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.

A Great Place for Arts and Entertainment

Dining & Entertainment

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.

An Award Winning Ballpark

Believe it or not — the very first major league baseball game was played in Fort Wayne in 1871! The tradition continues today: In 2013, Fort Wayne was named one of the Top 10 Minor League Sports Towns in America.

Scenic Fort Wayne

There are over 200 lakes in Northeast Indiana (many within an hour's drive of Fort Wayne) and over 60 golf courses in the surrounding area. We also have over 68 miles of paved multi-use trails that connect Fort Wayne's neighborhoods, parks, and nature preserves.

Embassy Theatre

Fort Wayne's renowned Embassy Theatre — restored to the lavishness of its 1928 opening — features national productions from the Broadway stage, concerts of all musical formats, educational programming, and cinema.
Photo provided by the Embassy Theatre Foundation.


Sports have a long tradition in Fort Wayne. The NBA was actually founded here (way back when the Detroit Pistons were the Zollner Pistons).


The Fort Wayne Komets are the oldest hockey franchise in the country, having won numerous year-end championships (four times in the past seven years!).


The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, our NBA Development team, share the Memorial Coliseum with the Komets as their home and were league champions in 2014.

College Sports

Along with our exciting pro teams, we are home to strong college sports programs at Indiana University/Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), St. Francis University, and Indiana Tech.

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic

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 Phil's principal supporters.
We could go on and on about all the great things Fort Wayne has to offer, but we think a great way to catch a glimpse of what life is like here is to check out the videos below

Meet Fort Wayne

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