Columbia City is located in Whitley County, Ind. The community is situated in northeast Indiana, roughly 21 miles west of Fort Wayne. Columbia City has a rich heritage and plans for a great future. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, about 8,700 people live here. Columbia City apartments for rent are ideal for individuals and families who want a friendly community in a thriving area.
Columbia City was founded in 1839. It was originally a small town until the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway was established in 1856. The railways promoted population growth and business expansion. Columbia City became famous for its plastic and automobile production, but remained a quaint town.
Today, Columbia City is served by three U.S. highways, seven state highways and Interstate 69. Its ideal location allows it to be rich in manufacturing, technological and service-based businesses. Main employers in the area are Steel Dynamics, Inc. and Precision Plastics, Inc. The town boasts several parks and dozens of unique restaurants and shops housed in turn-of-the century buildings.
Lovers of the outdoors enjoy spending time at the Crooked Lake Nature Preserve, which is home to Indiana's second deepest lake. The area offers hiking trails, many species of birds and a variety of rare plants and trees. Residents and visitors alike enjoy trips to the Whitley County Historical Museum. They explore the early life and history of Indian tribes that inhabited the area. The museum is housed in the home of Thomas R. Marshall, former governor of Indiana and the 28th vice president of the United States.
When residents want to visit a larger city, they enjoy all Fort Wayne has to offer, including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants professional basketball team and Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center.
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