Monticello Indiana is located in White County where it also serves as the County Seat. Monticello is known as a tourist destination for the Mid-West and is home to Indiana Beach Amusement Resort, Lake Shafer and Lake Freeman where the community celebrates "Life With a Splash". Monticello is located between Lake Shafer and Lake Freeman with Indiana Beach Amusement Resort close by thus creating a thriving tourism industry.
Lake Freeman, Lake Shafer and Indiana Beach Amusement Resort are cause for the are to busiest during the summer months, the community and Lakes are used year round for boating, fishing, snowmobiling and ice skating when the temperature cooperates. Monticello is home to one of the last surviving drive-in movie theaters - Lake Shore Drive In. The Lakes and campgrounds are popular attractions as well as the Madam Carroll on Lake Freeman where they offer lake cruises, dinner cruises and live entertainment.
Monticello is home to over 5,000 people and 2,100 households. Twin Lakes School Corporation is the school system for the city - the schools include Eastlawn Elementary, Oaklawn Elementary, Meadowlawn Elementary, Roosevelt Middle School and Twin Lakes High School.