Nestled in the crux between US-31 and US-24 and bisected by the gentle flow of the Eel River, Mexico is an agricultural community of simple living and hushed charm. While the town offers a more densely packed neighborhood along its tree-lined Main Street, living in Mexico is more about big spaces with plenty of privacy to enjoy warm summer days and star-strewn Indiana nights.
This town is perfect for those who are looking to escape the clamor of larger communities while still having easy access to regional commercial hubs. It is located nearly equidistant to the cities of Lafayette, South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis. Nearby mid-sized towns, notably neighbors Peru and Logansport, also provide ample amenities, so you don't have to sacrifice modern living in order to find a little peace and quiet.
If you're tempted by the dream of Mexico, 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 housing market in Mexico and the experience to help you navigate it successfully. It all begins with a call.
While an incorporated town that's big on land and low on population, Mexico still offers plenty of housing options for those with the market connections to find them. This is where a Tucker realtor can be of enormous help to your house hunt, leveraging considerable insights and experience to aid your search.
Like many small towns with a considerable history behind it, numerous older homes of sturdy construction and classic charm can be found in Mexico. Whether you're looking for a ranch-style home or something more standard, you may well be in luck. If you're looking to enjoy the peace and quiet that Mexico affords while living in something a little more contemporary, Tucker might just be able to help you there as well.
Though residents of Mexico do have a few local options when it comes to basic necessities including convenience stores, service stations, and a local post office, most elect to do their shopping out of town. Just a few miles south of town along US-31, Peru with its larger population offers a downtown community of numerous small businesses as well as surrounding commercial districts and shopping plazas with large grocery stores and national name retailers. Even more options can be found just over 15 miles away in Logansport, which serves as the county seat of Cass County.
For those Mexico residents who crave an urban shopping adventure, there are several options, mainly highlighted by Indianapolis to the south, which makes for a fun, easy day trip. Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Lafayette are also great options that are within a slightly closer driving distance.
Mexico is an excellent jumping off point to explore cultural events and entertainment options in all directions. In nearly every direction, some of Indiana's best recreational scenes are within easy driving distance. For those who don't wish to travel more than a few miles away, neighboring Peru, dubbed the "Circus Capital of the World," offers plenty to do. You can explore the International Circus Hall of Fame, which commemorates numerous famous troupes such as the Ringling Brothers and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show that once wintered in Peru. A week-long amateur circus festival is also held each year, highlighting some of the best young performers in the world.
For those who prefer to do something rather than watch, Peru also features many parks with hiking/biking trails and athletic venues including golf courses and bowling alleys. And its nightlife offers a little something for everyone including live music at taverns, theaters, and a cinema with first-run movies.
Logansport offers many of the same kind of entertainment options and is also home to one of the best equipped auditoriums in the state, the McHale Performing Arts Center, where traveling soloists and troupes frequently perform. It’s also home to the oldest arts organization in the state, the LAA, which hosts many classes and shows at its art center. Not coincidently, Logansport also hosts the largest regional arts festival, Art on the Avenue. An annual downtown jazz festival is also a popular cultural event that you may choose to enjoy if you live in Mexico.
For more large-scale recreational activities, Indianapolis is the obvious destination. You can watch the Colts or the Pacers in action, catch national concert tours, professional theater productions, or partake in the city's thriving nightlife. Art museums, historic landmarks, parks, and other cultural opportunities also abound in the big city as well as in Fort Wayne, Lafayette, and South Bend.
Of course, state parks and lakes are also nearby for homeowners in Mexico to enjoy with the Mississinewa Lake and surrounding recreational areas being the closest option.
Indiana's sprawling agricultural sector provides by far the most common source of employment for residents of Mexico. Area farms are often on the lookout for skilled workers, particularly during harvest season. Jobs in warehousing and distribution can also be found, supporting the area's agricultural production. Larger neighboring towns, notably Peru and Logansport, offer opportunities in other industries including food processing, manufacturing, education, healthcare, and retail. A Tucker agent may be able to help you find a home in Mexico to minimize your commute, if that's a concern.
Public school students who live in Mexico attend school in nearby Peru. The district in this community is overseen by the Peru Community School Corporation. Students in Grades K–6 attend Blair Pointe Elementary School where they have the benefit of an safe, engaging learning environment. Peru Junior High School and Peru High School provide 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.