Fort Wayne, Indiana 

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what are safe areas - 8/3/2010
Ok so I am 24 and I am moving to Indy. I'm from Fort Wayne. I am having the hardest time finding a Safe place to live. I am a mother of three young children and I am also a loving foster parent. I am on a budget as far as rent goes. I am looking for a home apartment-house whatever is in the price of 700-850 range. I am told the eastside is bad and southside. I've heard pike is a good area but can anyone give me advice as to where to move or what areas/townships are safe and family oriented. Also what charter or magnet schools are good. Thank you, Kandace Read More

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My thoughts after 6 years in Fort Wayne - 7/16/2010
After living in Fort Wayne for 6 years, and now just recently moving off to Indy, one of the largest things I've noticed so far is the change in traffic patterns. I loved Fort Wayne traffic in general because there very rarely any bottlenecks, even during rush-hour, even on the freeway. Plus, as a bonus to my lead foot (and as a consequence of not having a lot of congestion and cops that have better things to do), you can get away with speeding pretty much everywhere you go. In fact, I'd take that one step further in saying that although the people in Indy 'speed' more, it's because the speed limits seem to be considerably lower in Indy than in Fort Wayne.

In terms of gay life, although Indiana is in 'The Bible Belt' of the country, and general attitudes are on the conservative side, I never once felt unsafe displaying gay PDA. There are two primary gay bars in Fort Wayne - Babylon (Babs) and Afterdark (AD). They're owned by the same person, who is almost always a Read More

born and raised - 5/9/2010
I left Fort wayne when I was 18 and have lived in arizona for 33 yrs.I wish now I would have raised my kids in Fort Wayne.In Phoenix you have non-stop traffic, crime,Air pollution is terrible.Yes Fort wayne might be a little boring compared to other places but the quality of life beats Phoenix hands down.When I visit Fort wayne the stress I have from living in phoenix just goes away.The education I received in Fort Wayne was excellent.A lot of you complain about the weather just be careful what you wish for .I know I regret it.  Read More

Gray, gray, gray - 9/23/2009
No one lives in Fort Wayne for the weather. Winters are the worst - not cold or snowy enough to be recreational - just chilly, wet and Read More

Great cost of living! - 7/12/2009
While Fort Wayne doesn't have a lot to offer when in comes to quality of life, the cost of living can't be beat!! Housing is incredibly low but salaries are pretty moderate and here affords us the luxury of traveling to more exciting Read More

Fort Wayne is OK..... - 6/4/2009
If you moved here from one of those crowded and busy East Coast cities, you will probably find Fort Wayne to be very dull. However, it has a superior cost of living and the schools are pretty good, making it a good place to raise a family. It’s also within just a few hours drive of major Midwest markets. And its near many small lakes in Northern Indiana. But that’s probably where the good ends. There are not many high paying jobs and not much to do, especially if you are single. Crime has been on the increase a little. On a scale of 1 to 10, Fort Wayne would get a 5. But the only reason Fort Wayne has ‘grown’ a lot is because it annexed Aboite Township to the west several years ago. I actually like Fort Wayne; it seems similar to Lansing or Grand Rapids, Read More

Culture - 11/20/2008
I really like living in Fort Wayne. There are many culturally exciting things to do such as, visit the museum, Science Central, Embassy Theatre, Fine Dining, walking trails, safe neighborhoods (which are getting safer all the time), pretty scenery and a town that takes pride in recreation and Read More

Bwah ha ha ha!!!! - 9/27/2008
Did you see that percentage of republicans to democrats?!?! If anything should speak about the open-mindedness and culture of this city it's that. Really?! This country is riding on a Bush-shaped turd down the toilet and that many people still claim republican? Whew... that one really gave me the Read More

the weather pretty much sucks - 9/27/2008
I've lived in this area for about 22 years, and I have to say the weather is one of the main reasons I'm leaving. The winters are horrible! We get a ton of snow, and it gets bitterly cold. The best time of year is summer and early fall. There's really only good weather here for about 4 or 5 months out of the year, but granted I don't like cold. Maybe if you enjoy a good romp in the snow this is your place. Maybe not though, because the summers get to be pretty hot and humid. Usually in the high 80's and 90's, and very muggy most of the Read More

Realistic expectations - 9/17/2008
I did heavy research into a new place to move after school, and I ended up finding a great job in Fort Wayne. I noticed mostly negative comments on nearly all the places I researched including Fort Wayne. I have found that very few people have realistic expectations, people want low cost of living, abundant high paying jobs, pefect climate, everyone to share their own personal, social and economical views, no traffic,safistication....have I left anything out? Fort wanyne is not overly safisticated, but it is safe, cost of living is low, people are nice, plenty of places to shop and eat, ect. You can find safistication in Fort Wayne but it is not thrown in your face, there are beautiful low priced homes, over a dozen golf courses, nice malls, car delersips from BMW, Audi, porshe, mercedes, lexus as well as all the domestic brands. Read More

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