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Overview of Evansville
The largest metropolitan area in southern Indiana located on the horseshoe bend of the Ohio River is the "River City" of Evansville. With a land area of 44.15 square miles, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, finding Evansville apartments for rent should be easy. With a population of 117,825 as of 2010, Evansville is a small city that provides all the benefits of a metropolitan area with a small town Midwestern sensibility.
Living in Evansville, IN
Evansville saw its beginnings after the War of 1812 in Vanderburgh County. Settled in 1817, the town was named after Robert Morgan Evans, an officer under General William Henry Harrison and one of the founders of the city. Evansville's prime location on the banks of the Ohio primed the city for trade and commerce. After the Erie and Wabash canals were completed in 1843 and Evansville was connected with Toledo, Ohio, the city saw swift advancement and boosted its economy.
Once the railroad came to the area in 1850 and the first mail routes were established, Evansville grew from a small town to becoming directly connected to other Midwestern cities. Local entrepreneur John August Reitz built the Reitz Home in 1871 after a lumber business earned him a small fortune. Cultural advancement began to show when the first bridge was built in 1932, Indiana's Meskar Park Zoo became a local favorite for children and the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science opened in the early 20th century.
Now, Evansville celebrates its growth by being the third-largest city in Indiana. Serving as a historical and cultural hub for the southern Indiana community, Evansville is showing no signs of slowing down.
Evansville Work and Study
The River City is home to several great universities, the most popular being the University of Southern Indiana. Home to 11,000 students from all over the state, if you are looking for roommates and Evansville apartments for the upcoming school year, you may want to begin your search in the early summer months to find the right living space. Evansville is also home to the University of Evansville. Founded in 1854, this institution has a rich history in its own right, attracting students from 49 countries and 43 states.
Evansville is home to a large sector of the healthcare industry. Four of the 10 biggest employers in the area are preventive care centers, hospitals or health systems, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The area is also home to a TJ Maxx Distribution Center and Casino Aztar, both of which make up a notable size of the local workforce.
Rentals in Evansville, IN and Cost of Living
With a cost of living index score near 83, most Evansville residents enjoy a comfortable lifestyle almost 17 points below the national average according to city-data.com, making Evansville a very affordable place to live. The median household income in 2009 rose nearly $3,000 per year, which means living here might keep more money in your pocket.
Evansville Attractions and Special Events
One of the attractions that makes Evansville so unique compared to other cities in Indiana is the city's respect for the early inhabitants in the area. Angel Mounds, the original settlement of what is now known as Indiana, dates back to 12,000 years ago and is located in the Evansville area. In 1938, the city of Evansville resolved to preserve the grounds so that future Evansville residents can learn about how the state of Indiana was originally developed. Historic relics here are complemented by an art gallery, bluegrass concerts and summer day camps.
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