Living In Gary Indiana

Gary Population

68,325 residents

Average Home


Median Income


School Rating

.5/10 Rating

All About Gary IN

Gary Indiana is in Lake County and has about 75,000 residents, down from around 175,000 residents in the early 70’s as crime rates rose and many residents moved to safer cities in The Region. Still, the city is much safer than it used to be and efforts to clean up the city have brought on a gradual rehabilitation of the area. Click on the buttons below to find out more about Gary, Indiana.

Gary Schools

Public Schools In Gary Indiana


Highland High School

9135 Erie St., Grades 9-12

Website  –  (219) 922-5610



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School Colors

Blue and Gold

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Highland Middle School

6-8, 2941 41st St.

(219) 922-5620

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Southridge Elementary

K-5, 9221 Johnston St.

(219) 922-5650

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Warren Elementary

K-5, 2901 100th St.

(219) 922-5660

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Merkley Elementary

K-5, 9340 5th St.

(219) 922-5640

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Johnston Elementary

K-5, 8220 5th St.

(219) 923-2428

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Public Schools:

Jacques Marquette Elementary School

Daniel Hale Elementary School

Longfellow Elementary School

Bevreridge Elementary School

Brunswick Elementary School

Jefferson Elementary School

Daniel Webster Elementary School

Lake Ridge Middle School

Calumet New Tech High School

William A Wirt/Emerson Performing Arts High School

West Side Leadership Academy


Private Schools In Gary

Our Lady Of Grace

PreK-8, 3025 Highway Ave., (219) 934-7178

Highland Christian School

PreK-8, 3040 Ridge Rd., (219) 828-0356

Colleges And Universities

Tricoci University Of Beauty Culture

Cosmetology School

2549 Highway Ave

(219) 838-2004



Wicker Memorial Park. Photo Credit: Denise Mathews with

Parks In GARY IN

The big and beautiful Wicker Memorial Park is technically in Highland but ran by North Township. However, Main Square Park is the center of town events, boasting a brand-new gazebo, the popular 4th of July carnival, movies in the park, and more.

Lincoln Community Center is a great resource for the town, housing a gym, indoor courts and walking track, and rental rooms for private events. The Sharpe Athletic Complex offers multiple baseball/softball fields. The Erie-Lackawana Trail runs thru the town as well.

In addition, 16 more Highland Indiana parks are spread out amongst the neighborhoods, with various amenities.


map showing where the popular highland indiana neighrborhoods are located

Neighborhoods In GARY

  • Arbor Hill
  • Boulevard Estates
  • Brantwood
  • Ellendale
  • Golfmoor
  • Homestead
  • Hook’s
  • Lakeside
  • Meadows
  • Orchard Park
  • Park Place Townhomes
  • Pettit Park
  • Sandalwood
  • Seberger Farms
  • Southridge
  • White Oak Estates
  • Wicker Park Estates
  • Wicker Park Manor (Frog Hollow)
  • Whispering Oaks
  • Zandstra Farms


Gary Community Resources

  • Police Department
  • Fire Departments
  • Gary Town Hall
  • Gary Post Office
  • Gary Public Library

Real Estate Market

Housing Market In GARY

The housing market in Highland Indiana is hot, hot, hot as always! Homes for sale in Highland generally sell very quickly. That is – when they do come up for sale as turnover in the 46322 zip code is low compared to other NW Indiana communities.

Highland is a sought-after community to live in and this demand helps retain and grow the value of homes.

Median Home Values


Home values are on the rise in Highland. The median value rose over 1% since last month and 11.5% in the last 12 months, according to RPR data analysis. The median value of homes in Highland IN is now the highest it’s ever been at $261,810.

While the growth flatlined during the initial period when interest rates rose in 2022, Highland home values have rebounded nicely for the summer homebuying season.

Given the shortage of homes for sale in The Region, Highland homes should be in demand, and grow in value.

Monthly Highland Real Estate Market Overview

Whether you are thinking about buying a house in Highland or already own your own home here, it’s important to know what’s going on in the local real estate market. The charts below shows 30 day activity and six month trends of homes listed for sale in Highland Indiana.


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Map Of Gary IN

Zip Code Boundaries

Gary has five zip codes:







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