Those who love eggs should consider Mentone. As a community that has long thrived on its commercial egg production, the residents of Mentone have embraced that heritage, proclaiming themselves the "Egg Basket of the Midwest," and hosting and annual Egg Festival. There's even a large concrete egg standing in the town center. But in case you're thinking this town isn't all it's cracked up to be, you can find caring neighbors in Mentone inhabiting a quaint small town that is rife with historic buildings and cozy abodes. Pastoral fields stretch far and wide, showing this is home to a traditional farming community that serves as tacit reminder this is America's heartland.
Making a decision to move to Mentone is making a decision to embrace the lifestyle of small-town America, promising idyllic living and simple pleasures. Of course, it doesn't mean giving up all of the amenities of the modern world since the nearby commercial hub of Warsaw provides a convenient outlet to the community. If that sounds like the opportunity you're looking for, enlisting a Tucker realtor can provide you the assets to help make it your reality. Talk to Tucker today and set yourself on the path to owning the home you’ve always dreamed of.
Since the acreage outside of Mentone is dominated by farmlands, most residents live in town. Mentone is built around a town-center featuring a network of peaceful, tree-lined streets branching off from State Road 25, which cuts through the its midsection. Homes here run a range of styles. You can find historic, older domiciles, offering a classic architectural look, and you can also find more modern constructions. Both offer cozy confines and often sizeable lawns for family gatherings, despite the closeness of the surrounding community.
No matter what home you choose to buy, you can expect to be part of a close-knit society offering a peaceful, hometown aura. Tucker can help you explore the options in Mentone, bringing considerable experience and community knowledge to work for you. Be sure to mention any housing preferences you might have with your realtor.
This small town has a handful of small shops and service stations that predominantly line SR-25, and Mentone residents have the advantage of easy access when it comes purchasing goods and necessities. Nearby local farms also mean a plethora of fresh produce. In-town restaurants and cafes also offer a place to grab a quick bite out, order a pizza to go, or enjoy fresh-brewed coffee.
Just a few miles away, the mid-sized town of Warsaw offers a broader range of shopping including a large grocery store, big box stores, and malls. Mentone residents can also enjoy a range of culinary options that includes ethnic foods and traditional Heartland cuisine. Fort Wayne and South Bend are about equally distant from Mentone and a manageable distance for a day trip should you want an urban shopping experience.
Mentone's culture revolves heavily around its egg industry, highlighted by the annual Egg Festival. However, like many close-knit towns with such a rich heritage, many other community events fill out the calendar year. Residents can also make use of town parks offering playgrounds and picnic areas. For aviation enthusiasts there’s the Lawrence D. Bell Aircraft Museum, which is dedicated to preserving the memory and memorabilia of its namesake and aviation pioneer.
The neighboring town of Warsaw also offers a plethora of cultural landmarks, parks, athletic facilities, and lakes for those seeking a recreational escape. Numerous performing arts theaters can also be found in town like its cinema to catch first-run movies. Warsaw also features a thriving nightlife scene where live music is common in its tavern culture, highlighted by the downtown landmark Rex's Rendezvous.
For more entertainment options, Mentonians often make the drive east to Fort Wayne where urban cultural opportunities abound including the chance to catch touring concerts and Broadway shows. Or you can head north to South Bend or Michigan City where beaches and the popular Blue Chip Casino offer a resort-style playground.
You only need to gaze out over the surrounding farmland to quickly realize that agriculture is king of the economy in Mentone. Skilled farmers are often in demand, particularly during harvest season. Mentone's prolific commercial egg production also provides many jobs to the area. Supporting its farmland industry, the railroad cuts through Mentone, and distribution and warehousing workers are also in demand.
Neighboring communities like Warsaw also offer positions in small business, health care, retail, and education. If you intend to commute to work, be sure to let your Tucker realtor know so that together you can explore housing options to help minimize your commute.
Public school education for Mentone's children is overseen by the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation. Primary school children attend Mentone Elementary School, which keeps them close to home for their early learning years. Upon graduating the 6th grade, students begin attending school in the neighboring town of Akron where Tippecanoe Valley Middle School and Tippecanoe Valley High School are located.
Parents contemplating a move into Mentone will be interested to learn that Mentone High School has won recognition by the U.S. News & World Report in its Best High Schools list, partly due to above average test scores, excellent graduation rates, and challenging academic programs. The high school ensures students are well equipped to succeed in life after high school with an evolving curriculum that includes advanced placement, fine arts, and vocational courses.