Homes for Sale in Pennville, Indiana

Pennville is a thriving small town that has a proud history and vibrant traditions. Pennville's past starts in 1834 when two explorers left their homes in Ohio to find a permanent settlement. The town was founded in 1836, and since then it's grown into an active community. Pennville has a proud tradition of Quaker belief, and legend has it that the town was named after William Penn, the famous man of that faith.

The town has several churches, which organize many community-wide events to benefit local charities. In addition to these events, Pennville is home to many places of historical interest as it has some of the oldest houses in the county and remnants of the underground railroad, which ran through the town thanks to the presence of Quaker abolitionists in the area.

Pennville is a small town surrounded by other similar-sized communities. Balbec and Fiat are the closest towns, but many more can be found within a short drive. Some of the larger towns in this area include Portland and Montpelier while the closest genuine city is Muncie, about 30 minutes southeast of town. Interstate 69 passes by about ten miles west of town while Indianapolis is only about an hour’s drive away. Pennville residents are also located close to many beautiful parks with many state recreation areas within easy reach.

If you're thinking of settling down in a small town that values the past while looking to the future, consider making the move to Pennville. This peaceful place is the ideal location to raise a family; the quiet atmosphere and safe streets are perfect for childhood exploration. The town is also a favorite among those that value community life and tranquility over the stress of the city. If you'd like to learn more about Pennville, just talk to a Tucker realtor. Our realtors know all there is to know about homes for sale in the region, and they'll be happy to help you find the right one for you and your family.

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Homes in the Pennville Area

Thanks to Pennville's proud and extensive history, the area has many homes that date back to the town's early days. Residents are well aware of their roots, and they strive to keep the town's appearance in top form. Pennville's homes are often in excellent repair, even if they've been standing for decades.

Many of the town's streets also feature newer constructions. Whether you're hoping to live in a historic small town home, or you're a fan of modern architecture, you'll find what you want in town. Mention your preference to a Tucker realtor, and they'll be happy to help you find the right home for you and your family.

Shopping and Dining

While Pennville is a small town, it supports many stores. This might be due to the industriousness of residents, and it may also have something to do with the fact that the town has traditions worth upholding. In any case residents can often find what they need without leaving town since local grocers, corner stores, and other shops offer many of the daily necessities and more.

If they want greater variety, however, residents often choose to make the short drive over to Portland. Portland has dozens of shops that attract shoppers from all over the county. Everything from locally owned gift shops to national retailers can be found in the area. As a result of this variety, Pennville residents often drive over to pick up goods.

Pennville residents can choose from four establishments in town with pizza and classic American dishes being popular choices after a hard day's work. However, residents also enjoy the expanded options available in Portland. Everything from authentic south-of-the-border flavors to Asian dishes can be found. The service in the region is spectacular and just what you'd expect from small town Indiana.

Culture and Entertainment

When Pennville residents get some time off, many choose to adventure through some local state parks. Ouabache State Park, for example, is a popular choice and just a short drive north of town. The park offers hiking and biking trails in addition to tennis courts and a pool. Campgrounds make it easy for visitors to stay for the weekend, and a nature center and playground make it an exciting place for the little ones.

Pennville residents also enjoy trips to the big city. Indianapolis appeals to people of all ages, attracting everyone from diehard sports fans to foodies, shopaholics to art aficionados. In Indianapolis families can find entertaining activities for kids while young people can explore the exciting world of concerts and clubs. Meanwhile, plenty of museums make the city an enriching experience. And Pennville has plenty of history of its own, and traditions that keep the young ones informed.

Careers and Industry

Pennville is a farming town as it has been for hundreds of years. The green fields that surround the town support many of its families. However, some people commute to work in Portland and nearby towns. Mention your career to a Tucker realtor, and they'll be able to find you a home that cuts down on your commute.


Students start out at Pennville Elementary before moving to East Jay County Middle School and Jay County High School, both located in Portland. There, residents are able to make the most of the region's commitment to support local learners.