White County, Indiana is geographically located about halfway between Chicago and Indianapolis, but it’s worlds away from urban hustle and bustle. Our communities offer a quieter, friendlier, family-friendly way of life. They’re the kind of places where kids still play hide-and-seek in the park, and where neighbors stop by the front porch to catch up on the latest news. New arrivals from all backgrounds feel welcome and accepted, and exceptional healthcare providers ensure that folks of all ages stay healthy and active.
That doesn’t mean life here is dull. In fact, there’s so much to do in White County that we’re a tourist destination for many residents of Indiana and the surrounding states. Lake Shafer and Lake Freeman draw thousands of visitors each summer for boating, water-skiing, fishing, and the well-known Indiana Beach theme park and its rides, shops, and entertainment options. We’re also a popular place for hiking, camping, hunting, and other outdoor pursuits. Residents also enjoy local festivals and farmer’s markets full of locally grown produce, where they can make the most of summer days with their friends and neighbors.
Young people benefit from four highly rated public-school districts that excel in college preparation and career and technical education. Parents with high aspirations for their children will appreciate our proximity to many of the nation’s noteworthy higher-education choices, among them Indiana University (Bloomington), Purdue University (West Lafayette), Ball State University (Muncie), Notre Dame (South Bend), and Rose-Hulman (Terre Haute). Indiana’s highly respected Ivy Tech Community College network has a strong local presence.
Plus, when residents want to do more, the many attractions offered by Lafayette, Indianapolis, and Chicago are just a short drive away, providing easy access to world-class dining, shopping, professional sports, and international airports.