Chesterton, Indiana 

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+6.8% since 2020

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9.1 / 4.4

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Best Places to Live in Chesterton, Indiana

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Chesterton, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Indiana
County: Porter County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
City: Chesterton
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Cost of Living: -3.6% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

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Chesterton, IN Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


The unemployment rate in Chesterton is 5.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chesterton jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Chesterton's cost of living is 3.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Chesterton's Cost of Living

June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Chesterton, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Porter county remained moderately Republican, 51.9% to 45.8%. More Voting Stats

Chesterton's population is 14,232 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.8%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 26.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Chesterton is Real Estate: $260,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.5%.

Chesterton public schools spend $9,870 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.2 students per teacher in Chesterton. More Education

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Housing Market in Chesterton

It's a good time to buy in Chesterton. Home Appreciation is up 15.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Chesterton is $260,400.
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Reviews for Chesterton   3 Reviews
Seasonal Change - 8/5/2010
Chesterton location next to Lake Michigan tempers the changes that we see. We are use to the cold weather but the lake helps keep the area warmer longer into the winter.... Read More

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Low crime - 3/26/2009
We have a low incidence of crime in our area, very clean downtown, well... Read More

Chesterton, Indiana - 9/1/2008
Small town, with all its charm and quiet, with lots of space, but within 45 minutes of downtown Chicago, with all the big city cultural... Read More

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