Munster, Indiana

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Munster is an affluent town located in the North Township, Lake County, in Northwest Indiana in the United States. The town lies in the Chicago metropolitan area, and is surrounded by Hammond to the north, Highland to the east, Dyer and Schererville to the south, and Lansing and Lynwood directly west of the Illinois border. The 2000 U.S. Census counted the town's population at 21,511. As of 2008, the town's population is estimated at 22,105.

The town is home to the Community Hospital, The Centre for Visual and Performing Arts, The Times of Northwest Indiana newspaper, an Amazon distribution center[citation needed], a PepsiCo bottling and distribution facility, and The Three Floyds Brewing Company.



Munster is located at 41°33′5″N 87°30′5″W / 41.55139°N 87.50139°W / 41.55139; -87.50139 (41.551457, -87.501431)[3], at a point on an ancient shoreline of Lake Michigan (known as the Calumet Shoreline) which is today Ridge Road. This ridge runs east and west through the north part of town, hence the town's nickname "Town on the Ridge". The town's boundaries contain three small lakes, one of which, located within Centennial Park, is marshy and undeveloped. The town is bordered on the north by the Little Calumet River, a shallow river surrounded by a thin strip of wooded area; and on the west by the Illinois state line. It shares municipal boundaries with Hammond to the north, Highland to the east, Schererville and Dyer in Indiana to the south, and with Lansing and Lynwood in Illinois to the west.

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