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Old 04-21-2013, 09:35 PM
 
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Hi. My family is looking to relocate to Hobart around the downtown area. Can someone give me an idea of the neighborhood around Main St. & E. 2nd St? What is the demographic of that area? Is it safe? What are the best schools? Was the catholic school in that area closed? Thanks!!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:54 AM
 
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Hi. My family is looking to relocate to Hobart around the downtown area. Can someone give me an idea of the neighborhood around Main St. & E. 2nd St? What is the demographic of that area? Is it safe? What are the best schools? Was the catholic school in that area closed? Thanks!!!
I'm not too familiar with Hobart, but I do know that in general, it is a pretty safe area with mostly a mix of working and middle class people. The area you would be in is zoned to School City of Hobart which is a average but safe school system. Most of the city area of Hobart falls into this district (boundaries are 37th Ave to the North, 61st Ave to the South, County Line Rd to the East, and Mississippi St to the West). As far as individual school ratings, I don't know. But as far as Hobart as the whole area goes, the River Forest Schools (in the NW area of Hobart AKA "New Chicago") are not as big but also not as well regarded. The area that is zoned to Merrillville schools (south hobart) is safe and the elementary school (John Wood) is good, but beyond a couple elementary schools, Merrillville schools are not very well regarded and are getting more troublesome.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Lake Station, IN
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Hi. My family is looking to relocate to Hobart around the downtown area. Can someone give me an idea of the neighborhood around Main St. & E. 2nd St? What is the demographic of that area? Is it safe? What are the best schools? Was the catholic school in that area closed? Thanks!!!
My grandpa has lived near there for over 30 years and loves it. Seems like a pretty safe area. That exact intersection has an apartment building, the Hobart detective bureau, and an appliance repair place. Next to the apartment building is the Hobart library and while it's not exactly huge, it does have a good selection to choose from. That strip of Main St is right on the lake. Many people like to go there and feed the ducks. If you do that though, make sure you take a lot of bread. There are many, many ducks and they will follow you for more food! A few more blocks out you'll find more houses and the police station. Some areas have a speed limit of 20 and it's not a good idea to speed through there. The cops do keep an eye out and will pull you over. As Northwest said, it's mainly working and middle class. Older houses and the majority of people seem to take pride in the way their neighborhood looks. The nearest hospital is St. Mary's and it's only a few minutes away. They've done a lot of renovations on it and it's a pretty good hospital. Many specialists for just about whatever your needs are. The schools are average. There was a story in the paper last year that the Catholic school had to close due to financial issues. Just stay away from NW Hobart. The River Forest school system is not good. More drugs and crime in that area too.
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