- Living in Lake Bluff
Some call Lake Bluff a great place to live. Others may refer to its unique character and hometown values. Chicago Magazine ranks Lake Bluff as one of 20 great towns and neighborhoods of the Chicago Metropolitan Region, and Coastal Living Magazine raves Lake Bluff is “a community for the community-minded.”
Whatever is said, one can’t beat the community atmosphere found in this North Shore town!
Located 35 miles north of Chicago on beautiful Lake Michigan, the Village of Lake Bluff was once a turn-of-the-century summer resort. As a modern full service municipality, Lake Bluff is unique in character and hometown values and offers a lifestyle that is removed from urban traffic and bustle.
Residents and visitors enjoy local parks, beaches, tennis, swimming and water-sport recreation on Lake Michigan. Many of the homes in the community are custom designed on wooded, spacious lots, while mansions with spectacular lake front vistas remain on sprawling estates. Lake Bluff residents also enjoy easy access to the Loop, Ravinia Festival and world class golf courses.
The downtown business district features two blocks of shops and services while a contemporary shopping center and industrial park have expanded commercial development on the west side of town. Neighboring Lake Forest provides another unique shopping venue, historic Market Square.
The Village is well known in and around the area for its creative and well attended Fourth of July Parade which is coordinated by a group of local volunteers. In addition to the annual parade, each summer (June through October) the Village hosts a Farmers’ Market on the Village Green on Friday mornings from 7:00 to 12:00 p.m. This event showcases some of the very best fresh produce, cut flowers and baked goods in the County. In addition to these favorites, the Village supports a wide array of special events from art festivals to concerts and community barbecues. (Source: Village of Lake Bluff Website)
The Lake Bluff School District 65 has provided excellence in education for children for over 100 years. The District is 5.6 square miles in size with a 2011-12 student enrollment of 900 students in grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade. District 65 students attend Lake Forest High School.