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Fort Wayne, IN

Fort Wayne, IN


Planning a Fort Wayne move?

Located in northeastern Indiana, you’ll soon be moving to the second largest city in Indiana (after Indianapolis) and the home of historic icon Johnny Appleseed. With a population of 254,555 residents, you’ll fit right in to this easy-going, family-friendly town. Keep reading to learn more about moving to Fort Wayne and why this city is the perfect place to settle down.

All about moving to Fort Wayne

City of Churches. The city earned this nickname because it was the regional hub of Episcopal, Catholic, and Lutheran denominations in the late 1800s. Today, there are more than 350 churches in the area to choose from.

All-American City. Fort Wayne is made up of a hard-working, friendly community. The National Civic League awarded the city not once, but three times the All-America City Award in 1982, 1998, and 2009. Fort Wayne also ranks high for other things:

  • Ranked #32 for one of best cities to raise a family by Parenting.com.
  • Bronze Award from the League of American Bicyclists for making the community more bike-friendly.
  • 5th safest city in America by Insuranceproviders.com.
  • #1 Minor League Ballpark Experience by Stadium Journey magazine.
  • The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is consistently ranked on Parents.com as one of the nation’s Top 10 Zoos for Kids.
  • Ranked 6th out of 15 by MSN for cities with the most improvement in home prices.

Good eats. There are so many wonderful places to eat in Fort Wayne; you’ll have a tough time choosing which one to visit first. If you’re in the mood for lobster and steak, try Cork ‘n Cleaver Restaurant. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, you’ll get a complimentary dessert. For lunch, stop by famous Coney Island for burgers, and of course, coney dogs. Take your taste buds on a wild ride with Japanese, Italian, and Chinese restaurants galore. For an insider’s perspective, check out this blog on where the best tasting food can be found in Fort Wayne.

Nice weather. Expect to experience four distinct seasons in Fort Wayne. Summers will be hot and humid, while Winters will be cold with plenty of snow. Average snow accumulation is about 32 inches per year. Summer highs reach into the 80s, while winter lows can dip into the teens. Be prepared for severe weather during the summer months with an average of 39 thunderstorm days and 10 severe weather days per year.

Strong economy. The core industries in Fort Wayne include advanced manufacturing, agri-processing, airport development, communications and defense, financial services, life and material sciences, and transportation. The city is also known for health care and insurance, as the city’s two health care networks are among the city’s top employers. Tourism has also boosted the local economy.

Good schools. The Fort Wayne Community Schools is the largest public school district in the state. It enrolls more than 30,000 students over 51 schools, seven of them magnet. For private education, there are more than 120 schools to choose from. If you’re seeking higher education, Fort Wayne has plenty of options to choose from. Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne is the 5th largest public university in the state enrolling more than 13,000 students. The city also houses a branch of Indiana University School of Medicine, Ivy Tech Community College, and several other private and public universities and colleges.

Plenty to do. After moving to Fort Wayne, you’ll definitely want to explore your new city and have some fun. Here are some great ways to do just that:

  • The city has 15 museums, including the popular African American Historical Museum. It’s most known for its Underground Railroad exhibit.
  • Explore one of 86 parks covering 2,805 acres including the notable Johnny Appleseed Park. These 86 parks include 20 pavilions, 62 tennis courts, four public/19 hole golf courses, two driving ranges, 39 baseball/softball fields, 20 soccer fields, four swimming pools, one permanent ice skating rink, 61 playgrounds, and four spray yards.
  • Visit the Children’s Zoo!
  • Go watch a performance at the Embassy Theatre. You can watch concert tours, Broadway musicals and dance, community events, and lectures.
  • Don’t miss out on one of the many festivals in the city: BBQ RibFest, Fort4Fitness, Germanfest, and the Johnny Appleseed Festival…to name a few!
  • Take a stroll through Lakeside Park and Rose Garden…it’s beautiful!
  • Catch a Tincaps game at Parkview Field.

Moving to Fort Wayne Affordably

Why bother with a rental truck when you can pay about the same price and let someone else do the driving? That’s exactly how U-Pack® works. You load and unload, and WE do the driving. Here’s how it works: We bring a moving trailer or moving container to you for loading. Once loaded, we drive your shipment to your new home in Fort Wayne. After you unload, we’ll pick up the equipment.

Pretty easy, right? The best part is that U-Pack is affordable – our rates compare to a renting a moving truck. Why don’t you join the 78% of U-Pack customers who chose to move with U-Pack because of price. You’ll be glad you did.

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Fort Wayne Resources and Information

City Website

Visitor’s Site

Chamber of Commerce

Station Address:
Address: 3320 N Wells Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (800) 552-3665
Fax: (260) 484-2273

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Fort Wayne, IN, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Fort Wayne, IN. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

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ETNA GREEN, INFAIRMOUNT, INFORT WAYNE, IN
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Service may be curtailed. Contact local service center for details.