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The Crossroads of Northeast Indiana

Waterloo is at the “crossroads” of Northeastern Indiana linking several major transportation routes including northeast Indiana’s only Amtrak passenger train stop, Norfolk Southern freight lines, Interstate 69, U.S. 6, and IN 427.  The first trail to link communities was built decades ago between Waterloo and Auburn; it will be extended further in early 2020. Someday, the Auburn-Waterloo Bikeway will be part of the Pokabache Trail- an Indiana visionary trail- that will pass through town connecting Pokagon State Park with Ouabache State Park. We are an active community with all these means of transportation.

Waterloo is a quiet and safe community with nearby assets. Five minutes to the south, the City of Auburn provides entertainment and essential goods; 25 minutes to the south, Fort Wayne is the area’s regional urban center with arts, culture, sports, and a wide variety of activities for the whole family. Waterloo is only 15 minutes from the DeKalb County Airport and 40 minutes from Fort Wayne International Airport. Just 20 miles to the north of Waterloo, the “lake country” of Steuben County offers many year-round recreational opportunities.

The Town is has good amenities for a small community. Waterloo Grant Township Public Library is outstanding. It was built with funds from the Carnegie Foundation in the early part of the 20th Century and expanded recently.  Our library provides outreach services, computer/Internet access and partners with local schools and other organizations. Many churches serve the area and several parks provide recreational opportunities.

The Town is part of an excellent education system featuring Waterloo Elementary, home of the Waterloo Discover Academy — a “hands-on” Project Based Learning (PBL) environment that is partnered with the New Tech Network.  DeKalb County Central junior and senior high schools are innovative and also strive to create a positive culture, continuous improvement and social responsibility.

Waterloo offers the advantages of a small town, such as affordable housing and quiet atmosphere, but is close to major shopping facilities, recreational activities, and other conveniences of modern life.

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Hey All- Reminder with the snow coming over the next couple days. Please keep all vehicles and trash cans off of the roads, including side streets, and cul-de-sacs.

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