Nicknamed for its numerous maple trees, La Porte is a historic city with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
Downtown La Porte boasts beautiful historic architecture, shopping, dining, entertainment, and a seasonal farmers market. Nine lakes, over a dozen scenic parks, and a slew of annual community events keep residents busy year-round.
In the summer, La Porte hosts the La Porte County Fair, the oldest in Indiana, as well as annual boat and bicycle races. Residents and visitors enjoy Saturdays in the Sun, a series of weekly outdoor fitness classes on Fridays, the annual Sunflower Fair, and the Taste of La Porte event. When the temperatures drop, locals attend WinterFest, a winter-themed celebration featuring ice sculpture demonstrations, a “snowball softball” tournament, a breakfast with the birds at Luhr County Park Nature Center, and horse-drawn wagon rides at Soldiers Memorial Park.
Housing options in LaPorte primarily include condominiums, townhomes, charming bungalows, and single-family homes on private wooded lots.
La Porte is accessible by Amtrak, three major interstates (I-80, I-90, and I-94), and TransPorte, which is a demand-response shuttle service that offers transportation around the community.