St. Meinrad is tucked away near the southern border of Indiana. This small town with a population of under 1,000 residents, is nestled at the intersection of State Road 62 and State Road 545. St. Meinrad is located in Spencer County.
The town of St. Meinrad is home to the Saint Meinrad Archabbey, which is a growing community of almost a hundred monks who live and abide by the Rule of St. Benedict. The Saint Meinrad Archabbey brings much history and beauty to this small town.
However, the monastery isn’t the only thing that brings people to this peaceful little town. It’s a wonderful little community small enough for breathing room but large enough you’ll never have to go far to pick up the essentials. Because of these advantages, St. Meinard is a wonderful place to set down roots and maybe raise your children.
Talk to one of our expert St. Meinard realtors about the homes for sale in this town. They have the experience to help you find the perfect home to fit your tastes.
St. Meinrad is nestled on the Anderson River off of I-64 in southern Indiana and is near other small towns like Ferdinand and only 55 miles east of Evansville.
Though a small town by all appearances, St. Meinrad offers its residents much in the way of convenience and everyday necessities. It is a bustling little town with a grocery store, small shops, and plenty of businesses. There is even a community center with a park and softball field for everyone to enjoy.
Your St. Meinrad realtor will show you how the homes available for sale here are large, beautiful and boast large yards. Living here is quiet, peaceful, and pleasant. Your Tucker realtor is an expert in the St. Meinard area homes that are for sale and can guide you through the entire purchase process.
Within St. Meinrad there are a few staples like convenience stores, banks, post office, and small restaurants. Luckily, St. Meinrad is close to larger towns that makes shopping and dining really easy and convenient. There are a few great little restaurants in neighboring Ferdinand as well as a couple national fast food chains.
North of St. Meinrad is Jasper, Indiana where you can find mainstays like JC Penney within 20 miles. A little further out is Evansville where there are a few smaller shopping malls providing clothing, shoes, accessories, and household items. There are also some great restaurants in these areas as well.
There are plenty of things to entertain residents near St. Meinrad. Ferdinand is home to the Tri-County YMCA. Lincoln City has a great amphitheater within Lincoln State Park, and there are movie theaters in nearby Jasper and Tell City. Of course, you’ll find the incredibly fun and exciting Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari only nine miles southwest of St. Meinrad in Santa Claus, Indiana.
Both the Saint Meinrad Archabbey and the Saint Meinrad School of Theology sit on beautiful grounds and have buildings dating back to the mid-19th century. Residents and visitors alike can attend or walk around the grounds to appreciate the beauty and architecture.
Living and working in and around St. Meinrad is great. Most residents within this small town are gainfully employed by the Saint Meinrad School of Theology and the Abbey Press, which is part of the Archabbey and is a Catholic-oriented publishing house. And there are plenty of other industries available in St. Meinrad including working in utilities, transportation, warehousing, education, retail, hospitality, recreation as well as arts and entertainment.
Nearby, there are plenty of state parks, national forests, and wetlands, which allow for increased employment opportunities within the parks and recreation, tourism, and forestries industries as well.
If you choose to buy a home in St. Meinrad, your children will be able to attend great schools in nearby Ferdinand. Nancy Hanks Elementary School and Ferdinand Elementary School welcome students from K–4th Grade. Forest Park Jr. & Sr. High School welcome students from Grades 5–12. These schools are part of the Southeast County School Corporation, which received an “A” as part of Indiana’s school accountability program—the highest grade available. So rest assured your young students will be in good hands when attending our schools.
Saint Meinrad School of Theology (Roman Catholic) sees students come from across the country to attend either their initial or ongoing formation programs for priests, deacons, and laity. The school’s campus and history brings beauty to this small community.
And within 35 to 60 miles of St. Meinrad are several colleges and universities including University of Evansville, University of Southern Indiana, Vincennes University, Indiana University Southeast, and Wabash Valley College. Across state lines in Kentucky, you can find both Owensboro Community and Technical College and the University of Louisville, which are also within 55-60 miles of St. Meinrad.