If that idyllic small-town feeling has escaped most places in America, those searching to find it again need only to look to the town of North Webster to remember how wonderful that life is. The community of North Webster, with a population of just over 1,000, certainly knows the value of creating neighborhoods and organizations that benefit everyone. Incorporated in June of 1937, North Webster maintains a number of historic buildings and adds new businesses and opportunities continually to serve its residents. Famous for its quaint shops and local specialty stores, North Webster residents relish in knowing their community’s unique atmosphere is all their own.
North Webster truly embodies the picturesque towns often painted by artists like Norman Rockwell, who captured their nostalgic appeal with strokes of the brush. In North Webster, the community continues to respect its past and yet focus on its future through a series of educational and social efforts. Part of the Wawasee Community School District, schools in North Webster have the goal of developing their children into productive and responsible citizens.
Like most towns and cities in Kosciusko County, North Webster’s residents radiate to its own natural lake. Webster Lake, covering 540 acres and including the site of Epworth Forest is a popular year-round destination for residents and visitors. The open-waters, parks and beaches on Webster Lake are a great place to watch the sternwheeler take a scenic cruise on its pristine waters.
North Webster is all about hospitality, too. The annual Mermaid Festival, hosted by the North Webster Lions Club, is a full week of fun and events in June. The Mermaid Festival includes a parade, pageant, carnival and, of course, a spectacular fireworks display. The community and “lakers” as the summer tourists are known, gather to share this wonderful experience.
If you are looking for a place to call home that has a true sense of community woven through its cultural tapestry then look no further than North Webster.