The Best of Everything
Families in Vermillion County and the region enjoy the best of all worlds. With low taxes and affordable housing options, their cost of living is low, providing a comfortable and diverse lifestyle.
With the region’s close proximity to two interstate highways, a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options are just an hour away in cities like Indianapolis, Terre Haute, and Lafayette, Indiana and Champaign, Illinois. Residents will find other great places to visit like St. Louis, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Chicago all of which are just a few hours away.
Vermillion County exemplifies typical Midwestern values. With a strong 4-H program and many of its young people active in FFA, the sense of community runs deep here. Residents rally around youth sports, and the community is strengthened by the presence the many churches with active and vibrant congregations.
Vermillion and its surrounding counties are home to several scenic state and county parks. Turkey Run and Shades State Parks offer unparalleled hiking through deep stone valleys carved by outwash of receding glaciers. In addition to camping at either park, you can also canoe, kayak or float the Sugar Creek as it gently winds its way through both. At Shakamak State Park, three lakes offer more than 400 acres for fishing, boating and swimming. For those who like to fish the big rivers, the mighty Wabash River is never far away.
The area also offers a variety of festivals that attract people from all around, including the Little Italy Festival in Clinton, Indiana, the Newport Auto Antique Hill Climb, which is the second largest auto event in Indiana, and the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival.
For employers and families alike, the region also offers outstanding healthcare and emergency service. Even the most complex and demanding services are available.
So, take a moment to explore the life in our area. We think you’ll find it a great place to call home!