Tippecanoe County Indiana Real Estate and Information

Tippecanoe County Indiana Real Estate and Information

Tippecanoe County is named after a Miami Indian word “Kethippecanoogi,” which means “a place to succor fish people.” The county comprises seven incorporated and nine unincorporated towns and cities, and is known for the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811 and Purdue University. The county is home to Fort Ouiatenon, Tippecanoe Battlefield Park, and a host of other parks, preserves, and wildlife areas.

Shopping and Dining
Tippecanoe County is home to Lafayette-West Lafayette, where three districts offer locals more than 70 shops and restaurants. Chauncey Village is on the west side, the Arts & Market District is on the east, and Wabash Riverfront bridges both cities. Other area malls and shopping centers include Chauncey Hill Mall, Lafayette Market Place, Market Square, Lafayette Pavilions, Lafayette Station, and Wabash Landing. Tippecanoe Mall is the area’s largest shopping center and has more than 100 stores. Tippecanoe County has a number of popular restaurants, including Lafayette Brewing Company, Blue Fin, 501 Bistro, Adelino, and Red 7, Thai Essence, Maru Sushi, Basi Thai, Bruno’s, 9 Irish Brother, Triple XXX (old-drive in), Christo’s New City Grill, and Spurlock’s.

Parks and Recreation
Tippecanoe’s parks and recreation centers include Columbian Park, Riehle Plaza and John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge, Tapawingo Park, Fairfield Lakes, and Celery Bog Nature Area. Prophetstown State Park is a historic park with a number of recreational facilities and includes Historic Prophetstown. The park offers picnicking, hiking, fishing, and camping in the wooded areas along the Rock River. Fort Ouiatenon was the state’s first fortified European settlement and military outpost against British expansion. Tippecanoe Battlefield is a National Historic Landmark that attracts thousands each year. Tippecanoe County Amphitheater Park has year-round performances and events. Tippecanoe County hosts a number festivals and annual events, including The Feast of Hunters’ Moon, which is a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans at Fort Ouiatenon, Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering, and an annual Corn Festival. In addition, the county is home to beautiful historic homes and buildings, such as the Moses Fowler House, Potter-Haan Mansion, and Tippecanoe County Courthouse.

Living
Tippecanoe County real estate is eclectic and diverse, and includes homes for sale in established, historic neighborhoods, new construction in subdivisions, and condos for sale in downtown areas. In Lafayette, the median house price is under $100,000, and active neighborhood associations include Highlands Park, Historic Centennial, Columbian Park, Historic Jeff, Ninth Street Hill, Glen Acres, Potter Hollow, Orchard Heights, Perrin, and Wabash. In West Lafayette, where Purdue University is located, older homes for sale near campus range from $200,000 to $700,000, and include the historic New Chauncey neighborhood above the banks of the Wabash and the Hills & Dales neighborhood. Other neighborhoods with active associations are Amberleigh Village, Arbor Chase, Avondale, Barbarry Heights, Happy Hollow, Lauren Lakes, Plaza Park, Prophet’s Ridge, Villas at Stonebridge, Wabash Shores, and Westport.

Schools, Health, Transportation
The Public School Corporations in Tippecanoe County are Tippecanoe County School Corporation, Lafayette School Corporation, and West Lafayette School Corporation. New Community School is the public charter school. In addition, there are six private schools, along with three colleges and universities. Tippecanoe County schools have received excellent GreatSchools ratings.

CityBus of Greater Lafayette provides public transportation. Area hospitals include St. Clare Medical Center, St. Vincent Health, Hoopestown Regional Health Center, Unity Healthcare, IU Arnett Medical Center, and St. Elizabeth’s. The county’s airports are Purdue University in West Lafayette 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
2506 Covington St.
West Lafayette IN 47906
(765) 426-7000
(765) 335-5588
Fax: (765) 497-1003