A school was the first building built after the first houses were completed when this community was established in 1851. Businesses then sprung up throughout the town, and by the turn of the century, Wright’s Wood Bending Factory was the largest employer in town. Leman Spearmint Refinery opened here in 1911, leading to the town’s nickname of “Mint City.” While businesses, home styles, and life in general has changed since the foundation of the town, Bremen has remained a traditional Midwestern small town.
If small towns appeal to you, please give us a call so we can help you find the perfect home in Bremen. Our realtors can show you what is available in this area whether you’re interested in a home that was built recently or decades ago, in town or out in the country, affordable or luxurious. We’d be happy to go house hunting with you and can make it easy to find a new house you’ll call “home” in no time.
Homes in the Bremen area can be found in a wide variety of styles. They range from affordable to quite luxurious. You can find nice homes regardless of your budget, and you’ll find them in well-kept neighborhoods or pleasant locations in the country. Even the most affordable homes have an inviting charm.
Bremen is located at the junction of State Road 106 and State Road 331 and just south of US 6. This convenient town is 25 minutes south of South Bend, two hours east of Chicago, and four hours southwest of Detroit. Many shops are located on Plymouth Street, and if you’d like to live in the main part of town, we can help you find a home that would be within walking distance of a variety of retail stores. Since there are factories and other businesses in town, we can even help you find a home that is located close to your workplace.
You can shop ‘til you drop and enjoy a good restaurant meal during your adventure in Bremen and the surrounding area. There are unique specialty shops in town, and the University Park Mall in Mishawaka, about 20 miles away from town, is home to more than 100 shops and eateries. There are also a variety of great shops in nearby South Bend.
For your dining pleasure, restaurants in the area range from fast food to favorite local cuisine. You’ll find great ethnic food here, too. Whether you want to dine in a chain restaurant or a local establishment, you are sure to find a great meal within your budget.
Bremen residents celebrate the area’s rich history through the Marshall County Historical Museum located nearby in Plymouth. It’s a great place for both long-time residents and newcomers to learn more about Indiana. Bremen is located in Amish Country, and their culture is a major tourist draw. The Amish grow great food and often sell it at farmer’s markets. The “Plain people” are great neighbors, known to help “the English” in times of need.
You can enjoy many outdoor activities in Bremen. Forget about the chores you have to do and spend a relaxing day at Jane’s Park. You’ll find excited children playing on the playground and families spending time together, playing games, and having a picnic. You can also enjoy fishing, skiing, and boating at Lake of the Woods and Potato Creek Park is also close by. You can swim or fish, go boating, walk or bike on the trails, or just find a good spot to sit and enjoy the day. Bremen also has a small movie theatre offering two movies on the weekends.
The unemployment rate in Bremen is low. Manufacturing companies dominate the town, and many of the companies support the large RV manufacturing commerce in the area. This vibrant, growing area offers jobs in the construction industry. Technical, retail, clerical, and professional opportunities can also be found here. The Community Hospital of Bremen, Doctor’s Hospital, and Neuromuscular Center all offer health professionals a chance to satisfy their career goals.
There are 20 colleges within 50 miles of Bremen, which is great both for those who want to pursue a higher education and those who are looking for career opportunities. The nearest college is St. Mary’s College, a sister school to Notre Dame in South Bend, about 13 miles away. It’s also a quick commute to South Bend or Mishawaka, where you’ll find more jobs in any field that may interest you.
Children who live in Bremen either go to the Bremen Elementary-Middle School or the Bremen Senior High School. The Bremen Public Schools community “works collaboratively to provide a safe, nurturing environment where students are inspired academically and socially to reach each one’s potential in life.” These schools value great expectations, a caring school community, and mutual respect.
Bremen Elementary-Middle School is a techfit school so the students participate in technology-based fitness games. It is also a Project Lead The Way school, which catalyzes lifelong interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. Students here also have the opportunity to excel in an accelerated reader program. The schools are accredited by AdvancedED, a non-profit organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of schools.
Bremen Senior High School earns a letter grade of “A” Exemplary Progress from the Indiana Department of Education. The school is home to the Lions, and students can participate in many school sports as well as an array of extracurricular activities.