Located in southern Jasper County in northwestern Indiana, Remington is a small town gem perched midway between Chicago and Indianapolis. Those who live in this bucolic oasis enjoy the benefits of a close-knit community centered around a quaint downtown area. Adding to its charm, local parks provide areas of relaxation and play, and tree-lined streets shade ample lots. Outlying farms provide a pastoral tinge that's hard to pass up for those who favor the quality of life that comes with countryside living.
Settled along Interstate 65, homeowners enjoy easy access to the city of Lafayette, which is just 30 miles south and is the closest large city. County seat Rensselaer is also just miles away to the north. While either of these cities may make a convenient commercial and economic outlet, those living in Remington are generally quite content with the amenities offered right in their own backyard, and for a town of its size, are substantial options.
If you'd like to explore what it's like to live in Remington, there's no better way to do that than with a Tucker Remington realtor at your side. Our realtors enjoy intimate knowledge of this little community and the surrounding areas with ample community connections to aid in your search and eventual relocation.
Remington boast many homes and landmarks of historic note with many styles of architecture represented. Overall, it is a great example of the aesthetic that you might imagine when shutting your eyes and picturing an idyllic small-town community. Closer to the town center, you'll find a mix of classic and contemporary homes built along quaint, tree-lined streets, and with easy access to the town's handful of shops and other amenities.
Further out, farms and ranch-style houses with larger lots might be available. With the advantage of considerable resources, Tucker's real estate agents can help you navigate this charming market without all of the usual headaches, giving you the space to actually enjoy the house hunting process.
Remington offers a host of options for shopping and eating out that are found mostly along its US-24 thoroughfare, and its downtown area is just south of this major road. There, you'll find grocery and general stores, department stores, specialty stores, and service shops. You'll also find a mix of locally owned restaurants and national franchises.
For broader options a quick drive to Rensselaer will put you in the vicinity of several shopping plazas and a much larger and more active commercial downtown than what you'll find in Remington. Or you could look to Lafayette. Lafayette is home to three distinct commercial districts: the Arts & Market District where you'll find specialty boutiques and a popular farmers' market. Additionally, Chauncey Village offers retail outlets catering to Purdue University. You’ll also find the Riverfront District, which offers shopping and dining options along the historic Wabash River. The city also offers a range of excellent culinary options, perfect for a romantic dinner out or meeting up with friends.
Like many small country towns, Remington is not without its cultural traditions, and several community events and festivals are held throughout the year such as the annual Water Towers Days Festival, which is built around its historic 1897 wood tank structure. The tank is just one of several historic sites in town, most built around its pedestrian-friendly downtown district. You'll also find a public library and two large parks in Remington. These include the Remington Community Park, which offers athletic fields and picnic areas.
For those seeking more entertainment offerings, nearby Rensselaer offers bowling, a cinema, and even community theater. St. Joseph's College also frequently hosts cultural events including theater performances and live music.
Lafayette is also just 30 minutes away, boasting a noted arts scene and featuring gorgeous walking neighborhood parks rife with historic landmarks. The city offers several venues for live music and theater as well as an excellent football stadium, which often plays host to cultural events. In fact Lafayette is home to many festivals throughout the year, celebrating music, food, and the arts.
For a great day-trip, Chicago or Indianapolis are both just 90 minutes away. In either of these cities, you'll find diverse, urban-cultural environments perfect for exploration and play.
Much of Remington's jobs market is built around agriculture and ancillary sectors. This is because of the many fertile farms in the region and access to popular transportation routes. Those with farming or machinery experience as well as experience in distribution and warehousing will find many opportunities in the area.
The jobs market is considerably expanded thanks to both Rensselaer and the nearby city of Lafayette, both within commuting distance. You'll find many openings in manufacturing, education, health, and retail. If you intend to commute to work, let us know. We might be able to help you find a home in Remington to cut down your commute time.
Remington's youth attend school via the Tri-County School Corporation. Parents will be interested to learn this school has been recognized for excellence by both the Indiana Department of Education and the U.S. News & World Report, which listed this high school as a Bronze Medal school.
Primary School students attend Tri-County Elementary School, located right in Remington, conveniently off of US-24, which cuts through the center of town. There they receive close personal attention during their early learning years in a safe, nurturing environment that puts an emphasis on parental communication and developing a strong love of learning.
The elementary school feeds into Tri-County Middle-Senior High School, located just a few miles away in Wolcott. Students attending this school are afforded an excellent learning experience that includes strong technological integration through a 1:1 program, which loans computers to students to supplement their education. They enjoy many choices thanks to a broad curriculum that includes advanced placement courses that can be taken for college credit and an extracurricular program that offers academic and athletic clubs as well as community service opportunities.