Deep in rolling hills of southern Indiana, the unincorporated town of Otwell offers a comforting sense of simplicity and retreat that should appeal to those seeking a quiet life. A small village of around 400 people, Otwell is home to quiet streets and wide-open spaces, forming the backdrop to a pastoral life that seems to bring out everyone's best side. The community celebrates its heritage and tradition (which dates back over 170 years), and its good fortune with a number of community events throughout the year.
While the sense of far-and-away is palpable, Interstate 69 to the west of Otwell provides a convenient access point for exploring surrounding communities including connections to the city of Petersburg and the larger town of Washington, which is the county seat of Daviess County. In the opposite direction, the important city of Jasper is just as close by. Otwellians also enjoy easy access to the lush spread of Hoosier National Forest's 200,000 acres of forest, lakes, and scenic roads.
If you find yourself tempted by the persistent appeal of small town living and favor nature, you'll do well to consider Otwell. At Tucker we can help you explore life in Otwell as well as exploring properties for sale in town. Our Otwell realtors offer have a deep knowledge of the community and surrounding areas to support you during this exciting time in your life.
While Otwell is a small village, it offers a range of buying options for those looking for a new home. No matter where you choose to buy in town, you can expect peace and quiet. Not to mention the easy access to the surrounding towns thanks to Interstate 69, which runs north-south to the east of town. Because it offers such low population density, you can also expect to find homes with large lawns and a ton of personal space, often in very affordable price ranges.
Tucker can help you narrow down the field, leveraging an intimate knowledge of the market to find you a home that is a perfect match for your needs.
In a pinch you'll find much of your basic necessities in Otwell's town center including a general stores and service shops. For broader needs you'll want to take advantage of one of the three county seats within 15 miles of Otwell.
Jasper, ten miles to the east, is the largest of the three, a mid-sized community featuring a convenient commercial thoroughfare that is home to many national retail stores including supermarkets and department stores. Jasper also offers vibrant downtown, which features many locally owned shops forming the backdrop to an excellent walking environment. You'll also find a host of dining options in downtown Jasper including both quaint local eateries and national franchises.
Washington, located along I-69 west of Otwell, is only a little smaller than Jasper and offers just as many commercial options with malls and plazas hosting a broad range of establishments. Like Jasper, it also features a convenient downtown with many specialty stores, boutiques, and dining options including cafes, pubs, and ethnic eateries.
Petersburg, considerably smaller than either Jasper or Washington, still offers a convenient shopping experience for those looking for something a little more quiet and is a few miles closer.
Although very small, Otwell offers residents diverse recreational landscape, starting with in-town events that make use of its wide-open spaces and community center. More offerings are just available just miles away, whether you choose to explore Petersburgh, Washington, or Jasper. All three are county seats, which means these cities function as cultural and local government hubs for their respective counties while offering beautiful historic downtown areas, museums, landmark sites, and well-appointed parks. The area also offer several golf courses and athletic fields. For first run movies, Jasper offers a modern cinema.
You'll also find many festivals throughout the year in the area. One of the most popular events is a four-day event held annually in Jasper known as Strassenfest, which includes craft and food vendors, live entertainment and rides, and several contests including golf and fishing tournaments and a beauty pageant.
If you're an outdoor enthusiast, you're also in luck. Several parks and lakes can be found within close proximity to Otwell, highlighted by the vast expanse of Hoosier National Forest to the east. This sprawling forested area of 200,000 acres is home to beautiful back roads, rural villages, campsites, inns, and lakes.
The economic health and job market available to Otwell homeowners is bolstered by its proximity to three county seats. Most residents of Otwell are employed in the private sector, working the numerous small businesses that support the community at large. Other popular sectors include government positions, utilities, mining, transportation, retail trade, and education. If you plan on commuting to one of the nearby communities for work, be sure to let us know! Tucker may be able to help you find a home to minimize your commute.
Students living Otwell enroll in school through the Pike County School Corporation. Primary school students will be able to stick close to home during their early learning years, attending Otwell Elementary.
The elementary system feeds into Pike Central Middle School, located ten miles west of town in Petersburg. Students can elect to take broad range of sciences, humanities, and fine arts courses and enjoy the benefits of a solid foundation in technologies. Extracurricular activities including academic and athletic clubs round out the educational experience.