Centrally located on the border of Smithfield Township in DeKalb County and Steuben Township in Steuben County, Ashley is a small community in Indiana. Coined as the home of the smiley face, it's hard to argue with the bright outlook and positive attitude of this Midwestern gem. People looking at Ashley apartments for rent will love this family-friendly community in The Hoosier State. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, about 1,000 people call Ashley home.
The town of Ashley was founded in 1892 when there were plans to construct the Wabash Railroad through the region. Ashley was the hub of the railroad until 1907 when the company moved its headquarters to Ohio, although there are still some standing buildings to remember these times.
Because of the central location of Ashley, residents are able to easily commute to neighboring counties for employment. Some of the top job providers of the region include Cooper-Standard, Therma-Tru Doors, Guardian Automotive, Iron Dynamics, Vestil Manufacturing, Miller Poultry, Cardinal IG and TI Group Automotive Systems.
People looking for Ashley rentals will enjoy the overall cost of living, which is 16 percent lower than the national average. According to Best Places, the average commute time is about 23 minutes for residents of Ashley.
One of the town's attractions is the bright yellow water tower boasting a cheerful smile to all residents. However, there are also plenty of things to do in this region, including an abundance of water activities available along the Northern Indiana Lakes Country. Residents can go camping, swimming, cross-country skiing or snowmobiling. There is also a local winery, Satek Winery, where locals and visitors can indulge in some of life's finer things.
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