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Where to Retire in Fort Wayne and Home Prices

Fort Wayne has been divided into four unofficial quadrants: northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest and offers several neighborhoods with diverse populations and housing types. The National Association of Realtors reports the median selling price to be $223,400 during the 2nd quarter of 2022.

What Is Special about Fort Wayne

It is home to several schools of higher education, sports teams, many public parks, cultural venues and several health care systems.

What Is Not Special about Fort Wayne

Winters are chilly with January's average temperature in the 20's; crime rate is above the national average

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 26 degrees, with July's average at 74 degrees. Fort Wayne gets about 33 inches of snow annually.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Fort Wayne features many restaurants offering many types of cuisine. Culturally, there is a lot to do in Fort Wayne with museums, performing arts, music, historical sites, a zoo and botanical gardens. There are also many parks, kayaking on the rivers, and trails for walking, and biking, and the city hosts several festivals and events.


The crime rate here is a little above the national average.

Medical Facilities

All types of health care are available in Fort Wayne with several medical facilities, including a VA hospital.


Fort Wayne offers public bus service, and is home to an international airport. The city is also a designated a Bronze Level bicycle friendly community by the League of American Bicyclists.

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