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Living Here

"Jasper is an incredible community for families."
  - Mayor Terry Seitz

There are many attributes which make a community a desirable place to live. In Jasper, these qualities are best described in answers to simple questions:

Who's here?

Our significant commercial and international manufacturing sectors contribute to Jasper's diversity in welcoming new residents daily. With a work ethic unmatched by few other cities, Jasper's strength lies in blending our traditional families with those who have been invited to call us their home. This is accomplished through the cooperation of the business community, the faith community, the educational community and the philanthropic community. 

What's happening?

We are a community of action. It's been said if something needs to be accomplished give it to someone from Jasper and it will get done and done well. Nestled along the banks of the Patoka River, public-private partnerships have invested several million dollars over the last ten years to build upon this unique characteristic.  Anchored by a 2.1 mile meandering Riverwalk, the redevelopment also includes the Jasper City Mill, a Train Depot and the amazing Spirit of Jasper Luxury Excursion Train - with specially-designed passenger cars featuring the talent of our local craftsmen. A renewal of the Downtown Courthouse Square is underway and, simultaneously a not-for-profit organization called Next Act has purchased the former Astra Theater.

We are a community of recreation with nearly 20 neighborhood parks, trails, and sports complexes for softball, baseball and soccer, tennis and aquatics. We provide activities for all lifestyles, from a park for special needs children to a nine acre campus for seniors at the Arnold F. Habig Community & Older American Center to competition horseshoes to Pickleball.  We have 18-hole and 9-hole municipal golf courses and a new dog park. The Parklands of Jasper is being developed on the former Jasper Country Club Golf Course, creating our largest park.

We are a community of arts and entertainment.  Jasper has the only municipally-funded arts department in the State of Indiana and is the only community twice honored with the coveted Governor's  Arts Award.  The 700-seat Jasper Arts Center serves thousands of patrons annual with four different series of performances.  Area schools benefit from on-campus arts demonstrations and the annual Chalk Walk draws hundreds of homegrown artists "painting the town".  Numerous festivals and events occur annually including the Strassenfest, a street festival honoring the City's German heritage, which draws thousands of people each August.  Upcoming projects include The Jasper Cultural Center involving the Jasper Community Arts Commission and the Jasper Public Library Board which is proposed at the site of the former Hoosier Desk factory at 3rd & Mill. 

We are a community of civic-mindedness and charity. Volunteers abound in Jasper as they work on behalf of a myriad of causes providing a solid foundation for all elements of society.  Through traditional civic clubs, churches or niche organizations, Jasper has become a center of public service and philanthropy.

Together, how can we make Jasper better?

Our goal is to never be satisfied with the way we are today; rather it is to strive for continual improvement.  As a citizen, you are a thread in the fabric of our community.  We welcome you and encourage you to become involved in Jasper. Obtain more information about the City of Jasper by emailing us.

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