Make a Home in Purdue Country

“Two great cities, one great university.” That’s what you’ll find in the twin communities of Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana. It’s a great place to live, work, play and raise a family.

  • Combined population of more than 156,500
  • 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis and 120 miles southeast of Chicago
  • Situated along the banks of the Wabash River
  • Home to companies like Alcoa, Caterpillar, Wabash National, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Evonik, Tate & Lyle, TRW Commercial Steering Systems, Landis+Gyr and Rea Magnet Wire
  • Ranked #11 on Forbes 2011 list of best small places for business and careers
  • More than 250 restaurants—ranging from elegant restaurants, ethnic cafés and neighborhood delis to micro-breweries, wine bars, corner pubs and late-night coffee houses
  • Numerous recreation opportunities—including hundreds of acres of parkland, outdoor riverfront ice skating center, nature center, zoo and nationally recognized trails network

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