Homes for Sale in Reelsville, Indiana

Nestled along the Big Walnut Creek, the tiny unincorporated town of Reelsville offers home shoppers looking for a little more solitude a pastoral setting to consider. Those living in Reelsville enjoy the advantages of the simple life without even a town center to speak of. Wooded areas are mixed with fertile farmlands, perfect for those who would just as soon abandon the hassles of larger communities.

Access to the US-40, which cuts through Reelsville, offers a convenient access point to nearby towns and cities including Terre Haute to the west and Indianapolis to the east. The county seat of Greencastle is just miles to the northeast, proving a convenient local hub for shopping and business.

If you find yourself drawn to verdant rural settings that offer ample privacy and are looking for a home in central Indiana, you'd do well to give Reelsville a peek. The Reelsville realtors at Tucker can help you explore this unique little town, so you can decide whether it’s the right place for you to lay down roots. Tucker offers the advantage of extensive market knowledge, community connections, and tons of experience from which to draw.

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While it may be diminutive in stature and low on population, Reelsville still offers home shoppers plenty to consider. Whether you're looking for a home with a more classic feel or something with a slightly more contemporary vibe, you might find what you're looking for this town. You're also apt to find many large lots in both forested and open areas. Such an isolated community requires a little more knowledge and experience to navigate, and at Tucker we can help you to narrow down your preferences to find offerings that best meet your wants.

Shopping and Dining

For those who prefer lots of privacy, much of the charm in living in Reelsville comes from the fact that it is not commercially developed. That means you're not going to find much in the way of in-town stores and restaurants, outside of a few options along US-40.

With Greencastle only ten miles way, you'll never have to travel far when it comes to finding basic necessities or enjoying a bite out. Greencastle offers supermarkets, national retail outlets, and large department stores for one-stop shopping. You'll also find an historic downtown business district in Greencastle offering many locally owned shops and specialty boutiques. Downtown Greencastle houses many smaller, quaint dining establishments to supplement the many franchise offerings around town.

For an urban shopping outing, the closest option is Terre Haute, which is less than 30 miles to the west by way of US-40. As the self-proclaimed capital of Wabash Valley, Terre Haute provides a thriving commercial and culinary scene within easy reach to any home in Reelsville. Indianapolis, Bloomington, and Lafayette are also within an hour from any home in Reelsville.

Culture and Entertainment

While recreation in Reelsville might not extend beyond enjoying your natural surroundings, there are plenty of options nearby for entertainment and culture. The closest option is the county seat, Greencastle. History buffs will love this area, which offers numerous sites on the National Register of Historical Places to peruse including the Courthouse Square Historic District.

Greencastle also features many beautiful parks including the DePauw Nature Park, which offers miles of trails for hiking and biking and has its cultural life enriched by a historic and scenic liberal arts institution, DePauw University. The town also makes use of its many opens spaces and town square to host to many cultural events and festivals throughout the year including a popular musical festival. Performing arts centers also offer community and collegiate theater and a cinema offers first-run films.

For more urban fun, the closest bet is Terre Haute, which is just a short drive away. Terre Haute offers over 1,000 acres of dedicated parkland where you'll find picnic areas, trails, arboretums, athletic fields, golf courses, and beautiful historic monuments. Its downtown district offers festivals, museums, performing arts theaters, and venues for live music. Particularly popular is the Terre Haute Arts Corridor, which includes the Swope Art Museum and several galleries where you can attend art openings, catch musical performances, and partake in a cultured social life.

The Community Theatre of Terre Haute has been putting on shows since 1928, and the Crossroads Repertory Theatre offers a professional theater performances. You can also catch the oldest professional orchestra in the entire state, the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra. Popular festivals include the Blues at the Crossroads, the Vigo County Fair, and the Banks of the Wabash Festival.

Careers and Industry

As part of Putnam County, Reelsville offers an area surrounded by rich farmland and a mix of industrial and commercial businesses. Those with agricultural, machinery, and manufacturing experience will find plenty of opportunities to pursue. Nearby Greencastle also offers a vital jobs market, particularly for those with a background in education since it is home to both DePauw University and Ivy Tech Community College.

Those who don't mind a short commute can even take advantage of Terre Haute, which offers a diverse and stable jobs market in several sectors including health, education, manufacturing, and retail. If you'd like to explore living in Reelsville but intend to commute, we might be able to find homes in town to minimize your drive time, depending on which direction you're traveling.


Reelsville youth attend public school through the South Putnam Community Schools District. While based out of Greencastle, young children have the benefit of sticking close to home during their primary school years by attending Reelsville Elementary School, located along US-40. Students in this school enjoy a nurturing environment where staff excel at developing a love of learning.

South Putnam Middle/High School picks up the education of Reelville's students after elementary school, bringing them together for a shared learning experience with children from nearby communities. Just ten miles away, this institution offers a strong curriculum that is supported by technological integration into the learning experience. A 1:1 learning program puts devices in the hands of students, helping them to pick up skills that will be invaluable to their post-secondary lives. A broad range of extracurricular options are offered to round out students' education.