If you're in the market for a quality home in a small community big on virtues, Middletown is well worth your attention. This lovely Midwestern town features genuine appeal due to its shaded streets, pleasant lots, and inviting homes. Like many small towns in Indiana, good acquaintances are easy to come by with residents often meeting in its historic downtown district or congregating in one of its pristine parks. Rich nearby farmlands serve as a reminder that this is America's heartland.
But just because you're living the simple life, doesn’t mean you're completely cut off from modern conveniences when living in Middletown. Homeowners have easy access to Interstate 69, US-36, and State Road 67. These convenient corridors mean an easy drive to the cities of Anderson, Muncie, even Indianapolis. A Tucker agent can help you explore this pleasant housing market and decide if it is right for you.
Homes in Middletown run the gamut in terms of styles. Owing to the town's long history, home buyers can find older styles of architecture uncommon in today's market for those who enjoy the classics. Of course, more modern looks are plentiful as well. If you have a particular style in mind, let your Tucker realtor know, and they may be able to find something that suits your preferences in town. They can also help you narrow down other options such as whether you'd prefer a home closer to the town's center and its amenities or further outside of town where you can take the notion of peace and quiet to the extreme.
Generally, living in Middletown means not having to travel out of town when it comes to basic shopping needs. Homeowners have the luxury of several locally owned stores to shop at, mostly located in the town's downtown district. This includes pharmacies, specialty stores, service shops, and even a supermarket. Likewise, the town offers several dining options, a mix of some family owned and some national franchises.
For more robust shopping options, the easiest commute is to Anderson, just over ten miles west of town. As a larger city, Anderson serves as a commercial hub for surrounding towns. Muncie is only a few miles further away to the east, and with a population twice that of Anderson, it offers an even more diverse and extensive experience. You'll find hopping commercial districts including an thriving downtown that hosts hundreds of shopping options. You'll also find more eclectic dining options in both Anderson and Muncie than what is offered in Middletown including ethnic options, grills, pizza parlors, cafes, and high-end establishments.
Although certainly more ambitious, Indianapolis to the southwest makes for an excellent day trip for those craving a metropolitan shopping excursion.
Like many of Indiana's small towns, Middletown comes with its own heritage and traditions including community events throughout the year. These often make use of the town's numerous parks as a backdrop, which are maintained in pristine condition by the town's Parks and Recreation Department. You'll also find paths for walking, running, and biking, often alongside gently flowing brooks and lined with benches and picnic areas. Historical buffs will also love strolling through the town's historic downtown.
Being advantageously close to both Anderson and Muncie, there are also several recreational outlets for Middletown residents. Anderson's famed racetrack, Anderson Speedway, is home to weekly racing events and hosts the annual Little 500. Other popular attractions include Mounds State Park and Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. Muncie is home to several art museums and theatres, highlighted by Ball State's 3,500-seat Emens Auditorium. Muncie also boasts a flourishing music scene and hosts several music festivals each year such as Muncie Gras and Muncie MusicFest.
What Middletown residents cannot find in Anderson or Muncie, they can surely find in Indianapolis to the southwest. Indianapolis is home of the Colts and the Pacers, and you can catch national concert tours, professional theater productions, or partake in the city's thriving nightlife.
While the community around Middletown is rural and many of its residents work the farmland, numerous other economic options are available to those willing to make a short commute. With both Anderson and Muncie close by, jobs in just about every sector can be found. Outside of agriculture, the major players are healthcare, education, manufacturing, and retail. However, local developments and investments also mean positions available in small business and technology.
If you're looking to live in Middletown to take advantage of its commuting benefits, you've made a good choice. A Tucker realtor can work with you to find a home in town that makes sense for your commuting needs if that's a factor.
Public school education in Middletown is administered by the Shenandoah School Corporation. All three schools in the system are located in the south end of town along US-36. Primary school students attend Shenandoah Elementary School where they are privy to a nurturing early learning environment that encourages parental involvement.
For Grades 7–8, students attend Shenandoah Middle School where they're provided with increased choices in their education during these important transitional years. Shenandoah High School rounds out the district. There, students enjoy a progressive curriculum designed to challenge and inspire. Advanced placement and vocational classes are offered along with a broad array of fine arts instruction. Numerous extracurricular programs including plenty of chances to contribute to the community are also available.