Elkhart, IN is located in Indiana's Amish Country along the state's northern border. It is a mixture of both farmland and dynamic downtown living. No matter what your lifestyle, Elkhart may just surprise you!
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As a city of just over 50,000 residents, Elkhart is a medium-sized hub making it an ideal home base for a variety of people. Local households are nearly evenly divided among married couples, families with small children, and non-families. In its city limits are 19 distinct neighborhoods with a median home price of $97,400. Housing in Elkhart remains affordable for many families and individuals. Just under 60% of local properties are single-family homes. The majority of local homes are small to medium-sized, with two to three bedrooms. Search the newest real estate for sale in Elkhart, IN.
Many of Elkhart's school-aged children attend classes offered by the area's largest school district—Elkhart Community Schools. There are, however, two other public school districts in Elkhart—Baugo Community Schools, serving a portion of the children living in the city's southwestern limits and Concord Community Schools, serving students in the southeastern Elkhart area. Search homes for sale in Elkhart by school district.
In addition to the public school districts, there are several private schools within Elkhart's city limits. Four religious schools and two Montessori schools offer alternative education for local students including, Elkhart Christian Academy, Trinity Lutheran School, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, St. Thomas the Apostle School, The Montessori School of Elkhart, and Cornerstone Christian Montessori School.
After high school graduation, students have the opportunity to continue their education in Elkhart. Two Bible colleges have campuses here—Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and Beulah Bible College and Seminary. As part of Indiana's community college system, Ivy Tech Community College has a campus in Elkhart. Additionally, Indiana University South Bend opened an educational center downtown.
Elkhart's economy is built around the manufacturing industry. Known as the RV Capital of the World, chances are one out of every two RVs on the road was built in Elkhart. In addition to RV manufacturing, the city historically built a large number of musical instruments and accessories. Today, many of the instrument manufacturers have merged into the Conn-Selmer conglomerate. In addition to manufacturing, other top area industries include education, health care, transportation, government, and retail. Forest River, Inc., Thor Industries., Drew Industries Incorporated, Elkhart Community Schools, and Beacon Health System make up Elkhart's top five employers.
From beautiful, public green spaces to top-notch, local theater, Elkhart invites you to come and enjoy its community. Its location along the railroad tracks helped to develop its theater district. The Bucklen Opera House opened its doors in 1884 and offered residents a place to experience traveling shows from New York and Chicago. Today, Elkhart residents attend the theater, concerts, and special event programs at The Lerner.
Continue your Elkhart cultural tour at one of the city's museums. Interesting and unique, explore museums dedicated to natural history, American art and railroad history.
Soak up some sunshine and spend the day relaxing with your family at one of Elkhart's many parks and public outdoor spaces. The Riverwalk in downtown Elkhart tops the must-visit list for many. Enjoy walking, rollerblading or ice skating throughout the year.
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