Live in Whiting
Thinking of Moving to Whiting?
Located just 20 minutes from Chicago’s Loop, Whiting rests on the shoreline of beautiful Lake Michigan. A safe, walkable community with excellent schools, Whiting is a great place to raise a family, enjoy an easy commute to work, or relax into retirement.
The following information is provided to make your re-location to Whiting as easy as possible. If you would like more information, please contact Bruce Stolman, Director of Economic Development, at (219) 659-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Finding a Place to Stay
- Getting Started
- Getting Around
- Local Schools
- A Safe Community
- Things To Do in Whiting
Whiting shares its ZIP Code (46394) with neighboring Robertsdale, the northernmost area of Hammond. As a result, many Hammond homes have Whiting addresses, a fact which frequently causes confusion among new residents.
Before moving to the area, it is recommended that you determine which municipality you are re-locating to, as this has consequences which will affect your family’s schooling, tax rates, municipal services, etc.
Boundaries for the City of Whiting can be found on this map.
Buying a Home
Whiting is home to local realtors who can assist you in purchasing a residence in the community:
Christine Suarez, Weichert Realtors-Wold Group
Jim Staley, Weichert Realtors Wold Group
Renting an Apartment
If you are interested in renting an apartment, please visit the “Classified Ad” section of our web site by clicking here. This list is not an endorsement, nor is it an indication that any of these spaces are available. It is provided simply as a starting point in your search:
The City of Whiting provides fresh, potable water from Lake Michigan. To have your water activated, please contact the Water Department between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Located at 1443-119th Street (City Hall)
For additional information, please click here.
Area Gas and Electrical Services are provided by the Northern Indiana Public Service Company, whose contact information is provided here (www.nipsco.com).
Whiting serves as a great starting place for travel in and around Chicago or Northwest Indiana. By car, train, bus or bike, we are close to wherever you want to go.
The South Shore station, located 4 miles from Downtown Whiting at 4531 Hohman Avenue, runs from the heart of Chicago to South Bend, IN. Learn more here (www.nictd.com).
The Metra, Illinois’ rail system, links Chicago to a network of suburbs. The XXX station, located on the XXX line, is just X miles away from Downtown Whiting. To learn more about Metra, click here (www.metrarail.com).
Hammond’s Line 1 provides bus service to and from Downtown Whiting. To learn more, click here (www.gohammond.com/web/index.php?id=148,0,0,1,0,0).
Whiting is currently in the process of providing a local link to a much larger regional bike/pedestrian trail system. To learn more about it, click here (www.nirpc.org/transportation/nonmotorized.htm).
Local schools, addressing every level of education, provide a premier academic environment.
The Whiting School system is one of 8 in Indiana to achieve national Blue Ribbon status, has been honored as an “Exemplary” school district by the State, and has—for each of the past 10 years—ranked in the Top 5 of Lake County high schools for % of students passing the ISTEP. Learn more about the schools here (www.whiting.k12.in.us).
Saint John the Baptist is one of the Gary Diocese’s best K-8 schools. ISTEP passage rates exceed 90%, ranking it among the top in the State. With a focus on values-based learning and personal academic excellence, St. John the Baptist has been a cornerstone of the community for over a century. Learn more about the school here (sjbcatholicparish.org/education.php#sjbschool).
Calumet College of St. Joseph is a small, family-oriented, four-year college offering master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degrees as well as certificate programs. Learn more about the school here (www.ccsj.edu).
While no place is immune to illegal activity, Whiting is a small community that vigilantly maintains high levels of personal and public safety. To actively address illicit behavior, residents and police officers gather for a monthly Crime Watch meeting, publish the notes of these meetings, and regularly post police activity here on our website. Police Officers patrol our streets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure our safety.
Whiting is filled with family-friendly places and activities.
To learn more about our Rockefeller-built community Center, or other Parks and Recreation locations and activities, please visit our Parks Department page.
To learn more about Whihala Beach, adjacent to Whiting Park, please watch this Beach Video
To learn more about our family-friendly, Carnegie Library, please visit www.whiting.lib.in.us.
Or, to take advantage of the full calendar of special events held around the community, click here.