For those weary of big city living or just naturally opposed to the notion, Medaryville offers a pastoral quality of life that few communities can match. To the south the northern edge of what was once known as the Grand Prairie stretches far and wide, rife with tall grass fields and cultivated farmland. North of town the swampy outwash plains of the Greater Kankakee River Basin form an altogether different kind of environment, no less spectacular to those who appreciate nature. You’ll see migrating sandhill cranes stop to rest on their long annual journey, and activities like hunting, fishing, and hiking are plentiful.
In between prairie and swamp, sleepy Medaryville boasts quiet streets, historic buildings, and ample lawns. While far from urban commodities, the nearest city, Michigan City, is over 40 miles away via US-421. And for some that's just far enough. The appeal of Medaryville is in its uncompromising simplicity. If this sounds like the community you're searching for, a Tucker realtor can help you explore the housing market of this unique little town. The hunt begins with a call.
With the town center built along US-421, there are naturally many housing options to explore offering easy access to surrounding communities in addition to the town's amenities and many friendly neighbors. For those looking for a little more solitude, dwellings with larger plots exist along the town's periphery, providing plenty of quiet to enjoy the star-strewn skies and the chirping rhythm of rural Indiana nights. No matter where you look in Medaryville, you're sure to find a range of housing styles, sizes, and price points. That means despite the town’s small size, you've still got plenty of choices to make. A Tucker real estate agent can help you sort through those choices, leveraging broad community knowledge and deep house-hunting experience to your benefit.
Residents of Medaryville have access to a number of dining amenities that is atypical for a town its size. This is partly due to US-421 running through the town center in conjunction with the lack of larger urban areas nearby. US-421 is an important transportation route within the state, and while not many live in Medaryville, plenty of people pass through it. Amenities are especially prevalent along the north side of the town center where franchise eateries and locally owned establishments can be found. The same is true of convenience stores and service stations. Those and other local establishments mean homeowners don't need to go out of town for basic necessities.
Nearby towns like Knox, Monticello, and Rensselaer are not substantially larger but offer a few more options. However, for more substantive offerings, you may need to look to Michigan City to the north and generally proves worth the trouble if you're in the mood for a serious shopping excursion or have an appetite for ethnic or gourmet cuisine.
To those who have a sincere appreciation for both history and the great outdoors, Medaryville has plenty to offer. Within the town several historic buildings still stand from Medaryville's early years, giving it an air of veneration that's hard to miss. Children can also play in the local park. The town's biggest draw is its Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife area, which offers hiking, biking, fishing, and hunting. It even features something of a tourist draw since it is an important migratory stop for the North American sandhill crane population. Each year, a bike ride celebrating the vaunted birds runs through the migration territory.
Many of the neighboring local towns offer additional parks, forests, and campgrounds. Medaryville residents also have access to golf courses, bowling alleys, athletic fields, and cinemas in these communities. Urban options may take a little advanced planning since the nearest city of substantial size is Michigan City and is 40 miles away. However, residents enjoy point-to-point access to the city thanks to US-421. And once you’re there, you’ll be able to enjoy the fruits of a city built on the shores of Lake Michigan including beaches, upscale shopping, fine cuisine, and even a popular resort, the Blue Chip Casino.
In terms of economic opportunities, careers in agriculture reign supreme for the residents of Medaryville. This town has a long history in this industry, dating back to the town founding. Area farms are often looking for talented workers, whether to work the fields or repair machinery. Medaryville also holds status as an important commercial rail shipping center for area farms, and it houses large grain storage centers and shipping complexes. Other sectors of prominence include distribution and manufacturing. Your Tucker realtor may be able to help you find a home to minimize your commute if you work outside of Medaryville.
Medaryville homeowners with school-aged children can enroll them in the public school district, which is overseen by the West Central School Corporation. West Central Elementary School, West Central Middle School, and West Central High School are all located in Francesville along US-421, easily accessible from any Medaryville home. Parents will be pleased with the dedication the district's administration and teachers have for creating a positive learning environment that has even led to them to receiving recognition as one of the Best High Schools as ranked by the U.S. News & World Report.
In addition to pursuing an evolving curriculum designed to prepare students for a world of technology-based careers, the school system maintains close ties to the community, offering students opportunities to explore their place in society and contribute to it from an early age. A broad scholastic program awaits at the high school level, offering college preparation, vocational training, and fine arts instruction plus many academic and athletic clubs.