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Best Places To Live In Portage, IN

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  • Portage, IN
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 37,054
  • Portage is a great little city right on the southern tip of Lake Michigan. I've been living in Portage for a couple years now and am pretty satisfied with the area so far. The winters can be a little
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • St. John, IN
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,777
  • I have lived in St. John, Indiana all of my life and would never even consider living anywhere else! People here are friendly and personable which is really great! There's all kinds of fun things to do
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  • Crown Point, IN
  • 14.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,743
  • The thing about Crown Point is it’s a small tone fit for photo opportunities. It has a quaint small town square, countless restaurants and shopping in addition to a hub for town evens. The city is great
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  • Dyer, IN
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,133
  • Living in Dyer, so close to Chicago, has all the perks of a big city without the hassle of living right in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Life here is good; it is definitely one of the best
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  • Highland CDP, IN
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,256
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  • Munster, IN
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,103
  • The beauty about living in Munster, Indiana is it's reputation for its Urban Lifestyle! The town provides lots of opportunity for shopping, is only about 45 minutes from Chicago, located not too far from
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  • Schererville, IN
  • 15.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,899
  • Living in Schererville, close knite community, it’s a small town outside of a major city. It was a nice place to grow up, but there’s nothing to really do outside of a few good restaurants, decent
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  • Porter, IN
  • 5.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,873
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  • Winfield, IN
  • 13.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,233
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  • 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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  • Pottawattamie Park, IN
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 253
79
  • Long Beach, IN
  • 19.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,090
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  • Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,932
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  • Valparaiso, IN
  • 10.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 32,271
  • I have made Valparaiso, Indiana my home for the past 5 years and I do not plan on moving anytime soon. While many think of it as just a college town, Valparaiso has a lot to offer young professionals,
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  • Trail Creek, IN
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,037
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  • Griffith, IN
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,583
  • Living in Griffith is quiet, peaceful, and laid back. We could do with some better housing since there isn't a lot of it available and some of it needs to be fixed up a bit, and the weather can get
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  • Cedar Lake, IN
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,872
  • If you want a small town that is close to larger cities to call home, then consider moving to my hometown of Cedar Lake. Living in Cedar Lake, Illinois gives me closeness to some larger towns that can
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  • Chesterton, IN
  • 6.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,912
  • I love living in Chesterton. It's a good place to raise your family and a good location. My oldest child attends Chesterton High School but there are also two private schools in Chesterton. My youngest
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  • 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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  • Merrillville, IN
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 35,268
  • After living in Merrillville for a bit, I've really come to appreciate the city. It may seem like a small city, but it's surprisingly full of opportunities and recreational activities. What I enjoy most
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  • Ogden Dunes, IN
  • 2.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,138
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  • Wanatah, IN
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,231
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  • Lake Dalecarlia, IN
  • 21.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,508
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  • Whiting, IN
  • 16.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,870
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  • Aberdeen, IN
  • 10.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,771
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  • Burns Harbor, IN
  • 3.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,301
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  • Shorewood Forest, IN
  • 9.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,580
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  • Michiana, MI
  • 22.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 187
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  • Hebron, IN
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,041
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  • South Haven, IN
  • 4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,042
70
  • Michiana Shores, IN
  • 21.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 238
69
  • Lake Station, IN
  • 4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,199
  • I experienced great hometown memories while living in Lake Station Indiana. The city is in Lake County. Lake Station is close to Crown Point Indiana. The city has a great education system. Newcomers may
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  • Hobart, IN
  • 7.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,693
  • The thing about Hobart is that it the most family oriented place I have lived. Schools are great, the community is safe, and there are always events going on around town. With the old-time feel of
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  • Dune Acres, IN
  • 6.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 187
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  • Westville, IN
  • 14.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,862
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  • New Chicago, IN
  • 5.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,805
67
  • La Crosse, IN
  • 24.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 517
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  • Beverly Shores, IN
  • 12.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 626
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  • Wheeler, IN
  • 5.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 302
65
  • Salt Creek Commons, IN
  • 5.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,487
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  • 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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  • Town of Pines, IN
  • 13.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 714
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  • Michigan City, IN
  • 17.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 31,374
  • I really like living here in Michigan City. It's right on Lake Michigan so there is always a lot to do in the summer. Going out on a boat or visiting the beach with friends is really fun when the weather
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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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  • East Chicago, IN
  • 14.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,961
  • East Chicago has interesting activities that will make living in the city a lot of fun. There are a number of unique experiences that you can participate in with friends and family that will create
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  • Lynwood, IL
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,232
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  • Lansing, IL
  • 19.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,369
  • I have lived here in Lansing, Illinois for a few years now. It may not be the absolute best place to live, but it is definitely not the most pleasant place to live. All in all it is alright, to say the
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  • Hegewisch, Chicago, IL
  • 20.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,039
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  • Calumet City, IL
  • 18.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 37,112
  • Calumet City is a southern suburb located about 25 minutes away from Chicago. It’s an average neighborhood that hasn’t changed significantly over the past decade. I liked living in Calumet City because
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  • Burnham, IL
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,212
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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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