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South Bend, IN

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South Bend is a captivating city on the St. Joseph River, which feeds into beautiful Lake Michigan, just twenty miles away. One of the defining traits of South Bend is the University of Notre Dame, and the entire city is full of proud supporters of the Fighting Irish. Everyone from sports fans to history buffs, from diligent students to outdoor enthusiasts, can find something they love about South Bend.

Key City Stats
The average age of South Bend, IN is
Under 5 Years
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.97%
  • 6.82%
  • 7.04%
  • Female
  • 8.11%
  • 6.69%
  • 6.08%
is average rent in South Bend, IN
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 8.41%
  • 6.88%
  • 6.8%
of units are available for rent in South Bend
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 2338
  • 286
  • 2690
Getting Around in South Bend, IN

Traveling around South Bend is certainly easiest with a car, but public transportation is available as well. Transpo serves the city with a fleet of buses fully equipped with bike racks, a Downtown Trolley, and a SWEEP trolley service that is free of charge to students, teachers, and staff of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College. For trips away from home, the South Bend Airport makes traveling a breeze. Traveling by train is also an option through Amtrak and the South Shore Line of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District which brings passengers right into Chicago.

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in South Bend is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.16%
  • 8.04%
  • 1.13%

Studebaker National Museum

<p>The Studebaker Corporation was an influential company in American transportation from its founding in 1852 until its American plant closed in 1963; Studebaker started as a wagon producer and soon moved into automobiles. The Studebaker National Museum curates this history with 70 vehicles spanning over a century. The main level covers Studebaker's history from the nineteenth century until 1934, while the upper level contains more recent automobiles.</p>

The Morris Performing Arts Center

<p>The Morris Performing Arts Center has been home to numerous forms of entertainment over the years. Originally a vaudeville theatre, it later played movies, including the 1940 Ronald Reagan film, Krute Rockne, All American. When the structure was destined for demolition, E.M. Morris bought it and donated it to the city of South Bend. Today, it is home to the Broadway Theater League and the South Bend Symphony Orchestra.</p>