We are going to jump straight into the North side of town and talk about some neighborhoods in the Northwest Allen County School District.
Let’s start with Longwood…
Longwood is not a very large subdivision, but it has probably a couple hundred homes. It’s right by Parkview Regional Medical Center, which is a huge hospital complex, and across the street from Dupont Hospital. So if you’re going to be working at either location, you’ll live close by!
The average sale price in Longwood is about $225,000, and the average home is about 2,500 square feet. These houses take about eight days to sell, and there have been 16 sales in the last 12 months. So, not a huge amount of sales, but also not a huge neighborhood to begin with.
Your little ones are going to go to Perry Hill Elementary School, Maple Creek Middle School, or Carroll High School (which is the only high school for Northwest Allen County Schools-and it’s top rated).
It’s a good spot. It’s a great place to have a starter home in Fort Wayne.
Next is Pine Valley…
Pine Valley is a much larger subdivision than in Longwood, and it’s been around for a while. There are a lot of homes in this subdivision, and people love the country club golf course, pool, and tennis courts it has to offer.
What’s really cool is how they have pretty much every style of home that you could ever want. They have cape cods, lots of modern homes, two stories, colonials, and ranches. While some of these homes are pretty old, they were built really well. However, there are some newer sections that offer more of a contemporary look and design if that’s what you’re looking for. It’s also close to everything, so you can have the convenience of dining and grocery stores right across the street.
Dupont Road is one of the main roads in tis area, and it just got a huge remodel. They widened a large part of it to make it safer for traffic, which I think was based upon the growing amount of people in the area. Parkview Hospital and Dupont Hospital are also right around the corner.
Next is La Cabreah…
La Cabreah is going to be a little bit newer than Pine Valley, and these houses are bigger and more expensive. The average sale price is about $350,000, and the average size is a little over 3,300 square feet. There have only been nine sales in the last 12 months, so it’s not a terribly large neighborhood. The houses sell pretty quick though, with the average home sold in just six days. There is some good value here, just because they’re such big houses.
Your little ones are going to go to Oak View Elementary, Maple Creek Middle School, and Carroll High School.
Next is Woodmont…
Right next to La Cabreah is our final stop on this side of town. Woodmont is in a wooded area, and it’s been around for a while. This is one of the older neighborhoods out here, and it offers a lot of trees! These houses are even bigger, with the average home size at 4,600 square feet. The average sale price is about $400,000, and there’s been six sales in the last 12 months. People like this neighborhood.
So why do people want to live out here so much?
Well, you’ve got the Parkview YMCA, which was just built, and Salomon Farm, which is now a part of the Fort Wayne Public Park system. There’s a two mile walking loop, and some really cool family activities.
Pufferbelly Trail runs through a lot of neighborhoods on the North side of town. I believe they are trying to connect this to Downtown Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne has 100 miles of trail system, which all eventually connect to each other. Pufferbelly Trail goes in the back of a lot of subdivisions, so all of the neighborhoods in the area have a way to get on this trail system.
There are so many places in this area. There’s a Walmart, Sam’s Club, Crazy Pinz, an airport called Smith Field, a Lowe’s, Meijer, Home Depot, Costco, and more. So you have a lot of options for dining, retail, groceries, and fun!
Another reason why people like to live on the North side of the city is because most of the lakes in our area are up here. So we’ve got access to 200 lakes that are only within an hour to two away.
Let’s go check out some neighborhoods on the Southwest side of town in Southwest Allen County School District.
Our first stop is Oak Borough…
It’s off Covington Road in Southwest Fort Wayne, and has some homes that are pretty well built. They’ve been around for a while, as most of them are over 20 years old. The average size is about 3,500 square feet, and the average sale price is about $300,000. There have been six sales in the last 12 months. So it’s not a terribly large subdivision, but it has a steady amount of sales.
Your kids will go to Haverhill Elementary School, Summit Middle School, and then Homestead High School. This is in the Southwest Allen County School District, which is comparative to Northwest Allen County School District. They are both typically really high on the list statewide for the best school districts. They’re definitely the two best school districts in Fort Wayne. So people, a lot of times will buy a home in one of these school districts primarily to send their kids to these schools.
Next is Copper Hill…
Just around the corner is Copper Hill, which is much bigger than Oak Borough. The average home size is about 2,000 square feet, and these are much more affordable homes that sell for just over $200,000. We’ve had 28 sales in the past year, and the average days on market is 12 days.
Your kids will go to Haverhill Elementary, Summit Middle School, and Homestead High School.
Next on our list is Covington Woods…
This area is right across from Covington Road. These homes are a little bit bigger, with the average home size at 3,400 square feet. The average sale price is about $285,000, there have been 15 sales in the last year, and the average days on market is 19.
Your kids are going to go to Deer Ridge Elementary, Woodside Middle School, and Homestead High School.
The last neighborhood is called Shores of Rock Creek…
These are affordable homes in a really good location. The average size is just under 2000 square feet, the average sale price is $215,000, and there have been 9 sales in the last 12 months. They sell very quickly, having an average of 3 days.
Your little ones will go to Deer Ridge, Woodside Middle School, and Homestead High School.
So what’s there to do on the Southwest side of town?
Well, just like the North side of town, you have a YMCA, Indian Trails Park, a splash pad, baseball diamonds, a little area where hundreds of people play flag football, and a walking trail.
Near the West County Line, there are some of the highest valued properties in Allen County. You can see pretty clearly how it goes from development on the Allen County side to no development on the Whitley County side, because people are trying to get into Southwest Allen County schools.
Another place for some shopping and good restaurants is Coventry Plaza. You’ve got a Kroger Marketplace and tons of shops and restaurants.
If you like to get outside and move, then I highly recommend checking out Fox Island County Park. If you go to in the wintertime, you can do cross country skiing, which they have trails for. Then of course, in the summertime, there are just tons of things that you can do
That’s a Wrap!
I hope you guys enjoyed this little tour. These neighborhoods are really great. And again, I came up with them based upon their affordability, low crime rates, and proximity of things you’re going to want to be around. If I can answer any of your questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I look forward to chatting with you!