Merrillville, Indiana is a town located in east-central Lake County, in the Chicago metropolitan area. It is 7 miles south of Gary and 30 miles southeast of Chicago. Merrillville is part of the greater Gary area and is 33 miles southeast of the Loop. Known as “Downtown Northwest Indiana”, Merrillville is a bustling town with a variety of restaurants, banks, malls and businesses.
It is also home to three ports operated by Indiana Ports: Burns Harbor, Jeffersonville and Mount Vernon.