Thinking about buying a house in Indiana, but aren’t sure where to look? Well, good news! Some of the best Indiana communities are right across the Illinois border in Lake County and Porter County. You’re sure to find the just the right neighborhood, in just the right setting, within an easy commute to Chicago. And with Phillippe Builders you’ll discover how easy it is to build or customize exactly the home you’re looking for.
Some things to look forward to when moving to Indiana:
Lower Property Taxes
Although rates vary by county and township, the average property tax rate in Indiana is 0.85%. That’s less than half what you’re likely to pay in Illinois.
Lower State Income Tax
The Indiana State Income Tax rate is 3.23% compared to Illinois’ 4.95%.
Cost Of Living And Housing Affordability
U.S. News and World Report lists Indiana 7th for cost of living and 3rd for housing affordability, whereas Illinois is ranked 35th and 16th. Your dollar buys more here!
Great Schools and In-State Universities
Indiana has excellent primary and secondary schools, and there’s Purdue University, Valparaiso University, Butler University, University of Notre Dame and Indiana University, to name a few, and many more public and private institutions where your education budget will go further with in-state tuition.
Small Towns, City Culture, And Green Spaces
In Indiana the rural is never far from the urban. Trees, open skies, and miles of beaches are a quick drive from shopping, nightlife, and cultural destinations.
Explore Our Indiana Neighborhoods
These four Northwest Indiana neighborhoods each have a distinctive character, from Chesterton and Portage on the Southshore to St. John, Crown Point, and Lowell in central Lake County. Phillippe Builders will help you design and build a custom new home in one of our communities or on your own land. Within each of our communities you will also find a limited number of move-in ready models already under construction, available for you to customize.
St. John & Crown Point
The Gates of St. John
Villas, Cottage, and Single Family Homes Starting $270s
Maintenance-Free properties in a lively community with tree-lined boulevards, walking and riding paths, playgrounds, and park facilities.
Marina Shores at Dune Harbor
Villas, Townhomes, Single Family Starting $220s
Waterside properties on the breathtaking South Shore, including a 225 slip marina, large heated outdoor pool, fitness center, and onsite dining.
Village Green at Coffee Creek
Luxury Townhomes Starting $270s
Settled among hundreds of acres of verdant green space and environmental restoration, Coffee Creek Center has become a national model for sustainable development.
Single Family Homes Starting $220s
Encircled by ponds, woods and rolling hills, Spring Run is a serene small town community of single family homes.