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Life In White County, Indiana


Come Live the Lake Life in White County.

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Internet Speed Rating

7853 Mbps

Closest Airport

Indianapolis International Airport (IND / KIND) • 90 mi

Weather (High/Low)

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Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)


White County: FUN FACT

White County is home to Indiana Beach which is the state’s oldest operating amusement park. It first opened its doors way back in 1926. Back then, the amusement park was little more than a swimming area in a cornfield. Over time, it grew to host more than 750,000 visitors annually. Now it offers over 40 rides and attractions, not to mention plenty of games and six rollercoasters.

Awards & Press

Grant awards over $13.5 million

Grant awards over $13.5 million

helping the city replace infrastructure, provide Mobile Integrated Health (Community Paramedicine), Riverwalk, etc.


2022 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence


LightStream recognized as a 2020 Smart Rural Community Showcase Award Winner by NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association

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2015 Downtown Monticello was named an Indiana Main Street Destination from the Office of Community & Rural Affairs (OCRA)

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Aim Intergovernmental Cooperation Award for new Fire Station

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Lt. Gov. Crouch, IHCDA select Monticello Next Generation Youth Advocates for 2023 My Community, My Vision initiative

The Monticello Next Generation Youth Advocates for the My Community, My Vision (MCMV) program, which connects high school students across Indiana to each other and to their neighborhoods, towns, and cities.

Mayor Cathy Gross Elected Indiana Conference of Mayors President

Mayor Cathy Gross Elected Indiana Conference of Mayors President

Mayor Cathy Gross serves as the President of the Indiana Conference of Mayors and has been appointed to Gov. Holcomb’s Public Safety Commission

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Housing in White County, Indiana


In White County, Indiana you can be on Lake Time, Full Time.

Lake time could mean a lot of things, but we think it means taking time to do things you enjoy. Here’s are a couple ways that you can experience lake time in White County:

Go birding! During our time in White County, Rick and Debbie Read gave us a tour of some of their favorite spots: Rotary Centennial Park, where you can go on an owl hike, or from the shore of Lake Freeman where you can watch bird migrations over the lake.

Rick and Debbie also showed us around downtown Monticello, where there are some incredible homes (one of them recently renovated and for sale!).

Grab a drink on Indiana’s largest boat, the Madam Carroll! While you’re there you should chat with Chris Peters. He moved back to White County after living on the east coast so that he could invest in and help grow his community. He’s doing great things with the Madam Carroll: it’s now open year-round and he hosts a ton of events (you might find the Easter bunny skiing behind the boat in the spring).

If you move to White County, you’ll find a community that combines lakeside living with forward thinking investments. You’ll find folks who have relocated to live on the lake and folks who have returned to be a part of White County’s future. White County is ready for you to be on lake time, full time.

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