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Make Our City, Your City!

relocation 01spr lgMonticello, Indiana is a community that offers the quality of life that every American dreams of discovering. Our safe streets, excellent schools, tree-lined residential areas, and recreational opportunities appeal to people of all ages. Located in America's heartland, Monticello is a community with timeless, traditional values. Annually, over one million people visit the area, home of Indiana Beach and Lakes Shafer and Freeman. There is a spirit of fun and adventure in this community.

Come and Make Our City, Your City! and experience the warmth, excitement, and diversity that this community offers. If you are planning to relocate, either your family or your business, we hope your will become part of this community. In our city, the welcome mat is always out!

  • Location

    location 01 lgEasy Access to Business and Fun

    Monticello stands at the center of White and Carroll counties, a spectacular summertime recreation are. Situate on the Tippecanoe River between to meandering man-made lakes, The City of Monticello shares its amenities and heritage with more than one million visitors annually.

    Interstate 65 is approximately 20 miles to the west of the city, reached by U.S. Highway 24. This highway intersects with north-south U.S. 421 and State Road 39 in Monticello.

    Monticello's highway and rail transportation systems provide companies and industries with a wide spectrum of capabilities to meet their unique needs. Whether bringing in raw mateials or shipping out finished goods, the area has the necessary resources to keep manufacturing lines moving.

    In addition to being ideally located between major airports (Chicago's Midway and O'Hare International Airport), White County has its own general aviation airport. White County Airport offers full maintenance facilities and fuels for jet and prop-driven aircraft.

    Several railroads serve the community business and industrial base. The T P & W Railroad has a cap I intermodal Hub Center on US Highway 24 West. In addition, seven motor freight firms provide intra-and- interstate shipping. Monticello is located 80 miles from Burns Harbor, at Portage, giving area firms access to world markets via the St. Lawrence Seaway.
  • Real Estate

    Our City ... Providing a High Quality of Life

    Much of the landscape of Monticello rises in gentle hills, presenting homebuilders with the perfect canvas. Homes vary from elegant, turn-of-the-century masterpieces to small lakeside cottages.

    Lake and riverside locations abound. Lakes Shafer and Freeman offer a total of 100 miles of shoreline, which translates into thousands of home sites. Lakeside homes include custom-designed executive homes, mid-size single-family homes, and cozy cottages.

    Gaining information about homes and real estate for sale in our City is a phone call or email away! Take the following steps:
    When contacting any of our realty companies, there is always a helpful voice on the other end. Many have web sites where you can browse home and business real estate offerings. Whatever your needs are ... our City has many choices. Remember, the welcome mat is always out!
  • Education
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    Our City ... Quality Schools - "One Heart - One Tribe!"

    Twin Lakes School Corporation presents an atmopshere of educational challenge and teamwork. The corporation has fine school buildings, equipment, excellent programs, highly skilled teachers, interested parents and approximately 2,600 students.

    Twin Lakes School Corporation serves Monticello and the communities of Idaville, Burnettsville, and Yeoman. The corporation's administrative headquarters is housed in the former South Grade School, a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The corporation has three elementary schools, a middle school, a high school and a career center. Click the links below for more information:

    Twin Lakes School Corporation - 574-583-7211 Website
    Eastlawn Elementary School - 574-943-3637 Website
    Meadowlawn Elementary School - 574-583-7720 Website
    Oaklawn Elementary School - 574-583-5651 Website
    Roosevelt Middle School - 574-583-5552 Website
    Twin Lakes High School - 574-583-7108 Website
  • Worship

    worship 01 lgOur City ... Keeping the Faith

    Faith and family values remain a major influence in the lives of Monticello residents.

    Today, more than twenty churches representing all major denominations raise steeples skyward in Monticello. Throughout the city, church architectural designs and service formats vary. Teaching and reaching the faithful is the constant thread among all the denominations. Faith-based programs include worship services, Sunday schools, youth fellowship opportunities mission outreaches, musical concerts, vacation bible schools and preschools.

    Click for City of Monticello Church Directory.
  • Economy

    Economic Resources and Assistance

    Government leaders at all levels work together to make Monticello a choice location for industry and business. Incentives are utilized to attract new industrial development to the greater Monticello area. White County Economic Development assists prospective business and industry interested in locating in the county and Monticello.

    City of Monticello leaders work at the regional level with Indiana Economic Development Corporation and Lafayette-West Lafayette Economic Development Corporation to ensure that no new business leads are overlooked. Monticello has created "Economic Revitalization Areas" where relocating or expanding companies can have real estate and personal property taxes abated for up to 10 years. The Monticello Economic Development Commission (EDC) works with the Mayor and City Council on important economic development issues.

    Several Indiana agencies and organizations provide business incentives and assistance. Purdue University offers a popular and free Technical Assistance Program to area businesses to address concerns or issues faced.

    Monticello's quality of life and recreational opportunities makes it a premier target for new and expanding businesses.
  • Industry

    industry 01 lgOur City ... Strong and Growing Industry

    Monticello has a solid industrial base in which no company dominates the labor market, thus assuring a strong local economy.

    The area's diverse industrial base represents national and international companies - including Ball Metal Beverage Container Corporation, Emerson Electric's McGill Corporation, Monticello Spring Corporation, MSCA, Polymer Science, and Jordan Manufacturing.

    White County, with Monticello as it's county seat, is home to Cives Steel Company (the nation's largest steel fabricator) and Vanguard Trailer - a growth leader in the trucking trailer manufacturing industry. As Indiana's largest popcorn producer, natural fit companies include Vogel Popcorn and Wabash Valley Farms, manufacturer of the famous stovetop Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper.

    Area industrial and business employers benefit from the proximity of higher education training programs provided through Ivy Tech and Purdue University. While Monticello employees are well trained - resulting in an efficient, dependable, hardworking and reliable workforce. Area companies have taken advantage of state skill assessment and training grants designed to assist workers in specific skill development.

    Further information may be found at the White County Economic Development web site.
  • Healthcare

    Home Town Care Can Only Come From A Small Town

    Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital is a critical access hospital located in Monticello, Indiana. Offering a wide range of services that include general medical/surgical services, a 24-hour emergency department, sophisticated diagnostic imaging services, laboratory, chemotherapy, physical therapy, swing bed and home health services. IU Health White Memorial also has an on-site helipad for critical access transportation.

    fireplaceAll patient rooms are private and boast warm colors and natural light to enhance comfort and healing. A family-friendly environment offers pullout beds for overnight stays and wireless internet access.

    Adjacent to the hospital is a two-story medical office building with walk in services, primary care and specialty physicians.

    IU Health White Memorial is part of a regional integrated network with seamless access to services. IU ldrHealth has 15 hospitals and more than 300 physician offices throughout Indiana and provides a full range of specialty and primary care services. Our unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation’s leading medical schools – gives patients access to groundbreaking research and innovative treatments to complement high-quality care.

    Our state of the art facility will make you feel like you are in a large city, but our home town care will make you feel like part of the family.

    For more information, visit our web site or call 574-583-7111.