Valparaiso Indiana, also known as Valpo, is the county seat of Porter County, with about 34,000 residents spread out along two zip codes. Part of the Valparaiso Moraine area, it was formed by glaciers pushing against the land and left small lakes and hills.

This city has an interesting past. It was originally purchased from the Potawatomi people by the US Government in the early 1800’s. The area very much followed the church and built what is now Valparaiso University to bring higher education and high faith together.

However, up until 1969, there were no black residents in Valpo. It was known as a sunset town, during a very unfortunite time in our NWI history. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 put laws into effect forbiding this practice and the city is mgaining in diversity.


Public Schools:

Central Elementary School

Cooks Corner Elemenray School

Heavilin Elementary School

Flint Lake Elementary School

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Memorial Elementary School

Northview Elementary School

Parkview Elementary School

Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Valparaiso High School

Boone Grove High School

Morgan Township Middle/High School

Washington Township Middle/High School

Colleges and Universities:

Valparaiso University

Popular Neighborhoods:



Blackhawk Beach

Burlington Beach


Coolwood Acres


Downtown Valpo


Harvest Road Estates



Lake View

Lakepointe Gardens

Lincoln Hills

Long Lake

Marion Manor

Northwood Park

Roble Woods

Salt Creek

Sylvan Manor



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zip code boundary map for 46385 area of valparaiso indiana
crime index graph showing valparaiso to have much less crime than the average indiana city