Reasons To Move to Northwest Indiana
#10 Hoosier Hospitality
Hoosier hospitality is not just a slogan, it is a real thing! Indiana is consistently ranked among the states with the friendliest people. Wherever you are coming from, the people of Indiana are very welcoming and you will be sure to make lots of great new friends!
#9 Slower Paced Lifestyle
If the hustle and bustle of big city life is no longer your thing, Northwest Indiana has exactly what you are looking for. From the relaxing shores of beautiful Lake Michigan to the many lush green parks and quiet community neighborhoods, peace and tranquility can be yours. When the urge for the excitement of the big city returns, Chicago is only a short drive or train ride away!
#8 Respectable State Government
Indiana has been ranked #1 for 2017 as the best state government in the nation by U.S New and World Report… need I say more?!?!
#7 Great Education
No matter the education level, great public, private, and charter schools can be found to prepare young minds for bright futures! If higher education is what you seek, we have you covered there as well: Purdue University Northwest, Valparaiso University, and the University of Notre Dame are just a few of the highly respected institutions you will find!
#6 Expanding Mass Transit
The double track expansion of the South Shore Line commuter train between Michigan City and Chicago will not only make travel easier and faster, but it will also serve as an economic booster bringing employment and opportunities for generations to come. So, whether you are commuting daily to Chicago for work, or just want to catch a Cubs or Sox game over the weekend, this is a great low-cost alternative to the hassle and stress of interstate driving!
#5 Community Development
Northwest Indiana is a region on the move! Many exciting community development and beautification projects are being planned throughout. As these projects are implemented, the cost of residential and commercial real estate is only likely to continue increasing in value. Now is the perfect time to make the move while home and commercial real estate prices are still low!
Nationwide investment in infrastructure projects coupled with an increased demand for U.S. steel has Northwest Indiana in a great position for an infusion of high paying jobs in the steel industry. Another standout is the thriving health care industry which is adding $400 million in new hospitals, clinics, and care centers throughout the region!
#3 Pro Business
Indiana consistently ranks as one of the top business friendly states year after year:
• (Forbes Magazine – 2017) #10 Top 10 Best States for Business
• (Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council – 2017) #7 on list of entrepreneur friendly states
• (Tax Foundation’s 2018 State Business Tax Climate Index) #9 for its overall tax climate, and tops in the Midwest.
#2 Low Property Taxes
Indiana has the lowest property taxes in the Midwest at an average rate of 0.85%. Another advantage Indiana has is that no matter where you live in the state, property taxes are capped at 1%. You also will not see that pesky tax on food and prescription medications. All these things add up and contribute to a lower cost of living!
#1 High Quality of Life
And the #1 reason to move to Northwest Indiana is all the above:
• Friendly, welcoming people
• Slower paced lifestyle, yet conveniently close to all the action
• A more trustworthy state government
• High quality education
• Low cost mass transit to avoid the stress of interstate travel
• A community on the verge of a boom
• Promising economic growth
• A very pro-business environment
• Lower taxes and cost of living
All these things add up to a high quality of life. So, what are you waiting for? Contact me today, I can’t wait to help you find the perfect Northwest Indiana home or commercial property!
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