Moving to Fort Wayne — all right! Congratulations on moving to the Summit City. Before we begin, here’s a little bit about your new home. Fort Wayne’s population as of 2019 is estimated to be 253,691, which makes us the 77th largest city in the United States. We have many beautiful parks (approximately 87), an award-winning Children’s Zoo, a Botanical Garden, an amazing revitalized downtown with a gorgeous baseball stadium, tons of great local restaurants, wonderful trails, a flourishing arts community, tons of entertainment venues, and more!
Fort Wayne is a perfect place for families. An article published in our local newspaper, the Journal Gazette, explained that SafeWise, a security research website, ranked 39 cities as the safest cities based on government crime statistics and population data. Fort Wayne ranked 24th in that study. In addition, Fort Wayne is called the City of Churches, having approximately 360 located in the surrounding areas. Fort Wayne has many fine public and private schools throughout the area, and as a community, we take great pride in attending many of our high school and college athletic and theatrical events.
As I mentioned before, Fort Wayne has a very strong arts community. We enjoy the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and Fort Wayne Ballet. In our Downtown area, we have many sculptures and murals, some of which are obvious and others that are hidden little treasures. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend that you click on this link to download a PDF to view some of these works of art. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Downtown Fort Wayne is amazing, and the good news is that it keeps growing and growing. I already mentioned Parkview Field, and as of last summer we just opened our beautiful Promenade Park. In October of 2019, the Landing revitalization was finished, and it now has restaurants, coffee shops, and other retail areas. The Downtown area in Fort Wayne keeps expanding; it’s a very exciting time to be a part of the city.
If you’re looking to unwind a bit, Fort Wayne’s nightlife is the best. The event venues we have include the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Clyde Theatre, Sweetwater Performance Pavilion, Foellinger Theatre, and more. All of them host great local and national acts.
Honestly, this article is the tip of the iceberg of the many wonderful happenings going on in Fort Wayne. For more information, please go to Visitfortwayne.com. If you are moving to the Fort Wayne area and looking for a new home but have questions either about our city or about purchasing a home, please feel free to give me a call at (260) 241-8219.