Brazil is a peaceful, small town in Indiana surrounded by a number of streams and rivers that feed lush fields of green. Brazil's residents are friendly and welcoming, and the town is known for its sublime atmosphere. Brazil is also somewhat of a cultural hub for Clay County, the site for annual festivals and plenty of recurring community events throughout the year.
Brazil sits on US-40 just north of Interstate 70, making it easy to access different parts of the state. Located about a half hour east of Terre Haute on the western side of the state, the town sits in a sought-after location within easy driving distance of major urban developments. However, the hustle and bustle of the city dies down far from Brazil's borders, making the town a place where you can get away from it all without having to drive too far.
If you're looking to enjoy the peace of a small town without giving up on the comforts and action of the big city, consider a move to Brazil. If you're interested in the town, simply contact a Tucker realtor today. Our realtors are highly knowledgeable when it comes to local housing markets, and they will be more than happy to help you find the home of your dreams.
Brazil was founded in 1866 and quickly grew to the position as the county seat of Clay County. The town has an impressive mix of architectural styles ranging from colonial New England to modern eras. You can find examples of nearly every major movement imprinted in the city by walking or driving around. Be sure to mention your preference to your Tucker realtor, and they may be able to find a home that suits your needs and satisfies your wants.
In big cities, shopping is often a stressful experience with finding parking and dealing with large crowds. Not so in Brazil. Shopping excursions in this little town are a quiet, pleasant affair, and the experience itself is almost as good as the purchases. You'll find a number of stores in town ranging from recognizable national chains to independent, locally-owned shops. Some favorites include Cato, the Old Fashion Jewelry Shop, and Fun Time Scuba and Fitness.
Hoosier hospitality is the rule of the day when it comes to dining in Brazil. There are plenty of places to get delicious food at a decent price, and chances are, it'll be served with a smile. You'll find everything from Chinese food to classic diners in town, and each have their own specialties. Some favorite spots include Brazil Coffee Grounds, Maurizio's Pizza and Restaurant, and Pappy's Barbeque. There's something for everyone within city limits.
If that's not enough, Terre Haute is close by and offers a wide array of nationally recognized chain restaurants along US-40 (Wabash Ave) and US-41 (3rd St). It also has many locally cherished restaurants, such as Square Donuts and Saratoga. Indianapolis or Bloomington is about an hour away for more variety in the realm of shopping and dining. You can find everything from fancy fashion outlets to artisan-crafted goods in both of those cities. Brazil residents are certainly in a desirable location when it comes to food and fun.
As the county seat of Clay County, Brazil offers quite a bit in the way of culture, especially when compared to other towns its size. The 4th of July Festival held by the Rotary Club is an exciting time with everything from fireworks to food vendors to keep the whole family entertained.
Christmas in the Park, a yearly tradition, takes place from the day after Thanksgiving until December 26th of each year with plenty of beautiful decorations and holiday-themed activities. The Clay County Popcorn Festival is another hit, bringing together folks from all around to celebrate the joys of fall and harvest time. Other festivals you'll find nearby is the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival along with the Cory Apple Festival.
If it's big-city production that you want, Indianapolis or Bloomington is where it’s at. You'll find some of the world's best sports, plenty of concerts, and a whole range of artistic events, ranging from theater to museum exhibits. At the end of the day, you can drive the short way back to Brazil and rest in quiet.
Like much of Clay County, Brazil's main industry is agriculture, and the city is surrounded by lush fields that produce a variety of crops. There is always a need for trained labor and mechanical experts. However, due to the town's proximity to Terre Haute and Indianapolis, there are plenty of careers happening all around within easy commuting distance. Your realtor may be able to find you a home that cuts down on your commute time to ease the toll on your wallet as well.
Brazil is home to a number of schools with the public Clay Community School Corporation responsible for the education of the majority of the town's residents. The town has three elementary schools: Forest Park, Meridian, and East Side. Once kids make it to sixth grade, they attend Brazil Junior High followed by Brazil High School. Students are then introduced to even higher levels of academic rigor as well as a number of extracurricular activities that range from varsity sports to arts. Brazil also is home to a number of private Christian schools and alternative academic foundations.