Porter County is a county in the United States located in northwestern Indiana, part of the Chicago metropolitan area. It is known for its Golden Age of prosperity, which has resulted in some of the country's most impressive neighborhoods and architectural statements. Oak Park, where architect Frank Lloyd Wright established his original studio, is a renowned residential architecture museum. It is a typical Midwestern suburban enclave, with square blocks, stately homes with shaded streets and a shopping area next to the train station, which still serves as an important commuter terminal.
Riverside, to the south, is similar but with curved streets and a park-like setting designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, famous for Central Park. The climate and the typical “C” factors of the cost of living in large cities, overcrowding, crime and displacement are the main negative aspects. Chicago's weather can be pleasant but sometimes downright miserable. The lakeside location, in front of the teeth of the storm's trajectory, and the continental climate of the northwest produce cold, snow, wind, storms, humid heat and climate changes that can be stimulating for some but intolerable for others.
The cost of living varies by neighborhood and lifestyle but is accelerating after years as a relative bargain for a large city. Violent crime continues to be a problem in some neighborhoods and there are still some dirty and rundown areas that would make some people think twice. These facts impair the statistical evaluation of Chicago. However, we believe that the area offers a rich and comprehensive variety of lifestyles, amenities and opportunities for most people who are willing to make some compromises; most should not be discouraged by the low ranking.
Members receive 10 FREE city profile downloads per month, unlimited access to our calculator and detailed cost-of-living analysis, unlimited access to our DataEngine and more. Hebron, IN belongs to Porter County. See the list of Porter County zip codes. Blain from the Associate Reform Presbyterian Presbyterian Church in Hebron requested a post office named after his church.
By 1936 three passenger trains a day passed through Hebron to Chicago allowing access to world markets. Submit your own photos of this city and show them to the world (Hebron-Indiana, Hebron, See the promotion details and upload your photos of Hebron, Indiana).