Why you'd want to live in Hobart
Hobart incorporated as a town in 1889 and reincorporated as a city in 1921. Hobart has continued to grow through the years and major annexations in Hobart Township to the north in 1988 and Ross Township in 1992, including the Southlake Mall area along U.S. 30 to the south, have strengthened the city's potential for continued residential, commerical and light industrial development. Hobart's population according to the 2010 Census was 29,059. Located 38 miles from Chicago and 150 miles north of Indianapolis, the 26 square miles of Hobart continues to thrive with retail corridors, light industry, great schools, a downtown district on the banks of Lake George and residents and visitors enjoying a quality of life surely envisioned by George Earle.