Staying Local

We’re proud of our community! It could be because this is where we call home . . . but it could also be because this community is just so great!

Below are some highlights from our community and resources you may find useful. If you can’t find what you need, try checking out our Relocation Guide by clicking here or just give us a call at (812) 714-8250.

McCormick’s Creek State Park & Canyon Inn

Located just outside of Spencer, this is Indiana’s first state park! It has many breathtaking views and picturesque scenes. Here you can discover the many wooded trails, follow the creek that flows through the park, and even explore a cave!

If you need to stay the night, the historic Canyon Inn is beautifully situated inside the park. The inn provides you with spacious meeting rooms, a restaurant serving delicious food, a gift shop, and a hotel room for your needs.

For more information on local parks and outdoor attractions please visit the following pages:

Farmer’s Markets

In our community, farming is a huge part of our culture. That only makes sense why Farmer’s Markets are also a huge part of our Saturdays!

In just about any town or city you’ll find a local Farmer’s Market where you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, and baked goods. You’ll find organic produce that is locally grown and picked from the vine literally a couple hours before. It doesn’t get any better than that!

The closest Farmer’s Market to us is the Owen County Farmers’ Market which you can find here:

Hotels Around Bloomington

If you are staying in the Bloomington area and looking for a hotel for the night, don’t worry! Bloomington has many hotels to pick from so you don’t have to sleep outside!

You can find a list of hotels by following this link:

Bloomington and Owen County Tourism Sites

If you’re trying to plan a trip to the area then we highly recommend visiting the tourism websites for Bloomington and Owen County. They do a great job of keeping up on local events and attractions. You can find their sites by clicking on the links below:

Universities & Colleges

We have been very fortunate to a number of colleges and universities so nearby! These institutions are great assets to our community and help keep us young and current. They all teach with the highest quality of education and have done much to impact our community with astounding achievements. Here are just a few of the more well known institutions:

Grade Schools

We have a great group of public and private schools in our community. From early childhood development to high schools, they all strive to compete at a global level. Students are the priority and seeing them succeed in life is the focus of every school. We take great pride in our education system and the strides they have taken toward to the future.

In our property listings, we try to provide a list of local schools in the area. If you need information about a certain school or area, please contact us and we’d be happy to help!


Innovation has been the heart of Indiana since its founding. We have always been at the cutting edge of medical research, agricultural development, and electronic technology and that proves to be true still today!

Some of the medical giants that call Indiana home include Cook Medical, Boston Scientific, Eli Lilly, and IU Health. If you are looking to get into the medical profession, there is no better place to do it!


Our local workforce is hardworking, self-motivated, and smart. Most are not afraid to problem solve and come up with creative solutions to issues. If you’re looking for information in regards to moving your business here, please contact the Owen County Economic Development office at (812) 829-3245

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