Make It Your Own in Northeast Indiana

Make It Your Own

Northeast Indiana is in the middle of it all, located just three hours or less by car from Midwest cities including Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis – but with its own unique vibe and easygoing lifestyle.

Here, we offer the opportunity to create your version of the American dream, whether you’re looking to grow your career, family or home.

We’re authentic and neighborly, not because we have to be, but because we realize that only through caring and collaboration can we improve our communities and create a region that is healthy, helpful, supportive, and progressive. 

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What Is It Like Living in Northeast Indiana?

Fort Wayne, the region’s hub and Indiana’s second-largest city, consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the U.S. and boasts some of the nation’s lowest cost of living. This means you can find and afford a home at any stage of life – with ample options ranging from trendy downtown lofts to lakeside and small-town living across the region.

Northeast Indiana has the charm of small-town life, but with big-city amenities, like vibrant downtown Fort Wayne. Cliché, we know, but still true. It has dining and nightlife that rival the most eclectic places across the nation. Downtown is lined with outdoor cafes, a huge food-truck scene, and brand-new high-rise condos. We’re big on outdoor adventures, and we love to explore. If you’re a fan of professional sports, you won’t be bored. You’ll be busy. If you like fairs, festivals, and happenings, you’ll have every weekend covered.

There are so many things that make Northeast Indiana a wonderful place to live, including lake life, lake play, kayaking, hiking, biking, and walking. And our growing trail system is unrivaled.

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Grow Your Career and Find Your Next Job

With a legacy of makers, doers, creators and innovators, we offer the opportunity to let your entrepreneurial spirit bloom, or work within one of our varied industries that range from medical device to specialty insurance to design & craftsmanship.

If you’re thinking about moving here, we want you to know that you will be part of a growing, vibrant community, and you will be welcomed with our big-hearted hospitality.

We offer more than 6,000 jobs, and major employers include Sweetwater Sound, Zimmer Biomet, Ash Brokerage and General Motors. No matter which career path you choose, you can make a difference and live a life above the fold.

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Putting the Life in Your Work-Life Balance

When it comes to life outside of work, you can enjoy time on one of our many lakes, dine on a farm-to-fork meal and catch a live concert, all in one day.

Still not convinced? Well, don’t just take our word for it. We’re an “unexpected hipster hotspot,” according to Food and Wine, with no shortage of eclectic festivals, one of the country’s top-ranked minor league baseball parks, a booming brewery scene, and plenty of live music. And when it comes to outdoor adventure, we offer plenty – from 200+ lakes, to paddling the river in downtown Fort Wayne, to ample parks and trails.

There are plenty of reasons that living in Northeast Indiana is a place to make your own, and here are just a few:

  1. You can do more and save more because living here is affordable.
  2. We like to show off our pride. Just take a look at how proud we really are at any of our regional festivals.
  3. From rural lakeside counties to our vibrant downtown center in Fort Wayne, quality of life in Northeast Indiana is creative, imaginative, and adventurous.
  4. If you’re ready to relocate, make Northeast Indiana the place and find your next job here. 

Download the Northeast Indiana Lookbook Vol. 1 to explore what life is like in Northeast Indiana.

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