Built along the Wabash River, Clinton offers homeowners the chance to live in a quiet, yet convenient, small town established on the outskirts of the much larger Terre Haute metropolitan area in western Indiana. Clinton offers stunning views of the famous river as well as woodland parks, and scenic, tree-lined streets.
Established in 1829, Clinton also hosts many traditions grown out of its strong Italian roots, though the community is diverse and welcoming to all. The people of Clinton boast a friendly spirit that you can see for yourself at the end of each summer when the town opens itself up to its Little Italy Festival. Each year, tens of thousands to come to revel and celebrate Clinton’s rich heritage.
Clinton is more than the sum of its history, though. It is the embodiment of what it means to live in a tiny community—close-knit, warm with a great school system and caring local government, plus a host of local establishments where its residents are a name rather than a number. If you're looking for a home to buy in this kind of community, this town just might be the perfect fit for you. Our realtors are ready to introduce you to the little piece of paradise called Clinton, Indiana.
Without the proper guidance, home shopping in Clinton can be a daunting task. Like many small towns, Clinton has a variety of architectural options for buyers to choose from, all within a range of prices. Then of course, there are the in-town location considerations—whether you wish to live near a school, the river, or perhaps closer to Sportland Park with its various athletic fields.
Clinton sit between State Road 63 and US-41, both leading directly into Terre Haute. Major roads in town include Washington Street and Railroad Street, which run north-south through the town and are built like a corridor along the west side of the Wabash River. Our realtors can give you the advantage of local knowledge, making the search for a home that matches your specifications a breeze.
Clinton is a haven for the kinds of small, locally-owned shops that make living in a small town such a personalized experience. The town has a number of popular eating establishments spread along Washington Street. Local favorites include Gerrie's, Terra Villa Restaurant, Iron Skillet, Paradise Pizza, and Castle.
Numerous small shops such as Spendal Meats, Casey's General Store, Ste-Mar Ace Hardware, Lighthouse Thrift Store, and Bella's (a local florist) offer convenient access to specialty shopping no matter what your needs are. Being close to the Terre Haute metropolitan area means a host of dining and shopping options that are within easy reach, giving Clinton the charm of being small but with the convenience of being big.
Homeowners in Clinton become part of a deep cultural history that stretches back to the early 19th century when immigrants from northern Italy came to this coal mining town and set up roots. The Little Italy Festival, held over a four-day span during Labor Day Weekend, has been celebrating its unique heritage since 1966. The event draws over 75,000 attendees each year. The festival highlights include the largest Italian-themed parade in the Midwest, live music, great food, and the Indiana Bocce Ball Championship.
Year round reminders of Clinton's great heritage include several popular monuments and historical sites such as the Civil War Monument, the Four Season's Fountain, and the spectacular Coal Fountain. For nature enthusiasts, Sportland Park is an outdoor recreational facility open to the public. Mathew's Park Golf Course is a municipal course built along beautiful Feather Creek in northeastern Clinton, and McDonald Lake Rod & Gun Club offers a certified private shooting range in south Clinton. Both are popular recreational destinations for residents here.
The Clinton Public Library is open free of charge to all Clinton residents, and is a great place to spend some time on rainy days. Events are often ongoing at the Hillcrest Community Center. Clinton even features its own bowling alley, Lucky Strike Bowl, where residents can compete in leagues or just unwind with a few private games.
For a wider variety of entertainment options, Terre Haute and its surrounding metropolitan area offer all of the amenities one could expect to find in a college town, all a convenient, 20-minute drive away.
With Terre Haute only 15 miles away, there are a number of employment opportunities within easy reach for Clinton residents. Major fields of employment in the region include education, health, medical technologies, information technology, manufacturing, retail, and the arts. Notable employers include Indiana State University, Sony, Union Hospital, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and Taghleef Industries. For those looking to work a little closer to home, Clinton features a number of small, locally-owned business. Union Hospital Clinton and its associated network of primary care providers is also located in town. Buying a home in a small town doesn't limit your career options here… it enhances them.
Despite its small size, Clinton hosts three elementary schools: Central Elementary School, Van Duyn Elementary School, and Ernie Pyle Elementary School. Young children here get a personalized, nurturing early education and a firm background in reading, writing, and mathematics. For older children South Vermillion Middle School and South Vermillion High School are located in northern Clinton, just off State Road 63. Clinton also has a private school, Sacred Heart School, located in the southern part of town.
Post-secondary education is easily accessible in nearby Terre Haute: Indiana State University, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and Ivy Tech Community College all offer a variety of top-notch degree programs.