Over 700,000 people call Northeast Indiana home. Already live in Northeast Indiana? Smart choice. Or maybe the idea of living here has just started percolating? Well, we’re pretty sure you’ll be in full brew mode by the time you finish hearing our story.

Northeast Indiana Drive Time Map

About Our Region

Northeast Indiana County Map
Our 10-county region offers a vibrant urban core in Indiana’s second largest city—Fort Wayne. Downtown Fort Wayne has new condos and apartments ready for you city dwellers and offers a growing arts campus, the number one ballpark in the minor league, cafes, live music and night life.

But we don’t stop there! If you prefer a quiet, laidback lifestyle, check out one of our surrounding counties. Like the idea of a quaint downtown where you know the shop owners? Want to live on a scenic lake? Or maybe live miles out in the country and pass horse and buggies on the way to work? Yep, we’ve got that too.

And the people? Hoosier hospitality at its best. Perhaps that’s why famous people like actress Shelley Long, writer Stephen King and NFL player Rod Woodson (just to name a few) have called it home at one time in their lives. 

Fort Wayne BuskerFest

Know what else is Made Here?

Our team spirit:
Parkview Field ranked best ballpark in the minor league in 2011

Our sense of family:
Ranked second best place to raise a baby in the U.S.

Our history:
Home to the largest public genealogy department in the U.S.

Our sense of community:
Fort Wayne named All American City three times

Our summer fun:
Three Rivers Festival is the second largest summer festival in the state

Our entrepreneurial spirit:
Washing machine, calculator, refrigerator and TV—all MADE HERE

Be in the Know

Wondering how you could get involved? Check out this list of nonprofits in Northern Indiana.  
Are you a Millennial and wondering what Northeast Indiana has for you? Check this out!  

Ready to start looking for a house? Start here

Young professionals looking to connect? We encourage you to join Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana. Or are you looking to volunteer? Check out Active 20-30 Club.

Looking for a job in Northeast Indiana? 

Wondering about education options in the region? 

Fort Wayne Farmers Market

Northeast Indiana Lake

Living Here

Those of us who already live in Northeast Indiana can tell you exactly why living here is a great choice. The list can get pretty lengthy, but we’ve highlighted some of our favorites below.

  • Smaller in size but not smaller in amenities. You won’t have to worry about being stuck in traffic or paying through the nose for your house or apartment. BUT, you will still get access to historic theatres, symphony orchestras, funky to fine arts, award-winning sports teams and more.
  • Get Connected. Newcomers from bigger cities are always remarking at how easy it is to get networked in Northeast Indiana. Let’s say you just moved here and you’re a young professional in your 20s…odds are within months you’ll be on boards of directors, connected to community leaders and well on your way to making things happen.
  • City mouse or country mouse? Whether you’re looking for vibrant and bustling downtown living or a quiet cottage on a lake, we’ve got you covered.
  • It’s darn pretty here. Beautiful—and clean--downtowns, miles of fields to let your hair down in, lakes for sunset watching...ahhhhh
  • But we’re more than just a pretty face. When you’re ready to play, we’ve got options. Kayak on our rivers; rev up your speed boat on one of our region’s numerous lakes; enjoy miles and miles of bike trails…the only question is where do you want to start?
  • Let’s talk money. Our low cost of living means you can enjoy the lifestyle you want, while still being able to take advantage of everything Northeast Indiana has to offer! (Don’t believe me? Check out our cost of living calculator.)
  • Location, location, location. Use some of your extra pocket money from our low cost of living to travel! Northeast Indiana is centrally located so that you can be in Chicago, Indianapolis, Ann Arbor, Michigan, or Columbus, Ohio—just to name a few!—in about two to three hours.
  • Get a job already! The Fort Wayne MSA has been off the charts for job creation lately. You bring the skills; we’ll bring the jobs.
Fort Wayne TinCaps minor league baseball

Great e-newsletters and blogs

Do you want to learn about great events happening across our region—all in one place? Check out these great e-newsletters and blogs. 

Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana 

Downtown Fort Wayne Economic Improvement District

Talk of the Town

County Resources

​If you’re thinking what I think you’re thinking, you should probably check out our county information page for relocation resources.

Northeast Indiana has a great story to tell. We’re proud to say our story is made here. Just imagine what it would be like if your story was made here too…