South Bend is an improving city that is building a robust technology presence, and simultaneously creating exciting employment opportunities for local residents. Mayor Pete Buttigieg has done an excellent job reviving the city. Still, South Bend lacks a sense of safety at times, especially at night - my home itself has been broken into multiple times. Downtown South Bend has a variety of options for nightlife and the arts, as well as a very impressive hospital, but there are still several vacancies and dilapidated buildings that detract from the visual effect. With that being said, the improvements in infrastructure have improved commute time, which used to be frustratingly slow. Finally, real estate valuations in several areas are extremely strong, and will likely only improve going forward due to the influx of new technology jobs likely to hit the area.