Why Fort Wayne, Indiana

Best Place to Raise a Family

“Fort Wayne claims first place in our study of the best cities to raise a family. One important factor in Fort Wayne’s favor is its high school graduation rate. Just over 90% of high school students graduate, the third-highest rate in the study. In past studies, we found that Fort Wayne is one of the best places for teachers, as well. Combine that strong dedication reputation with low costs of living, and Fort Wayne is a great option for raising a family.” – SmartAsset, 2017

Top 10 City to Start a Career

Insurance Provider Insurify ranked Fort Wayne as a top 10 city to start a career: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/27/best-us-cities-for-new-grads-to-start-a-career.html

We’re an All-America City

The City of Fort Wayne has won that National League of Cities All-America City Award in 1983, 1998, 2009 and 2021. First in the Nation for Job Creation (Fiscal Times Magazine), One of the Best places to raise children (Business Week), fifth Safety City in the United States (InsuranceProviders.com).

The Allen County Public Library located in downtown Fort Wayne has the 2nd largest public genealogy collection in the United States. Travelocity blog rated Fort Wayne as a top 5 Best city in the U.S. to visit with kids. The list goes on and on, and you can see more at visitfortwayne.com.

We’ve Got Your Sports

Fort Wayne welcomes sports fans. Home of Komets Hockey, Tin Caps baseball, and the Fort Wayne FC, Fort Wayne has entertainment ready for you. Parkview Field, home of the Tin Caps, was rated as #1 in Minor League Baseball’s 30 High-A ballparks for 2021. The Fort Wayne Komets won the 2021 Kelly Cup. Fort Wayne is centrally located and that makes travel to larger sporting events easy.

The Outdoors Awaits You!

Visit our river front attractions, Promenade Park, and enjoy the day outdoors. Rent a kayak and check out the river, sights, and sounds from the water. When you are done head out on foot or bike and enjoy over 100 miles of trail systems.


  • Home of The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – rated one of the top ten zoos in the nation.
  • Science Central
  • Allen County Courthouse – A National Historic Landmark
  • Allen County Public Library
  • The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum
  • Sweetwater – Largest on-site music instrument inventory in the US

        Museums & Galleries

          • Artlink Gallery
          • Auer Center
          • Castle Gallery
          • Chief Richardville House
          • Diocesan Museum
          • Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum
          • Fort Wayne Museum of Art
          • The History Center
          • Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum
          • Orchard Gallery of Fine Art

          The Fort Wayne Police Department is a full-service, highly sophisticated professional agency. Through innovate leadership and dedication to providing quality services, our Department maximizes its resources to provide a high-quality work environment. We give our officers the same respect and concern that we expect them to show all citizens with whom they come into contact in the line of duty.

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