Living in Valpo

There are many places in Valparaiso to get what you need for the upcoming year. On-campus and off-campus students will need different things though, so if you have questions about these things, please do not hesitate to ask one of the OIP staff. 

Below you will find various grocery stores, malls and religious centers in Valpo.

Grocery Shopping:

  • Wal-Mart:
    • 2400 Morthland Drive
    • (219) 465-2799
  • Target:
    • 2420 Laporte Avenue
    • (219) 531-6448
  • Town and Country:
    • 1605 Calumet Avenue,
    • Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • (219) 464-8606
  • Wiseway Grocery:
    • 2800 Calumet Avenue
    • (219) 464-3571
    • 2168 West US Highway 30                       
    • (219) 462-5147

  • Aldi:
    • 2906 Laporte Avenue,
    • Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Au Natural:
    • 1708 Lincolnway
    • Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • (219) 465-1984
  • Chinese Market:
    • 1105 Calumet Ave.
    • Valparaiso, Indiana
    • 219-242-7526
    • 219-210-2254

Malls

  • Westfield-Southlake Shopping Center:
    • 2109 Southlake Mall
    • Merrillville, IN 46410
    • (219) 738-2260
  • Michigan City Outlet Mall
    • 601 Wabash St  
    • Michigan City, Indiana 46360
    • (219) 879-6506

Dining

There are many places to dine in Valparaiso, ranging from fast food to fine dining restaurants, as well as many ethnic restaurants. Explore the town and find everything that Valparaiso has to offer! Don’t forget to travel to Merrillville, as well. They have a much more diverse selection of restaurants.

Shopping Note:

  • “Sales Tax”- In the state of Indiana, you will be charged a tax of 7% on every purchase except essential grocery items. This tax is calculated at the register and is not included in the price marked on the product.
  • “Gratuity” - also known as tip.  In the USA it is customary to tip your waitress or waiter. The typical tip is anywhere from 15-20% of your bill. If you have a table of more than 8 guests, you may have an 18% gratuity automatically added to your bill.

Religion in Valpo

Valparaiso and the surrounding area have many organizations for the practice of most major world religions. Contact the organization directly for worship schedules. If the religion you practice is not listed, you may try finding a place of worship in Chicago.

Protestant

  • Chapel of the Resurrection (VU)             
    • www.valpo.edu/chapel/
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church
    • 1700 Monticello Drive
    • www.immanuelvalpo.org/
  • New Song Fellowship
    • Lincolnway Drive
    • www.newsongvalpo.com/
  • First United Methodist
    • 103 N. Franklin Street
    • www.valpofumc.org
  • Calvary Church
    • 1325 Evans Avenue
    • www.calvaryweb.net/
  • Good Shepherd Presbyterian
    • 1901 Evan Avenue

Jewish Synagogue

  • Temple Israel of Porter County        
    • Evans Avenue
    • (219)464-0159

Messianic Synagogue

  • Hope of Israel Congregation
    • 504 Lincolnway
    • (219)548-0659

 

 

 

Catholic
  • St. Teresa of Avila’s
    • 1411 LaPorte Avenue
    • http://saint.com/Welcome.html
    • www.goodshepherdpca.net/

Greek Orthodox

  • St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church www.saintiakovos.org/
  • At the corners of Campbell and Chicago Streets in Valparaiso

Serbian Orthodox

  • St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
    • 8700 Taft Street
    • Merrillville, IN 46410
    • (219)736-7727
    • www.stelijah.org/contact.html