200 Mbps

Closest Airport

Gary/Chicago International Airport • 16 mi

Weather (High/Low)

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Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)


Northwest: FUN FACT

Fans of the classic holiday movie "A Christmas Story" might be surprised to learn the house featured in the film is actually located in Hammond, Northwest Indiana! You can even visit it for a Christmas-themed experience.

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Indiana's Green Project of the Year

Indiana's Green Project of the Year

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