Indiana’s Longest Trail

The Cardinal Greenway  features biking, running, walking trail, runs through the county and continues another 62 miles until it reaches the Ohio state line.

The Cardinal Greenway
features biking, running, walking trail, runs through the county
and continues another 62 miles
until it reaches the Ohio state
line.


A Scenic
2.5mile
Stretch

The Mississinewa River Walkway  a trail along the Mississinewa River and connects to the City of Marion's Matter Park, a beautiful park containing a playground, tennis courts, a concert venue, and butterfly garden.

The Mississinewa River Walkway
a trail along the Mississinewa River and connects to the City of Marion's Matter Park, a beautiful park containing a playground, tennis courts, a concert venue, and butterfly garden.


It is impossible for me to walk away from a community that is so loving, and a town that has so much potential. I believe there is so much talent here for us to tap into as a community.
— Recent Grad, Community Development Coordinator, 23

I moved to Grant County from the Chicago area, and its here I can live my preferred, ideal lifestyle on a smaller salary than I had before.
— Recent Grad, Behavioral Therapist, 24


 
 
 
Mitra Majumdar, 29 Architect Bangladesh ➡ Grant County, IN     I moved to Grant County for work 6 months ago. At first Marion seemed like a peaceful, quiet city with a beautiful river, and lots of elegant old buildings! But with time this city is revealing its layers. I realized that Marion is truly inclusive, I've always felt welcomed here. Sense of belonging to a community is something we all desire and ‘Marionites’ provide friendship and support to newcomers and created a strong community. The city is constantly working on community development. As an architect I feel lucky that I got to work both on beautiful historic buildings and new commercial facilities in Marion which indicates the city respects its past, responsibly conserving it and at the same time it is growing with new businesses. There are events and meetings arranged by different organizations dedicated to the city to attract new business and keep the community active and informed. People of Marion and young professionals are remarkably passionate about this place and working hard for rejuvenating downtown and the city. Its great to live amongst diligent dreamers and see Marion growing, spreading and moving towards reclaiming its past glory!

Mitra Majumdar, 29
Architect
Bangladesh ➡ Grant County, IN

I moved to Grant County for work 6 months ago. At first Marion seemed like a peaceful, quiet city with a beautiful river, and lots of elegant old buildings! But with time this city is revealing its layers. I realized that Marion is truly inclusive, I've always felt welcomed here. Sense of belonging to a community is something we all desire and ‘Marionites’ provide friendship and support to newcomers and created a strong community. The city is constantly working on community development. As an architect I feel lucky that I got to work both on beautiful historic buildings and new commercial facilities in Marion which indicates the city respects its past, responsibly conserving it and at the same time it is growing with new businesses. There are events and meetings arranged by different organizations dedicated to the city to attract new business and keep the community active and informed. People of Marion and young professionals are remarkably passionate about this place and working hard for rejuvenating downtown and the city. Its great to live amongst diligent dreamers and see Marion growing, spreading and moving towards reclaiming its past glory!

Richard Hart, 81 Retiree Lebanon ➡ Grant County, IN    "As we were moving towards retirement from overseas missionary service, my wife and I bought our home in Marion, Indiana, in 2013. The property was in excellent condition and the price was affordable. Since then we have retired. We are finding the costs that come with owning a 3-bedroom home well within our means. Property taxes, insurance, utilities and home maintenance are economical. People are friendly. Neighborhoods are generally safe. Food costs are competitive. Accredited medical services are accessible. City and county workers are available. Quality public and private schools offer 21st century education. Volunteer situations abound. We are making Marion our permanent home. We invite others to consider relocating here too."

Richard Hart, 81
Retiree
Lebanon ➡ Grant County, IN

"As we were moving towards retirement from overseas missionary service, my wife and I bought our home in Marion, Indiana, in 2013. The property was in excellent condition and the price was affordable. Since then we have retired. We are finding the costs that come with owning a 3-bedroom home well within our means. Property taxes, insurance, utilities and home maintenance are economical. People are friendly. Neighborhoods are generally safe. Food costs are competitive. Accredited medical services are accessible. City and county workers are available. Quality public and private schools offer 21st century education. Volunteer situations abound. We are making Marion our permanent home. We invite others to consider relocating here too."