McColly Real Estate Portage
5773 US Hwy 6
Managing Broker: George Kepchar, Jr.
Compared to many of the cities in Northwest Indiana, Portage is relatively young and the largest city in Porter County. The community became a town in 1958 and incorporated as a city in 1968. True to the name "Portage," this area provides several marinas, boat launch facilities, and landings that provide access to Lake Michigan. National Steel opened a plant along the shore of Lake Michigan in Portage in 1959. This brought in about 1,600 new jobs. The Port of Indiana was also built in 1961 to accommodate trade with the world via Lake Michigan. In 1963, Bethlehem Steel began construction of a plant which was located partly in Portage. This project brought about 6,000 jobs to the area.
Local parks, the Portage gazebo, sports courts, and a community center are just a few of the local attractions. The small-town atmosphere that prevails creates a feeling of pride and belonging, attributes that attract newcomers to a family-oriented lifestyle.
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