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January
18

What can we say about South Bend? Here are just 5 reasons we find the city so great!

There are many reasons to love South Bend. We have a great community here with history, activities, culture, and local small businesses. Here are five reasons our real estate agents rank among the highest on the list.

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January
2

Baby it's cold outside, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do! South Bend is full of fun activities this winter.

Baby it's cold outside, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do! South Bend is full of activities during the colder months, both inside and out. Here are a few attractions our real estate agents recommend checking out this winter.

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December
6

Find the perfect holiday gift for family and friends with these South Bend shops.

Struggling with ideas of what to get friends and family this holiday season? Make gift shopping easy-peasy with South Bend's selection of unique, independent local shops. Plus, you feel good knowing that by supporting someone's small business, you made their holiday season even better! Here are a few locally owned shops that our real estate agents recommend.

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November
14

See what your local brewmasters are crafting with these South Bend breweries.

One of the best things about living in South Bend is our local community: cafes, restaurants, and yes, breweries too! Are you looking for a great local brewery to meet up at with friends, or are you interested in sampling local lagers and ales? Check out these local breweries, recommended by our real estate agents.

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November
1

Craving freshly crafted ingredients between toasted bread? Here are the South Bend spots to find the best sandwiches.

Did you know that National Sandwich Day is November 3rd? While this may seem like a strange occasion to celebrate, no one can deny that sandwiches are a life-changing cuisine. Supposedly the Earl of Sandwich ordered the first sandwich so that he could play cards without greasy fingers or utensils. This convenient meal was named after him, or rather, his little English town.

Whether you're playing cards or just enjoying a classic favorite, there are plenty of places in South Bend where you can get a quality sandwich. Here are a few local favorites our real estate agents recommend.

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October
17

The scariest holiday has arrived! Visit these South Bend Halloween events.

Is Halloween your favorite holiday? In community-minded South Bend, there are plenty of ways to celebrate this fun season. Grab your boo and check out all these favorite local events from our real estate agents.

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October
10

It takes a real artist to make a balanced and delicious dessert. Here are the sweet shops you should visit in South Bend.

With all of the daily holidays these days, it should be no surprise that there's a special day just for the best meal of the day: dessert, of course! National Dessert Day takes place in October, sandwiched neatly between summer ice cream and Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. If you're looking for a way to celebrate or just a new place to satisfy your cravings, our real estate agents recommend these amazingly sweet spots in South Bend.

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September
19

Fried rice is a favorite dish in many Asian restaurants. Here's where you can find the best in South Bend.

With an endless number of recipes and add-ins, fried rice is a delicious, versatile dish that can be customized to suit nearly any palate.

Founded in 2018 by Benihana, September 20th marks International Fried Rice Day, making it a perfect time to sample some of the best fried rice in South Bend. Our real estate agents suggest checking out some of these delicious options.Ā 

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September
19

A home's age is sometimes a big factor in whether or not you want to buy it. This guide will help you decide between new or older homes.

If you're thinking about buying a house, one of the questions on your mind may be whether to opt for a new build or an older home. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. The following guide from our real estate agents lays out the basics of what you need to consider before making your decision.

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September
6

Summer is winding down. Take some time to enjoy the weather with these outdoor patios.

As summer winds down and fall weather sets in, it's time to take advantage of every last bit of nice weather we've got. One of the most enjoyable ways to enjoy dinner this time of year as a resident of South Bend is eating out on the patio. Don't have a patio or feel like cooking? South Bend offers a variety of great restaurants with cozy outdoor setups where you can enjoy your meal. Here are some local favorites our real estate agents recommend.

  • Howard Park Public House - 602 E Jefferson Blvd
    This open-concept restaurant is designed to open on three sides, opening even the regular dining area to free air movement. The patio itself faces the fountain and is heated so that even as the evenings start to get a little chilly, the patio will still be a good place to enjoy your meal. Speaking of your meal, the restaurant serves American fare such as burgers, sandwiches, steak, vegetarian and vegan fare, and shareable appetizers, as well as a full list of beer, wine, and cocktails.

  • The Lauber - 504 E Lasalle Ave
    Located in the former home of an industrial metal business, The Lauber is now one of South Bend's beloved indie restaurants. This bar and eatery offers plenty of cozy patio seating, plus a variety of bar bites and American comfort food. Choose between flatbread and pizzas, burgers and sandwiches, and a variety of bar bites and appetizers. The Lauber also features a full menu of signature cocktails and wine. For something a little extra patio-worthy, check out their memorable brunch food and cocktails on the weekends.

  • Fiddler's Hearth - 127 North Main Street

    If you're craving the food you get from a traditional Irish pub but don't want to miss the experience of eating out on the patio with the last little bit of summer, check out Fiddler's Hearth in Downtown South Bend. This pub features all the usual suspects, such as fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, and shepherd's pie. You'll also find a variety of American foods, including burgers and sandwiches, as well as a selection of Irish-flavored appetizers.

  • Cafe Navarre - 101 N Michigan St
    Also located right in the heart of downtown, Cafe Navarre has been a staple of fine dining in South Bend for the last decade. Locally owned and serving locally sourced foods, Cafe Navarre offers patio seating if the atmosphere indoors is a little too rich for your blood. Whether inside or outside, you'll be served the same superb menu, with mouth-watering small plates, tempting entrees of steak, chicken, pork, or fish, and delectable desserts such as chocolate cremoso and creme brulee.

  • South Bend Brew Werks - 321 S Main St
    For a little more relaxed atmosphere, pop down to the neighborhood brewpub: South Bend Brew Werks. In addition to all the things you would expect from a pub, such as beer, live music, trivia, and even bingo, Brew Werks features a full menu of flatbreads, artisan grilled cheeses, soups, salads, and pub-worth appetizers. They offer ample seating on their outdoor patio, which is also dog-friendly.

The only thing better than enjoying a late summer or autumn evening while eating dinner at your local restaurant's outdoor patio is, of course, enjoying your dinner on your own patio. Outdoor dining spaces have become popular among South Bend homes for sale, so if you don't currently have a patio where you can enjoy your dinner, never fear! Contact us today, and we'll help you find the perfect patio, as well as the home to go with it.

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