Northwest Indiana, located minutes away from Chicago, is often described as “the best of both worlds.” The region boasts urban, suburban, and rural communities where its residents and businesses can prosper and grow. With a thriving population of more than 846,000, Northwest Indiana offers low-cost living and high quality of life.
Nestled along 45 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the region offers a bounty of affordable outdoor recreation. The sandy beaches and hiking trails at the Indiana Dunes National Park and the neighboring Dunes State Park offer a combined 17,000 acres of beaches, hiking trails, rugged dunes, wetlands, sunny prairies, winding rivers and peaceful forests. Whether you enjoy combing for beach glass, bird watching, hiking, boating, swimming or cross country skiing in the winter, the lakeshore doesn’t disappoint.
Just south of the lakeshore, vibrant communities like Valparaiso, Chesterton, La Porte, Michigan City, Portage, Highland, and Crown Point are experiencing growth as people discover their historic charm, walkable neighborhoods, interesting shops, delicious restaurants, popular golf courses, and quality schools.
Rural communities like Wanatah, Westville, Knox, Hebron, Demotte and Kouts offer smaller, tight-knit communities among rolling farmland and beautiful parks.
Valparaiso, where Northwest Health – Porter is located, is the Porter County seat. Its busy downtown is a great place to enjoy shopping, dinner, the summer farmer’s market, outdoor concerts at the Northwest Health Amphitheater and winter-time ice skating at the Urschel Pavilion. Valparaiso University offers educational opportunities and sporting events, especially basketball and football. Come see why Northwest Indiana is the “best of both worlds.”
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