Real Estate Available in the Tippecanoe County, IN, Area

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County Information

The county is located in the west-central portion of Indiana and considered part of the greater Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area with a population of 175,000. 

With its affordable cost of living, excellent public schools and amenities and outstanding communities, Tippecanoe County is one of the most desirable places to live in Indiana. 

Situated in west-central Indiana, the county offers a reasonable cost of living, quality home choices, superb public and private schools and Interstate access to Chicago, Indianapolis and the state’s wealth of parks, lakes and golf courses.

With its mix of livability, affordability and convenient location, this family-friendly county has something for everyone.  
 
The Tippecanoe County real estate market enjoys economical property prices as well as modest interest rates and robust property values. This includes comfortable single-family homes, affordable starter homes, charming townhouses and upscale homes perfect for growing families with children. Tippecanoe County properties are among the most coveted in the west-central region of Indiana. 

History 

When European explorers arrived at the area around what is now Tippecanoe County, it was inhabited by Native Americans of the Miami-Illinois nation, known as the Ouiatenon or Weas

In 1717, the French government established Fort Ouiatenon on the Wabash River three miles south of present-day Lafayette. The fort became the center of trade for fur trappers, merchants and the local tribe. 
 
Tippecanoe County was formed March 1, 1826, named with the anglicized of "Kethtippecanoogi," a Miami-Illinois term meaning "place of the succor fish people." The county is well known for the 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe, Purdue University, and the Tippecanoe County Courthouse, a structure built in 1881 and included in the National Register of Historic Places.


Economy and Government 

Tippecanoe County is home to Caterpillar, Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc., Wabash National, Alcoa and Evonik---some locally based, others with international headquarters. 

Tippecanoe County products ship all over the world. The major businesses include thriving life science companies, and startups licensing Purdue technologies. 
 
Top Ten Corporate Employers in Tippecanoe County: 
~  Subaru of Indiana Automotive 
~  Wabash National
~  Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health 
~  Indiana University Arnett Health
~  Caterpillar 
~  Unity Healthcare
~  Oerlikon Fairfield Drive Systems 
~  Wal-Mart 
~  Alcoa-  Space Division
~  Evonik Degussa Corp. 


Parks and Recreation  

Tippecanoe County hosts many great parks such as Wildcat Park and Ross Hill Park. In addition, many hiking trails, such as the scenic Wabash Heritage Trail, lakes, streams and campgrounds can be found throughout the county and region. The Tippecanoe Battlefield and Museum is an important historical point of interest, as well as a source for recreation. 
 
Prophetstown State Park, named after Tenskwatawa, a religious leader and younger brother of Shawnee leader Tecumseh, is located near the town of Battle Ground, Indiana, United States. 

Close by is the Farm at Prophetstown offers a unique experience as a world class-training farm for sustainable, low input, horse-powered agriculture. The Farm is a non-profit organization operating 125 acres of land leased from Prophetstown State Park.  
 
Another historic site is Fort Ouiatenon park that features a blockhouse and grounds on the banks of the Wabash River. 

 
Attractions and Activities 

Local attractions include the Wabash Heritage Trail, Tippecanoe Battlefield Park, the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater, and the Jerry E. Clegg Botanic Gardens. There is a large assortment of public art throughout the county. 
  
Events 
 
Local events include community activities at Purdue University and the Tippecanoe County Public Library, performances at the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater, local sports year round. 

An annual reenactment of Native Americans and French American trappers takes place at the large regional festival, known as Feast of the Hunters' Moon, takes place at the Fort Ouiatenon preserve on the banks of the Wabash River each autumn.
Kathy Lafuse
Kathy Lafuse
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