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Old 07-30-2013, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, IN
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Mishawaka may be slightly more ethnically diverse but not greatly and I don't think you'll have an issue feeling comfortable in either area as people here are generally friendly regardless of your ethnicity, at least in my experience. I do believe that Granger may have a somewhat higher concentration of people of Indian descent and the commute to the new hospital would not be bad.

Generally speaking, Mishawaka proper has more of a small city feel while Granger has a more of a rural feel and they do have better schools. Although crime in Mishawaka isn't terrible, there is less in Granger if that's a concern. What would you specifically like to know about the economy of the respective areas? Housing tends to run somewhat higher in Granger than Mishawaka but either area offers nice homes in the $150,000 to $300,000 range. The northwestern area of Mishawaka is barely distinguishable from Granger and you would hardly notice as you pass from one to the other. Mishawaka has an extensive shopping district with a fairly diverse choice of restaurants but they're easily accessible from Granger.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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What did you want to spend on housing? Mishawaka has fewer options for homes above $300K, so if you are planning to spend more, you will probably find what you are looking for in Granger. If you are planning to send your children to public schools, the Penn Harris district is considerably better than the Mishawaka city schools, though Penn does allow students from other districts to enroll in its schools without tuition, space permitting.

We moved here a few years ago from the Washington DC area, and you will find that there is considerably less ethnic diversity here than in Toronto or DC or other major metro areas. Most people in middle- or upper-middle class neighborhoods are white, but there are a fair number of physicians and professors in our Granger neighborhood who are Indian, Pakistani, or Asian.

Feel free to ask if you have more questions!
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:08 PM
 
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I am moving to the south side of South Bend, on Widener lane south of Ireland. Any opinions on this area?
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