Our Community

Information about the Muncie and Delaware County community

Helpful Links

City of Muncie
Muncie Visitors Bureau
Muncie/Delaware County Chamber of Commerce

Fun Facts

  • Home of "Garfield" cartoon strip creator Jim Davis
  • College home of Ball State University alumnus David Letterman
  • Home of the Muncie Ironman 70.3 event held every July (an Ironman-Hawaii qualifying event)

Affordable homes

  • Three-bedroom homes in nice neighborhoods are available for $100,000 – $140,000
  • Affordable homes available for rent
  • Very short commute to work
  • Great family atmosphere within the community

Education

  • Excellent school systems
  • Private schools: St. Mary and Heritage Hall
  • Ball State University is located across the street from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
  • Anderson University and Taylor University are located in neighboring communities, within a 25-minute drive

Recreation

Cardinal Greenway

  • 62-mile paved trail, perfect for bicycling, walking, running and rollerblading
  • Access point less than a half-mile from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
  • Site for multiple marathon and biking events
  • Intersects the paved six-mile White River Greenway, which runs along the White River

Prairie Creek Reservoir

  • Swimming beach and picnic area
  • Fishing, boating and sailing

Mounds State Park

  • Hiking trails, camping and swimming

Golf Courses within 10-mile drive

  • Players Club
  • Maplewood
  • Crestview
  • Lakeview—Eaton, Indiana
  • Walnut Grove—Albany, Indiana

Canoeing/Kayaking

  • White River
  • Prairie Creek

Muncie Sports Plex

  • Softball
  • Soccer

YMCA (Three locations—northwest Muncie, downtown Muncie and far west in Yorktown, Ind.)

  • Climbing wall
  • Indoor Tennis Courts
  • Swimming Pool

Ball State Recreation Facilities

  • Climbing wall
  • Indoor pool
  • Handball courts
  • Multiple basketball courts
  • Indoor running track
  • Resident discount

Arts and Entertainment

Minnetrista Cultural Center

  • Museum with rotating exhibits
  • Shakespeare in the Park (free)
  • Weekly Farmers Market (May – October)

Muncie Children’s Museum

  • Inexpensive Family Membership
  • Lots of hands on activities for kids

Emens Auditorium

  • Venue for national attractions
  • Concerts
  • Plays (both professional touring companies and local productions)
  • Symphony

Ball State Theatre

Muncie Civic Theatre

Planetarium

Academy of Model Aeronautics & Museum

Muncie Public Libraries

Ball State Athletics

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Baseball and more

Area Attractions

Approximately an hour away from:

  • Indiana Pacers (NBA)
  • Indianapolis Colts (NFL)
  • Indianapolis Indians baseball
  • Indy 500 and the celebrated Indy Mini Marathon every May
  • Brickyard 400 (NASCAR)
  • Indianapolis International Airport
  • Indiana State Museum
  • The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis Zoo
  • Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
  • Downtown Indy Canal Walk & Cultural Walk
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art