Historic La Porte County in the eastern region of NWI is considered part of the Michiana and Chicago metropolitan areas. Lake Michigan borders the north, and with the Kankakee River along the south and a portion of the Indiana Dunes Park, there is no shortage of natural beauty to enjoy. The county is made up of many small towns and a few larger cities, offering a community for everyone.

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Indiana Dunes National Park

The Indiana Dunes stretch 25 miles east along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Enjoy beautiful lakeside beaches and trails surrounded by prairies, forests and, of course, sand dunes. The landscapes along this region are recognized as some of the most biologically diverse in the nation, acting as a home to over 350 species of birds and hundreds of different animals, as well as over 1,400 species of ferns and flowering plants. Go on a camping trip, take a scheduled tour, paddle your way along the Lake Michigan Water Trail, go fishing, snowshoe along the trails, take your furry friend for a walk and so much more at the Indiana Dunes National Park.

La Porte County Historical Society Museum

There is a rich local history in La Porte, and the La Porte County Historical Society Museum is the place to learn about it all. From events and exhibits to Civil War re-enactments, old cars and more, there’s a piece of history that everyone can enjoy.

Pinhook Bog

Within the Indiana Dunes National Park, you can find Pinhook Bog, which is a designated National Natural Landmark. Comprising roughly 580 acres, a quarter of the bog is a floating, 3- to-6-foot-thick layer of sphagnum moss on top of an ancient, now-hidden lake. Visitors will see all kinds of unique native flora, including tamarack trees, blueberry shrubs and insect-eating pitcher plants. Because this ecosystem is rare and fragile, it’s only accessible by reserving a spot on a ranger-led tour.

Luhr County Park

Luhr Park is a unique location offering four different ecosystems within its 94 acres. With areas of upland forest, wetland, prairie and a stocked pond, there’s always something beautiful to see along the paved trail. Bring a picnic lunch and go fishing, take the kids to the playground, check out the observation tower, bring your furry friend to the no-leash dog exercise area and search for the geocache located within the park.

Hesston Steam Museum

Steam machinery played a large role in the development of the United States and helped improve the quality of life around the world. The Hesston Steam Museum offers a glimpse at this equipment as a living history museum, operating various steam-powered equipment, including railroad locomotives. Since 1956, the La Porte County Historical Steam Society has been educating the community about these machines in an engaging, hands-on way that continues to capture the imagination.

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Find your home in La Porte County, Indiana

Meticulously maintained with a thoughtful layout best describes this custom built, one owner home located in the peaceful outskirts of La Porte.  Sitting on 1+ wooded acres, there is plenty of room to roam both inside and out. Love to entertain? We got you covered! On the main level you will find a gracious foyer, a private dedicated office, a living room which opens to the formal dining room, a HUGE eat-in kitchen that is open to the family room with wood burning fireplace, main floor laundry, 1/2 bath and an enchanting 4 seasons room that has panoramic views of the perfectly private backyard. The upper level features five SPACIOUS bedrooms including a master suite with vaulted ceilings, walk in closet, a 15X10 sitting room and a beautifully updated master bath. The finished basement has a large rec room, a game room and plenty of storage. Relax on one of the many decks while watching nature or the kiddos play. Home is where the heart is and this place has a whole lot of heart! $499,900 Active

172 N 400 W LaPorte, Indiana

5 Beds 3 Baths 5,064 SqFt 1.094 Acres

Elegance of France is captured in this majestic brick and stucco country home on very secluded almost 3 acre site. Slow winding drive accented by stone terraces leads to a magnificent 2 story entry with circular staircase open to 2nd floor landing. Huge rooms, loads of closets. Cofered ceiling formal dining room, etched and leaded glass interior doors, cove moldings, 3 fireplaces, huge super equipped country kitchen with wide plank flooring and antique beams. Main floor recreational room, formal living room, primary suite with sitting area, fireplace, Juliette balcony and access to its own brick patio. Primar bath has deep soaking tub, huge walk-in shower, sleek design double sink vanities, heated floors. More great features - main floor laundry, additional less formal staircase to 2nd floor, main floor office or exercise room with full bath close, guest wing or in law space. 2 huge second floor walk-in dormers and unfinished walk out basement. $499,000 Active

607 Sunrise Boulevard LaPorte, Indiana

4 Beds 5 Baths 5,232 SqFt 2.500 Acres

Take a look at this fabulous Golf Course Townhome with fantastic views, open concept impressive design and all the luxurious amenities! You will enjoy care free living close to the community clubhouse, swimming pool and a fitness center. Unsurpassable views from the spacious deck adjacent to the expansive four season room are stunning. Elegant main floor with vaulted ceiling and finished basement area offer copious space and unlimited potential. This bright and airy, recently enhanced, incredible home is calling Your Name! Honey, Stop The Car!!!! $494,900 Active

3014 W Palmer Avenue LaPorte, Indiana

3 Beds 3 Baths 3,520 SqFt 0.073 Acres

Spectacular new proposed construction! This ranch home boasts over 2700 finished square feet! 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, finished basement, 3 car garage, and granite countertops in kitchen! The split floor plan flows nicely with vaulted ceilings in the open living room. 9' basement ceilings, 2x6 exterior walls, on demand water heater, and a high efficiency HVAC system will keep your energy costs reasonable! Home will sit on 2.86 acres. (Pictures used are just a representation of what the finished could look like, colors and finishes will be different. The pictures are from a similar home this owner built.) $479,900 Active

3633 N 400 W LaPorte, Indiana

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,718 SqFt 2.860 Acres

Large 3 to 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath brick and wood ranch sits on a country culdesac lot. Home offers a beautifully landscaped 2.5 acre partially wooded lot.There is a formal dining room off foyer entry. Large gathering room has a lovely brick fireplace perfect for the cold winter nights.There is an ample size main bedroom with its own bath. Two more nice size bedrooms share another full bathThe kitchen has plenty of cabinets ,granite countertop, newer appliances and a large pantry.There is another 1/2 bath,and main floor laundryThe finished basement offers lots more square footage to enjoy with an office, wet bar,large rec room and an amazing bathroom with huge soaking tub !The backyard will be a summer haven in your own 20/40 inground pool with a thermal cover. The liner was replaced 2 years ago.The enclosed 3 season porch will be a great place to relax!There is an attached two car garage AND another 2 car detached garage with a workshop.A home for all seasons! Make it yours! $475,000 Active

2633 N Pinebrook Drive LaPorte, Indiana

3 Beds 4 Baths 3,912 SqFt 2.400 Acres

WANT A TERRIFIC SCHOOL DISTRICT? Then call this sprawling ranch on 2 acres in New Prairie School District home. Fantastic layout w/ expansive kitchen open to dining area, complete w/ a breakfast bar, nook, appliances & pantry.  Vaulted ceiling and pellet stove in living room makes it quite cozy this time of year. Main level includes 2 bedrooms, a full bath, a laundry room w/ W/D, plus a master suite that features walk in closets, soaking tub, separate shower & dual sink vanity. Sliders from living room open to a giant deck. Basement has a full bath, rec room, enormous storage room, utility room, 3 additional flex rooms and a stairway that leads to the attached 2 car garage.  Rounding out this property is a 32 X 50 pole barn w/ concrete floor, panel insulation, 220 electric & pellet stove for heat, plus cable and internet connections. There's an additional 12 X 20 enclosed lean-to that has electric & garage door opener and all this in a fenced backyard. WELCOME HOME!!! $470,000 Active

5942 E 400 N Rolling Prairie, Indiana

3 Beds 3 Baths 3,084 SqFt 2.010 Acres

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