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Best Places To Live In Portage, IN

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  • Portage, IN
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 37,054
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score83
  • Crown Point, IN
  • 14.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,743
82
  • Highland CDP, IN
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,256
82
  • St. John, IN
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,777
81
  • Dyer, IN
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,133
78
  • Schererville, IN
  • 15.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,899
77
  • Highland, IN
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,107
  • I lived here till I moved 2 years ago. This town is in the middle of everything, which is nice. You just have to drive 20 minutes to the mall, or 30-45 minutes to get into Chicago which is awesome. There
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  • Chesterton, IN
  • 6.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,912
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  • Winfield, IN
  • 13.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,233
75
  • Porter, IN
  • 5.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,873
75
  • Munster, IN
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,103
75
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • 10.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 32,271
74
  • Kouts, IN
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,846
  • Kouts has the worstest food in the earth. It came out late and was realy cold. I will never go back to kouts again
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  • Long Beach, IN
  • 19.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,090
74
  • Merrillville, IN
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 35,268
74
  • Ogden Dunes, IN
  • 2.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,138
73
  • Pottawattamie Park, IN
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 253
72
  • Wanatah, IN
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,231
72
  • Griffith, IN
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,583
72
  • Shorewood Forest, IN
  • 9.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,580
71
  • Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,932
71
  • Michiana, MI
  • 22.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 187
71
  • Burns Harbor, IN
  • 3.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,301
71
  • Lake Dalecarlia, IN
  • 21.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,508
70
  • Trail Creek, IN
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,037
69
  • Michiana Shores, IN
  • 21.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 238
69
  • Cedar Lake, IN
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,872
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  • Dune Acres, IN
  • 6.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 187
68
  • Aberdeen, IN
  • 10.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,771
68
  • Hebron, IN
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,041
68
  • Whiting, IN
  • 16.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,870
66
  • La Crosse, IN
  • 24.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 517
66
  • South Haven, IN
  • 4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,042
66
  • Beverly Shores, IN
  • 12.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 626
65
  • Westville, IN
  • 14.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,862
65
  • Salt Creek Commons, IN
  • 5.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,487
64
  • New Chicago, IN
  • 5.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,805
64
  • Wheeler, IN
  • 5.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 302
63
  • Lake Station, IN
  • 4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,199
63
  • Hobart, IN
  • 7.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,693
63
  • Town of Pines, IN
  • 13.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 714
60
  • Hammond, IN
  • 16.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 78,349
  • Hammond, Indiana, is bordered by Lake Michigan on the North and the Little Calumet River to the South. Hammond has one of the largest inland marinas in the country. It has a beautiful coastline that
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  • Michigan City, IN
  • 17.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 31,374
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  • East Chicago, IN
  • 14.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,961
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  • Gary, IN
  • 8.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 77,858
  • I spent four days in the city of Gary, Indiana during the summer of 2009 when pop star Michael Jackson died. Michael was born in Gary, so I visited the 2300 Jackson St. bungalow home where he grew up,
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  • Lansing, IL
  • 19.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,369
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  • Burnham, IL
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,212
50
  • Lynwood, IL
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,232
50
  • Hegewisch, Chicago, IL
  • 20.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,039
49
  • Calumet City, IL
  • 18.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 37,112
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  • East Side, Chicago, IL
  • 20.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 22,550

Listed above are the best places to live in Portage, IN for 2018. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Portage, IN, followed by the best places to live near Portage, IN, sorted by Livability Score.

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