Welcome to the VALE OF PARADISE …Valparaiso, Indiana - Home Sweet Home

Real Estate Broker/Owner with F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate

Yes that's right the name Valparaiso translates to Vale Of Paradise !      Valparaiso, IN Established 1836

 With Interesting Historical meaning to the name, Valparaiso is located in Porter County,  Northwest Indiana, about 50 minutes from Chicago's Loop !

 But For Popcorn Lovers around the country....VALPARAISO, IN was once Home Sweet Home of the late famous  Orville Redenbacher and


   Sign annual pocorn fest

 the town's population will grow with visitors from

all over  who will be in town to attend the annual


                         Roads around the town square  will be filled with arts, & crafts booths, food, music,

 & lots of people not to Downtown Valparaiso Courthouse Square

mention a PARADE and Races also!

The hand painted artistic benches on every corner will be resting spots for those with tired feet

or those who just got stung by the bumble bees that also attend the fest every year!

hand painted benches downtown Valparaiso, IN 

 Valparaiso makes ice cream also-Valpo Velvet Ice Cream Shop at
55 W. Monroe St. (pictured below) is a must stop by & have - our favorite is

Cappuccino-Chocolate Chip- Frozen Yogurt!

                                                        Valpo Velvet Ice Cream Shop

 Besides the famed popcorn fest, terrific ice cream,

and many excellent dining establishments, (some of which

offer outdoor seating in season along the main

street named Linclonway), the City of Valparaiso is also

know for its renouned University !

 Valparasio University in Indiana

 Valparaiso University  has been a top notch private college in town since 1859.

GO V.U.  !!! - We love going to the

  Crusader Basketball games and plan to BLOG more

on this when the Season starts in November !!

 Kelsey' s Steak House  has been a landmark on US Highway 30 in Valparaiso, IN  for as long as we can remember... BECAUSE IT HAS THIS HUGE COW ON DISPLAY.      Cow in Front of Kelsey's Steak House in Valpo

 There was a BIG controversy that prompted the

Mayor  to  even  SING  to  save  the  Cow!

 Yes, HOWIE the COW Remains a Valpo Landmark!

 With lovely neighborhoods, great schools  and variety of ways to commute to Chicago ....

"Valpo "   (as we call it) ....is worth careful consideration to be your next home sweet home!

 Valpo has something for every price range - Give us a call @ 219-309-9930 to help you relocate here

 - and

make this Vale of Paradise your Home sweet Home as well!

For more Homes For Sale in Northwest Indiana, please visit our website.

Notice: The Photos in this BLOG are Property of Jeff Safrin and are protected under copyright laws-they may not be copied, reproduced or re-transmitted without the express written consent by Jeff Safrin.

As Always,

We appreciate your business & referrals.


Jeff & Grace Safrin

Broker / Owners

F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate

Independently Owned & Operated

Serving Northwest Indiana - > Lake County, Porter County, La Porte County, Starke County.


13 Lincolnway Suite 203

Valparaiso IN 46383

Office # 219-309-9930

 Email: FCTucker1stTeam@gmail.com



F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate in Northwest Indiana

Comments (8)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Jeff & Grace, I love your pictures and wish I could be at the fair.  I love going to different fairs and events.  I enjoyed this post very much and I hope if you get to the fair, you will have a terrific time.  Btw, I loved the condo, I had to go and look at it; after pricing a few here, recently, what a difference in prices!  Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.
Sep 02, 2007 01:45 AM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
Great pictures.  As a Rotarian I was glad to see the Rotary sign, but am not surprised that your city has active Rotarians
Sep 02, 2007 01:48 AM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Hello Carole, Yes We visit the POPCORN FEST early when the arts & crafts booths are just finishing setting

up ( like 7am) at that time there are no huge crowds and we can take our black lab Buddy for a walk as well .

Yes the Condo's in Valpo are very affordable compared to New York!

Thanks for your kind comments - you have a great weekend as well!


Hi Karen, Thanks for dropping by, Yes Valpo has alot of very active organizations!  Jeff took the pictures yesterday (we did stop in for ice cream at Valpo Velvet- coundn't resist :)

Sep 02, 2007 07:05 AM
Chuck Dellorto
Coldwell Banker - Serving INDIANA & ILLINOIS - Highland, IN
"Talk To Chuck"
Jeff & Grace - Great job on all the info and pictures about Valpo. I even learned something...lol. I did not know it meant Vale of Paradise. Great links and pictures. Very informative for the consumer to read.
Sep 02, 2007 04:11 PM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Good morning Grace and Jeff,

I enjoyed reading this post so much....and the pictures are wonderful.  I was wondering if you would consider reposting it and including it in the Heritage Properties, Historic Sites and Antiques group.....it would be perfect there and I would love to feature it !

thanks so much for writing this interesting and lovely post about your area and sharing it here...


Sep 03, 2007 12:48 AM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Thanks for stopping by Chuck !

and for your kind remarks - yes we think Valpo is AWESOME, but then we live here :)


As always, you are a Plethora of information, I will post it there today (we have another property listing - a replica of a Williamsburg Colonial that may fit there as well)?


Sep 03, 2007 04:00 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Hi Grace,

Thanks for posting  this lovely  post in the Heritage group.  Yes, please do submit your Williamsburg Colonial replica as well.....any heritage type or historical listings may be posted at the Heritage Properties group...

thanks !


Sep 03, 2007 05:03 AM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Hello Jo-Anne,

I did post the Colonial home, but since I wrote it awhile ago - it shows up on page 3 or so, not sure how to re-post blogs to make them current yet? LOL

Sep 03, 2007 05:06 AM