With about 40% of the city’s living spaces available to renters, someone looking for apartments in South Bend has many options. The most populated cities in the nearby area are Mishawaka and Elkhart, which account for about 90% of South Bend’s population. You might enjoy Elkhart or Mishawaka rentals, but smaller townships adjacent to these cities are also good choices.
South Bend has a highly industrialized economy which emanated from pioneering companies founded there during the 19th century. Development of railway and public transportation systems followed this growth, ultimately creating a transit and roadway system that makes getting around the northwest Indiana area convenient for residents.
Numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Notre Dame, St. Mary’s College and Indiana University South Bend are located in South Bend, making it a good choice for renters pursuing higher education. The Potawatomi Zoo, several historical and art museums, and cultural offerings such as the Morris Performing Arts Center make South Bend a vibrant area in which to settle.