Consistently under the radar, Fort Wayne is still a well-kept secret-- but one you can benefit from if you decide to move here. The Fiscal Times applauded Fort Wayne's economy, declaring the city "first in the nation for job creation," BusinessWeek said Fort Wayne was a "great place to raise your kids." It's also a Tree City USA (so named for its conservation efforts) and a three-time winner of the All-America City Award, which recognizes cities for civic engagement and progress.
The driving force behind all these honors is a very simple formula: solid educational opportunities, combined with growth in the local economy. Together these factors make Fort Wayne a good choice for you and your family's future. The area is home to several well-respected companies: Steel Dynamics, a Fortune 500 company, Indiana Michigan Power, Genteq, North American Van Lines, and fashion giant Vera Bradley. This diverse mixture of companies and industries guarantees Fort Wayne's prosperity for years to come. Forbes nodded at its local economy in a 2009 list of the "Best Places for Business and Careers" in the country. All of this is grounded in education. The local university unites the strengths of three in one, as you can tell by the name alone: Indiana University--Purdue Fort Wayne.
You would never know it from the above description, but Fort Wayne retains the soul of a small town. This is even as it offers you the kind of opportunity usually available in a bigger city. Although comfortably small, Fort Wayne can also offer you big-city experiences. If you're into art, you'll be happy to know there is a contemporary museum of art, and many art galleries. There's also a botanical garden in the form of the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. If you love music, you can listen to the voices of the Heartland Chamber Chorale.
If your patience for art galleries and symphonies tends to expire after an hour of browsing or listening, that's okay. Sports and other family-friendly activities will fill your weekends instead. Fort Wayne is known for its strong minor league teams: the Fort Wayne Fever in soccer, the Komets in hockey, the TinCaps in baseball, and the Mad Ants in basketball. With minor league teams, you just can't lose: the ticket prices are lower, but the action is just as thrilling. Looking for something to do with kids? The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo recognized by Parents magazine as one of the best in the country.
Maybe you've lived in Fort Wayne for a while. Maybe you think you've become an expert. Not so fast. Fort Wayne is constantly changing. It loves a good celebration, so even if you've been to the museums, seen a minor-league baseball game, and taken the kids to the zoo, there's something left to see. The Three Rivers Festival is probably the most famous. It's a throwback to good times: parades, hot dog eating contests, and other vestiges of small-town life that Fort Wayne will never give up. The Johnny Appleseed Festival puts Fort Wayne's country heritage on display.
Hopefully by now you see that a move to Fort Wayne is a good move for your future. Let us help you start off on the right foot in one of our Fort Wayne new homes. Or, if you're interested, we can connect you to local builders, so you can bring your vision of a custom home to life.
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