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Old 12-08-2010, 09:58 PM
 
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Hi everyone I lived in Illinois my whole life till about say 18 months ago I lived in Dyer. I had 4 kids in school there im not a hater of the town Dyer but I'm 31 as a kid it was different not so many subdivisions but it was a town you passed through. The schools prostman and kahler I found very overrated so when it came to a house I wanted a town a feel of that Dyer was just subdivided up I say and really nothing to do. So I bought a house in Highland very happy I prefer the schools here they seem harder but there more communication in Highland schools.. The good I loved the Christmas parade felt like Christmas story.. I like the 2 parks off ridge. I really like the old down town and the feel of a town. I take pride living here. The bad my parents live in the south burbs getting there takes forever.. Ive heard of flooding Here??? I live on ridge by grace st area does it flood here?? Is it that close to lake Michigan to get snow and weather off the lake?? People here teach me about Highland good or bad and the part I live in. The homes are older mines nice roomy and I like older homes over newer homes.. I'm trying to learn more here on the fly thanks to anyone sorry to bash Dyer just seemed subdivided over crowded schools and a town you pass through with nothing to do.. I want to learn about Highland thanks..
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:13 PM
 
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Edmonds, WA
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What information besides flooding were you looking for? If you are just looking for basic stats on Highland, then this site would be helpful: https://www.city-data.com/city/Highland-Indiana.html
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:46 PM
 
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Huh?? You could say sorry I didn't understand lol

It seems like the flooding is in the area I live it's from a river im not from around here sorry I don't see why it would flood...

My questions were about the lake effect I wrote about the schools the towns future.. I know it's working class which I prefer to say to dyer. Yet I think it's close to Hammond and other towns like hessville ?? Pretty much any info on the towns future what people thought of the schools.. Is it that close to lake Michigan that effects the weather to any big extreme. I'm from Chicago this is all new to me sorry if my questions are hard to answer I have so many.. Any info be great
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:00 AM
 
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Huh?? You could say sorry I didn't understand lol

It seems like the flooding is in the area I live it's from a river im not from around here sorry I don't see why it would flood...

My questions were about the lake effect I wrote about the schools the towns future.. I know it's working class which I prefer to say to dyer. Yet I think it's close to Hammond and other towns like hessville ?? Pretty much any info on the towns future what people thought of the schools.. Is it that close to lake Michigan that effects the weather to any big extreme. I'm from Chicago this is all new to me sorry if my questions are hard to answer I have so many.. Any info be great
I would say Highland is a lot more middle class than working class. There are also a couple upper-middle class subdivisions in there too. Overall, regarding the schools, I think they are OKAY. But in my opinion, okay won't cut it. The schools are pretty stagnant. Not really going downhill, but not going "uphill" either. The schools have been pretty hurt by some of the budget cuts, but overall, I think it is still a reasonable place to live. It is still a very safe town.

The river caused flooding a few years ago. I know in Munster, they completely rebuilt and completed the levee system. I am not sure about Highland, so you should go to the town hall and check. However one thing I can give advice too: Get to know your neighbors, and perhaps, start a neighborhood association. You don't have to charge any fee, and it will give more of a sense of identity to the area (unless it is defined by a subdivision name). If your neighborhood does not have an association yet, try to get some neighbors and yourself to start one...Make a website too. Those are the types of things that make towns more attractive and keep them moving up. Welcome to NWI!

P.S. Hessville is an area within Hammond. It is also an example of how neighbors come together to form such an identifiable community that gives them a unique identity compared to the rest of the city. Also, overall, south Hammond is the safest area of Hammond, so the proximity to Highland is not really a problem.
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