Welcome to South County
Get beyond the beach and discover quiet living near the edge of the Indiana Dunes area.
It may be small in size, but it’s big in pioneering spirit. Once an open prairie set along the beautiful Kankakee River, Hebron is now a town that celebrates its pioneering history with each charmingly preserved downtown building and museum.
It’s a piece of small-town America that you don’t often see anymore, one which draws in locals, visitors, and Hebron-lovers each fall and winter to celebrate the Hebron Block Party and Hebron Winterfest.
Close your eyes, and imagine the quintessential Midwestern farming town. Now you’ve got a pretty good idea of Kouts. Driving in, you’ll pass vast green and yellow fields dotted with barns and silos before making your way to Main Street, where local restaurants serve up everything from hearty breakfasts to great pizzas. You’ll quickly notice that everyone knows everyone here—and visitors don’t remain strangers for long.