Forty miles west of Indianapolis and just south of Muncie lies Springport, a shaded oasis amid sprawling Midwestern farmlands. With just a minor population, this unincorporated town provides homeowners with a quiet, reticent country lifestyle while providing easy access to urban amenities for work and play. It makes an excellent choice both for those who work in agriculture and for those looking for a quiet community to return to after a day's work in Muncie.
Springport is in itself just a handful of tree-lined streets and cozy family homes offering protection from the Indiana weather. For many residents that is precisely its appeal. And cutting through the east side of town, State Road 3 offers a convenient route of town, directly connecting residents to Muncie to the north, and to US-36 and New Castle to the south.
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When it comes to shopping, there's not much in the way of amenities in Springport itself. But that's okay since this little village sits midway between the midsized town of New Castle and the city of Muncie. New Castle offers supermarkets and department stores when a quick shopping trip is in order, and you'd prefer not to navigate the more congested streets of Muncie. However, for a more comprehensive experience, Muncie is tough to pass up.
As a small city, Muncie offers trendy commercial districts that draws shoppers from far and wide. You'll find numerous retail outlets and specialty stores in town as well as a range of excellent dining options. Alternatively, you could make the drive to Indianapolis, which is close enough to be convenient for a shopping trip and features diverse culinary options.
For a range of recreational activities, most Springport homeowners look to Muncie. Muncie offers excellent opportunities to experience arts and culture including many museums, galleries, and centers for performance arts. Notable examples include the David Owsley Museum of Art with over 11,000 works and the 3,581-seat Emens Auditorium at Ball State where you can catch theater and music performances. Downtown Muncie also offers several smaller spaces for shows including an outdoor amphitheater in the Canon Commons. Other popular spots include the Minnetrista Cultural Center along the White River and Christy Woods, an 18-acre arboretum on the Ball State campus. Hiking trails, community parks, golf courses, and other outdoor offerings are also available. And Muncie hosts many popular cultural events and festivals throughout the year.
A bit further, but every bit worth the journey, Indianapolis offers everything Muncie does and more. This diverse cultural center is home to some of the top museums and galleries in the nation and features several distinct and designated cultural districts. These include Broad Ripple Village, White River State Park and Canal, Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue, Market East, and the Wholesale District. In each of these cultural districts, you'll find parks and landmarks, and each is connected via the pedestrian-friendly Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
The city’s cultural districts also play host to a thriving nightlife where you'll find many venues for music, theater, and comedy as well as shopping and restaurants. And it celebrates many large festivals including the Indy Jazz Fest, the Indiana State Fair, and the Heartland Film Fest, an international film festival. Racing enthusiasts will also want to check out the famous Indianapolis 500 around which a number of city events are staged throughout the year. Finally, the city hosts two professional sports teams: the NFL's Colts and the NBA's Pacers.
Like so many of its Heartland cousins, Springport is first and foremost an agricultural community. Sweeping farmlands provide plenty of opportunities for those with agricultural or heavy machinery experience. Located within miles from both New Castle and Muncie means that employment options for Springport homeowners are varied and plentiful. Jobs in manufacturing, education, and healthcare are especially prevalent in this area.
Muncie is also home to many smaller companies that benefit from relationships with Ball State University including small businesses and technology start-ups. And its thriving commercial districts offer many jobs in retail and hospitality. If you intend to commute to either Muncie or New Castle, you'll find yourself conveniently situated by buying a home in Springport.
School-aged children living in Springport attend school through the Daleville Community Schools Corporation. Based conveniently in nearby Daleville, students in this system enjoy the advantages of modern facilities, integrated technologies learning in the classroom, and a deep curriculum. The district schools have been recognized by the Indiana Department of Education as Four Star Schools in addition to having won many other honors.
Primary school students attend Daleville Elementary where they enjoy the benefits of small, vibrant class settings designed to help instill a love of learning at a young age. The elementary school feeds into Daleville Jr./Sr. High School where students are met with increased curriculum options and a broad selection of afterschool activities. At the upper-class level, students can elect to take advanced placement courses college credit and receive ample guidance in helping prepare them for their post-secondary lives.
Because it is just miles away from Muncie, parents will also be able to peruse numerous private school options. Your Tucker realtor can help you explore these opportunities while helping to find you a home in Springport.