Living in Richmond, Indiana
Looking for a perfect place to call home? Look no further than historic and progressive Richmond, Indiana!
Looking to purchase a great home? Look no further than Lingle Real Estate, by far the industry leader in homes for sale in Richmond, Indiana!
Lingle Real Estate has the real estate market covered with highly trained professional Realtors that understand the nuances of the past, present and future for Richmond. Search through our comprehensive listing of homes for sale in Richmond, Indiana.
Lingle Real Estate is rich in industry-leading professionals, as befits a town that is so rich in quality of life and pioneering spirit. Pioneers thrived in Richmond: Wilbur Wright lived here; the first moving picture was shown here; the first lawn mower was invented here; Hoagy Carmichael’s “Stardust” was recorded here; legendary football coach Weeb Ewbank grew up here.
Richmond's Pioneering Roots
The pioneering spirit has its roots in the early 1800s, when more than 200 wagons arrived daily as they traveled west along the original National Road, which made its entry here in 1827. Since then, Richmond has served as a traveler’s destination with the addition of U.S. 40 and then Interstate 70. Richmond is perfectly located: The major cities of Indianapolis in Indiana and Dayton and Cincinnati in Ohio are just an hour away.
The old pioneering spirit is on display in museums, in murals, in mansions, in the historic productions of Gennett Records. Richmond was an early leader in automotive manufacturing and continues that role today with dozens of businesses fabricating parts for the industry.
Creating New Traditions in Richmond
A new pioneering spirit is on display in the brand-new, highly acclaimed Reid Hospital and medical complex.
It’s on display with an acclaimed antique alley, all-American rose garden and a wonderful arboretum.
Richmond, Indiana is rich in religion, in restaurants and in affordable real estate.
We’re rich in young people and education. A group of energetic teenagers designed and gave the presentation that helped win Richmond’s status as an All-America City.
Richmond, Indiana boasts more than 10,000 enrolled in four growing institutions of higher learning: Earlham College, Indiana University East, Purdue College of Technology and Ivy Tech. They are leaders in boosting area employment.
Richmond Community Schools boast alumni such as Weeb Ewbank, Wilbur Wright, actress Polly Bergen, pro golfer Bo Van Pelt, world-renowned orthopedic doctor Terry Trammell and entrepreneur Michael Holthouse, the founder of Lemonade Day.
We’re rich in commercial and in local retail attractions. Best Buy and Olive Garden just added sites in Richmond. Few towns the size of Richmond – about 37,000 – can boast having a mix of national chains that includes Lowe’s, Red Lobster, Dick's, Kroger’s, Kohls, Dillard’s, Elder-Beerman, Applebee’s and Best Buy.
Richmond boasts the Gennett Mansion, the Gaar House and Museum and the Wayne County Historical Museum.
We have an art museum that’s the only one anywhere that’s attached to an active high school. We have an orchestra, an active theater, a Civic Hall and an acclaimed film festival that honors the Phantoscope, Charles Francis Jenkins’ invention that was shown for the first time in June 1894.
For every attraction that’s been listed, there are many, many more. There are top-notch local restaurants and candy stores.There are clothing stores and a toy store that rival any large city in Indiana or the whole country. There’s a gourmet French bistro and chocolatier and an Italian market inside a hardware store.
Richmond, Indiana is a great place to call home, to discover that perfect home for sale!
Buying a Home in Richmond, Indiana
Call Wayne County the home of great values. The median cost of a home in Richmond, Indiana is less than half of what it is around the country. The cost was $84,600 in September 2011, while it was $175,000 nationally. Just as importantly, statistics show that price stability outshines the nation too. Average prices dipped less than 1 percent, despite a sputtering economy. The average was down 3.15 percent across the nation.
The story about property taxes is also positive: Richmond homeowners pay less than the national average by about one-third. Richmond and Wayne County Indiana shine more than with highly affordable housing. It's cheaper all around to live here, 20 percent by one study. In fact, no American town the size of Richmond can match our all-around affordability. That fact is borne out in 2011 statistics by the Council for Community and Economic Research. It measures 300 cities. The information gained national attention for Richmond through major media outlets recently. Richmond's position was noted on CNBC. The council’s ACCRA Cost of Living Index is considered the gold standard for the country in reliability for city-to-city comparisons.
Our cost of living overall was just 85.8 percent, the lower this number the lower the cost of living, of the national average for the statistics gathered in that study.
Richmond, Indiana ranked fifth in the second quarter of 2011 and seventh overall for the year.If those numbers aren't gaudy enough, consider this: Richmond is the most affordable of any city in the study that's in the Midwest and Eastern part of the country and also best for any population from 25,000 to 65,000 in the whole country. Richmond’s population is just under 37,000, according to the 2010 Census. Richmond led the country in affordability for a wide variety of consumer items. The report put out by the Council for Community and Economic Research notes that Richmond is a two-time All-America City. Add in all of the qualify-of-life attributes and it's easy to see why Richmond Indiana stands as a national leader.
Richmond, Indiana's Real Estate Leader
Why not find out for yourself why the Richmond and Wayne County market is a great – and highly affordable – place to call home? Let a highly trained Realtor from Lingle Real Estate show you how that when it comes to buying and selling real estate in Richmond and Wayne County, we go above and beyond to make.
Lingle Real Estate Realtors can help you find an old mansion here or the most modern of residences. Our full-time, fully trained professionals can help you find a great wooded hideaway or real estate that’s within biking distance of the hospital or the colleges. We can help you maneuver through the maze of styles, locations and price ranges.
Lingle Real Estate prides itself on being the leader in home buying and selling in Richmond Indiana. It’s been that way for more than 50 years, first under the leadership of founder Bill Lingle. Lingle Real Estate had five agents when Paul Lingle purchased the company in 1979. There are 30 now, with a support staff of 11.
That growth reflects Lingle Real Estate’s use of proven marketing tools along with continuous agent training to sell more homes than any other Realtor in Richmond. But, we offer a lot more than expertise for the Richmond real estate market. We know real estate values and can provide valuable help. We have strong values, too. We value honesty, hard work and community spirit. We pride ourselves in knowing our community and being a leader.
We believe in Richmond, Indiana. And we believe there is a perfect home for sale here just for you.
For more information about Richmond, Indiana or its surrounding areas, please contact a Lingle Real Estate Realtor today!