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Interesting Facts About Schererville, Indiana

  • The town of Schererville has a total area of 14.76 square miles. 
  • Chicago Illinois is 26.8 miles from Schererville.
  • The town was named one of the "100 Best Places to Live in the U.S." by Money Magazine in 2007
  • Before Indiana became a state, people called Schererville, Indiana the "Crossroads of the Nation” because he numbers of Indian trails that intersected in this area that later became routes for the wagons of settlers traveling west.
  • Nicholas Scherer, who the town is named after, arrived in the U.S. from Germany in 1846. He founded the community in 1866.
  • The home ownership rate in Schererville is 76%.
  • Illiana Motor Speedway is located in Schererville.
  •  Omni Health & Fitness is a complete health and fitness center that has served Northwest Indiana and the south Chicagoland communities for more than 35 years.
  • There are more than 20 parks in this little town.
  •  The Chamber of Commerce in Schererville was established in 1963.
  • The closest commercial airport to Schererville is the Gary/Chicago International Airport in Gary. Other options include Chicago's O'Hare International or Midway.
  • The average July weather in Schererville is 84 degrees. .
  • The newspaper that serves the town of Schererville is the Northwest Indiana Times
  • Jak’s Warehouse is a large family fun center in Schererville that includes laser tag, Ballocity, a Sky Trail ropes course, party rooms, bumper cars, go-kart racing, an arcade/redemption area and a nine-hole urban golf course.
  • A popular golf club in Schererville is the Scherwood Golf Club.
  • Universities nearby Schererville are Indiana UniversityPurdue University and Ivy Tech State College.
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