Wildcat Creek is one of the hidden gems in Lafayette, Indiana. There is a park located at 5201 Eisenhower Road where you can enjoy picnic areas, fishing, swimming, multiple beaches, and for the more adventurous type, you can kayak / canoe. There's also a water fountain, bathrooms, hiking trails, a seated river overlook, and steps that go down to the beach.
Family Fun - The 53 acre Wildcat Creek Park is perfect for family fun. As mentioned above there are many activities you can can enjoy. Most visitors go to relax and take in the beautiful scenery that surrounds the creek. On sunny days you'll often find people swimming, fishing, and getting their fill of the outdoors. Fisherman have caught, trout, bass, catfish, bluegill and more. There is gravel parking for 20-30 cars and even a spot to unload your canoe / kayak close to the bank before parking.
History - The park ( surprisingly ) was founded by The Wildcat Creek Foundation and is maintained by the Tippecanoe County Department of Parks and Recreation. The Shawnee and Wea Indiana tribes had settlements near the Wildcat, specifically in the Lafayette region. One of the most recognized historical events in Lafayette was the battle known as "Spur's Defeat" where 60 British soldiers were lured into an ambush by the Indians. After the war of 1812 the Indians sold the land to the government and moved west of the Mississippi River. Read more about Wildcat Creek's history.
(Sited by wildcatcreek.net/history).
In conclusion Wildcat Creek is one of the most scenic spots to visit in Lafayette, Indiana. Whether you're looking to fish, canoe/kayak, have a picnic, or just simply clear your mind and relax, this area is worth visiting. Check out our video below and set a time with your friends & family to stop by Wildcat Park the next time you're feeling adventurous on a nice day.
Take a look at some of the other parks and trails in Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana!
Lafayette Indiana Homes For Sale
Lafayette, IN - Real Estate
Location - Parker Team Homes' newest listing for sale is in Lafayette! This well maintained property is located on the south side of town in Twyckenham subdivision. The conveniently located neighborhood is a short drive to restaurants and shopping off of Veterans Memorial Parkway, the Tippecanoe Mall, Earhart Elementary School, and the new 231 making it a short drive to Purdue University as well.
Features - There are many features this home has to offer Including 3 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, almost 1,800 finished square feet, and a fenced in backyard. When you watch the virtual tour below you'll also notice it has a nice office on the main floor, vaulted ceilings in the master bedroom, and a large deck in the back yard that is perfect for summer cookouts. The lot sits on a quiet cul-de-sac with mature trees. The extended driveway makes it easy to have guests over as there is plenty of room for parking.
Neighborhood Statistics - The average price per square foot in Twyckenham Estates in the last year has been $83.90. Also note that homes for sale in this area are only on the market for an average of 26 days! That makes it a desired subdivision to be in which is great for resale. The average listing gets 98.88% of the asking price which is one of the highest percentages in any Lafayette neighborhood.
Elementary School: Earhart
Middle School: Sunnyside / Tecumseh
High School: Jefferson
Learn more about the Lafayette School Corporation
Address: 616 Stockdale Court
Listing Price: $139,900
Square Feet: 1,782
Year Built: 1995
Lafayette Real Estate
There are many great places to live in West Lafayette, Indiana. One of the desired subdivisions people have come to love is Huntington Farms. Why do so many families choose to live there? There's probably too many reasons to name, but I'll do my best.
1. Location - It is located on the edge of West Lafayette near Purdue University, and all the great things that come with a college campus. It's also convenient to Klondike Elementary and Middle School, Menards, Meijer, Walmart, restaurants, Churches, and the new 231 that will connect you to almost anywhere in West Lafayette or Lafayette you'd need to be.
2. Diversity of Residents - Huntington Farms is home to families with children of all ages, different ethnic backgrounds, senior citizens, and more. You'll find friendliness throughout the neighborhood as you meet people on walks, fishing in the two large stocked ponds, neighborhood functions, and maybe even during the spring/summer garage sales.
3. Setting - Huntington Farms is the perfect place to unwind and relax at the end of your day. As mentioned above there are sidewalks throughout the subdivision, two large ponds, and being on the edge of West Lafayette you can enjoy some peace and quiet away from town. There's also a big field a Church owns on the State Road 26 side. You'll see people letting their dogs play there as well as softball and kickball games on occasion.
4. Resale Value - Being so close to Purdue University and in West Lafayette, this subdivision is great for resale. In 2016 homes for sale in this area were on the market for an average of 29 days! That's why it's considered a "desired subdivision". The average listing price price was $263,000 and the average sales price was $256,000. That means homeowners were getting an average of over 97% of their asking price! The average price per square foot was $106.77.
Learn more about the Tippecanoe School Corporation.
Elementary School: Klondike
Middle School: Klondike
High School: William Henry Harrison
Lafayette Homes For Sale
This beautiful home in Lafayette, IN is back on the market! The well maintained property is priced to sell and ready for new owners. There are a lot of features and selling points, but just to name a few..
It's located on a quiet cut-de-sac in Mill Creek subdivision. There's plenty of space with 4 large bedrooms and 2,000 square feet! The master bedroom has vaulted ceilings. Some upgrades include a new stove, new refrigerator, water heater, sliding glass door, blinds, new dishwasher and microwave!
It is an energy efficient home with gas heat and air conditioning. The large lot has over a quarter acre of yard and mature trees. The location is very convenient to everything Lafayette has to offer including the Tippecanoe Mall for shopping, plenty of restaurants, churches, Schools, Sagamore Parkway, State Road 26, and is a short drive to Purdue University.
Address: 1824 Claybrook Drive
Listing Price: $139,900
Year Built: 1998
Lafayette School Corporation
Elementary School: Earhart
Middle School: Tecumseh / Sunnyside
High School: Lafayette Jeff
Check out the Virtual Tour below and schedule a showing to see this property along with other homes for sale in Lafayette.
Check out one of Parker Team Homes newest listings in West Lafayette! This newer built home features one of the larger lots in the subdivision sitting on almost a half acre ( on a cul-de-sac ), a large back patio perfect for summer hangouts, hardwood floors, large closets, a 3 car garage, and a master bath that is stunning!
The location is convenient as it's a 10-15 minute drive to Purdue University, close to schools, shopping, the interstate, churches and more! Check out the virtual tour above and call or text Kirby to schedule a showing at (765)421-1562.
Address : 6104 Mackenzie Ct., West Lafayette, 47906
Bedrooms : 4
Bathrooms : 2.5
Square Feet : 2,623
Year built : 2014
Elementary School - Burnett Creek
Middle School - Battle Ground
High School - William Henry Harrison
Kirby Parker has lived in West Lafayette since 2001 and has been selling residential real estate at Keller Williams Realty for the last 12 years.