Retirement in Indiana

Indiana - at a Glance

Population Climate State Income Tax State Sales Tax Median Home Price
6,313,520 Four-season Climate 3.4 % 6 % $ 99, 000

Pros:Indiana experiences a moderate climate and hence you will not have to face extreme temperatures. You can also identify four seasons distinctly and enjoy the beauties of nature

Cons:Apart from being an inland state, Indiana also lacks geographic diversity (in terms of mountains and other landforms).

 

Overview

Indiana, in the mid-western United States, has one of the most famous Native American prehistoric sites in the US - The Angel Mounds State Historic Site. The people of Indiana, popularly known as "Hoosiers," take pride in preserving their heritage. The Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana has been founded for the purpose of identifying and restoring historical monuments across the state. Besides historical monuments, the state of Indiana also has a lot of colleges located in quaint towns like Lafayette and Bloomington. The towns provide opportunities for a lot of activities like Notre Dame football and hiking. If you are a senior in the US who wants a quiet life after retirement, you can try the retirement homes in Indiana.

Indiana, as a state, is passionate about sports. Auto racing has been the favorite sports in this part of the US since long. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts the Indianapolis 500 mile race, better known as "Indy500" over Memorial Day weekend every may. This is the largest single day sporting event in the world. Basketball is the other major sport followed by Hoosiers. The Hall of Fame Museum in New Castle celebrates the rich history of the game in the state.

Much of Indiana is farmland, with lakes dotting the landscape in many places. Lake Michigan forms the northern border of the state. Indiana also shares the Ohio River with Kentucky. Madison, a charming riverside town in southeast Indiana, still has boats and barges navigating the Ohio River. We're sure you will enjoy going on short trips across Indiana if you decide to move to a retirement home here.

Conner Prairie is one place where you can spend a lot of time learning about 19 Century American culture. The nation's "most innovative outdoor history museum" is divided into different sections like "Liberty Corner," "Prairietown," and "Conner Homestead".

Indiana also hosts many festivals at different times of the year, like the Little Italy Festival during the Labor Day weekendand the Autumn Splendor Arts and Crafts Show where over 100 artists & crafters from the Midwest present their work.

If you are trying to decide where to stay in Indiana after your retirement, you may want to consider some of these towns and cities, besides the ones already mentioned:

 

  • Mishawaka - a town that showcases the history and tradition of the place as well as famous Notre Dame Football. The retirement locations in this place also offer sports and adventure activities such as hiking, biking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and whitewater rafting.
  • South Bend – a college town where you can find retail shops and restaurants; here, celebrations within communities are common.
  • Noblesville and Carmel in Hamilton County (which includes 8 communities on the outskirts of Indianapolis)- these places offer cultural attractions and golf courses.
     

 

Cost of Living in Indiana:

The above table shows the percentage fluctuations in expenditures incurred in Indiana, as compared to the nation's average, which is taken as 100%.