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Where to Retire in Notre Dame and Home Prices

Notre Dame is mainly comprised of college campuses and residence halls.  City-data reports a home value of $116,500 in Notre Dame. Holy Cross Village, on the campus of Holy Cross College, is a CCRC that offers independent living villas and apartments for seniors 55+.  Homes in nearby South Bend have a median sale price of approximately $111,000.

What is special about Notre Dame

Notre Dame is a small town with a young population and offers many college activities, cultural and sporting events, art galleries and historic buildings.

What is not special about Notre Dame

 Notre Dame is a small community with long, cold winters.

Climate and Physical Environment

Norte Dame has an average January temperature of 24 degrees and gets lots of snow each winter, averaging over 80 inches.  The median July temperature is 73 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

With three institutions of higher learning, there are always lectures or seminars to attend, along with art galleries and historic buildings on the campus of Notre Dame, including the Snite Museum of Art.  For more culture, performing arts, and restaurants, South Bend is only two miles away.

Crime

In Notre Dame, each college campus has their own police force and crime data, so there is no crime rate for Notre Dame as a community. 

Medical facilities

Medical facilities are found on each of the college campuses (for students only), and there are hospitals and medical centers in nearby South Bend.

Transportation

South Bend has a regional airport, about 5 miles from Notre Dame.  Amtrak and South Shore trains service nearby South Bend, as does Greyhound.

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