You only need one look to its 438-foot-long covered bridge to know that Medora is a special place. Often purported as the longest historical covered bridge in the nation, the crossing serves a symbol of the town's enduring past and small town charm. Within town, quiet streets, historic architecture, and a quaint downtown community lend further proof of that ideal. And outside of town, a pastoral setting of rolling hills, protected forests, and parklands gives it context.
While the homeowners may enjoy its far-and-away feel, access to Interstate 65 is convenient thanks to US-50 running north of town. That makes Medora an advantageous tourist stopover on the way to visiting some of the protected parks in the vicinity, helping to bolster the town's economy without overwhelming its aura of harmonious solitude. It also makes for a convenient escape route when the big city beckons, allowing Medora residents quick access to both Indianapolis and Louisville, Kentucky.
If you're tempted by the dream of Medora, then you'll want someone by your side who can help ensure that dream becomes a reality. Tucker has the benefit of a deep understanding of the Medora housing market, and the experience helps you navigate it successfully. Call a Tucker agent today to find out more, and get the fun started!
The Medora housing market is blessed with a range of options for any prospective buyer. Despite its general feeling of peace and isolation, you can choose to look closer to the town's center for your next home where friendly residents mingle and get to know each other on a more personal level. Or you could opt to live further out, finding a home that offers privacy and a quiet broken only by the chirping crickets. In the case of both, you'll be treated to a range of housing options to look over. That includes older homes, offering sturdy, traditional construction and a lived-in quality, or more modern homes with updated amenities and unique spaces.
When it comes to shopping, Medora residents can generally find what they're looking for in town due to the handful of small stores and service shops in town. Neighboring farms provide a ready source to fresh produce as well. And for a quick bite, you can find a few local restaurants where you can enjoy a hearty meal.
While options may be a little scant within Medora itself, that's actually part of the charm for many. In any case national retailers, malls, and prosperous commercial districts are within easy reach since Medora sits nearly equidistant on US-50 between two much larger towns: Seymour and Bedford. In either one of these cities, you'll also find more varied dining options, including American favorites and ethnic cuisines to satisfy any craving.
For a high-end shopping excursion, a trip to Indianapolis or Louisville is always an option. Both of these cities have trendy urban shopping communities, lavish malls, and gourmet cuisine.
Nature lovers who visit Medora will thrive in a big way. Hiking and camping can be found in all directions with Jackson-Washington State Forest to the southeast, Starve-Hollow State Recreation Area to the east, Brown County State Park to the north, and Indiana's famed Hoosier National Forest southwest of town. The latter offers over 200,000 acres of rolling hills, forests, and back-country trails to explore. Numerous lakes and rivers in the region also promise fishing and watersports.
For bowling, cinemas, and entertainment offerings of a more populous venue, the city of Seymour is perhaps most convenient for Medora residents, just 20 miles east along US-50. However, in the opposite direction, the slight smaller city of Bedford is just as close and has similar recreational and entertainment offerings.
Medora residents can also plan a convenient daytrip to the big city and stick around for the nightlife. While most residents opt for the drive north to Indianapolis, Medora is actually a little closer to Louisville. Both cities are easy destinations because of their mutual connection to Interstate 65. Both also offer numerous parks, museums, galleries, and landmarks to explore. You can take in a concert tour or performing arts show at one of the many venues each has to offer. Of course, Indianapolis hosts both NFL and NBA sports franchises, the Colts and Pacers as well as world-class racing.
While residents of Medora enjoy their small town lifestyle, most people have to work, and there are plenty of economic opportunities to be found in the area. One of the region's big draws is its national forests, around which a thriving tourism industry is built. Skilled foresters and those with hospitality and leisure experience are always in demand. Small regional farms also offer agricultural opportunities, and the region boasts a few manufacturing options as well. Additionally, with Seymour and Bedford each 20 miles away, positions in retail, business services, healthcare, and education can all be found within commuting distance from Medora.
Your Tucker realtor may be able to help you find a home in Medora that minimizes your commute time, regardless of what industry or direction you work in. Be sure to bring up any specific commuting concerns you might have while exploring this jewel of a community.
While a small town by most reasonable standards, Medora's children have the benefit of attending school in town, rather than having to commute to a neighboring community. Public primary and secondary school education in Medora is administered by Medora Community School Corporation.
Students in Grades K–6 attend Medora Elementary School where they have the benefit of an safe, engaging learning environment. Medora Jr.-Sr. High School provides education to older students, molding socially responsible adults primed for success in their post-secondary lives, whether that means college or a move straight into the workforce. Students benefit from numerous academic and athletic clubs as well as opportunities to enrich themselves and their town through community services.