About Dune Acres
Located just off the shores of Lake Michigan, Dune Acres is a close-knit beachfront town that has quickly become a favorite tourist destination and place to call home.
Numerous parks, trails and gardens dot the local landscape, providing opportunities for walking, running, biking and cross-country skiing. For naturalists, the Brincka Cross Gardens County Park, spanning more than four acres, showcases the numerous plant species native to the area. The nearby Indiana Dunes State Park offers hiking trails and picturesque dune landscapes, and is a large part of the area’s past, present and future.
The town’s shining jewel is its historic clubhouse, situated atop one of the tallest dunes on the Indiana shore of Lake Michigan, with beautiful views of Chicago and the surrounding areas.
Homes in Dune Acres include original log homes built in the 1920s, beach cabins on large lots and more modern, new-construction homes in a natural wooded or lake-front setting. While many are full-time residents who enjoy the tranquility of the community, others consider their Dune Acres home to be a second home used primarily on the weekends and during the summer months.
Porter County is home to an acclaimed public-school system, as well as a number of private education options.
Dune Acres is approximately a one-hour drive from Chicago. The community is also served by the South Shore Line commuter railroad, whose Dune Park station is just one mile east of the town.