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Living in South Bend, Indiana:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

four local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit South Bend, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in South Bend what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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This small city (about 100,000 residents) is now known mostly for the University of Notre Dame. Real estate is inexpensive by US standards. The city once had a robust manufacturing economy, but that time has passed. South Bend is now part of the American “rust belt.”

George, says: 2023

South Bend is a small town, by most standards, but it is the largest in the area. With the neighboring city of Mishawaka nearby, the population of this area exceeds a quarter of a million. This means that there is a great deal to do here for entertainment. We have a 1920s era theater, several museums, and a multitude of universities in which to pursue higher learning. South Bend is a place full of wonder, considering how small it is.

Braden, says: 2020

Someone moving to South Bend should know there are numerous fun activities in the area. Whether it be going to the park, eating at an upscale restaurant, or attending a play at the Morris Center, there is an activity here for everyone.

While we are a large college town, there is not much to do. There are only a handful of hiking spots, only two dog parks, and our human parks are lacking. The cuisine isn’t anything special; we have mostly chain restaurants and barely any local ones.

Chequest, says: 2020

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