Today, the Town of Chesterton, Indiana has a population of 13,000 - not to mention the seasonal influx of millions of tourists who visit our area every year. We’re known regionally as an artistic community, and visitors come from all over to take in our art galleries, historical sites, antique shops, annual festivals and much, much more.

Outdoor Recreation

But it’s more than tourist attractions that make Chesterton a prime destination for visitors, residents and businesses. Our ecological diversity has lead to the development of wonders such as the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve, many beautiful parks and the newly constructed Prairie-Duneland hiking and biking trail.

Amphitheater at a park

Our drive to develop green initiatives has also resulted in creation of a neo-traditional community, Coffee Creek Center - hailed as one of the world’s most innovative planned communities.

Small Town Living / City Opportunities

Tucked into the shadow of Indiana Dunes yet a mere 45 minutes away from Chicago, Chesterton combines the hospitality and serenity of small town living with the economic viability and cultural opportunities of a world-class city.

It’s not hard to see why Chesterton continues to gain international attention as one of the best places in North America to live, work and play.