A City of Opportunity
Fort Wayne, Indiana is truly a place where you can lay down roots, establish a career, and make your mark. In 2014 alone, NerdWallet ranked Fort Wayne in the Top 10 Best Cities for Quality of Life, and Forbes named us one of 19 "Opportunity Cities." We've also won the All-America City Award from the National Civic League a whopping three times — enough to put us in their Hall of Fame!
When choosing a place to live, affordable housing is always a large factor. We're proud to say that Fort Wayne is ranked #1 as the most affordable small city in America for homeowners! In 2015, Livability.com featured us in "Best Affordable Places to Live," and in October 2014, AARP ranked us as the #1 most affordable place in America to rent. Whether buying or renting, your dollar goes further here!
Fort Wayne's benefits don't stop with housing. In the past few years, we've been named Top 10 in categories such as Best Places to Raise Kids, Safest Cities, Best Minor League Sports Towns, Best Minor League Ballparks, and Best Cities for Economic Stability. Our city isn't just a great place to move — it's a great place to settle down for the long haul!
If faith is important, you might be interested to know Fort Wayne's nickname is The City of Churches. And if you're looking for serenity in your surroundings, our city maintains over 85 beautiful parks. We think you'll find Fort Wayne to be an ideal home and one of the most welcoming places you'll ever have the pleasure to visit.