Munster, IN Air Conditioning Repair & Service
Munster, IN, has grown from a well-traveled Native Indian trail to a prosperous bedroom (commuter) community in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Municipal officials anticipate further growth for the Northwest Indiana town with the launch of a $60 million renovation project in the city’s town center.
Located in Lake County, Munster is about 30 miles southeast of the Chicago Loop, Chicago’s central business district. It sits on the Calumet Shoreline, an ancient shoreline of Lake Michigan. Running east and west through the northern part of town, the shoreline is now called Ridge Road, giving rise to the nickname “Town on the Ridge.” Munster encompasses 7.65 square miles and is bordered by the municipalities of Hammond, Highland, Dyer, Schererville and the Illinois villages of Lansing and Lynwood. Its northern border is the Little Calumet River.
The first inhabitants of Munster were the Potawatomi Indians, who frequently traveled a trail now known as Ridge Road. France, Britain and the United States successively claimed the land. In 1828, the U.S. Government relocated the Potawatomie westward, and white settlers began to inhabit the area. Dutch colonists arrived on the scene in 1855, and a post office located in a general store owned by Jacob Munster gave the town its name. Residents incorporated the town in 1907. Munster became a commuter town in the 1920s, and in 1945 it was a mix of commuters, industrial workers and small farmers. After the construction of 1,500 homes doubled the population in the 1950s, Munster became firmly established as a prosperous, upwardly mobile commuter suburb with young, educated residents. The town was the site of the Nike-Zeus missile defense base during the Cold War.
Munster continues to grow and mature. Plans for the future include development of a commuter train station, connecting Munster’s existing recreational bike paths to regional trails in Illinois and Indiana, improving infrastructure and redeveloping industrial sites in the older part of town into mixed-use centers.
The 2010 census reports a population of 23,603 with a population density of 3,118 inhabitants per square mile. Residents are 85.6 percent white, 10.2 percent Hispanic or Latino and 3.5 percent African-American. The median age is 44.8 years.
In 2011, the median household income was $71,379, an increase from $63,243 in the 2000 census. The education, healthcare and social assistance sectors employ 25 percent of residents, followed by manufacturing at 16.2 percent; 11 percent work in retail trade. The average commute time is 26.3 minutes.
Visitors to Munster can enjoy the Munster Music Festival, Beiker Woods Nature Area or take in a vintage baseball game by the Munster Centennials. The Center for Performing and Visual Arts offers year-round entertainment, including theater, symphony and comedy.
Munster’s climate ranges from temperatures in the mid-80s in July to an average low of 15.6 degrees in January. The town receives 35 inches of rainfall each year and 25.8 inches of snow. Munster averages 189 sunny days a year and 118 days of precipitation.
Meyer’s Heating & Cooling in Munster, IN
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