Thinking of Moving to Evansville? Here’s what you need to know.
Located in a less-traveled corner of Indiana, Evansville is perfect for those looking for a small-town feel with all the amenities of big city living. The nearly 121,000 residents are quick to spill the secrets of “River City” to all those who will listen, attracting a steady stream of new residents glad to call Evansville home.
The typical resident of Evansville is young, educated and family-oriented. The town is laid out with a grid of parks and green space, allowing residents to take full advantage of four distinct seasons. Several colleges and universities call Evansville home, adding to the youthful tone to Evansville. The University of Southern Indiana and The University of Evansville serve as geographical bookends to town. The prevailing industry of Evansville is healthcare, with three large regional hospitals providing all manner of services. Deaconess Heath Care Systems is the region’s largest employer with its headquarters located in town.
Evansville is home to one of the most scenic downtowns in Indiana. The Ohio River flows right through town, adding a calming presence to those who stroll past. Many paths and walkways line the river, providing the perfect opportunity for an evening walk or bike ride. Outside of downtown lies a family of caverns and caves perfect for all levels of spelunking. Public transportation is easily accessible through the Metropolitan Evansville Transit System (METS). Regular bus routes with fares around $1 per fare provide easy access for visitors and residents to all major points of town.
What Do You Do?
Visit one of two libraries built with help by Andrew Carnegie or check out the Willard Library, the oldest library in Indiana. If “firsts” are your thing, check out Tropicana, the first riverboat casino in Indiana. Be sure to check out a baseball game at Bosse Field, home of the Otters. Minor league baseball is a big deal around the town, which served as the inspiration and backdrop for the 1992 movie A League of Their Own. The stadium is one of the oldest in the country still operating regularly.