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Retirement Living in DeKalb County - Indiana

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Area Description

DeKalb County, Indiana is the "Hub of Transportation Heritage" and the home of multiple transportation museums showcasing classic automobiles, trucks, aircraft, a military collection, railroad memorabilia, local art, county history, and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.

DeKalb County, Indiana offers a variety of street festivals, historical landmarks, recreational activities, entertainment, the arts, and golf courses. We invite you to visit and enjoy our many events, or stroll along our quiet streets and browse the specialty and antique shops.

Includes Cities/Towns: Ashley, Auburn, Butler, Corunna, Garrett, Saint Joe, Spencerville, Waterloo.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   There is something for everyone in DeKalb County. With our rich transportation heritage there are a variety of museums, festivals, and activities surrounding the theme of cars, planes, and trains! In addition we have art & history museums. Our Downtown Association plans fun activities to get people out and involved such as Girls Night Out, Christmas Parade, and more! Enjoy the outdoors? Our Outdoor Theater has a summer concert series or you can enjoy our quality walking/running/bike paths. We have many parks for you to enjoy and many clubs and organizations to belong to.

Cultural Activities

From our art museum to a variety of boutiques we have many cultural activities. Don't forget to visit the Outdoor Theater in the summer for their concert series or to catch the classes at the library!

Public transportation

Public transportation is offered through DART, DeKalb County Area Rural Transport. Appointments for travel are requested ahead of time.

Medical Facilities

DeKalb County is proud to have a locally operated community hospital that has strong partnerships with area healthcare systems. With a beautiful brand new orthopedics center and physical therapy area DeKalb Health is prepared to handle your healthcare needs!


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  16.4  23.8  31.1  1.9 "  9.1 "
 Feb  19.1  27.5  35.9  1.6 "  7.8 "
 Mar  28.4  37.9  47.4  2.7 "  4.2 "
 Apr  37.9  49.0  60.0  3.5 "  0.9 "
 May  48.4  60.0  71.6  3.8 "  0.0 "
 Jun  57.8  69.1  80.3  4.2 "  0.0 "
 Jul  61.6  72.7  83.7  3.6 "  0.0 "
 Aug  59.9  70.8  81.8  3.3 "  0.0 "
 Sep  52.9  63.9  74.9  3.6 "  0.0 "
 Oct  41.9  52.3  62.8  2.7 "  0.3 "
 Nov  32.9  40.7  48.5  3.2 "  1.7 "
 Dec  22.3  29.2  36.1  2.6 "  8.0 "

NE Indiana has distinct four seasons. We see all sorts of weather. It's the best of all worlds!

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Cost of Living for DeKalb County, IN

DeKalb County, Indiana cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

There are a wide variety of housing options throughout DeKalb County. We have many great options for assisted living. In addition there are large apartment complexes, old homes turned into apartments, homes for rent or purchase, duplexes, private editions, senior living, something to meet all needs!

Senior Assistance in DeKalb County, IN

DeKalb County, Indiana offers the following assistance for seniors:

We have many senior services in DeKalb County. For those still wanting to be active, we have a strong Retired Seniors Volunteer Program and for those in need of some help, RSVP, United Way,Neighbor Link, and others are there to help! Whether it's planting flowers in your garden or a home health nurse we will ensure your needs are met. We have many highly referred home health care agencies to chose from or residential facilities for those needing long-term care.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

With so many small shops and nonprofit organizations there are a variety of job & volunteer opportunities. Just speak with Volunteer DeKalb to learn what organization(s) would be best fit to your skill set and availability or check out the Chamber's website for job opportunities.

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