Commonly thought of as Lake Forest's sister community, this small town of roughly 6,000 residents represents the "final stop" of Chicago's famed North Shore. A quiet life is enjoyed by all in this Chicago suburb far closer to the Wisconsin border than the Chicago's Loop. This village is named after the bluff bordering Lake Michigan's shores which it sits atop. Comfortable spaces, quiet roads, and an unpretentious personality are exuded throughout town. Take a stroll down any residential Lake Bluff street and you'll view a varietal mix of homes with distinct styles ranging from well-preserved historic homes, large brick colonials, smaller Cape Cods and Georgians, as well as impressive newly constructed homes on large acreage. With a beautiful downtown district anchored by Artesian Park, it's a lively small town with shoppers, diners, and everyone else enjoying their lake life realities. This northernmost suburb offers slightly more favorable real estate price points than some of its neighbors to its south, while still employing all the North Shore charm that people have come to expect from a North Shore enclave.
Featuring a selection of unique shops, restaurants, coffee spots, fitness studios, and salons, as well as a bank, post office, and microbrewery. The quaint downtown area surrounds the Village Green, where the community congregates for many special events throughout the course of the year. The Village Green conveniently sits just across from the Metra train line to downtown Chicago.
Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts revel in the abundance of open air enjoyment that the town is known for. Community parks, a golf course, community beach, and shaded biking/jogging path that runs from the northern tip of town down to the start of the Green Bay Trail, connecting the North Shore all the way to Chicago. With baseball diamonds, tennis and paddle courts, a community pool, new playgrounds, a sledding hill, and an outdoor ice rink, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the great outdoors year-round. It's truly a small town that packs a big punch.
District 115's Lake Forest High School is regularly acknowledged both within the state and nationally as a top-tier education designation with a nearly 99% graduation rate. Every school year, it welcomes its new students from District 65, in addition to Lake Forest School District 67.
District 65 is where the village's K-8 learners prepare for high school: K-5: Lake Bluff Elementary / 6-8: Lake Bluff Middle
12-mo Median Home Price: $600,000 (as of 9/2021)
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