Lafayette Indiana Real Estate and Information

Lafayette Indiana Real Estate and Information

Less than an hour northwest of Indianapolis, Lafayette is a bustling city of just over 200,000 in Tippecanoe county. Along with West Lafayette, Lafayette is flanked by the state’s most beloved river, the Wabash, and offers residents culture, beauty, and a strong sense of community, earning national recognition as "All American Main Street."

Shopping and Dining
Lafayette and West Lafayette offer locals a variety of shopping and dining opportunities. Wabash Riverfront bridges both communities, Chauncey Village is on the west side, and the Arts & Market District is on the east. Together, these offer over 70 eclectic shops, galleries, cafés, restaurants, and more. In addition, there is Chauncey Hill Mall, Lafayette Market Place, Lafayette Pavilions, Lafayette Station, Market Square, and Wabash Landing. Tippecanoe Mall is the area’s largest shopping center and has more than 100 stores. Some favorite Lafayette restaurants include Lafayette Brewing Company, La Scala, Sparrow, Blue Fin, 501 Bistro, Adelino, and Red 7.

Parks and Recreation
Lafayette is home to a plethora of neighborhood, community, and riverfront parks. Columbian Park includes Tropicanoe Cove, Columbian Park Zoo, and Loeb Stadium. McAllister Recreation Center and Lafayette Aquatics offers educational and recreational programs. Riehle Plaza and John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge is an outdoor plaza, riverfront walkway, and pedestrian bridge which offers community events and festivals year-round. The west side opens into Tapawingo Park.

Lafayette is a city of art, music, food, and holiday festivals. There is an annual Round the Fountain Art Fair, Dickens of a Christmas Event (where downtown is transformed into Victorian England), Mosey Down Main Street, Taste of Tippecanoe, and Hot Summer Nights. Lilly Nature Center in Celery Bog Nature Area is a wetlands area with paved walking trails. The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette showcases Indiana artists and 19th and 20th century American art. Downtown Lafayette Architectural Walking Tour offers tours of 19th century buildings central to Lafayette’s economic development.

Lafayette real estate is diverse. There are homes for sale in Lafayette in established neighborhoods and condos downtown. The median home price in Lafayette is just under $80,000. Lafayette real estate also includes new construction in subdivisions and planned communities. Neighborhoods with active associations and historic homes for sale include Highlands Park, Historic Centennial, Columbian Park, Historic Jeff, Ninth Street Hill, Glen Acres, Potter Hollow, Orchard Heights, Perrin, and Wabash.

Schools, Health, Transportation
Lafayette is served by Lafayette School Corporation, and includes Vinton Elementary, Murdock Elementary, Thomas Miller Elementary Miami Elementary, Glen Acres Elementary, Edgelea Elementary, Earhart Elementary, Lafayette Sunnyside Middle School, Lafayete Tecumseh Junior High School, Oakland High School, and Jefferson High School. Jefferson High School has renowned football and musical programs. Lafayette School Corporation participates in state and regional science, art, athletic, newspaper and yearbook, and music competitions.

Area hospitals include IU Arnett Medical Center, Francisan St. Elizabeth’s and St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital. CityBus offers public transportation. The local airports are Purdue University in West Lafayette (for non-commercial flights) and Indianapolis International Airport. The major arterials are Interstate 65 and Highways 26 and 52.


Contact Information

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Cathy Russell
The Russell Company
2522 Covington St.
West Lafayette IN 47906
(765) 426-7000
(765) 335-5588
Fax: (765) 497-1003