Welcome to Griffith

An Up-and-Coming Gem
This vibrant town offers a blend of small-town charm and urban wonders. With its up-and-coming status and walkable downtown, Griffith provides residents with a lively atmosphere and a sense of community togetherness. Located within easy reach of Chicago, Griffith holds a unique identity of its own, characterized by its rich history, thriving local businesses, and welcoming community spirit.

What to Love

  • Small-Town Feel: Griffith provides a welcoming small-town vibe, where neighbors greet each other with a smile, fostering a tight-knit sense of community.
  • Walkable Downtown: Explore the charming streets lined with local shops, cozy cafes, and inviting restaurants.
  • Central Market: Experience the vibrant energy of Griffith's Central Market, held on Friday evenings in Central Park, offering a delightful array of artisanal goods, fresh produce, and local delicacies.

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Griffith is defined by its sense of community and laid-back atmosphere. Residents enjoy a slower pace of life, where neighbors come together for community events, local festivals, and outdoor concerts in Griffith Central Park. With its walkable downtown area, Griffith encourages residents to explore its local shops, cafes, and restaurants, fostering a strong sense of connection and camaraderie among its residents.

Dining and Shopping

If it’s barbecue you seek, look no further than True BBQ & Whiskey Bar. Try menu standouts like the boneless rib sandwich, buffalo chicken pizza, and more. Head to Set ‘Em Up Lanes & Lounge for bowling and great burgers.
Explore the charming boutiques and specialty stores along Broad Street, or check out Central Park for the lively Griffith Central Market on Friday evenings, where local vendors showcase their artisanal goods and farm-fresh produce.

Entertainment and Things to Do

Griffith Central Park is a lively outdoor space with picnic pavilions, sand volleyball courts, baseball fields, and extensive playspaces. It’s a go-to destination for a fun day out in the sun and shade.
With its bustling downtown and lively community events, there's always something exciting to do in Griffith. Head to the Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival at Griffith Central Park in June for live tunes, excellent food, barbecue vendors, a fireworks show, and endless fun. Don’t miss the annual Rock ‘n’ Rail Music and Street Festival in late fall, offering live music, food vendors, and more.
The Griffith Family YMCA offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a welcoming atmosphere for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. From group fitness classes to youth sports leagues and social events, the YMCA provides opportunities for personal growth, connection, and healthy living.


  • Griffith High School

Overview for Griffith, IN

16,213 people live in Griffith, where the median age is 37.8 and the average individual income is $34,255. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Griffith, IN

There's plenty to do around Griffith, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Very Walkable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Santa Maria Bakery, Sweet Moon Macaron, and The Grub Stop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $ 4.47 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.37 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.49 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.38 miles 10 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 2.54 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.32 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Griffith, IN

Griffith has 6,694 households, with an average household size of 2.42. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Griffith do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,213 people call Griffith home. The population density is 2,087.41 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Griffith, IN

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The following schools are within or nearby Griffith. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Elsie Wadsworth Elementary School
PreK - 2nd
Griffith Middle School
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Beiriger Elementary School
K - 5th
Griffith High School
9th - 12th
PreK - 8th
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