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Northwest Indiana



Lake County is Indiana's  second largest destination for visitors.  Browse this site to learn more about what makes Lake County such a great place to visit and live.

Lake County has strong ethnic diversity, with more than 80 cultures represented.  And of course the location of this county is one of its great boons.  The trip to and from Chicago is short, and the county's placement at the southern tip of Lake Michigan makes it ideal for various forms of recreation.  Lake County is appreciated for its miles of beaches, acres of parks, great dining, hometown festivals, and impressive entertainment.

Cedar LakeCrown PointDyerGaryGriffithHammondHighlandHobartLowellMerrillvilleMunsterScherervilleSt. John , Whiting





Chicagoland covers all of the fun, history and culture that can be found within 60 minutes of Chicago.


Chicago and its surrounding communities are home to a variety of unique attractions: world-class museums, championship golf courses, historic downtown districts, diverse shopping opportunities, horse race and casino gambling, scenic nature areas, family-friendly venues and more.

Chicagoland is a term that carries several common misconceptions. It is believed by many people (usually living in the northern and western suburbs of Chicago) that Chicagoland, or more formally the "Chicago Metropolitan Area" is restricted to only the areas within the Illinois state boundaries. However, due to the fact that a metro area is based on cultural and employment patterns and similarities, this is simply not true.

Because Chicago is such a large city on its own, it boasts a much wider metro area than most others in the country, save for New York and Los Angeles. Dating back to 1950, when statistical analysis for metro areas emerged, Chicagoland included several counties in Illinois (Cook and the adjacent counties such as Will, Lake, and DuPage) as well as Lake County in Indiana which to many a-Chicagoan's surprise physically borders the city. Over the years, due to Chicago's expansion, the definition has also widened to include four more Indiana counties (Porter, LaPorte, Newton, and Jasper) as well as Kenosha County in Wisconsin.

This phenomena is not unique to Chicago, and examples can be seen all throughout the U.S. New York City - New Jersey, St. Louis - southwestern Illinois, Kansas City - western Missouri, and many more. So before you let silly biases like state lines get in the way, remember to check your facts!
As I mentioned above, a metro area is not determined by state lines, but by a shared culture. For example, the types of cuisine unique to Chicago can be found all around Chicagoland. Things like the Chicago Hotdogthe Maxwell St. Polish, Italian beef sandwiches, deep dish pizza, and etc. Other examples include the commuter culture, or the people who travel into the city for work; favorite sports teams; dialects and slang; time zones (Northwest Indiana shares a time zone with the rest of Chicagoland, and not the rest of the state).


About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Easy commutes
Good transit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
Great nightlife
Beach life
Walking / Hiking trails
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Greater NW Indiana listings last updated Dec 2, 2020 7:49:am.