Avoca is a peaceful town located in southern Indiana, a place where serene days and nights melt into each other seamlessly. If you're looking for a place to escape the noise of the big city, look no further. In Avoca, neighbors are friends, and the sense of community happens every day. Avoca is a truly special place to live.
Avoca sits just off State Road 37 and State Road 58, making it easy to access other parts of the state. Avoca sits right between the natural beauty of Brown County State Park and the Hoosier National Forest. Bigger cities like Bloomington and Bedford are close by, and Avoca is about an hour and a half drive from both Indianapolis and Louisville, Kentucky.
If you're looking to enjoy the comforts and excitement of the big city without having to live with the stress and the noise that comes with traffic and crowded streets, consider a move to Avoca. There are plenty of great homes for sale in town, and you're sure to find one that fits your needs and tastes. If you want to learn more, simply talk to our realtors. Our realtors are highly informed and happy to help families, couples, and single people find the house of their dreams.
Avoca is known as a quiet retreat from the non-stop rush of the city, and it's been that way for well over 150 years now. That means you can find all kinds of architecture within town. A walk through the streets reveals everything from classic, historic styles to simply-built modern homes. Be sure to mention your preference to your realtor, and they will be happy to direct you to a home that satisfies your needs and your wants.
As a small town, Avoca's shopping and dining experience is a far cry from that of larger cities. Instead of a headlong rush for parking, the shopping experience is characterized by friendly and personable shopkeepers. Within town the Avoca Mini Mart is the only choice, but a short drive to the neighboring town of Oolitic will give you access to a few local favorites such as the Hometown Flea Market, Casey’s General Store, and a few other smaller shops. Bloomington or Bedford offer a variety of major retail stores as well as local artisan-crafted specialty stores.
Delicious local food is served up fresh with a smile. Although there aren’t any restaurants in Avoca itself, you can find plenty of great options within a half hour drive. Some favorites include Smokin Jims BBQ in Bedford, which serves up savory meats grilled to perfection. Asian Pearl in Bedford is another local favorite, with specialties from China and Japan authentically reproduced. Bloomington also has a variety of nationally recognized restaurant chains as well as local eateries. FARMBloomington is a restaurant in downtown Bloomington serving amazing dishes made with locally-grown food.
Of course, if you're really serious about your shopping experience, you can drive to Indianapolis or Louisville. As one of the finer urban centers of the Midwest, both of these cities are home to world-class shopping and dining. Shopping ranges from fashion outlets to specialty stores selling the work of local Indiana artisans. You're sure to find exactly what you're looking for if you want a nice day trip, and at the end of the day, you can return to the peace and quiet of Avoca.
There aren’t any big-time productions in Avoca, but there doesn't need to. Instead, you'll find neighbors coming together over the simple pleasures of food and drink, planning community events where pleasant conversation is the mode. For those who love the outdoors, Lake Monroe is large enough for all water sports and the surrounding national forests and state parks offer plenty of room for hiking and camping. If you want to spend a night on the town, just head up to Bloomington, where a larger population of residents and Indiana University offers everything from sports to cinema and theater to live music to museums. You can also find nationally known and local concerts and top college and professional sports in both Indianapolis and Louisville. Not a night goes by without concerts that range from blues to electronic music. And, of course, there's the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which brings racing fans from all over the world to see top drivers take to the track. Kids and adults alike will love Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville as well as the Kentucky Science Center, the Louisville Slugger Museum, and a huge outdoor skate park called Louisville Extreme Park.
Like much of Indiana, Avoca's primary industry is agriculture. Agriculture involves extensive farm work in addition to technical expertise to keep the machinery going. Avoca's proximity to other larger cities mean that plenty of jobs representing the full spectrum of American industry are within driving distance. Be sure to mention your career path to your realtor, and they can try to select a home that cuts down on your driving time, saving you money at the pump.
Students in Avoca are served by the North Lawrence Community School District. The school district educates students from grades K-12. Avoca does have its own daycare center for children younger than five years old. Children in Avoca attend Needmore Elementary, just a few minutes outside of town on State Road 37. Once they reach sixth grade, they transfer to Oolitic Middle School. At Oolitic, they are introduced to extracurricular activities in addition to a rigorous academic schedule. They continue on to study at Oolitic High School, which prepares them for college and careers while introducing them to varsity sports, an extensive list of arts, and clubs. By the time they graduate, students are prepared to take their place within the community.