For those looking for a place to call home in a little smaller community yet with the convenience of easily accessible economic hubs, there's Laketon. As an "unincorporated census eesignated place," this community offers tranquil streets, large lawns, two small lakes, and the gentle flow of the Eel River along its southeastern edge of town. Despite its status as an unincorporated town, Laketon has a long history dating back 1836 when it was platted with 90 lots and a handful of streets. Since that time, the town has seen its ups and downs, but those struggles eventually forged what is today a strong, welcoming community that is a superb place to call home.
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Owing to the benefits of its long past, home shoppers have numerous options when it comes to style and price range, despite the relatively small size of Laketon. The town also features two small lakes, Long Lake and Round Lake, so if you're looking to live in close proximity to the water, you might just be in luck. In terms of commuting, Laketon is ideally situated almost directly between two commercial hubs, Wabash and Warsaw, both the county seats of their respective counties and easily reachable via State Road 13. Slightly closer and a little bit smaller, Laketon neighbor North Manchester is a quick drive no matter where you purchase your home in town.
A Tucker real estate agent can help you narrow the field of choices available in Laketon by leveraging deep knowledge of this little-known community.
While Laketon is by no means large, it still manages to offer homeowners a few local stores and eateries within the town limits that will do perfectly well in a pinch. For broader shopping and dining options, North Manchester is just a few minutes away and offers access to general stores, pharmacies, service shops, and a range of restaurants along its Main Street.
A 30-minute drive north or south on State Road 13 will take you to Warsaw or Wabash respectively, both of which offer malls, national big box stores, and a much broader, varied range of dining options. Homeowners looking for more can make the very easy commute to Fort Wayne, which is a thriving commercial hub in northeastern Indiana. There, you will find all the shopping and dining options you’d expect to be available in a heavily populated community.
Laketon offers a few options for those who like to play in and around water, thanks to Round and Long Lakes and of course the Eel River, which flows along the town's southeastern edge. This makes it perfect for a quick dip or a little fishing break. For more vigorous recreational options, Laketon homeowners need only look to the immediate region around their perfectly situated community. Salamonie State Forest and Lake make an excellent day trip, and Mississinewa Lake with its many recreation areas is just a bit further of a drive.
Golfers will be pleased to know there are many options in the area to get in a few holes in all directions. North Manchester also offers parks, bowling, and athletic fields as well as housing Manchester University. It’s a great place to catch an amateur theater production or peruse the college's extensive library.
Both Wabash and Warsaw offer similar amenities, but with more options like theaters to catch first-run movies. Those seeking slightly more large scale fun might take a drive to Fort Wayne where they can catch live music, professional theater productions, and partake in the city's vibrant nightlife and upscale fun.
Because of its location directly between the seats of Wabash and Kosciusko County, Laketon makes the perfect jumping off point for a number of career options in the area. Employment in agricultural fields is common, due to the abundance of farmlands in the immediate vicinity. Advanced manufacturing careers are likewise a common choice for Laketon residents with a number of heavy machinery plants in the area in addition to many companies involved in the defense industry. If you have commuting concerns, a Tucker realtor can help you locate a house that cuts down on your commute time without sacrificing your other inclinations.
Students living in the Laketon area may attend public school via the Manchester Community School system. Parents with young children will be able to send them to elementary school in Laketon itself at Laketon Elementary, which provides a convenient, community-connected environment for Grades K–3. Likewise, Manchester Intermediate School is also located in Laketon for children in Grades 4–6. Older students attend school in North Manchester itself, which is just a few miles away at Manchester Jr.-Sr. High School. There they receive an education designed to prepare them for any range of careers with an emphasis on readiness to succeed in an increasingly techno-centric world.
For parents wishing to look into private school opportunities, the area features a number of private schools within convenient driving distance from Laketon. A Tucker realtor can help you explore these options along with helping you find the perfect home to raise your children in a wholesome, safe community.