Silver Oaks at the Brooks enhances Valparaiso

Silver Oaks at the Brooks enhances Valparaiso

Finding the perfect home can be tricky. Hoping to find that perfect location close to entertainment but with some quiet space to stretch out is harder and harder to come by in Northwest Indiana.

Silver Oaks, a new neighborhood set to begin construction this fall, has found that balance. 

Silver Oaks, is a part of The Brooks at Vale Park in Valparaiso. The Brooks is a 150-acre development, and Silver Oaks will be 50 acres of that space.

Andrew Knies, of Brokerworks Group, is a key part of Silver Oaks. Working directly with both the developer and the buyers, Knies is adamant that Silver Oaks at The Brooks is something this area hasn’t seen in a long time.

“We haven't had a development of this size. come this close to downtown Valpo in many years,” Knies said.

According to the website, “Silver Oaks is located where two tributaries of Candlewood Creek cross” creating natural brooks and tree-lined areas.

Excitement about Silver Oaks is evident. 52 of the 96 lots sold within the first two hours of release.

Working with multiple builders throughout the area, Silver Oaks will include upscale homes designed and constructed by Crusader HomesFaganel BuildersO’Connor BuildersSteiner HomesSublime Homes, and Younique Homes.

Seeing Silver Oaks allows potential buyers to witness how this community hopes to exist within the natural landscape. Booking a tour, potential buyers will notice the environmental features that remain.

“Once we do a tour, we will narrow down their home site,” Knies said. “There are still some publicly available lots–meaning that you can buy that lot and then choose any of our builders. There are some of the lots have been secured with a specific builder.”

Located in Valparaiso, Silver Oaks offers not just a home, but a community. Maintaining this focus for Silver Oaks involved specific planning and dedication.

“The whole idea has always been able to build a community instead of just a neighborhood,” Knies said. “The team at the Brooks took time to design the neighborhood around the beautiful land that was there.”

The Brooks will include three miles of walking trails, two lakes, a community pool, and a clubhouse. This is in addition to a butterfly garden and 50 acres of preserved green space.

“I’ve talked to other developers,” Knies said. “When they're in the early stages, they have this huge laundry list of all the things they want to include in the neighborhood. Then by the time they're moving dirt, they have eliminated all the fun things, and it's just streets and houses.”

“The Silver Oaks team made sure to create something unique and special right here in the heart of Valparaiso,” Knies said.

Lots are available for between $90,000-$130,000. Buyers can secure their purchase with a 10% deposit on lot price.

Within the heart of Valparaiso, students within Silver Oaks will attend Cooks Corners Elementary School, Benjamin Franklin Middle School, and Valparaiso High School respectively.

Interested buyers can reach out to, or they can contact Knies directly at (219) 508-6479.