Porter is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 4,855. Porter is in Porter County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Porter offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Porter there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Porter and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Porter are highly rated.
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Growing up, Porter was a slightly scattered small town on the edge of Lake Michigan, filled with amiable neighbors and plenty of nature. These days, the area is slightly more urban and there are more conveniences nearby that no longer require driving to neighboring Chesterton, but it still borders the State and National Parks for the Indiana Dunes and has plenty of opportunities for families. In my opinion, once one adds in its relative proximity to the Chicago city limits, it is still a pleasant place to live.
A small town outside Chesterton Indiana. Close to Lake Michigan, a nice quite town. Absolutely love the Dunes and Porter beach. A lot of trails and out door activities to do. Biking and hiking is a every weekend activity. So happy my family and I moved here seven years ago.
Everything is on par with any other area like this, but the weather is horrible, and the tourists cause accidents, and make the parks inaccessible on weekends.