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City in the Spotlight: Westville

City in the Spotlight: Westville

A short drive from Valparaiso, Michigan City or La Porte lies a small town with a lot of pride.

Westville, Indiana takes up only a little more than three square miles, but is home to about 6,000 people - many of whom have been proud to call the town home for many years.

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City in the Spotlight: Hobart

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When entering the city of Hobart on U.S. 30, Old Ridge Road, 3rd Street or Indiana 130, passerbys are welcomed via signs that say “Welcome to Hobart: the Friendly City.” That moniker is a good indicator of the pride locals show. From the mayor to the everyday citizen, Hobart is indeed “a friendly city.”

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City in the Spotlight: Whiting

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For a city with close proximity to Chicago, access to Lake Michigan and a small-town feel, there is one option in Northwest Indiana. Whiting is the only city or town in Lake County that meets all three criteria, and 125 years after their incorporation, the city is as strong as ever.

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City in the Spotlight: Portage

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Portage may be known for their boats (at the Harbor), Bass (Pro Shops) and big screen (at the Portage IMAX), but in just a day’s time, visitors (and residents, too) will be able to find much more than the three B’s. The city is packed with hidden gems and phenomenal people.

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City in the Spotlight: East Chicago

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Marked as a city of “Hope and Progress,” East Chicago not only boasts a rich history, but has made strides in recent years to improve quality of life and lower crime.

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City in the Spotlight: Crown Point

City in the Spotlight: Crown Point

Crown Point is known as the “Hub of Lake County” due to its centralized location and distinction as the county seat of an area that boasts some municipalities with larger populations.

But it could just as well be known as the “Hub of Friendliness” due to the positive attitude of so many who live, work in or make decisions regarding the town’s direction.

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City in the Spotlight: Dyer

City in the Spotlight: Dyer

Over the last three decades, the town of Dyer has clearly been on the rise.

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City in the Spotlight: Hammond

City in the Spotlight: Hammond

When strolling through Lake County, for an extended stay or just one day, make sure to spend some time in Hammond. The city has a lot to offer in the world of entertainment, sports and history and has been a destination spot for Midwestern travelers for years.

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City in the Spotlight: St. John

City in the Spotlight: St. John

Once a month, NWIndianaLife.com plans on profiling a city or town in Lake, Porter or La Porte County as part of the "City in the Spotlight" series. Beginning with St. John, we would like to focus on all positive aspects of these communities, the leaders that help make the town run and the businesses and residents that are focused on ensuring their hometown remains a destination spot in Northwest Indiana.

Located just about a half-hour east of Chicago, St. John, Indiana is a bedroom community that, although smaller in size, plays a great role in the landscape of Northwest Indiana business and culture.

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