Bluffton was nicknamed “The Parlor City” over a century ago because its paved streets (a new phenomenon at the time) made the city “as clean as your parlor.” The parlor was the room in the house where guests were entertained and made to feel at home.
Now that you’re here, take a look around. We’re pretty proud of this place.
Bluffton is a community of 9,897 in Northeastern Indiana.
We’ve been the object of state, national and international attention because of our recognized leadership and our award-winning programs. You can see some of those awards by clicking “What We Do” at the top of this page.
While you’re here, browse through the latest news. We try to make sure that there is always something going on in town.
There’s a lot of practical information here as well. We’ve tried to answer most of your questions about city services and even included links to other organizations to help you comfortably find your way around.
Even though paved streets are no longer a novelty and only the older homes have parlors, we’re still proud to be a place where you feel at home.
We’re glad you’re here.