Communities / Southern Indiana, Indiana

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Southern Indiana, Indiana

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For outdoor recreation, try boating or fishing in Shakamak State Park.
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About Southern Indiana

Southern Indiana offers Hoosier Hospitality at its finest with stunning natural landscapes and close-knit communities. From the quiet charm of Amish markets to the glitz and glamour of a Vegas-style casino, Southern Indiana offers something to make everyone feel at home. For outdoor recreation, try boating or fishing in Shakamak State Park, go hunting in the Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area, or take a stroll along the scenic Jasper River Walk. Golfing and gambling fans can visit the historic French Lick Resort and Casino before relaxing at the famous Spa at West Baden, rated one of Conde Nast Traveler’s Top Spas. Part of the Indiana Uplands region, Southern Indiana celebrates its culture and heritage with unique festivals like Jasper’s Strassenfest, the Old Settlers Festival in Odon, and the Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival in Goose Pond. Foodies can dine at local favorites like The Mill House Restaurant, Yoho General Store, Gasthof Amish Village, then unwind with a locally-made beverage at Spirits of French Lick distillery or the French Lick Winery. Nearby counties provide even more attractions just a short drive away, including Paoli Peaks Ski Resort, Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari theme parks, and the Hoosier National Forest. Southern Indiana is fun, friendly, and affordable, and currently offers an exciting incentive package including $5,000 cash, plus local favorites like tickets to Arctic Blast Tubing Park at Paoli Peaks, a lifetime membership to Lost River Market & Deli grocery cooperative, a round of golf for two at Donald Ross Golf Course, and an annual pass to Indiana Department of Natural Resources state parks.

Population

85,954

Internet Speed Rating

1000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Evansville Regional Airport (EVV / KEVV) • 65 mi

Weather (High/Low)

87 / 15

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)

$148,431

FUN FACT


The Southern Indiana community of French Lick is not only the birthplace of legendary basketball star Larry Bird, it’s also the site of naturally occurring mineral springs that were once said to cure any ailment. Jasper locals can take an excursion on a renovated historic passenger train, while Daviess County serves as the home to one of the largest Amish populations in the U.S. Nearby Greene County hosts the Fire @ Night Iron Pour, where local sculptors forge metal for a live audience.

Kimberly Cavazos received the $5,000 grant and relocated with her husband and their three children to Dubois County from Tollhouse, California.

Russell Mehringer received the $5,000 grant and relocated with his wife and their 10-month-old son and pets to Dubois County from Nashville, Tennessee.

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