About Porter County
Image result for south shore railroadLocated juImage result for chesterton high schoolst 45 minutes Southeast of Chicago, Illinois and bordering the Southern Shores of Lake Michigan, Porter County, Indiana is truly a place of beauty. Located near the shores of Lake Michigan, the county hosts the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park and the Indiana Dunes State Park. Residents of the communities spend leisure time strolling along one of the many public beaches or just spend a day browsing the local shops and antique stores. Come and visit our community and enjoy a summer day at the water park or spend a weekend enjoying one of the many local festivals. For more information about Porter County contact either Mark I Homes or the Porter County Office of Tourism located in Chesterton, Indiana.
   Excellent Schools     Transportation      Why Porter County?

Porter County has one of the finest school districts in Indiana or Illinois.

 The Duneland (Chesterton) District offer elementary and secondary education facilities that consistently score high in the state and region and national testing.

 Centrally located, Porter County offers easy access to Valparaiso University, Purdue University (Northwest Campus), Indiana University and Notre Dame University, St. Mary's of the Woods College and St. Francis College in South Bend
Porter County residents enjoy small community living with easy access to Chicago and Indianapolis for business or pleasure. Train service to and from Chicago and South Bend is just a 4 miles from downtown Chesterton. If airport accessibility is your concern, driving time to major airports. Drive time to the :

 Gary Regional Airport - 20 minutes

 South Bend Regional - 45 minutes

 Chicago Midway - 55 minutes

 Chicago O'Hare - 60 minutes

 Indianapolis International - 21/2 hours

 In addition, for a nominal fee there is hourly bus transportation service to Midway or O'Hare airports from Portage or Michigan City.
Porter County is abound with charming towns, miles of beaches, unique dining, entertainment, and festive events. Come explore this diverse and welcoming county in Northwest Indiana.

 The residents enjoy low tax rates, excellent school systems, a variety of recreational activities and communities ready to welcome you with open arms.