When Solon Robinson and his family settled in what was to become Crown Point, Indiana, little did he know that they would be the first inhabitants of a long-prosperous city. Hundreds of years later, the county seat of Lake County is still a favorite place to visit and even relocate to for people from all over the United States. Tourists may visit for the Lake County Fair, the golf courses, the Antique Mall, the museum, historic homes and libraries; but they might stay for the schools, the weather and the affordable homes.
One of the main reasons that Crown Point is an ideal place to raise a family is the abundance and quality of both public and private schools. Some of them include Crown Point High School, Robert A. Taft Middle School, Col. John Wheeler Middle School, Timothy Ball Elementary School, Eisenhower Elementary School, Lake Street Elementary School, Solon Robinson Elementary School, Jerry Ross Elementary School, Winfield Elementary School, MacArthur Elementary School, Crossroads Alternative Achievement Center, Pathway Christian School, Trinity Lutheran School, St. Mary Catholic Community School and Avicenna Academy. For higher learning there are Hyles-Anderson College and the University of Saint Francis. More than 80% of the teachers in Crown Point holds masters degrees and over 60% has ten or more years of experience. Each and every school in Crown Point has received the state's Indiana Incentive Awards for STEP performance. Students more often than not achieve high scores in the SAT. Both teachers and students have computers at their disposal in every classroom as well as in special labs.
It's not all study in Crown Point though, there is also plenty of space for leisure activities in the many parks located in the area of Lake County, including Beech, Beidron, Bicentennial, Bieker Woods, Block Field, Bluebird, Brantwood, Brookview, Brunswick, Buckley Homestead County, Buffington, Callahan, Carolina, Central, Cheever, Circle, City Hall, Civic Memorial, Collins, Columbia, Columbus, Conkey, Deep River County, Deep River Outdoor Recreation Center, Doctor Martin Luther King, Dowling, Edison, Edward Valve, Ellendale, Elmridge, Evergreen, Fletcher, Forest Hill, Forsyth, Four Winds, Foxwood, Franklin Fields, G R Clark Athletic Field, Gary City Center Historic District, Gateway
Gibson Woods, Gleason, Glendale, Glenwood, Harding, Harrison, Hermit, Hessville, Hidden, Hillman, Homestead, Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve, Irving, Jackson, James E Larimer, Jaycee, Jeorse, Jerry Ross, Johnson, Kaiser, Kennedy, Kosciuzko, Lancer, Liberty and Lemon Lake County Park.
Crown Point is also a thriving hotbed for business, in industry sectors such as utilities, construction, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, transportation and warehousing, information, finance and insurance, real estate, rental and leasing, professional, technical and scientific services, management of companies and enterprises, educational services, health care and social assistance, arts, entertainment and recreation, accommodation and food services and others.