Goshen, Indiana, is a small city with big city amenities. In the middle of its renaissance, Goshen has a population of 30,000, and is home to a mix of entrepreneurs, artists, families, brewers, go-getters and do-gooders.
Outside your door, you will find miles of nature trails, five artist guilds, a farmer’s market, a thriving live music scene, six performing arts centers, locally brewed libations from coffee to beer, a vibrant downtown that supports the arts and business co-working spaces.
Goshen First Fridays Rain Barrel Auction – Photo Credit: Lynne Zehr Photography
Ideal Neighborhood Amenities
Goshen’s downtown district is truly one of a kind. With its thriving arts and entertainment scene, world class dining and shopping to rival any big city, there’s something for everyone in Downtown Goshen.
You’ll Never Go Hungry
Neapolitan Pizza? Check. International cuisine? Lots of checks. Tons and tons of craft beer plus a new spin on typical bar food prepared by an anything but typical local chef? Yeah, we have that too.
Back Alley Brewery • Ben’s Soft Pretzels • Carnicería San Jose • Constant Spring • County Seat Cafe • El Camino Real #4 • El Duranguenze • The Electric Brew • Gateway Wine Cellar • Goshen Brewing Co. • Goshen Farmer’s Market • Gutierrez Bakery • JoJo’s Pretzels • Kelly Jae’s Cafe • Kelly Jae’s Next Door • Kercher’s Sunrise Orchard • La Cabana • La Michoacana • Los Primos • Maple City Market • Maple Indian Cuisine • The Nut Shoppe • Olympia Candy Kitchen • Rachel’s Bread • San Jose Fresh Farm • San Marcos • South Side Soda Shop • Taqueria San Jose • Universal Tamal • Venturi
Venturi Pizzeria – Photo Credit: Grant Beachy Photography
Gateway Cellar Winery – Photo Credit: Lynne Zehr Photography
The Art Scene
Goshen is home to hundreds of artists working in dance, theater, music and a variety of visual mediums.
Downtown Art Alley • Found • Goshen Arts Tour • Goshen College’s Hershberger Art Gallery and Good Library Gallery • Goshen Clay Artists’ Guild • Goshen Community Chorale • Goshen Jewelers’ Guild • Goshen Painters’ Guild • Goshen Photographers’ Guild • Goshen Woodworkers Guild • John Mishler Sculptures • Maple City Chamber Orchestra • Michiana Pottery Tour • Tavi’s Studio & Gallery • Ten Thousand Villages • The Local
Shopping for Everyone
Whether you’re in the market for a one-of-a-kind soap dish for mom, the perfect dress for an event, or you’re looking for that Tom Petty album you had when you were younger, Goshen retailers have you covered.
Better World Books • Boho Pretty Pop-Up Shop • The Bubble • Found • Goshen Antique Mall • Home Again • Ignition Music • Jules Boutique • Old Bag Factory • Reverie Yarn & Decor • Salon J • Seconds on Third • Shades by Wellington and Weddell • Shoobedoo Salon • Snider’s Leading Jewelers • Snyder’s Men’s Shop • The Soapy Gnome • Sorg Jewelers • Ten Thousand Villages Goshen • Twice as Nice • Urban Gypsy & CO. • Woldruff’s Footwear & Apparel
Ignition Music – Photo Credit: Lynne Zehr Photography
Luke Doucet and White Falcon perform for First Fridays Outdoor Summer Music Series – Photo Credit: Lynne Zehr Photography
A Life Entertained
From a music venue recently named one of the top ten places to hear live music in America, to a cozy cinema showing cult classics and indie stand outs. From open mic nights to a monthly city wide block party; there’s always something happening in Downtown Goshen.
ArtHouse • Back Alley Brewery • Constant Spring • Elkhart County 4-H Fair • First Fridays • GoShakes • Goshen College Performing Arts Series • The Goshen Theater • Ignition Music Garage • Linway Cinema 14
Sports & Fitness
Stay active and fit surrounded by friends through one of several programs in Goshen. Yoga, spinning, kickboxing, golf, bicycle trails, soccer leagues, running clubs and more.
Anytime Fitness • Ares Fitness • Black Squirrel Golf Club • East Lake Athletic Club Sports Leagues • Goshen College’s Recreation-Fitness Center • Goshen Parks & Recreation • Goshen Youth Soccer Organization • Green Day 5K Run • Lincoln Avenue Cycling & Fitness • lol Health & Fitness Studio • Maple City Greenway • Maplecrest Country Club • Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon • Parade 5000 Road Race • Pumpkinvine Nature Trail & Bike Ride • Rieth Runs • Spacious Heart Yoga • Two Rivers Running Club
Spacious Heart Yoga – Photo Credit: Lynne Zehr Photography
Goshen’s First Fridays in action – Photo Credit: Lynne Zehr Photography
Proximity to Cities
Goshen is perfectly situated for its residents to enjoy big city life while living a small city lifestyle.
With easy travel to Chicago, Grand Rapids, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Ann Arbor and many others, you’ll never feel too far away from adventure.
Your ticket to anywhere is just 10 miles away, at the Elkhart Amtrak Station.
Need to get to New York City? Going to California? No problem.
Amtrak fares are reasonably priced, the rows are spacious and there will be no anxiety about making sure your seat is in the upright and locked position for take off.
Photo courtesy of Amtrak.com
Photo courtesy of Shaffner Heaney Associates, Inc.
South Bend International Airport & South Shore Line
Weekend getaway to Vegas or Chicago? Get your roundtrip airline or train ticket at the South Bend International Airport [KSBN / SBN].
With 10 non-stop flights and plenty of connection options, you’ll reach your destination quickly and easily at South Bend International Airport serviced by Allegiant, Delta and United Express.
Leaving from the South Bend International Airport, the South Shore Line runs frequently and hits an array of Chicago train stations, plus, you will never have to worry about parking in the city!
The Trolley provides easy, affordable public transit along the corridors connecting Elkhart and Goshen and major points in between these two cities.
The Hawks project showcases Goshen’s potential as a community — to reuse and renovate, work collaboratively, look forward while respecting the past, and think big.
It’s times like this when I feel like the luckiest person in the world to be the mayor of Goshen, Ind., because I don’t know how many communities could pull off something like this. [in reference to The Hawks development]Allan Kauffman
The energy and creativity of the people who end up living in The Hawks building will strengthen the local economy.Angela Rohs