Fort Wayne, IN
A truly surprising and inspiring city, Fort Wayne is the perfect destination for all types of people. If you’re looking for an affordable place to call home, Fort Wayne is the city for you! Fort Wayne, Indiana’s second largest city, was named the most affordable housing market in five countries (the United States, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia) by the 3rd annual Demographic International Housing Affordability Study of 2007. The city has a cost of living below the national average.
From the Black Pine Animal Park, to the Embassy Theatre, to the wide variety of outstanding restaurants, Fort Wayne has fun sure to please the whole family. It is the home of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, named one of the top ten children’s zoos in the country, and the Lincoln Museum which houses the largest collection of Lincoln artifacts, including an original signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. There are also multiple theatres hosting a variety of events from touring Broadway shows, to the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra, to international performing artists such as the Eagles and the Blue Man Group. There is are also plenty of golfing opportunities as Golf Digest magazine ranked Fort Wayne as one of the top “best golf towns” in America.
If you’re looking for a fun day out, there are many festivals in Fort Wayne throughout the year. During the summer months, you may be interested in German Fest, Canal Days, or BBQ Rib Fest. During the fall you could attend Hilger’s Fall Pumpkin Fest or Johnny Appleseed Festival, in honor of the legendary figure. Your family may enjoy celebrating the holiday season at the Festival of Trees. Regardless of the season, there is always something interesting going on in Fort Wayne.