Lake Bluff

By March 11, 2014 April 17th, 2014 North Shore Communities

Lake Bluff, 33 miles north of the Loop, provides residents with a self-contained lifestyle.

The village has a 30-shop downtown business district two blocks long, an industrial park and a popular Carriage Way shopping center. There are numerous events that keep the residents involved in the community. Gardening enthusiasts may take in the beautiful blooming plants and foliage of the annual garden Market. Bird watchers find an increasing assortment of fowl in the Ravine Park and Wetlands, a nature preserve featuring a pond with a boardwalk offering nice views. Residents may participate in a variety of organizations, such as the Lake Bluff Women’s Club, which offers activities such as potluck dinners, book discussions and gardening tips.


Lake Bluff’s beauty is apparent in the styles of available housing. Two-story Colonials, regal Victorians and renovated farmhouses blend nicely with new construction.


Lake Bluff elementary students attend District 65, where special education, gifted courses and programs for children with special needs are offered. Teenagers attend Lake Forest High School. The highly regarded school offers a fine academic program, physical education classes, fine arts and foreign language study courses.


U.S. 41 and Sheridan Road run through Lake Bluff, while the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is located just west of town. Drive time to the Loop is an hour. O’Hare Airport is a 40-minute drive, and Midway is 55 minutes away. For rail commuters, the Metra train stops in Lake Bluff and reaches the Loop in an hour.

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