Nicknamed the “RV Capital of the World,” Elkhart, IN, has grown from an area of one square mile to a thriving city covering 24.42 square miles. Elkhart lies in northern Indiana close to the Michigan border in an area known as Michiana.
Established in 1831, the 1851 arrival of the railroad spurred Elkhart’s growth. Today, the Robert Young Rail Yards rank No. 2 in size among freight classification yards internationally. The city has a strong history of manufacturing musical instruments and accessories, giving rise to a second nickname, the “Band Instrument Capital of the World.” Notable people from Elkhart include country music singer-songwriter Connie Smith and Olympic gold medalist Lindsay Benko.
Located on the St. Joseph and Elkhart rivers, the city records a 2013 population of 51,265. Elkhart averages 2.62 people per household with a median household income of $34,443. The median home value is $85,900. Commuters have an average commute time of nearly 20 minutes. Three school districts provide public education; six schools provide private education. Higher education opportunities include two Bible colleges and branches of the Indiana Institute of Technology and Indiana University.
Home to minor league baseball, Elkhart’s recreation department offers 35 facilities consisting of two skate parks, a waterpark, a downtown riverwalk, golf courses, parks, bikeways, pavilions and greenways. The Elkhart Jazz Festival held in June ranks as one of the leading jazz festivals in the country. June also features Rhapsody in Green, an annual festival held in Island Park and hosted by the city’s parks department. The Midwest Museum of American Art showcases more than 2,500 works and the renovated The Lerner hosts local productions, concerts and other entertainment.
When you need a trusted HVAC contractor in Elkhart, turn to the professionals at Rex’s Heating and Cooling. We offer services from furnace repair to commercial installation to HVAC equipment maintenance. As a Carrier dealer, we install top-quality Carrier products, but we service and repair all brands of HVAC equipment. Our technicians are NATE certified and undergo extensive training to maintain a high level of expertise and knowledge.
For years, home and business owners have relied on Rex’s Heating and Cooling for valuable and practical solutions to their residential and commercial HVAC needs. When you experience an unexpected breakdown, our technicians are on standby to handle your furnace repair or air conditioning repair. For the ultimate in indoor comfort, call Rex’s Heating and Cooling at 574-538-2022.