Where Are South Bend’s Luxury Homes?

by Nick Molnar on July 17, 2007

The Midwest is often noted for its affordable housing, as in this recent ranking of metro areas highlights.

However don’t jump to the conclusion that all homes here are inexpensive. I recently needed to find what are the more expensive areas of South Bend based on sales price, not just reputation. Because there isn’t a great resource to give me that picture quickly and clearly, I had to make my own. Here is a map that shows the location of all sales over $300,000 located in the city of South Bend that closed since 7/17/05 and have data in the local MLS. There are 92. For comparison, Granger had 216 of these sales and Mishawaka had 18 in the same time period.

You’ll see the map has clusters in older neighborhoods like Sunnymede, Ridgedale and Erskine Manor, as well as newer neighborhoods like Westwood Hills, Deer Run and Pendle Woods.

It’s not a bad situation for a city to have a wide variety of housing that doesn’t skimp on the affordable end but also has a healthy population of luxury homes.

If you are looking for more on the area’s high-end subdivisions, try this Luxury Neighborhood Guide that covers South Bend, Granger and Mishawaka.

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