“In Muncie, you get big-city charm at small-town prices. Plus, you become a part of an amazing community of hardworking, kind, giving people. The home I own would be twice as expensive in a big city. I am grateful every day that I chose to put down roots right here.” —Rebecca Parker (Hometown: Charleston, SC)



Whether you’re seeking a single-family home, a unique residence in one of our historic districts, or a beautiful estate with plenty of acreage, buyers have plenty of options.


If your dream home isn’t yet on the market, plenty of local architects, designers, and builders are available to bring your dream home to life.


If you’ve never purchased a home, we recommend contacting a real estate agent to get to know you and your specific needs. A number of additional resources to understand the buying/selling process are available here.


To help compare the cost of living in your current city to Muncie, visit the cost of living calculator. Our local banks and mortgage brokers are ready to help you choose the right type of financing. There are several options for these services in Muncie.


For those not in the market to buy, rental properties—apartments, condominiums, lofts, and houses—are available throughout the Muncie-Delaware County area. According to Niche, the average rent in Muncie is $722, almost $350 less than the national average.

The majority of rentals are located near Ball State’s campus and tend to cater to students. There are a handful of options in other areas of town.

Your best options are to search online or contact local property managers.

Online searches:

Apartment Finder

Local property managers include:

Blue Sky Property Management
Campus Rentals
MiddleTown Property Group
TLC Equities


There are so many things to love about Muncie’s neighborhoods. Each one has unique attributes and nearby amenities, providing lots of options for choosing the kind of lifestyle you want.

To learn more about each neighborhood, visit Building Better Neighborhoods, a collaborative partnership between the Ball State Office of Community Engagement and the Muncie Action Plan. In addition to providing leadership development workshops and an annual neighborhoods conference, Building Better Neighborhoods connects Muncie’s neighborhoods with Ball State faculty and students for collaborative learning experiences.


Muncie has 11 National Register Historic Districts and three local historic districts, each containing unique architectural styles, landscape elements, and streetscape features.

Beech Grove
– Home to historic Beech Grove Cemetary with a Gothic Revival main gate, mausoleums, and grave markers.

Meeks Avenue and Riverside/Normal City – Features many bungalows and Craftsman-style homes.

The Emily Kimbrough District – Grand homes built between 1880 and 1910, during a time of rapid economic prosperity in Muncie.

The Gilbert Neighborhood – Unique view at an early residential neighborhood, containing numerous architectural styles.

The Kirby District – Contains 19th and 20th-century residential architecture.

The Old West End – Residential neighborhood featuring tree-lined streets and gas boom-era homes.

Westwood Neighborhood – Muncie’s only early 20th-century garden suburb, featuring the Tudor Revival, Arts and Crafts, and international and modern styles.

Wysor Heights – Features a variety of architectural styles.