Remember the old saying, “It takes all kinds?” Large cities are melting pots encompassing a wide array of ages, occupations, interests and family histories. South Bend and its surrounding areas are no different, so apartments in South Bend can offer the diversity you’ve been craving. Take, for example, the Nappanee and Shipshewana areas, traditional Amish communities located just outside of South Bend.
Nappanee, listed by Time magazine as one of the top ten small towns in America that has reinvented itself to face the future in prosperity, is one of the largest Amish settlements in the country. Here 2,500 old order Amish live, work and interact with residents and visitors, creating a unique blend of old and new. Visitors can enjoy shopping, restaurants and a country market with over 450 booths featuring Amish quilts, arts and crafts, furniture and baked goods.
Another Amish settlement and tourist destination in the area is the community of Shipshewana. Here visitors can enjoy the Trading Place of America, the Midwest’s largest flea market, as well as restaurants, recreation areas and shops galore.