More about Elkhart County, Indiana
Elkhart County is a growing urbanized area, which has retained much of its rural agricultural heritage. The county was founded in 1830 and today is comprised of three thriving cities and four unique towns. The county has 16 townships and a land area totaling 464 square miles.
Don’t be fooled by this quiet masterpiece of the mid-west. Elkhart County, Indiana takes pride in offering its residents, both new and old, a great place to live, while working hard to grow new businesses and provide an entrepreneurial atmosphere. From high tech business, support for new business incubators, to manufacturing businesses, including the highly successful recreational vehicles business, Elkhart County government works with all of its partners in private and public to get it right! The County also has a skilled manufacturing and diversified high tech workforce.
More than nine higher educational facilities, considered by many, some of the most acclaimed schools in the nation, are within Elkhart County’s region.
Elkhart County has excellent medical facilities including Elkhart General Hospital, and Goshen Hospital.
Elkhart County recognized the importance of technology and connected geography, and has cooperatively participated in the development of a regional Geographic Information System. But, then again, Elkhart County has a history of innovation. One of Elkhart County’s goals is to streamline the availability of assistance and information to its residents and visitors. The regional GIS is a great tool for online data and research.
The Elkhart County community also offers a wide range of recreational, cultural attractions, which include connecting bike and pedestrian facilities, parks, and well known that Elkhart County boasts that its County fair is the second largest in attendance in the nation! Enjoy the Elkhart Jazz Festival, which each and every year surpasses the excitement and enjoyment of the previous year.
Whether you enjoy the urban atmosphere or the peace and quiet of a more rural setting, visitors to Elkhart County have the best of both worlds.
Visit us, stay awhile…maybe a lifetime!