For house hunters looking for a modest rural community, it doesn't get more modest or rural than New Richmond. This humble town is perfect for those favoring a lifestyle of a serene, rustic bliss. Those living in New Richmond enjoy wide open spaces, tree-lined streets, and adding to its pastoral beauty, surroundings fertile farmlands that serve as a happy reminder that this is indeed the heartland of America. While neighbors might be few, the community is altogether welcoming, perhaps inspired by a life well lived.
And yet, despite the unspoiled privacy they enjoy, those fortunate to own homes in New Richmond are never far away from modern conveniences. This little community rests just a few short miles from the intersection of Interstate 74 and US-231. I-74 is an important transportation corridor for the state that heads straight into Indianapolis while US-231 connects New Richmond to Lafayette, just 20 miles to the north.
If you’ve set your mind on a home that is rich on rural charm but not so far from larger cities as to make things difficult, then New Richmond is worth a look. A call to Tucker can provide you with a thorough introduction into this area, not to mention the advantage of Tucker's considerable resources. The search for your dream home should be an adventure not a trial, and with a Tucker New Richmond realtor by your side, you'll quickly find yourself on a path to a new home.
New Richmond enjoys a desirable small-town aesthetic and peaceful streets that have endured since the town's platting in 1836. Because of this, it features many cozy, older homes that offer a lived-in appeal and a range of architectural styles. Many homes, both directly in town and along its outskirts, also offer ample lots offering plenty of privacy. Whether you're looking for property closer to the town center for its distinctively neighborly feel or are seeking something a little more far out, a Tucker realtor can help you navigate the New Richmond market without all of the headaches of going it alone. That way, you can actually enjoy the process finding a home that meets your preferences perfectly.
Beyond a handful of convenience stores, specialty shops, and service stations nestled in a charming town center, there are few places for New Richmond residents to shop in town. While these will do in a pinch and is part of the town's appeal for many, when it comes to more extensive shopping trips, the county seat of Crawfordsville to the south or the city of Lafayette to the north offer excellent amenities.
As a mid-sized town of some regional importance, Crawfordsville offers a bustling commercial downtown district where you'll find many locally owned boutiques and specialty stores. You'll also find large supermarkets, big box offerings, and several national retailers. Likewise, Crawfordsville makes up in dining options for what New Richmond lacks. You'll find both locally owned and nationally branded establishments that offers an assortment of cafes, grills, pizza parlors, ethnic options, and more.
For those looking to scratch an itch for more robust shopping, the city of Lafayette isn't a long drive for residents of New Richmond. Lafayette is by far the largest commercial and economic hub within an easy commute New Richmond and offers thriving shopping districts, malls, and plazas, particularly in Downtown Lafayette. There, you'll also find a range of dining options to suit just about any taste.
Of course, the sprawling metropolis of Indianapolis is just under 70 miles to the east along Interstate 74. This makes it within range for a day trip to take advantage of the state's trendy commercial landscape in addition to a multitude of reputable culinary establishments that alone make the trip well worth the effort.
When it comes to entertainment, most residents of New Richmond choose to explore the abundance of options available in surrounding cities. Nearby Crawfordsville is awash in historical building and landmarks as well as boasting two small museums. Crawfordsville also offers parks with picnic areas and walking trails, athletic fields and a golf course. For indoor activities you'll find a bowling alley, a cinema, community theater, and venues to catch live music, comedy, or let loose with some karaoke.
Lafayette offers many of the same entertainment options but on a much larger scale and with a more energetic nightlife. Because of its close proximity to Purdue University, Lafayette offers a thriving performing arts and music scene and hosts several popular festivals throughout the year including the Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival, Taste of Tippecanoe, and Art in the Park.
For those looking for the urban adventure, Indianapolis is where concert tours, excellent museums and galleries, and parks are all the hallmarks of a thriving cultural life. Indianapolis also hosts several professional sports teams, offering the perfect excuse for a day trip.
New Richmond's industry is heavily based on agriculture and manufacturing, meaning job seekers with an aptitude for either of these careers could be in demand. Surrounding fields of fertile farmland offer opportunity for those skilled in agricultural work and machinery. Sectors of tangential importance to farming including food processing, distribution, and warehousing are also in demand. Within the immediate area, several prominent manufacturers also operate particularly closer to Lafayette, which is a more than manageable commute. Within Lafayette itself the presence of Purdue University means jobs in education as well as many other businesses associated with the university. Healthcare opportunities are also common in Lafayette. If commuting is a concern for you, talk to your Tucker realtor. They may be able to help find a New Richmond home to minimize your drive time.
Public school children in New Richmond attend the North Montgomery Schools District. Primary school students attend Pleasant Hill Elementary School in Crawfordsville where they receive close personal attention during their early learning years. Beginning in the 7th Grade, students come together with other students from neighboring communities at Northridge Middle School where they enjoy increased educational choices during these important transitional years.
North Montgomery High School brings students together for the final leg in their educational journey, offering a progressive curriculum based on traditional values to help prepare them for success in their post-secondary lives. This curriculum includes technologies integration into the classroom, advanced placement courses and college guidance, vocational training, and fine arts instruction. Academic and athletic clubs provide afterschool growth as well as community service programs that allow students to make meaningful contributions to society.