Auburn, Indiana is known as the Home of the Classics because it was once the headquarters of the Duesenberg Automobile & Motors Company. This historic town is about a half hour drive north of Fort Wayne along I-69 and about a half hour south of Angola along the same road. As the county seat of DeKalb County, Auburn has plenty of events and things to do without compromising peace and quiet.
Auburn is a town with a lot of variety. Whether you are looking for a great condo or a two-story home with a white picket fence, we can find it for you here. There are century-old colonial homes with plenty of character or modern homes if you want something that is more updated. Homes here are also generally affordable. Families love living in Auburn, and although it is a larger town, the community is very close. With all of the events that the Parks and Recreation Department puts on, residents of all ages are always interacting with one another. The police are also very involved in the community, participating in events with the community and making sure that Auburn is always safe.
If you ever need any more information, you can check out the city’s website, which has plenty of information. This website is a great tool for residents: you can search for upcoming rummage sales or events and even have access to various forms or documents you may need. If you are looking for homes for sale in Auburn, our real estate agents would be glad to help you. They are quite familiar with the lay of the land and can find exactly the type of home you are looking for. Auburn is sure to fit the needs of any home buyer, whether you’re single, have a new family, or retired.
Auburn is a great place for a multitude of shopping options. It has outlet malls that include boutiques and salons but also large national chains like Sam's Club, Sears, and Walmart. There are also plenty of thrift shops and other smaller specialty stores. It’s safe to say that whatever you are looking for, you can find in Auburn.
Craving some good food? Well, you are in the right place for any kind of food you could possibly want. Auburn House of Pancakes is known for great pancakes and omelets – the perfect choice for breakfast. If you are craving Asian cuisine, the Oriental Gourmet is bound to leave you full and satisfied. There are many other options like The Italian Grille, Sandra D's Garden Cafe, and Shorty's Steakhouse, which is famous for their steaks of course.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival is held in Auburn each year over Labor Day weekend, including the world’s largest automobile auction that is also held at the festival. Both the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and the National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States are located in Auburn. These two museums are historic landmarks. They are the reason Auburn is nicknamed “The Home of the Classics.” The Auburn Automobile Company closed in the 1930s, but its headquarters and a factory were both located in Auburn.
The annual DeKalb County Free Fall Fair, a six-day event held during the last week of September, is also held in this city. Auburn has a very large Parks and Recreations Department with a long list of events that take place here. With many different parks and a community pool, they strive to keep residents of all ages active and invested in the community. They hold events throughout the year such as the Father/Daughter Valentines Day Dance, adult and youth sports leagues, a free garden series, open skating, an Easter egg hunt, fitness classes, a police golf outing day, a kid's triathlon, a community-wide rummage sale, a Halloween walk, a Christmas parade, and more. Nobody has an excuse to be bored in Auburn.
Auburn has a thriving economy. They are very proud of their very own Auburn Essential Services which is their internet and television company. This is run by their community-owned fiber optic infrastructure. The major employers in Auburn are Nucor, Steel Dynamics, DeKalb Memorial Hospital, Cooper Standard Automotive, Metal Technologies Inc, Tower Automotive, Rieke Packaging, and Guardian Automotive.
Auburn is close to two airports, rail lines, and many interstate, federal, and state highways. It is less than 200 miles from Indianapolis, Chicago, and Detroit. You also can reach 70% of the United States in a day’s drive from Auburn.
Most of Auburn is within the DeKalb County Central United School District. There are two elementary schools in Auburn: James R. Watson Elementary School and McKenney-Harrison Elementary School. After they finish elementary school, students then go to DeKalb Middle School in Waterloo, Indiana. They then continue onto Dekalb High School, also in Waterloo. There are several choices for attending college within a 1-2 hour drive from Auburn: Angola, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Marion, Muncie, Valparaiso, and Toledo (Ohio) all offer top-of-the-line colleges and universities.