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Overview of Hammond

Hammond, Ind., is located in the northwest region of the state, on Lake Michigan at the Indiana-Illinois border. It has a population of roughly 80,700 and is the most populated city in Lake County. Hammond is historically an industrial city, but recent updates have made it more family- and environmentally-friendly. People looking for Hammond apartments to rent will find a Midwest community with beautiful views of Lake Michigan.

Living in Hammond, IN

During the 1850s, the Hammond area began to grow from its original 97 residents. Several railroads granted access to the town during the late 1800s and its population increased. In 1884, Hammond was incorporated. It flourished because of its agricultural opportunities and "The Hammond Professionals," a team that later moved and was renamed "The Chicago Bears."

Although more than 4,000 residents commute out of the city for their jobs, 28 percent of Hammond residents also work in the town. Residents find jobs in common industries such as metal, construction, accommodation and food services. Hammond has become a very family-focused town. The parks and recreation department offers residents neighborhood parks, aerobics classes, sports leagues and a Civic Center. Hammond residents also have access to other amenities, including a hospital, several institutions of higher education and an Amtrak station.

Hammond Attractions and Special Events

Residents in Hammond apartments for rent explore the city's past at the Sports Hall of Fame, which includes inductees who were former athletes, coaches and volunteers involved with the city's athletics. They also learn about history at the Dillinger Museum, which features interactive exhibits teaching visitors about John Dillinger and other infamous 1930s gangsters. 

Residents also enjoy the Horseshoe Casino in town, which hosts many popular entertainment acts. When they want to take a trip to a big city, they travel roughly 25 miles to Chicago and enjoy all it has to offer.

If you are looking for an apartment for rent or a house rental in Hammond, search for rental properties at Rent.com®.