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Remington and Wolcott, Indiana, are not your typical small towns. While we do offer the slower pace of life, safe streets and friendly neighbors that small communities are known for, what’s unusual is our progressive, coordinated vision for improving our towns and making them more attractive for both residents and businesses.

Too many small towns in rural areas are fading away, looking back with nostalgia at past glories. Remington and Wolcott are determined to change, grow, improve. 


We’ve made real progress since kicking off our Small Town Oasis project in 2008.

Here are just some of our achievements:

  1. An attractive new, parkside subdivision was developed and opened for construction. Coming soon: spec homes and multi-family units to meet the demand for additional housing.

  2. The Homestead, a popular bakery opened downtown, and has since expanded.

  3. Bob & Connie’s restaurant opened and has a newly remodeled family dining area.

  4. A beautiful new new dentist office was built

  5. Carpenter Creek Winery opened.

  6. Fitness center opened.

  7. New Bank of Wolcott branch was built

  8. Advance Auto, a large distribution center employing 600 people, was built and opened.

  9. A lovely new daycare was built.

  10. Started a new town festival called Water Tower Days. Now in its sixth year, this is a popular, festive time that brings the community together with fun events for young and old.

  11. New multi-million dollar water treatment plant was built. This not only dramatically improves water quality, but positions the town to accommodate growth.

  12. A Splash Pad water play area was added at the new park

  13. Redeveloped the TIFF district and brought the downtown into it. This paves the way for additional improvements downtown, including restoring the railroad depot and adding greenspace.

  14. New Case IH dealership built.

  15. The park district received a grant to extend and further develop the trails by Carpenter Creek.  The trails were finished and are open. 

  1. Revitalized the downtown, with help from an awarded grant. This included new sidewalks, lamp posts, curbs and the main street and side streets.

  2. Downtown building beautifully remodeled for the opening of a new restaurant and bar.

  3. New medical clinic opened downtown in a freshly remodeled building.

  4. The grade school was completely renovated, inside and out.

  5. A new community event called, Mellow on the Market, began.

  6. Redid the pavers by the bank.

  7. Park District began working on a plan for future improvements, especially around the historic Wolcott House. One idea being explored: adding a skate park.

  8. MidAmerica Commerce Park was developed with a new building ready for a mid-level manufacturing business who wants easy access to Indy and Chicago.

  9. New playground equipment installed.


Much of this was done through each community’s Main Street organization, both of which are under the direction of the Remington Wolcott Community Development Corporation. This type of coordinated effort between two communities spanning two counties is unique. What makes it possible here, is a shared school district, strong family and church ties, and common economic interests.

If you are looking for the benefits of small town life, great schools, low cost of living and contagious sense of hopeful progress, pull off of I-65 and experience the oasis that is Remington / Wolcott.


Near to one another but distinct, the towns of Remington and Wolcott are located six miles apart along U.S. 24/231, also known as the “Hoosier Heartland Industrial Corridor.” While far away from the traffic jams and white noise of city living, our close proximity to Lafayette plus easy access to Chicago and Indianapolis also ensures nearly unlimited possibilities for cultural events, shopping, advanced healthcare, and business opportunities.

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