Why you'd want to live in Merrillville
Merrillville encompasses some 31 square miles that was once densely covered with forest. Its gently rolling topography lends itself easily to cultivation and the soil is fertile. The area is drained by Turkey Creek and Deep River and there is no lack of rainfall. The boundaries simply put are from 53rd Avenue to the North , to 101st Avenue to the south and from Whitcomb Street to the West and County Line to the East. Today, Merrillville enjoys great diversity in housing, residents, and culture. It is rich with business districts that support the 35,000 residents and 12,000 individual households. It is estimated that during any given weekday, the population of Merrillville grows to over 100,000 due to shoppers and workers throughout the town. Merrillville has become the crossroads of the county as it has the popular I-65 that runs through most of the town as well as the U.S. Route 30. The main north/south arteries are Broadway Street (Route 53) and Taft Street.