"My old home town, I guess" Elkhart by jkonrath

Elkhart Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 16 photos

You have to be from somewhere

I moved to Elkhart in 1978 and lived there full-time until I left for college in 1989. I also lived there in my sophomore year, and for a summer in 1993. I have lots of memories of this place, but none of my family lives there anymore, so I don't get back much. It's not that great of a city, but there are a few things I like in a nostalgic sense. Last time I visited though, it looked pretty war-torn from the economic downturn...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Close to Chicago
  • Cons:Economy, closed-mindedness, small town
  • In a nutshell:An industrial town with some nice nature, but not much else.
  • Last visit to Elkhart: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Phlebas2's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2008 at 3:56 AM

    Nice page, I somehow missed your Elkhart comments previously. I spent some time there while growing up, before escaping to Michigan. I still , mysteriously, have a house there, for unknown reasons. Elkhart, God, what a dump. TG you made it out alive.

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