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About Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, situated in Northeast Indiana, is the state's 2nd largest city and is home to over 250,000 residents. Fort Wayne is a three-time All American City Award winner and is renowned for the quality of life and low cost of living. Fort Wayne has historically served as a hub for transportation and communication for nearby metropolitan cities: Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit and Cincinnati.

  

Interesting Facts

  • Since 2000, Fort Wayne's population has grown at a rate of 1.3% per year.
  • Home appreciation has been about 0.9%. Median values are around $100,000.
  • Fort Wayne's cost of living is 16.3% lower than the U.S. average.
  • The average student to teacher ratio in Fort Wayne's public school system is 17 to 1.
  • Unemployment is lower in Fort Wayne than the national average. Fort Wayne jobs have increased 5.31% since 2010.

  

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Fort Wayne Living

Fort Wayne, IN offers a wide variety of activities to make it a great place to work, live and play. Attractions include lively arts and entertainment, professional sports and excellent dining options. Fort Wayne's downtown is known for its quality art venues, interactive museums and festivals.

   

Arts and Entertainment

The Historic Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre has national Broadway productions, concerts, educational programs and cinema. 

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art offers a contemporary collection of traveling exhibitions as well as opportunities art instruction in the 19th and 20th century style. 

The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre showcases volunteer talent both on and off stage. Civic is the founder and host of the Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival.

The Fort Wayne Cinema Center showcases a unique mix of independent, foreign, classic and documentary films. 

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic is an orchestra that serves the entire Northeast Indiana region with regular performances. 

The Fort Wayne Children's Choir is composed of over 250 youths in 3rd grade through high school with performances throughout the year.

Find more music and entertainment in the community:

Whatz Up

Night Life

Dining Guide

   

Outdoors and Leisure

Fort Wayne offers a tremendous amount of outdoor beauty. It has over 56 square miles of parks. The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation department helps assure the city of Fort Wayne stays beautiful and welcoming. Below is a list of Fort Wayne's attractions:

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation

The Fort Wayne Children Zoo

The Fort Wayne Trails

The Botanical Conservatory

Camps

Golf

   

Sports

The Fort Wayne TinCaps are the Class-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres and play in the nationally recognized Parkview Field that opened in 2009.

The Fort Wayne Komets is the longest continuously running sports franchise in Fort Wayne. The Komets are a minor league team in the ECHL. The home arena is the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. 

The Fort Wayne MadAnts are members of the NBA Developmental League and had their inaugural season in 2007. They also play at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. 

   

Education

Fort Wayne provides a solid foundation for learning from early education through high school.

   

K-12/Public

East Allen County Schools

Fort Wayne Community Schools

Northwest Allen County Schools

Southwest Allen County Schools

   

K-12/Private

Bishop Dwenger

Bishop Luers

Canterbury School

Concordia

   

Colleges/Universities

Concordia Theological Seminary

Huntington University

Indiana Tech

Indiana Wesleyan University

IPFW

Ivy Tech

Taylor University

University of Saint Francis

   

Attractions

Fort Wayne offers locals and tourists alike educational, entertaining and historic attractions throughout the city

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Allen County Public Library

Fort Wayne Historical Society

Science Central

   

Health and Wellness

Fort Wayne offers state-of-the-art hospitals, health clubs and fitness centers

Fort Wayne YMCA

Fort Wayne Track Club

Lutheran Health Network

Parkview Health

Spiece Fitness

   

News and Media

Be in the know on what's going on in the community with local newspapers and television broadcasts.

Journal Gazette

NBC 33

News Channel 15

News Sentinel

WPTA Channel 21

   

Housing and Lodging

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