True to its name, those living in North Liberty enjoy a lifestyle of freedom and opportunity in upstate Indiana. This rural locale offers all of the benefits a small, welcoming community built around a renovated downtown. Homeowners enjoy quiet, tree-lined streets, the flow of in-town creeks, well-manicured parks, and the pleasure of good neighbors. All of this is backed by the peaceful tone set by surrounding farmlands. And along the eastern side of town, Potato Creek State Park offers an easy retreat with forested trails, campgrounds, and a recreational lake.
And yet, as part of the South Bend-Mishawaka metropolitan area, North Liberty also offers ready access to urban the benefits of an urban community. Just 15 miles northeast thanks to direct access by way of the Liberty Highway, South Bend awaits as northern Indiana's economic and commercial hub. This means more opportunities for work, play, and education without having to give up the advantages of rural costs of living and less-crowded neighborhoods.
All of this adds up to one simple fact: if you're looking for a high quality of life and have set your sights on North Liberty, you're looking in the right place. At Tucker local realtors working this area can provide you with the kind of in-depth introduction you'll need to decide if North Liberty is ultimately the best choice for you. Tucker has the benefit of extensive knowledge of this market including the community insights that will be invaluable to your decision making process. North Judson is located within easy access to major roads such as the Indiana Toll Road and US-31.
While it is a small town, North Liberty offers home shoppers an exciting range of styles and neighborhoods to peruse. This is largely due to the combination of its rural aspects and its proximity to South Bend, which make it an ideal residential community for those who have business in the city but prefer life outside of it.
You will find homes on the outskirts of town offering larger lots and privacy and perhaps even walking access to some of the town's outlying lakes. You will find condensed lots closer to the town center where North Liberty's handful of amenities are nearby. In both of these areas, expect a range of housing styles including classic, older homes and more recently constructed offerings. Your Tucker realtor can help narrow down your preferences and discover homes in the community most likely to suit your tastes.
Those who live in North Liberty will find they do not have to stray from town often when looking for basic necessities. The town center offers convenient shopping with small specialty stores and boutiques, general stores, and service shops. You'll also find a handful of dining options for a quick bite out.
For more shopping and dining options, the most convenient and diverse location is South Bend, northeast of town via the Liberty Highway. South Bend is one of the state's largest retail centers, drawing customers from throughout the state and Michigan. There, you will find a range of large supermarkets, national department stores, and big box stores for one-stop shopping. South Bend also features several commercial districts lined with smaller establishments as well as plazas and malls. When it comes to dining, you won’t do much better than Downtown South Bend, which offers the perfect setting for a romantic diner, hanging out with friends, or just grabbing a quick bite between shopping.
North Liberty promises a beautiful setting to enjoy nature among multiple streams and featuring several small parks for picnics and exercise. Eastern North Liberty is adjacent to Potato Creek State Park where residents can fish, boat, and swim in Worster Lake, hike and bike along trails, visit archaeological sites, and camp. The town also celebrates its history with multiple traditions such as the annual Potato Creek Festival.
South Bend is the de facto destination for North Bend residents seeking more varied recreation. The city features a very active cultural and entertainment scene, starting with a host of venues where you can catch concert tours, amateur and professional theater, or even a comedy show. The area is also home to several bowling alleys and cinemas. Night life in the area is upbeat, due to thousands of college students added on top an already large population of year-round residents. Taverns and pubs offer live music and karaoke, and South Bend has a thriving club scene.
For sports enthusiasts Saturdays in the community are a widely celebrated event during football season with the local favorite being the Notre Dame Fighting Irish who has a large national following. South Bend is also home to a minor league baseball team and roller derby club.
Being a part of the South Bend Metro area and centrally located with easy access to both the Indiana Toll Road and U.S. 31, important transportation corridors, means that homeowners living in North Liberty have access to a wide range of economic opportunities.
Fertile farmlands abound outside of town, supporting an agricultural community while a variety of small business are housed in North Liberty's renovated downtown. Regionally, jobs in transportation and distribution are prevalent, supporting both the agricultural sector and manufacturing, which is likewise a common source of local jobs.
South Bend and its suburbs means that North Liberty residents can also take advantage of the diverse and stable urban industrial environment. The most prevalent sector is education due to the large number of colleges and universities in the area including Notre Dame, St. Joseph County's largest employer. Just behind Notre Dame is the Memorial Health System, which heads up the county's robust healthcare sector.
Regional governments also put a lot of investment capital toward business park development and infrastructure to support small businesses, many of which enjoy fruitful ties to Notre Dame. Finally, the city of South Bend is a prominent trade center, so jobs in retail and sales are also common.
North Liberty students attending public school enroll in the John Glenn School Corporation. Primary school students have the benefit of sticking close to home during their early learning years, attending North Liberty Elementary School, located near the heart of downtown. Middle school students attend Urey Middle School in nearby Walkerton where students come together for a collaborative learning experience, facing increased challenges and educational options designed to further their love of learning.
This trend continues and broadens at John Glenn High School, also located in Walkerton. This school offers students a curriculum that strikes a balance between traditional ideals and technology-based learning opportunities. A range of advanced placement and fine arts courses are open to students in addition to numerous academic and extracurricular activities.