Fort Wayne, Indiana 

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+3.4% since 2020

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9.1 / 4.6

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Best Places to Live in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne, Indiana is a charming city with plenty of entertainment options for its residents. Visit the famous Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory or take a break in one of the great parks such as Foster Park or Franke Park. Spend an evening at the Embassy Theatre or check out some classic films at Cinema Center. Head to downtown for shopping and dining - there are plenty of local gems like Debrand Fine Chocolates, Pembroke Bakery or The Dash-In Restaurant. With its great schools and laid back atmosphere, it's easy to see why people love to call Fort Wayne home! Small city - Northeastern Indiana, 15 miles from Ohio border.
State: Indiana
County: Allen County
Metro Area: Fort Wayne Metro Area
City: Fort Wayne
Zip Codes: 46825, 46804, 46815, 46806, 46805, 46818, 46808, 46816, 46807, 46802, 11 total
Cost of Living: -19.4% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 828 ft above sea level

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Fort Wayne, In Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Diversified economy
Small town atmosphere
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Low job growth projections
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What Bert Has To Say About Fort Wayne Metro Area

Fort Wayne is a business center and the second largest city in Indiana. Located in the northeast corner of the state at the confluence of three rivers, it is a diverse industrial and commercial center with an attractive downtown and a friendly, small-town feel for a city its size. Its industrial base has recovered from the 1980’s decline of International Harvester and includes electronics manufacturer Motorola and other high-tech, electric motor and automotive suppliers, as well as the headquarters of Fortune 500 member Lincoln National Life Insurance. Despite the vulnerability of these industries, employment has held steady thanks to the area’s economic diversity.


The unemployment rate in Fort Wayne is 5.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fort Wayne jobs have increased by 2.7%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Fort Wayne's cost of living is 19.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Fort Wayne's Cost of Living

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

In the last Presidential election, Allen county remained strongly Republican, 54.3% to 43.2%. More Voting Stats

Fort Wayne's population is 262,676 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 3.4%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 20.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Fort Wayne is Real Estate: $196,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.5%.

Fort Wayne public schools spend $10,835 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.7 students per teacher in Fort Wayne. More Education

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Housing Market in Fort Wayne

It's a good time to buy in Fort Wayne. Home Appreciation is up 14.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Fort Wayne is $196,900.
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Reviews for Fort Wayne   42 Reviews
Yee-haw - 9/3/2019
Moved here from Buffalo, NY. Ft Wayne is a big city with lots of greenery and things to do. It is not congested and cost of living is cheap. One complain-drivers with... Read More

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Fort Wayne, not so great anymore! - 8/27/2019
I lived in Fort Wayne from 1962 until 1988 then moved north. Fort Wayne was a nice city at one time. It's sad to say, but today, it's become to highly populated with... Read More

A gem in the midwest - 5/3/2019
I've lived here my whole life and it's a great place to raise a family. Lots of stuff to do,either it be sports,music,festivals, art or drama scene, outdoor activities... Read More

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