For those looking for a place to live surrounded by natural beauty, Corydon is the ideal place. This small city, located northwest of Louisville, Kentucky, is proud of their history of coal mining. Settled in the midst of plenty of beautiful natural areas, Corydon was Indiana’s first capital city. The Ohio River meanders its way south of town along the Indiana border.
Corydon sits at the junction of State Road 62 and State Road 135 with Interstate 64 running just north of town. Corydon residents are in a convenient position in regards to both recreational opportunities, employment, and leisure time. Plenty of other small towns as well as larger cities lie within easy reach. New Albany and Louisville are just about a half hour away while Salem is about 40 minutes away. Both Indianapolis and Cincinnati are about two hours away – perfect for a day trip or a weekend excursion.
If you're looking for a peaceful place to settle down, consider Corydon. For more information and an insider's guide to the housing market, sit down with a Tucker realtor. Our realtors know all there is to know about homes for sale in Corydon, and they are more than happy to help prospective homeowners find the house of their dreams.
Corydon's past is a proud history of coal mining, and those days left their mark on the city's architecture. Many buildings feature historic styles of when the coal mine was the most successful industry in this area. However, Corydon has seen many changes in its long history, and as a result, you can find a wide range of architectural styles within city limits. If you have a specific preference in mind, be sure to mention it to your Tucker realtor. One of our realtors will be able to point you toward properties that fit your specifications.
Shopping in Corydon is a pleasant affair, marked by the sort of small-town hospitality that can only be found in this part of the country. Shopping options aren't as varied as that of the big city, but there are plenty of other towns around, and the lack of traffic makes it easy to visit other urban areas. Some local favorites include the Geneva Store, Sew Many Designs, and the numerous antique stores, bookstores, and coffee shops.
No matter where you eat in the Corydon area, you're guaranteed to be impressed by the local service. People pride themselves on their hospitality here. One local favorite, 2nd Street Pizza, serves up a number of specialty pizzas that are known for their high quality and fresh ingredients. Another popular local place is the Hunan Restaurant where you'll find authentic Asian flavors in all their glory. For delicious Mexican fare, try Los Tiribio, which serves up great tacos, burritos, and quesadillas and isn’t far from the Ohio River.
Louisville, just over the Indiana border, brims with top-notch shopping and dining options. The city serves as a hub for many small towns throughout southern Indiana and northern Kentucky. It boasts a lineup of shops and restaurants that can satisfy any taste and palate. You'll find everything from major national chains to specialty artisan stores within city limits. The dining options are similarly varied, and plenty of places offer romantic views of the river. One local favorite here, King Fish seafood restaurant, has several locations serving up some of the best seafood in the region; two of these locations are located right on the river.
Corydon is a peaceful place. You won't find any big-time productions going on in this small town. What you will find are people who enjoy the simple things. Local organizations like churches often bring neighbors together over the pleasures of food and drink in the name of a good cause. And plenty of surrounding small towns offer everything from live music to annual events that celebrate the unique history and folk traditions of southern Indiana. History buffs will definitely want to check out the Corydon Capitol Historic Site.
If you're looking for something to do on the weekend or a free afternoon, the Ohio River offers a diverse array of activities. Plenty of kayak rental shops allow residents and visitors to float down the river, exploring lush avenues of trees from the serene perch of the water. Many recreational areas farther inland feature beautiful stretches of forested land, preserved for the enjoyment of residents.
When nightlife beckons, there's always Louisville. Within easy driving distance, this large city gives Corydon residents access to a wide range of cultural opportunities. Blues, bluegrass, and BBQ abound in Louisville as well as plenty of arts, athletics, and more. Whether you’re interested in baseball or the theater, everyone can find something to do in Louisville.
Corydon is located in a primarily agricultural territory with plenty of farms in the surrounding landscape. Trained farm labor and mechanical work is always in high demand. However, if you're looking for something else, nearby cities like the New Albany-Clarksville-Jeffersonville metro area offer a diverse range of career paths, all within easy commute. Your Tucker realtor can happily point out homes that may cut down on your commute time and the money you spend at the pump.
Students in Corydon are served by the South Harrison Community School Corporation. This school district includes four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one junior high school, one junior/senior high school, and one high school. Although many of these schools are centered in Corydon, others are spread out across the district. The South Harrison school district has received an A rating from the Indiana Department of Education for accountability and attendance. Even though this is the largest school district in the county with over 3000 students, South Harrison teachers and staff are dedicated to providing individualized instruction to help all students succeed, no matter what paths their students take in life.