The city of South Bend is the county seat of St. Joseph County, Indiana on the St. Joseph Rivernear its southernmost bend, from which it derives its name. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total of 101,168 residents; its Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 316,663 and Combined Statistical Area of 544,582. It is the fourth largest city inIndiana and the economic and cultural hub of the Michiana region, with the University of Notre Dame located just to the north in unincorporated Notre Dame, Indiana.
South Bend owes its vibrancy and charm to its neighborhoods, as diverse as they are numerous. The local housing stock is so appealing that it often is a decisive factor for professionals choosing employment in South Bend versus other cities where real estate is much more expensive. When the NBC Today Show’s list of top 10 cities nationwide with the best housing values came out, South Bend was number 1. In addition, South Bend’s West Washington Street area was listed among This Old House’s 2012 Best Places to Live.
What is the weather like in South Bend?
South Bend, IN climate is warm during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 70s and very cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 20s. The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 83°F, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 15.7°F.Temperature variations between night and day tend to be moderate during summer with a difference that can reach 20 °F, and fairly limited during winter with an average difference of 16 °F. The annual average precipitation at South Bend is 39.70 Inches. Rainfall in is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is June with an average rainfall of 4.19 Inches.
What are the neighborhoods in South Bend?
What neighborhoods in South Bend are close to downtown?
Downtown is a great place to live. The East Race Waterway and the surrounding parks were major factors in my moving here; South Bend’s ‘green belt’ is a phenomenal recreational asset. Living here will put you in the middle of all the things you love about the area. You are within an easy walk or bicycle ride of the Farmers’ Market, a bunch of great pubs and restaurants, and cultural venues like the Morris and SBMA. And you will never at a loss for things to do because you live downtown.
You have access to the region's center for entertainment – from the South Bend Symphony Orchestra to baseball game at Coveleski Stadium to museums and more– all just a short walk away. There are the diverse restaurants, clubs, and retail shops – located in the charming East Bank Village to the central district of downtown.
The bottom line: lots of shops, restaurants, bars, entertainments, outdoor activities, convenient location.
The Sunnymede area is a great place to live and it is bikeable to the University of Notre Dame. There are a lot of businesses and services located in Sunnymede including shopping malls, restaurants, stores and entertainment opportunities. You will need a car because the area is not accessible via public transportation. Plus, it stops running most places around 5 and does not run on Sunday. Sunnymede area is probably a lot like what you want. Many homes in this neighborhood are cheaper. Most of the apartments around campus are awful. There are some new townhouses etc.that look great but a bit more expensive.
The bottom line: lots of shops, restaurants, stores, entertainment, many homes and apartments.
What neighborhoods in South Bend are family-friendly?
Located off of quiet Kern Road just south of the by-pass Lafayette Falls is an exceptional neighborhood. The entrance is defined by brick and wrought iron gates, a small bridge and a brick street. The long, tree lined street meanders to a charming pond with a waterfall and a creek leading to a second pond. In addition, there is also an eleven acre natural wooded preserve. There are homes to fit every lifestyle; detached villas, ranches start at about 1,400 square feet and large two story homes start at about 2,300 square feet. If you want something a little out of the ordinary the Boulevard Homes may be just your style. With the look and feel of urban row homes they sit in their own section facing a long green park.
The bottom line: family-friendly, safe, quiet, green tree-lined streets, parks.
Monroe Park is a small, quiet neighborhood just blocks from the center of downtown and minutes away from the new and improved Coveleski Stadium, the Farmer’s Market, and the main branch of the St. Joseph County Public Library. Across the street a pedestrian bridge over the river leads to Howard Park, the East Bank Tail and the awesome East Race whitewater course. The mix of neighbors is eclectic and has old timers and new, young families. The housing styles are varied and include Queen Anne, Free Classic and more modest cottages.
The bottom line: family-friendly, quiet, many parks, convenient location, many families.
What are the schools in South Bend?
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Indiana University-South Bend - South Bend, IN, 46615
Indiana University South Bend, Division Of The Arts - South Bend, IN, 46601