Realtors Relocation Guide to Granger Indiana Real Estate
Learn all there is to know about the Real Estate market by top Granger IN Realtor, Kevin Foy of RE/MAX Oak Crest Realty. If you have any questions on anything to do with the town and specifically Granger Real Estate, please get in touch as I have been selling here for over thirty five years! There are very few Realtors in Northern Indiana that understand the housing market here as extensively as I do.
The city of Granger is located in St. Joseph County, Indiana and touching the Indiana-Michigan border. According to the United States Census Bureau, Granger has a total area of 26.2 square miles.
Granger was founded in 1883 and named after the Granger’s fraternal organization.
Adjacent metropolitan areas include South Bend which is 9 miles south west, Chicago which is 105 miles west, and Indianapolis which is 160 miles south. Adjacent cities include Elkhart, Mishawaka, South Bend, Indiana and Edwardsburg, Michigan to the north east.
Granger real estate is recognized primarily for high home ownership and upper end living with home prices being more expensive than surrounding cities. Residents occupy a good mix of jobs and many make short commutes to the adjacent cities Mishawaka, South Bend, and Elkhart. The median household income is $91,100 and the unemployment rate is 6.6%. The major and prestigious University of Notre Dame is located 7 miles away in South Bend.
Granger has much to offer residents including good schools, a high rate of home ownership, parks, golf courses, and nearby access to lakes. If you head a few minutes south into Mishawaka, there are plenty of good restaurants, shopping centers, and entertainment options at hand. You will also find good access to major commuting highways that can take you west to Chicago, east to Ohio, and south to Indianapolis. Most people who move into town find that there is a strong sense of community.
Granger… a top place to live?
NerdWallet ranks Granger Indiana top 3 for best cities for young families to live. Here is a snippet:
Granger has a number of families with children, and a zero percent poverty rate for young children. The 51.9% of residents with at least a bachelor’s degree is twice as high as the state average, which suggests that Notre Dame’s faculty make Granger their home. The median family income here is $102,000, and the public schools have earned an 8 out of 10 ranking at GreatSchools.
NerdWallet crunched the data for 109 places in Indiana —cities, towns and census-designated places. Only places with over 5,000 residents were analyzed.
Granger IN Real Estate
If you’re in the market to buy real estate in Granger IN, you’ll find over 60 neighborhood options to choose from as well as many other residential housing options. Whether you’re looking for luxury and estate homes, single-family homes, town homes, new construction or possibly a short sale, I am an Granger IN Realtor serving the Northern Indiana market that can help you find exactly what you’re looking for!
If you are selling a home, internet marketing is one of my specialties! There are not many Granger Real Estate agents who are providing the type of online exposure my clients receive. Your property will be found in all the top places that most buyers would be searching for Granger homes for sale, including this website which is highly indexed by Google and other search engines. Our idea of good real estate marketing does not stop at putting a for sale sign in the ground and listing on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
We leave no stone unturned when marketing our client’s homes. When it comes to Real Estate advertising, you will find that I do things that other Realtors do not including spending time on social media and SEO optimization. Additional things that help us stand out include exceptional photography from a high-end camera (Canon 80D with Wide Lense), vivid property descriptions describing all the best features of your home, along with a video tour that will be found on Youtube, Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, MLS, and posted to our social media accounts. The real estate marketing provided is second to none. With over 90 percent of all buyer’s finding their homes online this is where I concentrate all of my efforts.
The online marketing I am providing my clients has allowed me to become one of the top RE/MAX Real Estate agents in Northern Indiana over the last 20 plus years. Granger is one of the cities I really enjoy selling real estate in with beautiful housing and easy access to major transportation routes. Plus you can enjoy a fun day with family along the beautiful St. Joseph river that runs through Northern Indiana or stop by a beautiful lake nearby in Southern Michigan.
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Granger Housing and Population Statistics
The median home value is $153,900 with home appreciation rising better than most cities in the U.S. over the past few years. Property taxes are lower in Granger than the average for the U.S. Below is a neighborhood map from Neighborhood Scout showing the highest and lowest appreciating neighborhoods in Granger Indiana.
Appreciation by Neighborhood (via Neighborhoodscout.com)
The median age of Granger Real Estate is 25 years with lots of newer construction in the 1990’s and 2000’s. Renters make up just 3% of the town’s population while home ownership is 94% and vacant homes 3%.
The population is 30,465 as of the 2010 census. There are 1,079 people per square mile (population density) which is considered low. Since 2000, the town has experienced a population increase of about 8% percent and 49% since 1990. The median age is around 41 years old and 70% of the residents are married while 5.9% are divorced. The average household size is 3 people. 43% of people are married with children.
The cost of living index is 96 which is 4% lower than the U.S. average. The US average is at 100. This is considered good as your money has more purchasing power in Granger relative to other cities. Low cost of living is a major benefit of living in a Midwestern city in the United States.
The unemployment rate is 6.6% with job growth at 3.9%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be around 41%. Sales tax rate is 7.00% and income tax is at 5.15%. Income per capita is $38,150, which includes all adults and children. Median household income is at $91,100 according to Best Places and family median income of $102,000 according to Nerd Wallet. This is much higher than the Indiana median household income of $49,446.
Population by Occupation
Here is a break down of the job distribution according to BestPlaces.net
The schools spend $12,478 per student which is lower than the national average of $12,435. There are 20.4 students per teacher. Real estate agents in Granger IN understand that a solid educational system and good schools are an important aspect of the home buying process. Granger boasts good schools and educational facilities.
Depending on where you relocate to in Granger, your children may end up in different school districts.
Penn-Harris Madison School Corporation is the most common school district most Granger residents send their kids to. If you settle on the far east side of Granger, then you’ll likely be part of Elkhart Community Schools which we’ve written about here. If you settle on the far west side of Granger, then it’s possible your children could be part of the South Bend School District. There are also private schools in the Granger-Mishawaka-South Bend area which may include but are not limited to:
- Calvary Christian School
- Granger Christian School (Elementary & High School)
- New Creation Academy Middle School
- Peace Lutheran School
- St. Pius X Catholic Middle School
- Discovery Middle School
If you have kids in high school or who will be in high school in the near future then it’s possible they’ll attend one of the following:
- Penn High School (Granger-Mishawaka)
- Marian High School (Granger-Mishawaka)
- Mishawaka High School (Granger-Mishawaka)
- South Bend Adams High School
- South Bend Clay High School
- South Bend Riley High School
- South Bend Washington High School
- Elkhart Memorial High School
If you’re looking for more information on the schools in Granger or a particular school district (Penn Harris, Elkhart Community, Mishawka, or South Bend) then make use of the following links and resources here:
Colleges/Universities with over 2000 Students Closest to Granger, IN
- University of Notre Dame
- Indiana University of South Bend
- Goshen College
- Bethel College
- Holy Cross College
- Saint Mary’s College
Climate and Health Index
Granger, Indiana, gets 40 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 60 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 143.
On average, there are 170 sunny days per year in Granger Indiana. The July high is around 83 degrees. The January low is 17. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 48 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.
Air quality in Granger, Indiana is 92 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is based on ozone alert days and number of pollutants in the air, as reported by the EPA. Water quality is 47 on a scale to 100 (higher is better).
Hospitals/Medical Centers Closest To Granger IN
St. Joseph County, which Granger is part of, is known for having some of the finest medical care anywhere in the United States. Take a look at some of the finest hospitals in close proximity.
- Elkhart General Hospital
- St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
- Memorial Hospital of South Bend
- Indiana University Health – Goshen Hospital
Parks Around Granger IN
- Harris Township Park
- Cobus Creek County Park
- Elbel Park
- Erskine Park
- Elkhart Campground
Lakes/Reservoirs/Ponds in or Nearby
- St. Joseph River
- Simonton Lake
- Lake Michigan
- Eagle Lake
- Goose Lake
- Christiana Lake
- Juno Lake
Transportation and Commute
The average commute time to work is 22 minutes. Major transportation includes access to nearby high ways, trains, and airport.
Amtrak stations and the South Bend Regional Airport can be found in South Bend, Indiana which is just 9 miles south west of Granger. There is city bus service if you need to commute via bus or trolley. Taxis and Ubers are also easy to utilize as transportation services if needed. The Amtrak station in South Bend will run you to Chicago if you’re looking for a fun day trip with family or need to commute to a job.
Restaurants near Granger
There are a lot of choices when you want to head out and get a nice meal not too far from home. Restaurants choices near Granger Indiana include:
- Uptown Kitchen
- Rocky River Tap and Table
- Tony’s Coal Oven Pizza
- Capri Restaurant
- Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
- Outback Steakhouse
- Evil Czech Brewery
- Major fast food chains (McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, Subway, Jimmy Johns, Panda Express, etc.)
Granger Indiana Realtor – Kevin Foy
If you’re thinking about selling your Granger Indiana home, investment property or other Real Estate, allow me to help make your sale a fantastic experience. When you hire a Realtor today there should be a number of important considerations including:
- Their experience selling homes similar to yours
- Their knowledge of technology
- Their ability to effectively market your home
- Low average days on market of sold homes
- Ability to harvest offers from buyers above asking price
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss why I am a well respected Realtor servicing Granger and the Northern Indiana area.
I’d love to share my marketing package and how I put my client’s homes in the spotlight online.
There are no other Granger Realtors who provide anything close to the social media integration or search engine optimized results you will see at this and other real estate websites I own.
If you are in the market to buy, you will find a variety of residential options to choose from to fit your lifestyle budget and needs. Whether you are looking to buy an affordable town home or an executive home, let me be your guide to the Granger Real Estate market as an educated buyer’s agent.
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell Real Estate, my goal is to provide advice you can count on and exceptional customer service utilizing the latest, cutting-edge Internet marketing technology available. I have been helping folks move in and out of town for the last three decades.
A few of my accomplishments that I am proud of include:
- Full-time Realtor for past 35+ years servicing Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan including Elkhart, Granger, South Bend, Goshen, Edwardsburg, Bristol, Middlebury and Wakarusa.
- Certified – Member of National Association of Realtors.
- Certified – Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)
- Certified – Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
I have been listing and selling homes in and around Northern Indiana for the last 35+ years. Call or send me an email so we can discuss how I can best serve your Granger IN Real Estate needs!
Kevin Foy ~ Realtors Granger IN
RE/MAX Oak Crest Realty
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