At Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana
One of the Best Places to Live!
BusinessWeek magazine has called Fort Wayne one of 2009's best places to raise kids. The magazine evaluated towns using the following weighted criteria: school performance; number of schools; household expenditures; crime rates; air quality; job growth; family income; museums, parks, theaters, and other amenities; and diversity.
In 2012, Parenting Magazine listed Fort Wayne as number six in their "Top 10 Safest Cities" rankings. This list was compiled using statistics on low crime rates, police officers per capita, etc.
Fort Wayne also was awarded "All American City" status in 2009 — for the third time! That's enough to give us "Hall of Fame" status with the National Civic League.
Our city has so much to offer it's difficult to know where to begin! No matter what your interests — the Arts, entertainment, sports, education, outdoor recreation — you'll soon find out why our Fort Wayne has won "Most Livable City" awards.
In addition to the exhilarating working environment you'll experience as a Sweetwater employee, you'll also love the quality of life in Fort Wayne. Our town offers the benefits of a major metropolitan area, without all the big city hassles. You won't encounter a big-city cost of living, either. In fact, the cost of living is 25% below the national average! An April, 2012 study by 24/7 Wall St. ranked Fort Wayne the second most affordable city in the nation to buy a home. And unlike many mid sized cities, Fort Wayne has continued to grow. The Fiscal Times recently wrote that our metropolitan area led the nation in net job growth in 2011/2012.
A Great Place for Arts and Entertainment
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic presents a full season of classics and pops concerts every year, with performances featuring both established virtuosos and up-and-coming artists. Sweetwater is one of the Philharmonic's principal supporters.
The Fort Wayne Ballet offers stellar performances and educational outreach programs.
Fort Wayne's renowned Embassy Theatre has been restored to the lavishness of its 1928 opening and features national productions from the Broadway stage, concerts of all musical formats, educational programming, and cinema. Fort Wayne also hosts big-name national rock and country acts at the Memorial Coliseum. In addition, it's home to the fourth-largest night club in the United States.
Fort Wayne offers an abundance of dining and entertainment choices, ranging from casual to sophisticated. From out-of-the-way nooks for quiet dining to outrageous rock clubs, there's something for everyone.
Sports fans can find year-round activity in the Fort Wayne area, at both the collegiate and professional level. In fact, Fort Wayne was voted the top minor league sports town in America in 2008. The Fort Wayne Komets are the oldest hockey franchise in America and proud winners of post season championships in 2008, 2009, and 2010. The Fort Wayne Tin Caps were also division champs in downtown Fort Wayne's gorgeous new 8,100-seat state-of-the-art ballpark, Parkview Field. This amazing new facility is ranked #1 in minor league baseball experience by Stadium Journey, and is right in the center of our safe and easy-to-navigate downtown. The Mad Ants, our NBA Developmental League Basketball team, is yet another exciting attraction.
Along with these pro teams are strong sports programs at IPFW and St. Francis Universities.
The area offers over 50 lakes within an hour's drive, over 60 golf courses in the surrounding area, 68 miles of multi-use trail connect Fort Wayne's neighborhoods, parks, and nature preserves.