Warsaw is a small town located in the beautiful lakes region of North Central Indiana. The town is known as "the Orthopedics Capital of the World" and won City of the Year in 2003 from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. It holds a strong place in the local economy, and with a low cost of living and safe neighborhoods, this is the perfect place to rent an apartment when you want the peace and charm of small-town life.
Warsaw was a "frontier" town in the early 1800's. Trading and trapping gave way to vacationing at the lakes in the area, and visitors decided to stay. It officially became a town in 1854.
The population of only 752 back then has grown to 14,000 residents. Friendly neighborhoods, outdoor activities and bustling industry make it easy to call Warsaw home. This small town now offers recreational activities, restaurants, small boutique shops, unique arts and crafts and entertainment to delight residents and visitors alike.
There's plenty to do if you want to stay local. You and your family can enjoy numerous soccer and softball games at the City-County Athletic Complex. You can ski, fish, swim or just sunbathe at the city beaches and lakes that dot the area. You can watch local and nationally produced plays at the Wagon Wheel Theater or take in some music at a cool neighborhood tavern. Movies and bowling round out the list of local activities you're sure to like.
For the more adventurous, Chicago is about an hour and half drive to the north, and Indianapolis is the same drive time to the south. Enjoy a day filled with shopping, fine arts, a ball game, nightclubs or just an interesting trip to the big city. Then head home when you're ready for peace and quiet again!
It's easiest to get around Warsaw by car. The average commute time is 15 minutes one way, well below the national and state average. The town and the surrounding area have miles of bikeways, bike lanes and bike trails for those who like to bike. Kosciusko Area Bus Service offers an affordable option for rides by appointment for people with disabilities.
For the prospective student who wants to rent an apartment, there are a number of higher educational opportunities nearby. The engineering college Indiana Tech and Ivy Tech Community College both have branches in Warsaw to provide quality educational options. The University of Notre Dame, Indiana University-South Bend and Indiana Wesleyan University are all nearby.
When you're ready to rent, you'll find a surprisingly diverse local economy with a number of employment options. The region has a strong agricultural and manufacturing base. The town is also at the heart of a growing global orthopedics trade, an industry that generates billions of dollars annually. A number of major businesses are headquartered here, including DePuy, the orthopedics inventor, Da-Lite, the world's largest manufacturer of projection screens, and Penguin Point, a regional fast food company.