The second largest city in the state of Indiana has made a reputation for itself as a cultural leader. The 250,000 citizens of Fort Wayne enjoy 15 museums and art galleries, an astronomical number for a city of its size. When combined with the local orchestra, a conservatory, the Embassy Theatre and more, it becomes clear why Fort Wayne has amassed the reputation of being a cultural leader in this part of the country. Education is also important in the Fort Wayne area. Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne is the largest higher education facility in the city, but far from the only one. IPFW's enrolment of 13,000 is joined by 3 private universities, Ivy Tech Community College, and several branches of other private universities that include a mixture of religious and technical schools.
Fort Wayne has an abundance of available and affordable rental housing. Whether you're looking for a place for yourself, or a larger home for you and several roommates, you should be able to start at almost any time of year. The only caution would be that looking in September or October can be slightly more difficult, but the rest of the year should bring you lots of great options.
When applying to a two or three bedroom apartment, or when looking for a house to rent with roommates, you need to show who will be responsible for ensuring the rent is always paid on time. Every person can submit a separate application with proof of income and references, or, one particularly strong applicant or one with a strong consignor may take responsibility for the entirety of the rent.
If you don't near your school or workplace in Fort Wayne, you would be well advised to find yourself a car. Driving in the city is easy, but almost necessary if you need to travel frequently, or at odd hours. There is a bus system, but the Citilink system shuts down before 10:00 on weekdays, 6:30 on Saturdays, and doesn't run at all on Sundays.
Fort Wayne has some amazing historic architecture, and many people enjoy both guided and self directed tours of the historic districts in town. For the best shopping, head out to Jefferson Pointe. To try the beer that is the pride of Fort Wayne, you need to make a stop by Mad Anthony Brewing Company. For a classy, cool night out that features live jazz music, pay a visit to Club Soda.