A small town oasis located at the southern border of Jasper County, the town of Remington is the halfway point between Indianapolis and Chicago and only a 30 minute drive from Lafayette, Indiana. Founded in the spring of 1860 as Carpenter Station or Carpenter, today this farming community exudes the idyllic charm of a small rural community while being accessible to the amenities of a larger metropolitan area.
Remington possesses a variety of well maintained housing options and architectural styles as well as several historic landmarks. The local school system has the reputation for striving to be the best with small class sizes, modern facilities and dedicated teachers. Two beautiful parks offer outstanding venues for children, family activities, picnicking, organized sporting events and hiking.
Many agricultural processing and manufacturing firms also call Remington home including a 566,000 square foot, 500 employee Advance Auto Parts distribution center and seed corn powerhouses Monsanto Company and Remington Seeds. Located where I-65 intersects U.S. Highway 24, Remington is truly the crossroads of northwest Indiana. In addition, Remington boasts many commercial and service businesses and also has several local clubs and community organizations.
The Town of Remington is actively working to prepare for the future. A new water treatment plant is nearing completion and efforts are underway to restore an historic railroad depot to anchor the redevelopment of the community’s downtown core area. Other quality of place initiatives to enhance the town’s beauty, livability and recreational offerings include the installation of a new splash park, walking and biking trail development, and gateway and entryway signage. In addition, in the past several years capacity has been expanded at Remington’s municipal wastewater utility, a new fire station has been constructed, and a new Senior Center opened that provides numerous services and activities.