The Lafayette, IN terminal is closed. The South Chicago, IL terminal now delivers to the areas previously serviced by the Lafayette terminal.
Considering a move to Lafayette, IN?
Situated just an hour northwest of Indianapolis and two hours southeast of Chicago is the welcoming town of Lafayette, IN. In conjunction with West Lafayette, the Greater Lafayette area is home to more than 174,000 people. Lafayette is known for thriving business, many cultural activities, affordable housing, healthcare services, and of course, Purdue University. Come see what Lafayette is all about and why moving there is going to be ideal for you and your family.
Moving to Lafayette, your new home!
Purdue. The university is one of the biggest draws to the Lafayette area. If you’re moving to Lafayette with high schoolers that are looking for an affordable higher education option, you’ll be glad to know that Purdue was ranked by Princeton Review as a Best Value University. The school is also a Top 10 Education Technology Innovator, which comes as no surprise since it has strong engineering and science programs.
Did you know? Amelia Earhart prepared her plane for her last around-the-world flight at Prude University Airport.
Education. Purdue isn’t the only school system in Lafayette. The city is known for its public school systems, including Lafayette School Corporation, Tippecanoe School Corporation, and West Lafayette School Corporation. There are also several private schools to choose from. If you’re looking to somewhere other than Purdue for higher education, the city offers Ivy Tech Community College and Harrison College.
Weather. As far as the climate is concerned, there is nothing extreme to prepare for when moving to Lafayette. You will experience four distinct seasons, so you can enjoy a variety of seasonal activities. Average summer highs range in the 80s, while winter lows can drop into the teens.
Transportation. If you’re looking for public transportation, you can ride the city bus between Lafayette and West Lafayette. Regular fare is only $1, and there is a reduced price for the elderly and disabled. Kids ride for free, and if you’re a student at either Purdue or Ivy Tech, your fare is included in your tuition cost – just show your student ID.
Did you know? Kermit the Frog was named after a professor of philosophy at Purdue who was a childhood friend of Jim Henson.
Entertainment. If you’re looking for something to keep you entertained in Lafayette, try exploring three downtown districts. The Chauncey Village Downtown District lies in West Lafayette between Purdue and the Wabash River. Here, you’ll find a college-focused atmosphere. Be sure to visit the state’s oldest drive-in, the Triple XXX Family Restaurant, which dates back to 1929. Lafayette and West Lafayette is divided by the Wabash River, so the Wabash Riverfront Downtown District provides a transition between the Lafayette and West Lafayette communities. The Arts & Market Downtown District includes 4th Street to 12th Street and South Street to North Street in Lafayette. There are many quaint shops, museums, and galleries. It’s here where you can take home fresh produce from the Lafayette Farmer’s Market.
Did you know? Neil Armstrong (the first man on the moon) and Eugene Cernan (the last man on the moon) were both Purdue graduates.
Things to do. When you’re itching for a little adventure and fun, try out some of these fun things to do in Lafayette:
- If you’re a history buff, visit the Tippecanoe Battlefield and Museum and the Prophetstown State Park.
- Enjoy the Columbian Park Zoo.
- Go on a wine tasting tour at Wildcat Creek Winery.
- Catch a Boilermaker game on the Purdue campus.
- Shop till you drop at Chauncey Village and Chauncey Hill Mall.
- Boat, canoe, kayak, hike, golf, swim, play basketball, baseball, or tennis, disc golf, bowl, or fish around the Lafayette area.
Moving to Lafayette with U-Pack®
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With average cross country transit times of 4-6 business days, we’ll deliver your belongings quickly. Because we do the driving, you're not stuck traveling in an unfamiliar rental truck or paying the hefty price of a full-service mover.
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