Located on the edge of northwestern Indiana in historic Wabash County, the quiet streets of Roann offer those who favor a pastoral life an appealing small-town community to lay down roots. Beautiful Eel Creek winds just north of its forested town center, and on all sides you'll find a bucolic setting formed by heartland farms. The people of Roann are renowned for their easy-going attitude, a true hallmark of the intimate hospitality of the American Midwest.
Roann is perched just north of the county seat Wabash, which itself sits nearly midway between the cities of Lafayette and Fort Wayne on the Hoosier Heartland Highway. While Roann might feel far and away, you'll find it conveniently situated when it comes to work, shopping, and play. If you're ready to explore houses for sale in this quaint riverside town, a Tucker Roann realtor can give you the answers you need to successfully navigate the housing market.
Because of its long past, cozy older homes abound in Roann. That means you'll be able to peruse a number of architectural styles that have been popular in Indiana throughout its history. For those who crave a small town charm yet want more modern preferences, more contemporary homes can be found, too. All it takes is someone with a deep understanding of the community and its housing market to find your dream home, and Tucker's real estate network in this area is perfectly situated to get the job done.
While Roann's town center may offer a few commercial commodities, in most cases you need to head to Wabash to stock up on basic necessities and for shopping needs. As the county seat, Wabash offers a bountiful mid-sized town setting with supermarkets, national retail outlets, and department stores. You'll also find two popular local malls in Wabash, Wabash Village and Central Shoppers Mart, and a picturesque downtown rife with small specialty shops, boutiques, and excellent culinary options.
For more urban shopping, Fort Wayne and Lafayette are both about an hour's drive away in opposite directions on the Hoosier Heartland Highway. And just two hours away, the sprawl of Indianapolis makes for a convenient day-trip for an extended metropolitan shopping excursion.
The entertainment landscape in Roann doesn't extend much beyond fishing the Eel River or relaxing on your porch with a good book. However, for those who choose to live there, that's precisely its appeal. For more diverse recreational fun, Wabash offers a historic downtown district that features an eclectic nightlife and beautifully manicured parks for relaxation and exercise. There, you'll also find a world-class golf course designed by renowned architect Arthur Hills, a bowling alley, and a trendy renovated 1906 cinema called Eagles Theatre.
If you're a nature lover, and you elect to buy a home in Roann, you'll want to explore some of the area's protected parks and lakes. Salamonie State Forest and Lake is one of the most popular and less than 20 miles away. This popular 850-acre recreational area offers horseback riding, hiking, fishing, camping, and hidden waterfalls. Just a bit further south, Mississinewa Lake and its surrounding recreational areas is another big draw.
Diverse cultural opportunities can be found in nearby Fort Wayne and Lafayette. Both offer excellent arts scenes, museums, professional and amateur theater, live music, and festivals. Fort Wayne also offers minor league sports and one of the top zoos in the nation, the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Or you can go big and make the trip to Indianapolis, the state's largest city and home to an exciting nightlife scene and two professional sports teams, the Colts (NFL) and the Pacers (NBA).
Like much of Indiana's rural heartland, jobs in agriculture, either directly or indirectly, are common sources of employment for those living in Roann. But just because you're living in small town Indiana, doesn't mean you need to live your life around the farmland. Wabash County in general features numerous positions in advanced manufacturing, life sciences, leisure and hospitality, and even technologies. Many of those owning homes in Roann choose to drive to nearby Wabash for work, which is an easy commute. The Wabash County seat and its commercial hub offer more diverse economic opportunities.
If you would like to live in Roann but intend to work outside of town and are concerned about commuting, be sure and mention that to your Tucker realtor. We might be able to help you find a home in Roann that cuts down on your commute time.
School-aged children who live in Roann can enroll in the Manchester Community Schools district. Parents will be happy to know this system has achieved a 21st Century School Corporation designation, meaning students have the advantage of a 1:1 technology-integrated learning environment, connecting them to the world at large and superior resources via tablet technology.
Although based in North Manchester, primary school children can stick close to home at Roann Elementary School. This allows young learners the benefit of smaller class sizes for increased personal attention during these early formative years.
Secondary schools students attend Manchester Junior-Senior High School in North Manchester itself. Students receive broad advantages in helping position themselves for success in their post-secondary school lives including a broad, progressive curriculum with numerous options in sciences, technology, and the arts. Advanced placement courses can also be taken for college credit, and the school district provides many extracurricular options including academic clubs, athletic programs, and local community service opportunities.