Little Brookston’s claim to regional fame is as the home of the annual Apple Popcorn Festival, which has been held on the third Saturday in September since 1978. Founded in 1853, this quiet residential community of fewer than 2,000 people is located in Prairie Township, White County, and is an ideal location for those seeking an easy commute to Lafayette or West Lafayette. It’s also a place where “farm to table” usually means “backyard to dining table” – the flat, rich land is perfectly suited for farming and agriculture, and fields and gardens abound. A nearby landmark is Meadow Lake Wind Farm, which boasts 303 turbines that can be seen prominently for miles around.

The quaint, tree-lined streets offer larger homes for the money than the university-adjacent cities, while a mix of established and new subdivisions provide variety. Large yards are the norm, making homes here ideal for growing families. Almost all the housing inventory is made up of single-family homes.