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Elkhart, IN

Elkhart, IN

Elkhart, IN

Moving to Elkhart, IN—Fast Facts

  • City Population: 51,000
  • Area Transportation: Interurban Trolley; Amtrak; Elkhart Municipal Airport; South Bend Airport
  • Named #10 in Forbes’s “Best Places to Live Cheaply” in 2011
  • Home to one of the world’s largest Amish communities
  • Area nickname: “RV Capital of the World”
  • Area nickname: “Band Instrument Capital of the World”
  • Elkhart is also nationally known for its Jazz Festival


Moving to Elkhart—Affordable Living

Located in North Central, Indiana, Elkhart is listed as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live Cheaply" by Forbes, offering affordable housing and low costs of living to appeal to new potential residents. The average cost of apartment rentals range from $500-$700, and building a new home runs around $179,000.

While Elkhart’s top two industries are based on the production of recreational vehicles and musical instruments. Elkhart is definitely an inventive area, claiming many patents for the state, and is open to new and unique business opportunities that would support local economic growth.

One unique aspect that Elkhart County already possesses is a large Amish community, which provides a gateway into the past. Take advantage of easy access to freshly grown produce, home-made goods, and other quality products and specialty items that you won’t find just anywhere. Discover hand-crafted furniture, antiques, baked goods, country markets, quilts, and more.

Things to Do in Elkhart, IN

Elkhart offers residents a great mix of historical, cultural, and outdoors activites. You can take the family on an educational outing to one of the museums in town such as the National New York Central Railroad Museum or the Midwest Museum of American Art. There are many musical events in town at the Lerner Performing Arts Center. You can catch a performance of the Elkhart Symphony here! If you enjoy being outdoors, check out the RiverWalk along the Elkhart River. Also, the Ideal Beach Family Waterpark is sure to be a family favorite! Featuring a wading pool, volleyball, mini gold, and more, this is a fun way to spend some time in the sunshine!

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Moving to Elkhart—Links & Resources

City Website
Chamber of Commerce
K-12 Education
Higher Education

The service center for Elkhart, IN is located in South Bend, IN.

Information about Elkhart, IN

Est. Population: 50949
County: Elkhart
Latitude: 41.6833
Longitude: -85.9833
Zip Codes: 46514