Lake Bluff

Lake Bluff is a rare gem. Set atop the string of North Shore communities, the village shines without being flashy.

Residents love Lake Bluff’s welcoming laid-back lifestyle, historic architecture, thriving downtown and priceless sense of community. The vibrant community ranks among Chicago Magazine’s best places to live in the Chicago area.

The village hosts a wide array of special events – from art festivals and farmers’ markets to community barbeques, block parties and an annual Fourth of July Parade. Its annual Halloween event brings out hundreds of ghouls and goblins. Lake Bluff’s Bluffinia concert series brings residents together on the village green to enjoy bands from across the country performing a wide range of music from classic rock and pop to classical.

Residents also enjoy beautiful parks and recreational activities. In addition to its many charms, Lake Bluff has a beautiful lakefront with limited development. True to Lake Bluff’s nature, residents appreciate the natural beauty of the lake and enjoy a picnic area, fire pits, small kayaks and sailboats.

Lake Bluff schools include a number of well-respected public and private schools from kindergarten to post-graduate studies.

A variety of architectural styles keep Lake Bluff interesting with Tudor, Colonial, Victorian, bungalow and modern homes. Properties range from multi-million-dollar lakefront estates to condominiums and townhomes. Downtown Lake Bluff includes an assortment of small boutiques and restaurants.

Residents find easy access to major interstates and U.S. Route 41 along with access to accessible airports. Metra passenger trains serve commuters going to Chicago or Milwaukee.

Nearby Public Transportation

Union Pacific North

at Lake Bluff Metra, Great Lakes Metra

School Districts

Lake Bluff Esd 65

Lake Forest Chsd 115

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Data supplied by the National Center for Education Statistics

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