Hammond Indiana is located in Lake County and part of the Chicago metro area. It is one of the oldest cities of northern Lake County and is also the largest in population, home to roughly 78,000 residents. It stretches from the shores of Lake Michigan south to about Interstate 94 and sits between East Chicago and Burnham.
There are 13 major neighborhoods in Hammonton including Lakefront, Marina District, Five Points, Robertsdale, Water Gardens, North Hammond, Polasky Park, downtown Hammond, Central Hammond, South Hammond, Woodmar, Hessville and Schleicher. There are several homes and buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. If you're looking to find an older home, Victorian-style property, or historic property, you'll find it in Hammond.
Hammond is served by the school city of Hammond, a school corporation under Indiana state law. There are five high schools, four middle schools, 14 elementary schools, and the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology. There are several privately owned and operated schools as well such as the city Baptist high school, Hazel Young Academy, the Montessori children schoolhouse, and several Catholic schools. The Calumet College at St. Joseph, Kaplan University, and Purdue University Northwest all have campuses in Hammond.
"Things have really improved since 2006. Former vacant lots are now exploding with business, the streets are safe to walk ay night the school system is making great strides (and offering forty thousand dollar scholarships to its graduates, that's right 40,000, in great numbers) downtown has been completely revitalized (Hohman ave) complete with fine dining cafe's art galleries cultural center (which offers craft and art courses at a huge discount) a performance theatre a university, bus and train line(fare to Chicago $4 on weekends) marina, countless parks and perhaps most importantly beautiful architecture as well as quiet streets in the middle of it all." [Source]
Hammond has a vibrant Parks and Recreation department as well as the Hammond SportsPlex. This large facility is designed for basketball, soccer, pickleball, and volleyball as well as multiple rentable spaces year-round.
Wolf Lake, Lake George and Powderhorn Lake are just a few waterfront recreation spots in Hammond. There are several parks and golf courses along the water as well as the Iliana yacht club. The horseshoe casino is a big draw to locals and people around the area and features lots of entertainment, dining, and shopping.
"Hammond Indiana is within an easy commute to Chicago and the Downtown area either by car or train, offering you all the advantages of city living, but not at the city cost. The neighborhoods are structured like any city, with easy access to shopping and recreation, but unlike other Chicago suburbs, by residing in Indiana, the cost of living is more reasonable. Housing, utilities, and taxes are less, and the communities are all going through a revitalization. People finding themselves priced out of living in Chicago, are discovering that Hammond offers them a reasonable alternative to those mounting costs, without facing hours of commuting to their jobs."
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