The view along Jefferson Street in West Point, Indiana is of nicely arched trees along streets and front porches. West Point is an unincorporated community in Tippecanoe County, and it is loved by its residents as a peaceful and charming place with a small-town atmosphere. West Point is an ideal place to live if you are interested in living somewhere with a low population that is partially rural.
If you are looking for small town real estate in Indiana, West Point should be on your list. This small town is near Lafayette and West Lafayette and makes it very easy to commute for work and return to a cozy community at the end of the day.
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West Point has a rich history that goes back over 150 years. It was laid out by Samuel Kiser in 1833. The community was originally named Middleton, but the name was later changed. Homes have been built in a number of different styles over the course of various eras. This variety means that it is easy to find a home in whatever taste or style you prefer. Homes for sale in West Point generally offer great value for money and absolutely offer the opportunity to live in a vibrant small town community. Homes are available in a range of sizes and prices. Even the most affordable of these homes are nice and well located.
This isn’t a town you’ll find it hard to get around. State Road 25 runs directly through West Point and connects with US-231. Lafayette and I-65 lie to the east, and Waynetown and I-74 lie to the south. Washington Street forms part of the main commercial area of West Point along with Jefferson Street and Main Street.
West Point has almost everything you need, but if you want some adventure, nearby communities include Lafayette, Frankfort, and Thorntown. Lafayette and West Lafayette are 20 minutes to the northeast; Attica is 20 minutes to the west; and Williamsport is 25 minutes to the west.
Most commercial activity centers around Washington Street, Jefferson Street, and Main Street. You can buy basic necessities and supplies along with other businesses in West Point such as from its automotive shop. For other shopping options, you can go into one of the nearby towns or cities. West Lafayette and Lafayette are only 20 minutes away and offer all the shopping choices of a big city. Williamsport is also a nearby option.
There are a number of locally owned eateries and establishments that serve food in town. Dining options include French food, pizza, steak, shakes, coffee, and Mexican. There is also a diner for some casual meals as well as a bar and grill and a pub for grabbing a drink with friends or late night meetups with friends.
If you want to eat at a chain restaurant or get a type of food that is not available in West Point, you can drive to one of the many nearby towns and cities. West Lafayette and Lafayette will have all the chains you can expect to find in any American city. Williamsport is the county seat and will have numerous options as well.
As a small unincorporated community, many parts of the cultural and entertainment life of West Point are informal. They happen along the main commercial area of Washington Street, Jefferson Street, and Main Street. Residents stroll along, hang out at local eateries, and relax on front porches.
There is a strong sense of community in West Point. As a result of this, there are public spaces in the community that can be used for hanging out and recreational activities. West Point Park was renovated after the old West Point High School was demolished, and now it provides a great place for residents to relax. Flint Creek runs to the south of West Point. Flint Run is also nearby, and some lovely spots of the Wabash River lie to the east. Further afield are Prophetstown State Park, Kickapoo State Recreation Area, Lake Vermillion, Middle Fork Woods Nature Preserve, Windfall Prairie Nature Preserve, and Horseshoe Bottom Nature Preserve. There is also a West Point volunteer fire department, which holds an annual fish fry to fundraise to cover operating costs. An annual charity run is held in the community.
Most of the jobs within West Point itself are in agriculture or with local businesses. Since it is in a primarily rural area, it is well suited to those wishing to farm or ranch. Construction is a source of employment as well as the local restaurants and cafes. Many others commute to Lafayette, West Lafayette and other towns and cities in the area for work.
The most common industries in West Point are educational services, manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, transportation and warehousing, accommodation and food services, mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction, construction, and health care and social assistance. West Point's proximity to Lafayette and West Lafayette make it easy for residents to live in a small and quiet community while still having access to big city jobs. The drive is only 20 minutes each way.
West Point is served by the Tippecanoe School Corporation. There used to be a high school located in the community but it has closed down. Now students attend school at Mintonye Elementary School in Lafayette, Southwestern Middle School in Lafayette, and McCutcheon High School in Lafayette.
Activities at the high school include academic quiz bowl, intramurals, band, dance, AV Club, culinary club, drama club, fashion club, French Club, gay straight alliance, Go Green Team, international club, mentors, National Honor Society, speech team, photo club, Science Olympiad, Spanish Club, student council, outdoorsman club, and volunteer club.