St. John, Indiana is a gorgeous place to live. Currently building in the area, Steiner Homes is a trusted local business dedicated to providing custom home construction. We’re bringing beautiful subdivisions and breathtaking new construction homes to Chicagoland, and there are lots of great reasons to consider making St. John your home.
That Small Town Feel
St. John is a small town featuring charming neighborhoods, quaint specialty shops, and distinctive local dining options. With a population of just 20,030 as of the 2020 census, St. John offers a distinctive sense of community, which is difficult to find in larger cities. Between 2010 and 2020, St. John’s population increased by 35%. Our Steiner Homes subdivisions have been growing as well, with diverse options like Heron Park, Crossing Creek, and Lake Hills to welcome new residents.
SafeWise designated St. John as the safest city in all of Indiana for 2023. Niche gave the town an A for its overall livability. The median household income is $115,230, more than 1.6 times that of the United States, yet the cost of living is 12.7% lower than the national average. This means that your money will go much farther in St. John, and most residents enjoy an exceptional quality of life.
St. John has a highly-rated public school system includes three elementary, middle, and high schools. According to Niche, the Lake Central School Corporation, a public school district serving St. John, is ranked 14th out of 290 school districts in the state. The schools rank 16th among the best places to teach in Indiana. The system has a student-to-teacher ratio of 18:1, and 97% of its students graduate.
St, John also has three private schools that families can choose from. The Crown Point Christian School and St. John the Evangelist Catholic School accept children from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The Illiana Christian High School takes children from grades nine through 12. Steiner Homes’s spacious two-story floor plans provide ample space for families. Many include room for an office where kids can study as well as a playroom for all their toys.
Ample Access to Nature
St. John has 23 parks spread throughout, providing ample access to fresh green spaces. The majority of these feature playground equipment and picnic tables, and many offer pavilions that are available to rent. Lake Hills Park is a popular destination for family days in the fresh air with a lake, fishing pier, walking and biking trails, and an amphitheater that hosts special events.
Heartland Park hosts many sporting events with five softball fields, four baseball fields, and six sand volleyball courts. Veterans Civic Park is another hot spot for sports with three baseball fields, a volleyball court, a basketball court, a tennis court, and a concession stand. You’ll find soccer fields at Gates of St. John and Patnoe Park and basketball courts at Lancer Park and Larimer Park.
Wiggly Field Dog Park offers a welcome place to play if you have canine family members. Our Steiner Homes lots provide space for pets to play as well. Lots in our Crossing Creek subdivision are as large as an acre.
In St. John, you’ll find some outstanding local dining options that get you away from the predictable feel of chain restaurants. Though small in size, the town is big on food choices. You can find everything from fresh sushi and hibachi to Mexican food.
Northwoods Falls offers a rustic atmosphere with its log cabin-style architecture, soaring ceilings, roaring fireplace, and intricate totem poles. You’ll even find a pond and waterfall offering exceptional ambiance for outdoor dining. The lunch menu includes hearty burgers, loaded salads, and a wide selection of sandwiches. For dinner, you’ll find comfort food favorites such as pot roast, hickory-smoked pulled pork, grilled chicken, and breaded bluegill.
If you’re in the mood for Italian, Livio’s Restaurant & Bar has served St. John for nearly 20 years. The menu includes all the classics such as homemade lasagna, fettuccine alfredo with authentic imported noodles, and fresh-stuffed ravioli. Livio’s Special Steak is a prime center-cut sirloin cooked to order and topped with garlic butter or Roquefort cheese.
If you prefer to cook yourself, you’ll find our Steiner Homes kitchens are well-equipped with spacious walkways to accommodate all the cooks in the kitchen as well as welcoming islands where the family can gather as you prepare the meal.
Diverse Attractions and Amenities
St. John offers a unique range of attractions with something for nearly everyone. For family fun, visit Zig-E’s Funland. This 3.4-acre attraction includes go-karts, a mini-golf course, laser tag, batting cages, and an arcade.
If you like to unwind on the links, you can spend the day exploring the 18-hole course at the Palmira Golf Club. Residents who want something even more relaxing can book a massage, facial, Reiki treatment, and more at the Green Med Spa.
The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is a major local attraction featuring a half-mile trail that transports you through the Passion of Christ. It also has several sculptures and two gift shops.
A Convenient Commute to Chicago
St. John is just 24 miles southeast of Chicago, and you can reach the Windy City in about 45 minutes by car. If you prefer to take the bus, it will take about an hour and 11 minutes to get to Chicago, while the train takes an hour and 42 minutes.
The average commute of St. John residents is about 36 minutes. Some of our subdivisions, like Heron Park, are mindfully positioned to make the commute to Chicago as easy as possible. This provides the best of both worlds with urban employment opportunities and a small-town way of life.
Find Your Next Home in St. John, Indiana
St. John is regarded as one of the top small towns in America year after year. This picturesque destination is perfectly situated for families looking for a new Chicagoland home.