Grandview is a town along the Ohio River that was settled in 1807. The town received its name because of the "grand view" of the river. Grandview continues to thrive and offer many amenities to its residents. Its progress is beneficial to both businesses and residents. This is a beautiful area with a good economy and many jobs.
Our realtors can help you find the perfect home that fits your architectural preference and budget. There are homes in the area that were built recently as well as homes that were built in earlier years including around the turn of the century. There’s much to enjoy in the quiet town of Grandview. Let us help you become the newest resident of this Indiana town.
As an active community, Grandview has several stores, businesses, a park, and a well-used boat dock with easy access to the Ohio River. Grandview is located on Highway 66 and is approximately five miles east of Rockport. With easy access to several cities, it’s a great place to call home regardless of where you work. Commuters will find this the perfect location to make your daily commute an easy one. If you own a boat, we can show you great homes located close to the boat dock, some of which have a “grand view” of the Ohio River.
It’s a short drive from Grandview to the Towne Square Mall in Owensboro, Kentucky. The mall offers more than 40 stores and restaurants that locals and visitors alike can enjoy. Eastland Mall in Evansville, where there are 95 stores and 20 restaurants, is about a 45-minute drive. Those who love the Christmas season will want to visit the Santa Claus Christmas Store, located in Santa Claus, Indiana. Christmas villages, personalized Christmas ornaments, twinkling light displays, collegiate gifts, Willow Tree collectibles, and many other Christmas items are available there year round. This store is one of the largest retailers of Christmas gifts and collectibles in the US.
Since 2004, Grandview has been the home of the Spencer County Fair. It’s the longest-running fair in Indiana. Visitors will find great amusement rides, games, food, and more traditional county fair events such as tractor pulls and 4-H projects. The fairgrounds is home to several great events. Catch the Fun fair held in June, the sizzlin’ Summerfest in August, and the spooky Octoberfest with a Monstersmash Derby in October.
Owensboro, Kentucky, a 20-minute drive from Grandview, is known as "a city of festivals." Each year, the world-famous International Bar-B-Q Festival and the Summer Festival draw thousands of spectators and participants from across the country and around the world. Lincoln State Park is a memorial honoring President Lincoln and his family and offers boating, camping, swimming, and hiking.
Hagedorn Park is one of seven parks in Tell City. The park features a full-size baseball field with a new indoor batting cage, an olympic-size outdoor swimming pool, six tennis courts, two full basketball courts, horseshoe pits, and a children’s playground. The Tell City Greenway Trail in Hagedorn Park is for pedestrian and bicycle use. It follows the banks of Windy Creek.
Grandview is home to a world-renowned aluminum foundry, Grandview Aluminum Products. The company produces plaques, signs, and commemorative items for country stars, movie actors, towns, government agencies, golf courses, and many others. In fact, manufacturing is the most common industry in the Grandview area. There are several industrial parks in the area which serve the needs of area employers. Other common industries include construction, retail trade, accommodation and food service, transportation and warehousing, administrative and support, and waste management.
Early trappers had found plenty of work in the Grandview area – the original settlers occupied a log cabin left behind at the present location of Sycamore Street. The “outdoor trades” of agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting are still important to the economy today and keep many people in the area gainfully employed.
Students in Grandview are served by the South Spencer County School Corporation, located in nearby Rockport. There are two elementary schools: Rockport Elementary School and Luce Elementary School, which is actually located in Richland. It’s at these schools where they receive instruction in the basics of literacy skills and mathematics. Then students move over to South Spencer Middle School where students learn valuable skills such as collaborative learning and research skills while preparing them academically for high school. At South Spencer High School, students delve into a higher level of academic rigor while joining in extra-curricular activities such as sports, academic teams and clubs, and the arts.