Located in Indiana, United States, the township of Hammond is situated in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Hammond offers a slower-paced atmosphere and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time in green spaces. This township is reasonably quiet overall, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case closer to one of the railway lines, Interstate 80 or Indiana Tollroad. Finally, public green spaces, like Wicker Memorial Park and Seidner Dune & Swale Nature Preserve, are very well-spread out and there are over 50 of them nearby for residents to relax in, making them easy to get to.
Hammond experienced its biggest housing boom before the 1960s, so most of the available housing is from this time period. In this part of the Chicago metropolitan area, roughly three quarters of the dwellings are single detached homes, and the rest of the properties are mainly small apartment buildings. About 60% of the population of this township own their home while the remainder are renters. This township also has a good variety of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
In Hammond, home buyers will often be able to reach both primary and secondary schools by walking. House owners can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. Concerning food, a supermarket is typically reachable within a rather short walk from most properties for sale in Hammond. A limited number of restaurants and coffee shops are available as well.
The preferred means of transportation in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area is very often a car. It is a reasonably short drive to the nearest highway, such as Interstate 94, from anywhere in this township, and parking is generally easy. However, walking in Hammond is not very common, although carrying out daily needs is convenient.