Neighborhood Today

Neighborhood Today

The Near Northwest is experiencing a rebirth as a vital neighborhood and ideal place to live. Its close proximity to the University of Notre Dame, Downtown South Bend employers and South Bend’s Downtown Entertainment District provides unique opportunities to live, work and play within a three mile radius!

The Near Northwest is unique in its housing. Many of the area homes were built from the late 1800’s to the mid-1900’s, resulting in four historic districts within the neighborhood. The quality of craftsmanship of these older homes is undeniable – with wonderful architectural features, beautiful hardwood floors, and lots of character. The homes available range from charming bungalows to impressive American Four Squares. Exceptional homes and excellent prices – there is a home for everyone in the near northwest.

There is no denying that the neighbors are an extraordinary bunch. The success of the neighborhood has much to do with the warm, welcoming neighbors and their willingness to be involved. The Near Northwest Neighborhood, Inc. (NNN) is a non-profit organization that works to engage and empower area residents. Along with the organization’s efforts, neighbors are working to keep the near northwest a great place to live. On top of being dedicated to the neighborhood, neighbors know how to have a good time – it is not uncommon to see neighbors getting together for a cook out or chatting on their front porches. The neighborliness is contagious!

By virtue of its location, wonderful housing and engaged neighbors, the near northwest has become home to a diverse group of residents including college & university professors, Memorial Hospital employees, professionals – such as lawyers, architects, doctors and journalists – college students, families, retired individuals, and young couples. You too can be a part of South Bend’s Near Northwest!

You will love the neighbors!