Hobart offers something for everyone

2013-03-31T00:00:00Z Hobart offers something for everyoneBy Brian Snedecor nwitimes.com
March 31, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Diverse opportunities available are a great reason to live in or visit Hobart.

While Hobart has always maintained its small town charm, it has large city amenities: U.S. 30 retail corridor, historical downtown, beautiful parks, state-of-the-art medical facilities and everything from to thriving locally owned dining choices to popular chain restaurants.

From lakeside bungalows, quaint established neighborhoods to new construction, people can enjoy the unique affordable housing choices available. Living in Hobart, residents can expect top-rated schools, great parks and a variety of quality-of-life events.

The business community has embraced the Northwind Crossings business park by relocating headquarters or expanding their existing business within the area. Our redevelopment commission has completed the downtown plan and is working toward implementation. The downtown lakefront district designation is helping with businesses through facade grants, riverside liquor license applications and a district branding campaign.

Seniors can use the newly opened Maria Reiner Senior Center, which provides a warm, inviting social environment, health and wellness programs, and educational classes. The Hobart YMCA strengthens our community through well-being, fitness, family time, sports and play, for people of all ages.

Through our strong community organizations that offer spaghetti dinners, chili suppers, dam duck races, concerts in the park and mud volleyball tournaments, they not only raise funds for their organizations but also for the betterment of the city. These events are a time to visit with old neighborhood friends and take pride in the community.

In the past few years, the city has focused on special events to highlight what the city has to offer: remote-controlled boat races in Lake George, Movies in the Park, Summer Market in Festival Park on Thursday evenings and the annual four-day Lakefront Festival, to name a few.

For living, working or enjoyment, Hobart truly has something to offer everyone.

Brian Snedecor is mayor of Hobart. The opinions are the writer's.

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