Welcome to the Princess City
Mishawaka, Indiana, is a community-centered city where families stay to grow and businesses come to thrive. Small-town values partnered with a flourishing city bring big opportunities. We are located next to South Bend, Indiana, and nestled along the winding shores of the St. Joseph River. Over the last several years, population growth and business expansions created record-breaking new construction throughout Mishawaka. Our growing town tells us that Mishawaka is a place where people want to live, work, raise their families and retire. Known as the Princess City, Mishawaka continues to live up to our reputation as the “Best Hometown in America.”
A strong sense of community pride is visibly present throughout Mishawaka. Love for our city is passed down from generational hometown families and continually built through the experiences of newcomers welcomed by our community. We are strong and connected through a shared desire to build up our city and those around us.
Explore Our City
Mishawaka is full of people excited to connect through community events. We are home to 28 beautiful parks, an annual Summer Concert Series, outdoor activity rentals and golf courses, all highlighted by our engaging downtown area. Recognized as one of the best riverwalks in Indiana, our Mishawaka Riverwalk truly brings our community together. Take a walk on the banks of the St. Joseph River and stop along the way at one of our many local restaurants, breweries or shopping boutiques. The Riverwalk is a great place to start if you are new to our city and eager to explore.
Where is Mishawaka, Indiana?
We are located in Northern Indiana happily neighbored by South Bend and Elkhart, Indiana. We are home to Bethel University and proud to be neighbors with the home of the Fighting Irish, Notre Dame University. Mishawaka is only an hour’s drive to the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan and two hours from Downtown Chicago. Just minutes from the Michigan border, some of the best vacation destinations in the Midwest are just a car ride away. Ready to visit us?
Mishawaka by the Numbers
The 2021 Census reports the population of Mishawaka as 51,074. This ranks Mishawaka as the 17th largest city in Indiana, surpassing the cities of Kokomo and Columbus. Mishawaka continues to see consistent population growth, and we show no signs of slowing down.
We love our city, and we hope you fall in love too! We truly believe Mishawaka has something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are just visiting or looking to join us as a resident, we welcome you warmly.