Valparaiso New Home Builder

Valparaiso is a city and the county seat of Porter County, Indiana. With an estimated population of 32,104 people, Valparaiso is home to 21 subdivisions: Aberdeen, Arbor Lakes Estates, Audubon, Augustine, Beauty Creek, Bella Vista, Brigata Hills, Cherry Hill, Grand Prairie, Hampton Manor, Harrison West, The Highlands, Mistwood, Mystic Springs, Pepper Creek, Prairie Ridge, Sagamore, Shorewood Forest, Turtle Run, Tuscany Woods, and Vernon Woods.

A little under an hour’s drive from Chicago, Valparaiso is one of the best cities to live in. With restaurants, parks, museums, and more, Valparaiso offers plenty of fun. Just drive around town – you’ll see why. Below, explore the subdivisions we build within Valparaiso. Scroll down further, and you’ll find an overview of the history and culture of this fine town. Don’t miss out – explore what this piece of paradise has to offer.

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Community Links: https://www.ci.valparaiso.in.us/31/Our-Community

Schools: http://valparaiso.ss10.sharpschool.com/

Valparaiso is the site of multiple colleges and universities, as well as primary and secondary education. On this page, we’ve listed all major educational institutions, and we’ve described a few noteworthy schools below. 

Public Schools:

  • Valparaiso High Schools
  • Porter County Career and Technical Center
  • Benjamin Franklin Middle School
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School
  • Central Elementary
  • Cooks Corner Elementary School
  • Hayes Leonard Elementary
  • Flint Lake Elementary School
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
  • Memorial Elementary
  • Northview Elementary School
  • Parkview Elementary

East Porter County Schools:

  • Washington Township High School

Private Schools:

  • Christ Baptist Christian Academy
  • The Classical Academy
  • Immanuel Lutheran School (K-8)
  • Montessori School of Valparaiso
  • Saint Paul’s Catholic School (K-8)
  • Spirit of God Accelerated Education
  • South Haven Christian School
  • Victory Christian Academy
Vernon Woods: Subdivision Information

Vernon Woods: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Beautiful acre plus sized lots are those occupating Vernon woods, if you want a lot of land then look no further than Vernon woods! With tons of...

Tuscany: Subdivision Information

Tuscany: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] City and sewer water, Valparaiso school systems, affordable lots ($50-70k for .3 acres), and a great environment, and an award-winning downtown!...

Turtle Run: Subdivision Information

Turtle Run: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Turtle run of Valparaiso has it all, quick access to highway 49, a wooded backdrop to your home, beautiful hills, Washington township school system,...

Shorewood Forest: Subdivision Information

Shorewood Forest: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] If you haven't heard of Shorewood Forrest already then you really are behind the times! As one of the premier subdivisions in Valparaiso you get the...

Sagamore: Subdivision Information

Sagamore: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Sagamore, a secluded subdivision surrounded by wood and wetlands is a beautiful subdivision to build your custom home in! If privacy is important to...

Prairie Ridge: Subdivision Information

Prairie Ridge: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Prairie ridge is a very unique and beautiful subdivision in Valparaiso located just west of Aberdeen, with lots ranging from fifty to seventy...

Pepper Creek: Subdivision Information

Pepper Creek: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Approximate Lot Sizes: 2 Ac Approximate Price Ranges: N/A School System: Valparaiso Schools City Sewer and Water: City Sewer and Water Subdivisions...

Mystic Springs: Subdivision Information

Mystic Springs: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Mystic springs has a name that truly speaks for itself. With large lots, easy highway access, a wonderful cozy subdivision, and just minutes from...

Mistwood: Subdivision Information

Mistwood: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Mistwood is a beautiful subdivision located in Valparaiso with wonderful amenities that will never leave you with a dull night such as; a bike path,...

The Highlands: Subdivision Information

The Highlands: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Approximate Lot Sizes: 1 Ac Approximate Price Ranges: $60,000 to $90,000 School System: Award Winning Valparaiso Schools City Sewer and Water: City...

Harrison West: Subdivision Information

Harrison West: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Harrison West offers a variety of options with acres and a half lots starting at just around fifty thousand you can see why so many love this...

Hampton Manor: Subdivision Information

Hampton Manor: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Hampton manor, as I'm sure you can gather from the name, is a pristine subdivision with just over quarter acre lots starting at around fifty...

Grand Prairie: Subdivision Information

Grand Prairie: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Grand Prairie is a very unique subdivision, it has a beautiful waterfall pouring into a lake, lit up streets at night, easy access to highways, and...

Cherry Hill: Subdivision Information

Cherry Hill: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Cherry hill is a very pretty and laid-back subdivision in Valparaiso Indiana. With miles of walking/running trails you have tons of room to explore...

Brigata Hills: Subdivision Information

Brigata Hills: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Five minutes away from downtown Valparaiso lies the beautiful subdivision of brigata hills! The draw to this subdivision is most certainly the...

Bella Vista: Subdivision Information

Bella Vista: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Belle vista is a place you can call home, as in you'll never want to leave. Why would you though? With three ponds, a waterfall and natural green...

Beauty Creek: Subdivision Information

Beauty Creek: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Beauty creek is just as it describes itself, located in a prime location in Valparaiso, beauty creek gives you the opportunity to experience both a...

Augustine: Subdivision Information

Augustine: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] With one to just over one and a half acre lots available starting at sixty thousand dollars you really can’t go wrong with the beautiful subdivision...

Audubon: Subdivision Information

Audubon: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Approximate Lot Sizes: 0.3 to 0.5 Ac Approximate Price Ranges: $50,000 to $60,000 School System: East Porter County Schools City Sewer and Water:...

Aberdeen: Subdivision Information

Aberdeen: Subdivision Information

Call or e-mail us today if you are interested in this beautiful new subdivision. 219.916.3744 [email protected] Aberdeen is considered to be one of the most prestigious subdivisions in Valparaiso and its reputation precedes itself. With lots of all sixes all...

What is Valparaiso Famous For?

Caucasian Person's Hand in Red Bowl of Popping Corn

Image via Flickr by eddie.welker.

Valparaiso has a rich American history. Around 1670 the first pioneers ventured through the area. By 1822 there was a thriving fur post and in 1832 the U.S. government bought the land from the Potawatomi Indians. In 1837 the town of Valparaiso came to be, named after Captain David Porter’s famous battle aboard the U.S. Frigate Essex during the Battle of Valparaiso. Valparaiso means “vale of paradise” and to this day Valparaiso is still a sort of paradise, although slightly more modern and urban that it was in the 1800s.

Valparaiso has had its share of interesting things happen over the years. The first industrial popcorn factory was opened in Valparaiso by Orville Redenbacher. General Lew Wallace and President Teddy Roosevelt frequented southern Porter County for its prized wildlife and hunting. Frank James, brother of outlaw Jesse James, shot the starting gun for the horse racing contest at the annual fair in 1898. Valparaiso University has been the host to many famous speakers such as Sen. Bobby Kennedy and President William Howard Taft.

Famous People From Valparaiso

There are plenty of notable people who were born in Valparaiso. Beulah Bondi was a famous two-time academy award nominee actress who starred in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” and “It’s A Wonderful Life.” If you’re more of a sports fan, you may recognize the names of basketball player Robbie Hummel or baseball player Sean Manaea. The long-running host of “The Michael Essany Show,” Michael Essany, and the award-winning child actress turned TV actress, Carly Schroeder, are both from Valparaiso.

Valparaiso is known for its inventors and innovators. The next time you wash dishes, remember Josephine Cochrane, the inventor of the dishwasher, who was raised in Valparaiso. The man behind Gerber’s baby food, Frank Daniel Gerber, started out in Valparaiso. Since his rise to fame in Michigan, some of his descendants have moved back to Valparaiso and still live there. Two astronauts, Mark N. Brown and Henry Charles Gordon, are natives to Valparaiso.

Is Valparaiso a Suburb of Chicago?

While some people consider Valparaiso a suburb of Chicago, others say it is its own municipality. The answer depends on how far outside Chicago you consider an area a suburb. Valparaiso is 50 miles, about a 55-minute drive, south-east of Chicago. Recently, the city has been growing due to people moving to Valparaiso for the suburb vibe and commuting to Chicago for work. Valparaiso is also a bustling city that stands on its own merits. Valparaiso is the county seat of Porter County, Indiana, has a population of roughly 32,916 people, and is home to over 160 communities and subdivisions.

Museums and Parks in Valparaiso, Indiana

You’ll never run out of new places to explore in Valparaiso. There is an outstanding system of local parks with programs for all ages. Some of the best parks are the Taltree Arboretum and Gardens with its magnificent outdoor train set and Rogers-Lakewood Park with its fishing, disc golf, and hiking. Get your art and history fix with museums like the Porter County Museum, the Brauer Museum of Art, or the Museum of Fire Fighting. There’s also the famous Memorial Opera House and Chicago Street Theater if you’re looking for some entertainment.

Restaurants in Valparaiso, Indiana

Believe it or not, Valparaiso has become a world-class restaurant destination over the last ten years. A vibrant restaurant scene has been quietly growing downtown and in the surrounding areas, with offerings that will please every self-proclaimed foodie. The restaurant scene in Valparaiso has everything from the fanciest fine dining with regionally acclaimed chefs to the best hole-in-the-wall greasy spoons only the locals know about to comfy cafes with just the right atmosphere for an afternoons’ work on your laptop. Whatever your stomach’s desire, you can definitely find it in Valparaiso.

Schools in Valparaiso, Indiana

Some of the best public, county, and private schools in the state of Indiana are in Valparaiso. The Valparaiso Community Schools district is rated as one of the top school districts in the state for primary and secondary education. Many of the schools in the Valparaiso Community Schools district are highly rated, like Washington Township Middle and High school which is rated sixth in the state. Almost all the schools in Valparaiso and the surrounding county area are rated in the top 50 schools in the state.

There is one major university, Valparaiso University, located inside the metro Valparaiso area. Valparaiso University has a long and rich history and has repeatedly been rated a top university in the Midwest. There are a few other smaller higher education schools like the College of Court Reporting and Don Robert’s Beauty School. Within 25 miles of Valparaiso, you’ll find over a dozen colleges and universities, and within 50 miles you’ll find over sixty higher education institutions.

It’s really no wonder that people are flocking to Valparaiso for the perfect suburban life while still commuting to Chicago for work. Here at Steiner Homes, we have no shortage of amazing communities and beautiful homes to make your suburban dreams come true. With 13 subdivisions that have diverse landscapes, numerous floor plans, and accessible pricing, we know we’ve got the perfect home just waiting for you. Reach out and give us a call so we can help you find your dream home in Valparaiso today.

 

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