Make theMove to NWI
Chicago area living with benefits
In the Northwest Indiana region, the urban, suburban and rural areas provide a community for everyone and a strong local economy that only continues to grow, offering new opportunities. The close proximity to Chicago as well as large and small businesses throughout the region provide job seekers virtually endless professional options. Always wanted to open your own business? The NWI economy is welcoming to new businesses, with the region ranking within the top 10 best tax environments in the United States and the best in the Midwest, based on the 2016 State Tax Environment Index by the Tax Foundation.
Not only is the region great for work, it’s affordable, too. Low property taxes, affordable housing, great schools, accessible healthcare and so much more add to the many benefits of living in Indiana.
Dyer offers residents a small-town feel with easy access to Chicago. The town has an award-winning school system, perfect for young, growing families, and everyone can enjoy the parks, programs and events, like the annual Summerfest and Community Markets. Dyer has experienced steady economic growth with plenty of restaurants and stores to enjoy.
Nestled between the sites of Chicago and the shores of Michigan, Whiting is a beautiful corridor to Lake Michigan with a heartwarming community. The city boasts award-winning schools, residential opportunities, family attractions and annual events for everyone to enjoy.
Did You Know
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30 Unique Attractions
The Northwest Indiana region offers a wide variety of free attractions and activities to enjoy all year long. From hundreds of miles of bike trails to the perfect sledding hills, waterways for kayaking, art galleries, historic and culturally significant locations, beaches, fishing and so much more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Many of Indiana’s must-see locations and exciting activities are in NWI, including Albanese Candy Factory, Brewery & Winery Trails, Buckley Homestead, County Line Orchard, Fair Oaks Farms, Gabis Arboretum, Mascot Hall of Fame and The Shrine of Christ's Passion.
Access to Green Spaces
Northwest Indiana offers 25 miles of beaches, one national park and one state park. The Indiana Dunes National Park has more than 15,000 acres of dunes, oak savannas, swamps, bogs, marshes, prairies, rivers and forests, offering a wide variety of activities year-round.
Plan your next adventure at one of Northwest Indiana’s unique outdoor locations, such as Cedar Lake, Deep River Water Trail, Friendship Botanic Gardens, Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Hammond Lakefront Park and Bird Sanctuary, Oak Ridge Prairie County Park, Turkey Run State Park, and Washington Park Zoo.
Lower Cost of Living
Get the most for your money in Indiana! The state offers the fifth-lowest cost of living in the United States, coming in at 9% below the national average. Whether you’re making a big purchase, like a car or house, or simply going for a grocery run, you’ll be pleased with how much more you can get — for less.
On average, the United States has an average affordability score of 100. Northwest Indiana’s cost of living scored a 72.7, essentially meaning that our residents are paying significantly less than many others throughout the country. Want to see how much you’d save by moving to NWI? Calculate your savings using the cost of living calculator and view the property tax rates per county to know just what to expect.
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