Granger is situated right on the Indiana-Michigan border. Settlers first arrived in the area in the early 19th century. In 1870, a priest founded Saint Joseph's Farm in Granger where the Holy Cross Brothers and Sisters and Priests served the needs of the people in the rural farming community. They also provided fresh food for the nearby University of Notre Dame. This tradition of neighbors helping neighbors continues today, and farms in the area still provide food for the residents; many offer produce and homemade items at Granger Farmers Market and other stores.
Give our realtors a call, whether you want to live in a rural area or in town, we can help you find your dream home. There is a wide selection of beautiful homes, friendly neighbors, plenty of opportunities to shop local with a close proximity to several cities, a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, great restaurants, and many malls and specialty stores.
There are more than 50 subdivisions in Granger with an easy commute for those who work in Elkhart, South Bend, and Mishawaka, and other nearby towns. Bridlewood is one of these neighborhoods. It is ten miles northeast of Notre Dame University and South Bend, making a home in this subdivision perfect for those who work in either location. We can help you choose the best neighborhood for your lifestyle and budget. We’d be happy to answer any questions that you might have since we know the real estate market in the Granger area. Let us make house hunting easy for you. Give us a call to set up an appointment for us to show you more of this area.
There are two malls in the Granger area: University Park Mall, located in nearby Mishawaka, is a super-regional mall with over 100 stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Concord Mall in Elkhart hosts more than 60 national chain retailers as well as fun boutique shops to accommodate your whole shopping experience in one location.
Antique lovers can shop in the antique malls that are located close to Granger. There are 20 dealers at Mishawaka Antiques, bringing customers an amazing array of unique, elegant, and unusual treasures, furnishings, art, and architectural fragments. More than 80 dealers at Michiana Antique Mall have a diverse inventory of other antiques and collectibles and specializes in quality glassware, furniture, china, and dolls.
There are more than great stores in the Granger area – there are great restaurants, too. Uptown Kitchen offers stuffed French toast, locally sourced and gluten-free American dishes in a contemporary setting. Temper Grill offers a great wine selection and unique dishes. Soho Japanese Bistro serves sushi plus teppanyaki-grill dishes. Valley Restaurant is a family-run restaurant that serves breakfast and then changes the menu to Chinese food for lunch and dinner. Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza is known for the great pizza, but the wings and salads are delicious, too. Rocky River Tap and Table serves great burgers and fries and more.
The fun in Granger begins at Harris Township Park where you can have a picnic or just enjoy the outdoors. The next stop for fun is RC Fun Park. If it travels on land, water, or in the air, you’ll find it here. The park is a multi-venue facility that provides an awesome experience to all remote control users. The South Bend / Elkhart North Kampgrounds of America is actually located in Granger, and it’s not hard to figure out why it gets great reviews from those who visit.
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve is a special place where people, plants, and nature come together. Beautiful gardens surrounded by forest are tucked into a landscape of 105 acres of cultivated and natural areas along the scenic St. Joseph River valley. Miles of trails await, and if you go indoors, visitors can enjoy an art gallery, fern conservatory, and a nature center.
Manufacturing is the most common industry in the Granger area. Companies located in town include CP Industries, Crane Industrial Service Company, and Hampton Industrial Services. Other common industries include educational services; retail trade; wholesale trade; health care and social assistance; construction; and professional, scientific, and technical services.
Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation serves most of Granger. The district serves students with eleven elementary schools, three middle schools, and Penn High School. Thirteen of the fifteen schools received an A rating from the Indiana Department of Education, and the other two schools received a B. Penn's graduation rate is close to 100% and is one of the largest high schools in Indiana. Over the years, the district has built a reputation for excellence in education that is recognized around the state. The curriculum emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving, and subjects are integrated in order to create a learning experience that is relevant. Technology plays an important role in supporting the curriculum by providing access to information and resources that enrich the educational experience. Extracurricular and co-curricular programs consistently rank among the best in the state.
South Bend Community School Corporation serves students in Clay Township in the western part of Granger. The corporation is also one of the largest school corporations in Indiana with a total of 33 schools. The corporation is dedicated to bringing quality learning to every student every day. There are a diverse selection of primary center options for students in pre-kindergarten through Grade 4, intermediate center options for Grades 5-8, and a variety of high school programs for students in Grades 9-12. Parents and students can tailor a path that is both personally fulfilling and educationally rewarding.