Auburn, Indiana

Auburn IN real estate, Auburn Area and Community Information

Auburn is located in DeKalb County in the northeastern part of the state, 20 miles north of Fort Wayne and 90 miles west of South Bend. In 2010, the population was 13,000. It is small, quiet community, with a number of amenities and strong sense of history. Your Auburn realtor can show you a number of homes for sale in Auburn to fit your individual needs.


The town was founded by Wesley Park and John Badlam Howe who established the community at two major trails along the Cedar Creek. The plat for the village was recorded in 1879. It changed to city government in 1900. The name “Auburn” is thought to have come from a poem “The Deserted Village” by Oliver Goldsmith that mentions the name Auburn as an idyllic spot. The city grew throughout the 19th century, with the building of a post office and general store. The Auburn Automobile Company was established in 1900, giving the city its name as “Home of the Classics.” Today, the city of Auburn continues to add new residents, and home buyers in Auburn find great values in a community with a unique sense of history.  

Parks and Recreation

Residents who own Auburn homes enjoy the many parks in the community that offer pavilions, picnic areas, playgrounds, ball fields, horseshoe courts, tennis courts, nature trails and fishing ponds. Eckhart Park, Memorial Park, Rieke Park, Thomas Park and Smith Acres Park offer outdoor fun for recreation and relaxing. A community pool is also available. These amenities make owning Auburn real estate a good investment. 

Activities and Attractions

Auburn and DeKalb County was once the home for a number of automobile and truck manufacturers. Today, visitors to Auburn can enjoy a visit to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, the National Auto and Truck Museum, the Kruse Automotive and Carriage Museum, the Hoosier Air Museum and the National Military History Center. In addition, visitors and residents can enjoy fishing Cedar Creek and other bodies of water in the area. These attractions make Auburn properties an attractive investment for any Auburn home buyer.  

Special Events

Each summer, Auburn celebrates its heritage as a hub of transportation with the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival each Labor Day. The event is a favorite with those who own real estate in Auburn and visitors from other states. The festival features the world’s largest automotive auction that draws people from all over the country. Your Auburn real estate agent can tell you more about the annual festival and can show a number of Auburn homes for sale. 
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