Rating 3.79 out of 5 66 reviews
Hobart is okay. It used to be somewhere I wanted to live forever, but now that I've gotten older, Hobart isn't very friendly. The environment is toxic, I'd say. There's lots of political clashes. There are lots of conservatives, but some liberals that argue A LOT. I admit, I've gotten in my fair share of political debates. The schools suck, they only care about their image and reputation. Hobart is not the most POC (person of color) friendly place. During a Black Lives Matter protest, there was an anti-Black Lives Matter protest where people branded their weapons. Hobart can be scary, but I've gotten used to expecting the unexpected here.
No place it’s perfect but I enjoy this community! I appreciate the togetherness and friendliness from the residents.
The town is run with a hillbilly-and-a-beer attitude. Kids and drunks ride around on golf carts. which aren't street permitted, and cops look away. Some say the cops own the golf carts. Fireworks are KING here. Pyro Joe is infamous. The hillbillies love setting off fireworks at all times all summer in city limits. This is also illegal. But, the city doesn't care and neither do the hillbillies. They'll tell you it's their patriotic, God-given right to burn up and modify chinese made fireworks. Unfortunately, the town has alot of highly uneducated people who think they're experts at everything, especially global pandemics. Some of these blowhard hillbillies run the town, hence above. Not everyone is like this though. There are good, hardworking people who keep to themselves and would help you in heartbeat. The town has potential, but needs new blood, particularly educated people with critical thinking skills who've lived elsewhere and have experienced better.
I love my neighborhood, but the city in general is not the most welcoming to outsiders. Still some small town attitudes.
Hobart is a lovely place to live with a few nice stores and restaurants that are quite enjoyable. Living near portage and Merrilliville and only a 40 minute drive from Chicago is very convenient. When it comes to the people here and Hobart being known as "the friendly city," I completely disagree. Hobart seems to be divided into into the left and the right. It seems like nobody has respect for their neighbors and their opinions. If one neighbor is lighting of fireworks and the other neighbor asks them to quiet down, the next night you can expect them to light off more fireworks until later in the night just to spite them. I love living here, but I wish we had more respect for each other here.
I moved to Hobart, Indiana during my last year of middle school and it has changed my life for the good. I felt extremely welcomed when I first came here from the students in my class, the staff at the schools, my church members, and other people I just randomly met. There are many unique restaurants, beautiful lake scenery, and many fun activities to do with your friends and family.
Hobart is a wonderful city. With a very small and tight knit community, everyone knows everyone. The community values each other and with that being said, people in Hobart have respect for others. The individuals that make up this community have lived here most of their lives and continue to preserve this city. The city is becoming better and better due to all the love and care from the residents. With many small business and great places to visit, Hobart will keep you active. There are many activities to do in Hobart and many people to meet. These individuals will greet you with nothing but kindness and continue to accept others into the community.
I love Hobart, Indiana. Although we are a suburb of Chicago, we are a close knit town. We love our Friday night football games! Football is what brings this town together. We also have some small cafe's uptown which are so yummy.
I have been investing in Hobart close to the lake. The properties are always rented and the people that live in it are great. I love the vibe and the fact that walking around the lake helps relieve stress. People kayak and do water sports there. I see people jog around the area and in some days, have picnics by the park and watch movies as a community. I will continue to invest here :)
I would like to see more uniform buildings that aren't as obnoxious in placement; I want the town center to be more uniform. I have enjoyed living close to Chicago without having to pay Illinois taxes.
There is a nice community in Hobart. I feel safe in Hobart and there are a lot of familiar faces. School City of Hobart is very active in the community and shows a lot of pride.
What I like about Hobart is that it's a nice quiet town but what I would like for it to change that they have more events for all ages
Hobart was a very family friendly town and everybody knew everyone so you go to experience it all with your community. Always a ton of festivities going on by the lake and people looking forward to Fall Friday Nights for the football games.
Hobart is a very diverse city. Within the city itself there are multiple activities as well as groups that families could join to make one feel welcome and a part of the community. While the community itself is growing, the city works hard to maintain a small town feel.
I have lived in Hobart for almost my entire life, and as I got older the more and more change I saw. They have split schools, and made kids go to different sides of town. They built a brand new high school, yet failed to include a swimming pool. And they are constantly using money to reconstruct the down town area.
It's a pretty peaceful little town however a car is required to move from place to place unless you live downtown. and it is a hard place for creative types to improve.
Hobart is known as the Friendly City what more is to say it’s a wonderful place to live a great place for families in the summer there is sooo much to do the city is diverse and well kept as well as entertainment not to mention the lake George is perfect for fishing/walking/etc many places to eat and things to do very enjoyable