Walkerton, Indiana, part of the South Bend-Mishawaka metropolitan area, offers a lot of options for those who want to live in a welcoming small town setting, and still have opportunities to work in an area with strong employment. The city lives up to its slogan, A touch of the Past…in Touch with the Future. While Walkerton honors tradition, history, and strong community ties, it also looks to keep up with the ever-evolving landscape of the nation. Residents enjoy year-round events, local sports and activities, a thriving downtown retail corridor, and excellent community services. Walkerton is the best of both worlds. It’s a bigger city dressed up in a quaint, all-American town setting.
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One appeal of Walkerton, IN is affordable housing. Those in the area can find everything from attainable small starter homes to lakefront abodes. If you want a more rural setting, there are both houses on expansive properties or acreage ready for you to build your dream home on. A variety of neighborhood settings are available as well, and many enjoy living in areas within walking distance to the downtown area. The median home price in Walkerton is around $90,000, and the population was 2,144 as of the 2010 census. Search the newest homes for sale in Walkerton, IN.
Walkerton’s school district includes Walkerton Elementary School, Harold C Urey Middle School, and the solidly ranked John Glenn High School. For private options, Plymouth, North Liberty, and South Bend are the closest choices. Saint Mary’s College, the University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, Bethel College, and Indiana University are all near Walkerton for those who want to attend a higher education institution in the area. Search Walkerton homes for sale by school district.
Walkerton boasts a good economic scene that makes it easy to work close to home. You can choose to find employment at one of the small businesses in town, or make a small commute to work for top area employers. Major companies in the area include the University of Notre Dame, Staybridge Suites, Bayer Healthcare, Honeywell Aerospace, AM General, Liberty Mutual, the Polygon Company, and the Modern Door Corporation.
People will find many things to do here in Walkerton, as well as in the surrounding communities of South Bend and Mishawaka. Nature lovers can find several places to explore the outdoors and participate in recreational activities. Closest to Walkerton are places like Koontz Lake and Potato Creek State Park. You can boat, bird watch, bike, cross country ski, ice fish, and more at these recreational hotspots. Venture further and find the shores of Lake Michigan and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
If you prefer shopping, start in the retail environment of downtown Walkerton. Explore historic buildings and locally owned businesses. South Bend also offers an array of shops to peruse. For other attractions in Saint Joseph County, start with Walkerton’s parks and restaurants. Other ideas to explore in the broader area include attractions like the South Bend Museum of Art, the Morris Performing Arts Center, Potawatomi Zoo, the Studebaker National Museum, a game at the Notre Dame stadium, the College Football Hall of Fame, and the Snite Museum of Art. Neighboring towns also possess smaller attractions, festivals, Amish shopping, and other wonderful options.
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