Those looking for that charming, small-town feel, one with plenty of top-ranked schools, parks, picturesque greenways and greens, and a historic downtown, don't have to search any further than Crown Point, a northwestern Indiana city located about 45 minutes from Chicago.
Established in 1834, Crown Point is a community of fewer than 25,000 people that is especially known for its historic downtown. Centered in the heart of that downtown is the former courthouse, which now houses a restaurant, museum and shops. It is one of the most toured and photographed county courthouses in the United States.
Bustling with life, downtown also offers several retail stores and restaurants as well as a farmers market located on South Main Street. Saturday mornings during the summer and fall months mark a time for residents and tourists alike to enjoy fresh produce‚ flowers and other plants. Other popular downtown events that bring residents together include the Hometown Square Festival‚ the Crown Point Corn Roast‚ the Taste of Crown Point‚ the Fourth of July Parade and Autumn Arts on the Square.
Summer Tree Estates, located at 101st Avenue and Colorado Street, is a golf course community offering more than 6,500 yards of golf courses to its residents. Nestled alongside these well-manicured courses are paired villas and single family homes. Seven miles east of Crown Point is Winfield, another community that offers its residents small-town charm and undeniable beauty. Incorporated as a township in 1993, Winfield has grown significantly and continues to thrive. Adjacent to the township is Lakes of the Four Seasons, a private, gated community of about 10,000 residents. Featuring a private security force, four lakes, an 18-hole championship golf course, parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, tennis courts, beaches, a swimming pool, two restaurants, a clubhouse and pro-shop within its gates, LOFS is constantly bursting with activity. Many clubs and organizations also provide residents with an opportunity to interact with one another and maintain a close-knit, community environment.
The community has both a professional management staff that oversees day-to-day management and maintenance of the common areas and roads, and an elected board of directors of the property owners association who prepares and oversees the budget and decides policy, making it a popular choice for residents.