Where To Invest In Indiana: Lebanon, IN

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Lebanon, Indiana was founded back in 1830 by two men who served in the Indiana Militia named Colonel George L. Kinnard and General James Perry Drake.

Adam Frenh is the man who named the city. After seeing a cluster of hickory trees that he believed looked like the Cedars of Lebanon from the Bible, he decided that Lebanon would be the city’s name. Lebanon Map

To help the town flourish when it first started, a road was built that went from Indianapolis to Lafayette. This improved transportation options and the growth of the city.

Today, Lebanon is home to rich history with several parks and building attractions. One of the most historic buildings is the Cragun House. It was built in 1893 and is now a tourist destination with many of the original families’ belongings still kept inside from their travels.

Lebanon hosts several festivals throughout the year as well, including a Christmas parade, Boone County Summer Fest, and Back to the Fifties Festival.

According to Niche, the population of the city is 17,196 people with 32% of the population renting and 68% owning a home.

If you are looking to purchase a home in Lebanon, the median home value is $145,100, and if you are looking to rent, the average rental cost is $822. A household median income in the city is around $58,412.

The city of Lebanon is known to be #33 of 116 for the best suburb for young professionals in the state and #46 of 116 for suburbs with the lowest cost of living in Indiana.

Lebanon Report


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  • Auburn Meadows
  • Clear Vista
  • Clifford Court
  • Cardinal Pointe


Lebanon schools have a student-to-teacher ratio of 19:1 with 3,321 students in grades K-12.

Niche gives the school system an overall grade of B with category breakdowns as follows:

  • Academics: B
  • Teachers: A-
  • Clubs & Activities: B+
  • Diversity: B-
  • College Prep: B
  • Administration: B-

It’s ranked #47 out of 291 for best school districts for athletes in the state and #80 out of 291 for districts with the best teachers in Indiana. For academics, reading proficiency is at 49% and math is at 52% based on state test scores.


According to BestPlaces, Lebanon’s violent crime rate is ranked at 15.6, and property crime is ranked at 49.3.

This is based on a scale of 1-100 where 1 is low crime and 100 is high crime with the US average for violent crime is 22.7 and the average for property crime is 35.4.


Lebanon is a growing city with a lot of potential for new and experienced investors. It is in one of the fastest-growing counties in Indiana, Boone County.

With all of the attractions that the city offers from parks, historical buildings, and festivals, it’s a great location for renters looking for a city with events and things to do in Indiana. Lebanon also offers a low cost of living that several renters are looking for.

If you are wanting to expand your portfolio throughout Indiana, Lebanon would be a great place to start. Our brokerage team is here to help and advise you on adding a Lebanon property to your investment portfolio.

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McKenzie Zacha

McKenzie is the Marketing Technologist for T&H Realty Services. With over a year of experience in property management and over 5 years of marketing experience, she uses her knowledge and skills to help educate and advice both new and experienced investors.

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