A non-metro area offers a different lifestyle, quieter, less hustle and bustle,
but a broad range of activities including opportunities to serve.
It is not uncommon that Randolph County workers can handle their commute on a bicycle. This would be a typical traffic pattern on a commute within the county.
Every community in the county offers parks that are devoted to activities including family gatherings, sports, swimming, hiking, bicycling and just plain relaxing. It's a different kind of pace in a noisy world.
With a housing cost among the lowest in the U.S., Randolph County offers the immediate lifestlye boost of more house for dollars invested. Housing availability includes modern homes, grand old mansions and choices in between. The home shown here listed at $150,000.
This is the Randolph County YMCA, an easy drive from anywhere in Randolph County and offering activities and programs comp;etitive with big-city centers.
There are scores of churches serving multiple faith preferences. These are houses of worship but also centers of community activities and worthy causes.
There are state parks, water-recreation centers. and big city sports and entertainment within easy drive from Randolph County. Indianapolis is 90 minutes away, Cincinnati about the same; Dayton about an hour. Muncie and Richmond about 30 minutes.
There are times when small-town residents enjoy big-city activites such as big-name concerts, Broadway plays, traveling historical attractions or personal passions such as tournament chess or participation in a literary society. Again, it is all within easy travel. (Shown is Clowes hall on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis. Closer is Ball State University in Muncie with a big-college range of attractions and activities.