Terre Haute, nestled on the western border of Indiana on the banks of the Wabash River, is about 75 miles west of Indianapolis. Named Indiana's Community of the Year in 2010 by Indiana's Chamber of Commerce, Terre Haute is praised for its low cost of living, and convenient access to many quality higher education institutions and recreational activities.
Terre Haute, incorporated in 1832, was primarily known as an agricultural community. Today, with a population surpassing 60,000, Terre Haute's economy is primarily driven by the manufacturing industry, and residents living here enjoy a premium quality of life.
The local art scene is very popular, and there are dozens of places to visit, tour and experience if you rent an apartment in the neighborhood. The Swope Art Museum, the University Art Gallery, the Halcyon Contemporary Art Gallery and the Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection are must-see attractions. The Community Theater is another popular venue in the downtown area.
Apartment renters residing in Terre Haute will enjoy all of the festivals, live concerts, and other musical gatherings in the city. The Blues at the Crossroads, Downtown Block Party and King Biscuit Blues Festival are favorite events that always have a massive turnout. The city also has its own Symphony Orchestra, Community Band, Children's Choir, Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra, Sweet Harmony Women's Barbershop Chorus and Masterworks Chorale that hold regular events for visitors and residents. The Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame is located in the city. Terre Haute is also the birthplace of Paul Dresser and Scatman Crothers.
Navigating around Terre Haute is relatively simple with easy access to local bus routes run by Terre Haute Transit Utility. Miller Trailways Hoosier Ride offers express rides to and from Indianapolis daily. There is also a Greyhound bus station if you are planning to travel farther than Indianapolis. A major thoroughfare is I-70 while U.S. Routes 40, 41 and 150 offer easy access through and around the city.
For students in the neighborhood, you will find that you have many choices to gain a quality education. Indiana State University is located right in community. The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Ivy Tech Community College, Harrison College and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just north of the city near the Illinois state line, are also options for students looking to further their education.
If you are looking to rent an apartment in Terre Haute, then you will find plenty of available jobs available in the education, medical, arts, manufacturing and civics fields. Some of the top employers include Advics, Alorica, the Bemis Company, the City of Terre Haute, First Financial Bank and Indiana State University. Other local employers include Ivy Tech Community College, Sony, Taghleef Industries and Union Hospital.