Indiana Real Estate

By: Seth Willis Jr.

The land of the Indians - that is Indiana. Indiana became the 15th state of America on December 11, 1816. It was once home to the mountain lions, bison, and elks. It was also here that great battles were waged over land disputes. The wars routed the native Indians. These wars fill up the history books of Indiana. The people of Indiana are called Hoosiers.

Geography and Demography

Indiana takes up 35,867 square miles (making it the 38th largest state). This is home to some 6.3 million people. Indiana is the smallest state west of the Appalachian Mountains (not counting Hawaii). Bordering Indiana on the north are Lake Michigan and Michigan State. On the south, is Kentucky, and Ohio lies on the eastern horizon. Illinois takes up the west border. Indiana has five urban areas and smaller industrial cities.

Industry

Indiana's economic stability is founded on several industries:

Mining
Agricultural food processing
Meat packing plants
Textile mills
Farm equipment manufacturing
Transportation facilities
Furniture factories
Pharmaceuticals
Steel
Compact discs
Electrical appliances
Mobile homes

Festivals and sights

Hockey is to Minnesotans while basketball is to Indiana. Every year Indiana holds the Hoosier Hysteria where high schools compete for championship.

Another event that holds the breath of every Hoosier is the annual Indianapolis 500 American Automobile Race. This is held on the weekend of Memorial Day. Indy 500 as it is popularly called was first held in 1911. The race venue is always at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event draws in thousands of people.

The Feast of the Hunters Moon (West Lafayette) recreates the yearly gathering of the French and native Americans. This is held early in autumn along the banks of the Wabash River. During the celebration, thousands of people hear the reports of rifles; smell wood smoke while they have fun watching the reenactment.

Strawberry Festival (Crawfordsville) is celebrated on the second week of June when strawberries abound. Various activities enliven up the festival - there are talent contests, food vendors, craft booths and live entertainment.

There are also different scarecrow festivals in Indiana. In Wanatah, the festival is held every September. Different booths are set up showcasing culinary displays and handicrafts.

Every July 7 and 8 the people of Delphi celebrate the Canal Days Festival. The festival is celebrated with a grand parade. Food, music, and displays are abundant.

In Winamac, Indiana antique tractors take the stage during the annual Antique Power Show. Held at the city park, people will be beholding antiques and other collectibles from tractors to the horse pull. This is held every July.

Little children enjoy the celebration of Swiss Days. The highlight of the celebration are plentiful children's activities. Swiss foods are sold and sampled. Swiss Days are also celebrated every July.

The August Fun Fest by the River feature a 350 car cruise-in. Live bands spice up the celebration. Crafts and food are available for sale. Entertainment is available for everybody of all ages. The festival is held in the Victorian Village, North Manchester.

Indiana Real Estate

As mentioned above, Indiana has lots of interesting things going on. Aside from all these, the offered Indiana real estates are numerous. Many people have appreciated this opportunity to be part of the city and many are still clamoring to have a home in Indiana. The Indiana real estate industry is definitely a hit.

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