Homes for Sale in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Fort Wayne is the second largest city in Indiana after Indianapolis and is uniquely nicknamed “The City that Saved Itself.” The city earned its nickname in the 1980s for the efforts taken by the local people to give aid to those in the area affected by floodwaters. Fort Wayne is a wonderful community, filled with people willing to lend a helping hand to others in need. However, the nickname goes beyond the community’s ability to work together during difficult times. It can be stretched to mean the city’s economic responsibility as the nation’s leader in the defense industry.
If you are looking for a community that can take care of its own, then search the homes of Fort Wayne, Indiana. You’re sure to find just what you are looking for. Our Fort Wayne realtors would be more than happy to show you around all the real estate opportunities that are waiting for you in the area. Please contact our realtors immediately if you have decided that you want to get started on the process of buying a home here. We are ready to offer all the help you need.
Fort Wayne Area Homes
No matter what style of home you’re interested in, Fort Wayne has it. The long history of the area spans back to the late 1800s, and with the current growth of the area, homes from all decades are available. Location is important, and our realtors are happy to help you locate a house in an area of town that’s perfect for you.
Interstates 69 and 469 are the main interstates in the city; however, Highway 30 and 33 also stretch their way through the nearby areas. The small towns of Huntertown, Leo-Cedarville, Harlan, Woodburn, New Haven, Hoagland, Yoder, Roanoke, Arcola, and Columbia City sit on the city’s outskirts.
Shopping and Dining
Thanks to Fort Wayne’s diverse population, the area also caters to a diverse restaurant scene that offers amazing seafood, Irish food, German fare, Asian cuisine, and everything in between. There is truly something for everyone. Among the adult crowd, specialty beer has become the new wine, and it is no different in Fort Wayne.
The local brewery Mad Anthony Brewing Company won the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. This local brewery doesn’t just serve beer, they also serve plenty of great food. The popular location serves up typical pub fare and offers tastings to those uncertain of what brew to try first.
Asakusa Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar is the area's top-rated sushi spot, and for quality steak there is Bakerstreet Steakhouse. Looking for an unexpected surprise? Have a taste of Shigs in Pit – Fort Wayne’s most rockin’ barbeque place. If you’re looking for something unique, any of these fine establishments are sure to please any palate: Loving Cafe (vegetarian fare), Banh Mi Barista (Vietnamese), Salvatori’s (Italian), JK O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House, or Caliente Cuban Cuisine.
There are many shopping opportunities in the Fort Wayne area. Popular locations include the Glenbrook Square Mall and Jefferson Point. Glenbrook is a two-story mall with plenty of shopping options and includes department stores like Sears, Macy’s, and JC Penney’s. Other popular retailers are also located throughout the mall as well.
Jefferson Point is an open-air shopping mall that provides a variety of entertainment including live music, an 18-screen stadium-seating movie theater, food, and over 60 stores for shopping.
Fort Wayne has plenty of department stores and smaller specialty stores all over the city. However, one unique shopping experience not found anywhere else in the US is the city’s unique 1800’s Christian Craft Village. Located on Moose Lake, camping and cabins are available for the entire family to enjoy. Fun activities for a vacation on the lake include fishing and swimming. You can also explore the beautiful beadwork and craftsmanship of local artisans as well as pick up some tasty Amish treats from the region’s largest selection of Amish jar goods, cheeses, and meats.
Culture and Entertainment
Fort Wayne enjoys many events throughout the year including the Three Rivers Festival, Johnny Appleseed Festival, and Germanfest. The Three Rivers Festival takes place every summer and is enjoyed by nearly a half million visitors annually. This week-long event includes concerts, food, carnival rides, and games. Some popular events include Food Alley, Art in the Park, the Bed Race, The Three Rivers Festival Parade, the Raft Race, and Children’s Fest.
Most events are free to the community; it is a goal of the coordinators to keep everything as low cost to the public as possible. They are supported by a number of local-community sponsors. The Johnny Appleseed Festival has been taking place since 1975 and is designed to be a learning experience for the community to experience how the pioneers of the 1800s lived. Crafters and Food Booths sell a wide variety of crafts and handmade goods while demonstrators give presentations in blacksmithing, tinsmith, pottery, and more. Camps are set up designed to look just as they would in the day of the pioneers, and storytellers tell stories of the times during the pioneer encampments.
Germanfest is designed to give the community a true taste of the local German culture through eating, drinking, and a wonderful time. Like many of Fort Wayne’s festivals, Germanfest takes place during the warm summer months and is just one of Fort Wayne’s many events during the exciting festival season.
Fort Wayne attractions include a Children’s Zoo that was voted in Parents Magazine as one of the nation’s Top 10 Zoos. Fort Wayne is also home to many museums and production venues including the African-American Historical Museum, covering the history of African-Americans in Allen County. Recreational space is never far away in this expanding city with over 80 parks open to the public daily. Enjoyment of the great outdoors is never more than a few minutes away. For information on local events happening now, click here.
Careers and Industry
Originally a manufacturing town, Fort Wayne’s economy today has diversified to include distribution, transportation, logistics, healthcare, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and financial services. Most importantly, the city is the national leader for the defense industry. No matter what your occupation, our realtors will be sure to find you a home that suits your commuting needs.
Fort Wayne has many educational options for your children. Thanks to the number of public schools available, finding a home that sits between school and work is no problem. Public school options include Fort Wayne Community Schools, East Allen County Schools, Northwest Allen County Schools, and Southwest Allen County Schools. For a full listing of schools and day-to-day-updated information on the local school system, please click here. There are also a number of colleges and universities in Fort Wayne including Concordia Theological Seminary, Indiana University–Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Brown-Mackie College, Indiana Institute of Technology, International Business College, MedTech College, Trine University, and University of Saint Francis.
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