Our Community

One of the most attractive aspects of the City of Auburn is the community spirit that is felt by residents and businesses alike.

There’s a reason so why so many of us choose to live, work and play here. We think you’ll see that when you walk our scenic streets…visit local retail and restaurant establishments… take in city parks… and attend cultural and community events. Plainly put, it doesn’t take long to realize Auburn is a special place.

Our History

Creating a progressive community has guided Auburn from its earliest days.

Founders Wesley Park and John Badlam Howe established the city along Cedar Creek at the intersection of two major trails—creating the beginnings of an infrastructure that promotes growth and advancement. While dirt trails and the Pony Express have been exchanged for major highways and fiber optics, that same mission guides us today.

Downtown Revitalization

In any city, the downtown area is often seen as the front door of the community.

Auburn’s downtown has long played an important role in the social and economic vitality of the city. Recent revitalization efforts have only increased Downtown Auburn’s visibility and positioned it for a sustainable and economically viable future.

Community Organizations

Our community continues to be a rich and vibrant place, in large part, because of the various community groups and organizations bonded by social, cultural or environmental interests and concerns.

Regional Stronghold

City leaders partner with government and business leaders in a 10-county radius to support Northeast Indiana’s continual economic development.

As the county seat of DeKalb County, Auburn is a large part of that draw. Our “Home of the Classics” values coupled with next-generation practices provide the best of both: small-town appeal and large-city progressiveness.


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