Real Estate Available in the Tippecanoe County, IN, Area
county is located in the
west-central portion of Indiana and considered part of the greater
with a population of 175,000.
its affordable cost of living, excellent public schools and amenities and
outstanding communities, Tippecanoe County
is one of the most desirable places to live
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.
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
, Purdue University
, and the Tippecanoe
, 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
Tippecanoe County products ship all over the world. The major
businesses include thriving life science companies, and startups licensing
Top Ten Corporate
Employers in Tippecanoe County:
of Indiana Automotive
St. Elizabeth Health
University Arnett Health
Fairfield Drive Systems
~ Alcoa- Space Division
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
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
Close by is the
Farm at Prophetstown
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.
Local events include community activities at
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.