Ft. Wayne, IN


Area Information

Fort Wayne, Indiana is Indiana’s second-largest city and home to over 250,000 residents. Fort Wayne is a three-time All American City Award winner, and is consistently sited for a high quality of life, low cost of living and warm Hoosier Hospitality. Besides its Summit City nickname, Fort Wayne is also informally referred to as the City of Churches, a nickname that stretches back to the late-19th century when the city was the hub of regional Catholic, Lutheran, and Episcopal faiths.

Fort Wayne has an eclectic mixture of cultural attractions to satisfy just about any resident or visitor. The Historic Embassy Theatre has national Broadway productions, music concerts, educational programs, and cinema. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art has a contemporary collection of traveling exhibitions, as well as 19th and 20th century art and classes for teenagers. The Fort Wayne Cinema Center showcases a variety of independent, foreign, classic, and documentary films. The Fort Wayne Philharmonic is an orchestra serving the entire Northwest Indiana region and performing regularly. Artlink is a visual art gallery with rotating exhibitions and drawings classes for adults and children. The Fred J. Reynolds Historical Genealogy Department, located in the Main Library Branch, is the largest public genealogy department in the United States, home to more than 350,000 printed volumes and 513,000 items of microfilm and microfiche.

Fort Wayne is currently home to four minor league sports franchises. These include Fort Wayne Fever of soccer's Premier Development League, Fort Wayne Komets of the East Coast Hockey League, Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, and Fort Wayne TinCaps of baseball's Midwest League. Intercollegiate sports in the city include IPFW in the NCAA's Division I Summit League as well as NAIA schools Indiana Tech and University of Saint Francis.

There is plenty of outdoor beauty to be enjoyed in the Fort Wayne area, which has over 56 square miles of parks to choose from. Fox Island has hiking trails, picnic areas, swimming beaches, fishing, cross-country skiing, and bird watching. The Rivergreenway Trails Network, a 24 mile long linear park, has been recognized as a National Recreation Trail!