Named “Community of the Year” in the state of Indiana, the city of Terre Haute is situated in the western corridor of the state, near the Illinois boarder. Terre Haute is known for many things including a family friendly atmosphere, thriving economy, many different town activities, and beautiful parks. The city is also home to four higher education universities- Indiana State University, located in Downtown Terre Haute, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a private engineering school, Saint Mary of the Woods College, the oldest catholic liberal arts college for women, and Ivy Tech Community College. Terre Haute is also home to the world renowned LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course, and the famous Blues at the Crossroads Blues Music Festival. Whether you're studying at the many universities, packing a picnic at the park, hitting the golf course, or shopping at the many different retail outlets, there is something for everyone in Terre Haute, Indiana.