Located in northwestern Indiana, Goodland was laid out in 1866. The town was given its name because of the high quality of the soil in the area. Newton County is the site of the Kentland Crater, a probable meteorite impact crater located between Kentland and Goodland. The minerals at the center of the structure are about 450 million years old.
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With easy access from I-65 via US Highway 24, Goodland is halfway between Chicago and Indianapolis. It’s also located between Lafayette and Merrillville and not far from the Indiana-Illinois state line. Goodland is an excellent place to call home and a great location for work and play. Give us a call to get started with looking for your new home today. We can answer your questions and give you any other help you might need. Then we’ll show you homes that are available in the Goodland area that are waiting for their new owners to move in.
Shoppers can find a wide variety of stores in Goodland and throughout Newton County. The search is on for treasures from the past at Greene’s Exit 215 Antique Mall. Jasper Junction Flea Market may be hiding some gems too while offering a wide variety of practical and specialty items that please even the most reluctant shopper. Southlake Mall is worth the hour drive to Merrillville. In addition to dozens of stores and well-known restaurants, there is a movie theater.
Other restaurants are located in the area. You’ll find a lot of the American classics you expect next to some delicious imports from nearby Chicago as well as many other international cuisines that have settled in the area. You’ll never be without options when it comes to delicious pizza, BBQ, or Asian styles.
Goodland is best known for the annual Goodland Grand Prix Festival held in late June. The four-day festival features concerts by several well-known regional entertainers and ends with the popular Grand Prix race. Visitors can also enjoy some fun in the sun at beautiful Foster Park.
Those who live in this region have an affordable getaway with easy access to all the fun and excitement in Chicago, the third largest city in the United States. During a day trip to Chicago, visitors can watch a game at Wrigley Field, view the sea otters at the Shedd Aquarium, or ride the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier.
Several areas of interest are located close to Goodland. J.C. Murphy Lake is at the center of Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area. The Lake of the Red Cedars Museum is located in the former Lassen Hotel, the lone survivor of 42 hotels that flourished during Cedar Lake's resort era at the beginning of the 20th century. Beef House Dinner Theater serves delicious meals and presents great entertainment. Patrons always enjoy shows at Indiana Ballet Theatre.
Three large manufacturing companies are located in Goodland. Adkev is an injection and insert molder with over 200 employees. Useful Products is a plastic fabrication company that specializes in packaging solutions. Co-Alliance offers agronomy, power fuel, grain marketing, and feed solutions. More than one-third of those employed work in the manufacturing industry. The agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting industry also employs many people in the Goodland area. Seven Hills Dairy, owned by a fourth-generation dairy farmer who also grows crops for his herd of cows, employs 22 people. The farm is a typical business that can be found in this Indiana agricultural center.
In nearby Lafayette, the innovation of local manufacturers has resulted in the transformation of traditionally low-technology industries into modern high-tech environments through state-of-the-art computers, intelligent manufacturing systems, robots, and automation. Thriving manufacturing businesses can be found across sectors including jewelry, oil and gas, marine, food production, and specialty metals. The retail trade and hospitality industries flourish in Lafayette and other communities in the area as spenders from outside of the region’s borders travel to the area for shopping, entertainment, recreation, dining, services, and business.
Students from Brook, Goodland, and Kentland attend schools in the South Newton School Corporation. There are two schools in the corporation: South Newton Elementary and South Newton Middle/Senior High, located in a central location among the three towns at the corner of County Road 50 East and County Road 1300 South. The mission of the South Newton School Corporation is to educate and empower children, youth, and adults for full participation in a rapidly changing society. The schools incorporate a comprehensive curriculum that is enhanced by several online programs and other technology-based learning aids. Students are encouraged to participate in community activities and school sponsored extracurricular activities.