Home buyers seeking the big city benefits of Fort Wayne and the straightforward living of small town Indiana should consider moving to Laotto. As a small community just north of the city, residents of Laotto enjoy a quick and easy commute thanks to the accessibility of State Road 3, which runs north-south along the eastern edge of town. The mid-sized towns of Kendallville and Auburn are conveniently lcoated to the north and northeast, each offering convenient commercial hubs for those who don't feel like navigating Fort Wayne.
But living in Laotto is more about the offerings of the town itself, rather than what you can find just outside of it. Laotto is a haven of quiet streets and big lawns. You can choose to live closer to the town's center near the intersection of State Road 57/State Road 205 and Old State Road 3 to enjoy the amicable neighbors and quick access to the town's amenities. Or you can buy a home on its outskirts for comfortable solitude and star-strewn skies. Either way, whether you are working, attending school, or enjoying retirement in Allen County, living in Laotto means convenience and comfort. If you're ready to explore this charming real estate market, an agent with Tucker can help make the process fun and fruitful, just the way home shopping ought to be.
Laotto has a long history and geographic location that lends itself to prevalent home buying choices. You are likely to find many historic constructions in town offering a classic, cozy feel, but there are also more modern choices due to its proximity to the larger and more economically diverse city of Fort Wayne. So whether you're looking for something classic or more recent, small or large, affordable or extravagant, there's a great possibility you'll find what you're looking for in Laotto. Leave no stone unturned by working with a Tucker real estate agent. Owing to Tucker's history with this area, they have the market insights and connections to ensure you find exactly what you're looking for.
For your basic needs, Laotto is home to service shops, general stores, and pharmacies. Huntertown Gardens also offers fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers. For broader options that don't involve navigating the city of Fort Wayne, you can try Kendallville or Auburn. Both are mid-sized towns with national retailers and downtown districts offering many smaller businesses plus a range of eateries that should satisfy any palate. For high-end shopping and restaurants, you'll want to visit Fort Wayne to take advantage of its many thriving commercial districts and malls.
If you're a homeowner in Laotto, you've hit the jackpot when it comes to leisure activities. Many parks can be found in the area for a quick picni, in addition to campgrounds, hiking trails, and lakes for more adventurous breaks. Popular destinations within a short drive are Indian Springs Campground, Blue Lake Campground, and Chain O' Lakes State Park. If you’re the athletic sort, you will love making use of the many athletic fields and golf courses close by, which are just minutes away from Laotto in neighboring communities.
For indoor leisure or sporting events, you only need to look a few miles south to Fort Wayne. The city hosts four semi-professional sports franchises: an ECHL team, an NBA development team, and a women's roller derby team all play at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. The San Francisco Padres class A affiliate, the Fort Wayne TinCaps, play at Parkview Field. The Embassy Theatre is an historic venue that still hosts Broadway musicals, concert tours, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra. Other performing arts centers affiliated with the local colleges also provide many musical and theatrical events. The downtown Cultural District is also a great place to catch smaller shows, peruse a gallery, or tour the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and Arts United Center.
Laotto residents with children will love visiting the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, which is considered one of the nation's best. If you're a history buff, you'll want to check out the History Center in Fort Wayne's Old City Hall, which manages thousands of artifacts from Indiana's past. You can also just stroll around town, taking in the historic landmarks and homes.
If you choose to buy a home in Laotto, you won't be short on career opportunities. Despite the tranquil rural setting, you'll actually be living within the boundary of northeast Indiana's commercial and economic hub with many industries thriving to the immediate north and south. This is particularly true of careers in advanced manufacturing since the Fort Wayne metropolitan area is overflowing with companies enjoying lucrative ties to the defense industry. Due to this proliferation and Fort Wayne's geographic location between Indianapolis, Columbus, Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago, sectors such as distribution, transportation, and logistics also offer many regional jobs convenient to homeowners in Laotto. Healthcare, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and financial services are the other big players in the county at large.
Laotto's children attend schools in the East Noble School Corporation, which also serves the students of Rome City, Brimfield, Kendallville, and Avilla. Elementary students are enrolled in nearby Avilla before coming together with students from across the district at East Noble Middle and High Schools in Kendallville. The district maintains a commitment to doing more than just focusing on standardized test scores. They want to prepare all students for real world success. That means maintaining strong community ties and leveraging technologies to offer students the best learning opportunities to prepare them for the careers of tomorrow.
Because of its position within a large metropolitan area, numerous private schools are also within driving distance for Laotto parents. Fort Wayne also hosts several higher learning institutions. Your Tucker realtor can help you explore any of these opportunities in the process of helping you find your dream home in Laotto.