Three Amazing Communities for Your New Home in the Fort Wayne Area

Posted on: January 29th, 2019

Are you house hunting in northeastern Indiana? Whether you’re looking to work with a new home builder and build your dream house, or you’re interested in finding a lovely move-in ready home that will be a great fit for your family, the Fort Wayne area is an ideal place to raise a family. The cities and towns around the Fort Wayne area offer a wide array of great restaurants, museums, festivals and shopping destinations. You’ll love the big city vibe of variety and sophistication combined with the security and sense of community of small town life. And if you’re into hockey, basketball or baseball, the Fort Wayne area is home to some great minor league clubs, so there’s always a chance to cheer on your hometown team.

Here are three amazing communities in the Fort Wayne area that you should consider when choosing a new-build home project or a move-in ready home in Northeast Indiana.


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The city of Auburn is rich in tradition and innovation. A stroll through the northeastern town is like taking a stroll through history with its antique shops, museums, and historical buildings.

One of the highlights in Auburn is the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, which offers an extraordinary collection of vintage cars and a recently added a banquet and event space.

One of the local favorite eateries is the Auburn City Steakhouse, an elegant, locally-owned restaurant with an impressive wine list and extensive menu. Auburn has also joined in the craft brewery craze with its own Auburn Brewing Company. The downtown area offers excellent local shopping, with several independently owned boutiques and specialty shops. Auburn has a great selection of lovely move-in ready homes for sale and gorgeous neighborhoods for new-build homes in the Dekalb County Central United School District

Fort Wayne

With a population nearing 300,000, Fort Wayne is the 2nd largest city in Indiana. It’s known for its Hoosier hospitality, diverse neighborhoods and attractions like the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. There’s no shortage of things to do in this city, with easy access to restaurants, entertainment and a vibrant arts scene. Home to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants basketball, Fort Wayne Komets hockey, and Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball teams, Fort Wayne has a variety of entertainment for sports fans. The Three Rivers Festival is the second largest summer festival in Indiana and takes place in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne with nearly 500,000 attendees coming together for great food, an annual parade and live entertainment. If you’re looking for a good-sized city with a small town feel that’s rich in culture and history, Fort Wayne might be just the place for you.

Check out new-build homes and move-in ready homes for sale in the Fort Wayne area. School districts in this area include: Southwest Allen County, Northwest Allen County and Fort Wayne Community Schools, including: Price Elementary School, Portage Middle School and Northrop High School.


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Roanoke offers a peaceful, rural lifestyle while being a mere 15-minute drive to the urban attractions of Fort Wayne. It’s the fastest growing town in Huntington County. While this is, in part, due to its close proximity to Fort Wayne, it’s also due to the Eshelman family, who moved from New York City to northern Indiana in 1986. They bought a farm and soon after, decided to open a small restaurant in an old bank building. Their restaurant, Joseph Decuis, is now one of Indiana’s most highly awarded restaurants and they have opened two small bed and breakfasts and an event facility as well.

All of this development has revitalized Roanoke’s downtown area, where there are lots of events and festivals including: the Farmer’s Market, the Roanoke Fall Festival and Taste of Roanoke. A 25-acre park in the center of town boasts baseball diamonds, tennis courts and a picnic pavilion with a playground. So if you’re looking for an idyllic small town haven with delightful big city dining options and lots to do, consider laying down roots in this friendly, inviting town.

Roanoke schools include: Lafayette Meadows, Summit Middle School and Homestead High School. Check out move-in ready homes for sale or opportunities for new-build homes in Roanoke, Indiana.

Northeast Indiana has something for every new home buyer, especially those looking for privacy and a small town atmosphere with all the advantages of big city life. If you and your family are looking for your ideal home in any of these communities, contact Westport Homes today. Westport Homes is a trusted, quality new home builder with gorgeous new-build and move-in ready options available in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio.

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