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Free Public Wi-Fi Now Available

The City of Columbia City announced today that free public Wi-Fi service is now available in three locations across the city: downtown, Morsches Park, and at the Russel and Evelyn Fahl Aquatics Center. “This is just another amenity in our downtown, and at our parks, that attracts residents and visitors alike,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel. “Connectivity to the world is an enhancement that will draw new people to best parts of our community!” The Public Wi-Fi project was paid for by American Rescue Plan dollars and installed through SOS Communications, a Columbia City company.  Users can access the network, when in the immediate downtown area, at Morsches Park, or at the Aquatics Center by going to their phone or tablet’s Wi-Fi settings and clicking the network named “Public Wi-Fi – City Hall” “Public Wi-Fi Morsches Park” and “Public Wi-Fi Aquatic Center”. Users of the service will agree to a few terms and conditions and then be able to check email, read the news, listen to music, or other activities.

The City has a fiber network that runs around the City to our buildings and substations. This network was used for the Free Wi-Fi network backbone. We are in the process of providing this service at Any Kids Dreamland in the near future.

CCFD Needs You

Our Fire Department will run approximately 1,000 calls this year short-staffed. That doesn’t mean the calls won’t get run, or our community won’t be protected, because if you know our department, there is no shortage of commitment to serving this community, but they could use some help.

If you can find it in you to serve or know someone who might be interested, we need fifteen volunteer firefighters right now. For more information, please fill out our form, and someone from the department will contact you immediately.

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CCHS Property Master Plan

  • WCCS removed the high school building after the 2019-2020 school year.
  • The City of Columbia City received the 56 acre property.
  • The site includes: athletic fields, parking areas, wooded acreage, two existing buildings to remain, and utility infrastructure.
  •  Click here to view the Master Plan.

“Thank you for checking out our community! Whether you’re seeking a career change or a safe place to raise your family, Columbia City is the place you are looking for. We hope to speak with you soon about the opportunities that await you in Columbia City”
Mayor Ryan Daniel

Visit Downtown CC

Since 1888, Columbia City has stood strong as the center point for commerce and family life in Whitley County. Historic homes and brick streets blend into the downtown corridor with unique shops and businesses for residents and visitors alike.

Scenes from Columbia City

3 reasons to love Columbia City

Whether you are moving into a new home or just stopping by for a cup of joe at Brewha, the City and its residents welcome you with smiling faces and open hands. This safe, hospitable community has grown tremendously over the past 20 years and they aren’t done yet! Enjoy the small town safety and affordability with the accessibility and convenience of big city amenities. With the Orthopedics Capital of the World nearby and the expanding defense and agricultural industries of Northeast Indiana, workers are needed to fill new and expanding companies. We know life is better together, so come be a part of our growing community!

  • Safe Community of friends

    Recently ranked as one of the Top 20 Safest Communities in Indiana, Columbia City prides itself on being a safe and attractive community for individuals and families. Firefighters, Police, and Dispatchers continually work along-side residents to enhance the safety of neighborhoods through proactive programs and practices.

  • There is a Home Waiting for You

    With a diverse housing stock and available lots, there’s a place for you in Columbia City. A quick look around the community will reveal a house of all shapes and sizes just waiting for a family to make it a home. Various available lots hold a world of potential where you can build the home of your dreams. With downtown revitalization, new career opportunities and a great quality of life, you’ll want to be planted at the heart of Whitley County!

  • Conveniently Close to Everything

    Columbia City is strategically located less than 20 miles from Fort Wayne, Warsaw, Fort Wayne International Airport and more than 1200 regional shops and businesses. Within a 600 mile radius is over 50% of all the Nation’s consumer base. That means less shipping time and costs for your business. But, Columbia City is not all about work. Nearby lakes beckon you to relax and enjoy your weekends. Small town eateries will delight your taste buds. And, a friendly conversation is waiting at every corner.