The town of Culver was originally named Marmont in honor of a French general of that name, and it became incorporated under that name in 1894. It was later renamed again for Henry Harrison Culver, head of the Culver Academies.
Many things have changed since that time, but the beauty of the area and variety of local amenities remains the same. The town is a prestigious lakeside community with many upscale homes. Let our realtors show you the homes that are available. Give us a call to schedule an appointment. We’ll show you fine properties that are available in the local real estate market.
Culver is located in north-central Indiana just two hours southeast of Chicago, two hours north of Indianapolis, and thirty-five miles south of South Bend. The town is located on the edge of Lake Maxinkuckee where the shore is lined with beautiful homes and the Culver Academies.
Culver sits on the south side of State Road 10 between State Road 17 and State Road 117, which ribbons around the eastern shore of the lake. The town is located between US-31 and US-35, making it easy for residents to commute to nearby towns and cities. Whether you’re thinking of commuting or working in town, we can answer any questions you might have to make your move an easy one.
The town of Culver is the hub for eating, shopping, and living. Restaurants in Culver serve a variety of cuisines. Corndance celebrates and honors the traditions of the Potawatomi Indians by offering diners a cuisine made from only the freshest ingredients acquired from the land. Boardwalk Bar & Grill is located at the Culver Marina, a place where diners can enjoy delicious food while getting a great view of the lake.
The Evil Czech Brewery serves soup in a toasted sourdough breadbowl, BBQ cheeseburgers with all the fixin’s and more. The Original Root Beer Stand is a sandwich shop and hot dog joint that brings back memories of years past.
After eating a meal at any of these fine restaurants, diners can do some shopping at several specialty shops in Culver. Fisher & Company Clothiers has a large selection of apparel. Civvies is a small town urban boutique featuring hand-picked clothing and accessories. Diva has a wide selection of women’s apparel, gifts, home decor, fragrances, and jewelry. Elizabeth’s Garden offers a great selection of flowers and unique gifts.
The Culver Community History Museum seeks to promote the unique natural, historical, and cultural heritage of the Culver area by collecting, preserving, interpreting artifacts and other research materials. Lake Maxinkuckee is the second largest natural lake in Indiana. The lake area offers fishing, boating, and golfing to name a few of the outdoor activities available. It’s also the perfect place to find a comfortable seat and watch the waves of blue water roll in from the lake.
Several restaurants in Culver celebrate the town’s history as well as the talent of its residents. Café Max downtown was once a movie house, and the decor reflects the community's history. Memorabilia of the town, the lake, and Culver Academies grace the walls. Fresh-baked bread and homemade soups are a favorite.
The Culver Coffee Company is committed to serving quality coffee at a reasonable price, operating within a friendly atmosphere and promoting community art and accomplishments in the coffee shop. The Lakehouse Grille is Culver's favorite restaurant and bar for friends and families to meet for any occasion. The Dining Room features a soaring ceiling which houses a spectacular 20' C-Scow sailboat, rigged and ready to embark on Lake Max. The walls feature funky original surfboard art, a 30-foot mural of early Lake Maxinkuckee and super-sized advertising art that ranges from the bizarre to the nostalgic.
The most common industry in Culver is educational services with almost one-quarter of those employed working in this industry. Manufacturing is the second most common industry in the area. Employers in the Marshall County area include Medallion Cabinetry, Rochester Metal Products Corporation, Winamac Coil Spring, and Fulton Industries. Woodlawn Hospital, Lab Industries, and Acument Global Technologies each also employ a large number of people. Other common industries in the area include retail trade, construction, accommodation and food services, and administrative and support, and waste management services.
There are three schools in the Culver Community Schools Corporation: an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. Culver Community High School was named a Four Star School by the Indiana Department of Education. Even more impressive, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Culver Community High School in the past among the top high schools in the nation. Of the roughly 20,000 U.S. public high schools that were reviewed, Culver was one of only a handful of Indiana schools to have received this award.
Those wishing to further their education after high school graduation can choose to attend one of the several schools that are located within a 55-mile radius of Culver: Indiana University-South Bend, University of Notre Dame (South Bend), Purdue University-North Central (Valparaiso), Valparaiso University (Valparaiso), Indiana University-Northwest (Gary), and Indiana University-Kokomo.
The Culver Academies are a group of elite and prestigious college preparatory boarding schools and summer camps located in Culver. The Culver Academies are composed of three entities: Culver Military Academy (CMA) for boys, Culver Girls Academy (CGA), and the Culver Summer Schools and Camps (CSSC). There have been many famous alumni including George Foreman III, Roger Penske, Gene Siskel, George Steinbrenner, and a number of politicians, judges, sports players, sports team owners, actors, and musicians.