If you’re a lover of the outdoors and a slow-paced lifestyle, Rome may be the place you’ve been waiting to live your entire life. Rome is surrounded on two sides by the flow of the Ohio River and on the other two sides by the Hoosier National Forest. It is truly a nature-incorporated community and one of the most unique in the entire state of Indiana.
Perhaps surprisingly, all this privacy and nature doesn’t leave Rome cut off from the rest of the world. There may be only one major road, State Road 66, passing through Rome, but it’s an important one. From Rome you’ll be able to easily travel to larger cities when you need to where all of your needs can be conveniently met. In some ways it’s a community that offers a one-of-a-kind living experience without any real sacrifices.
It’s a small town to be sure, but you have to imagine that is exactly the way the residents of this little community like it. If you’ve been looking for a town that’s out of the way and surrounded by all the bounties nature has to offer, you should talk to our realtors about the homes for sale in Rome. We know plenty about this town, and it would be our pleasure to help you find a home you can call yours for many years to come.
Rome has been around since the early 1800s, and there’s no shortage of history when it comes to the homes that you find here. The residents of this peaceful town tend to be the loyal sort, so you may not see homes for sale in Rome come up too often. However, when you do, you’ll notice they generally carry a historical air. There are excellent examples of many past periods of American small-town architecture in town.
It shouldn’t be surprising that the lots around Rome tend to favor wide open spaces and large properties. The people here are generally looking to get away from it all although they are known to be very friendly with their neighbors. Expect some of the houses our Rome realtors show you to have some large yards that would be perfect for entertaining, families with boisterous children, or large pets.
The homes for sale in Rome have excellent access when it comes to nearby communities. You’re within a short drive of many of the fine towns and cities that dot the Ohio River. There are plenty of sights to see in Tobinsport, Stephensport (KY), Cannelton, and Tell City. You may find yourself traveling to these cities when you need supplies, but at the end of the day, you’ll be able to enjoy the relief of returning home to Rome.
It will be necessary to leave Rome for most essential shopping, but you never have to go far. The nearby county seat of Tell City has all the essentials you need for day-to-day life as well as some great dining options if you’re desperate for a good bite to eat. Shopping options around here include general goods, sports/camping equipment, groceries, and all the life staples you need like banks and repair shops. It’s still a small city, but it’s well-stocked to serve all the people who live in and around the forest. There are also many charming locally owned restaurants around Tell City as well as the popular American chain dining options you’re used to.
If you’re willing to take a longer trip, your options are far greater. Owensboro is just another leg of a trip past Tell City. It’s a much larger city and has tons of variety in terms of both shopping and dining. The large mall in Owensboro has all the refined shopping options you’ll have trouble finding closer to Rome.
If you’re willing to make a day trip, your options get yet another serious upgrade. The large city of Louisville, Kentucky is just over an hour away from your peaceful sanctuary of Rome, and it has more than enough options to keep you in any supplies you need. Additionally, the restaurant selection in Louisville is something else. You’re certain to find many things you’ve never tried before from local favorites to international cuisine choices.
Rome isn’t trying to be a city with a lot of culture to draw in visitors, and not much happens in town to interrupt the peace that so many people move here for in the first place. However, Rome is absolutely not light on entertainment. If you’re heavily into the outdoors, you live right at the southern edge of a 200,000-acre playground.
Hoosier National Forest has tons of opportunities for dedicated outdoorsmen and women. Between the Ohio River and the miles of forest, there are beaches, campsites, fishing spots, well over a dozen trails for hiking, horses, bicycles, and even hunting. This park is so large that it will take you quite a while to explore everything it has to offer. It will provide you with entertainment for years to come.
Of course, if you’re looking for some big-city adventure, Louisville absolutely has you covered. At a little more than an hour away, it’s not too far for a day trip, and it has everything you could want as far as entertainment. Here, you’ll find tons of interesting nightlife as well as concerts, festivals, and national sporting events.
There isn’t much industry in Rome, but if you have skillsets based around agriculture or forestry, you’ll probably be able to find work around the town. Many of the people who live in Rome choose to commute to one of the larger cities. You can find jobs for almost any career between the larger options of Tell City and Louisville.
Children in Rome attend the schools in Tell City. Those include William Tell Elementary and the combined Tell City Jr. and Sr. High School.