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Overview of Lake Bluff

The village of Lake Bluff, Ill., is in Lake County and approximately 50 miles southwest of Chicago. It has a population of approximately 5,700, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. People looking for Lake Bluff apartments for rent will find a tight-knit community and a great place to raise a family.

Living in Lake Bluff, IL

Lake Bluff's first residents arrived in 1836. In 1855, the first railroad through the county was completed and commerce opened around the depot. The Lake Bluff Camp Meeting Association was formed in the late 1800s, and the town made a name for itself as a leisure destination for many people. Though it has seen several population booms, Lake Bluff maintains its small-town feel and friendly atmosphere.

Lake Bluff's past is preserved in its architecture of today, featuring homes in the Queen Anne to Midwestern Prairie-style and season cottages. People with apartments in Lake Bluff enjoy living within walking distance to the beach and in a town that was recently named by Coastal Living Magazine as one of "America's Happiest Seaside Towns." Lake Bluff residents attend some of the top-ranked schools, enjoy several city parks and are immersed in culture. The village sees an increase in 1,000 people during the workday and residents find jobs in the top industries of manufacturing, scientific and professional services, finance and insurance.

Lake Bluff Attractions and Special Events

Lake Bluff is still a popular resort town for people looking for refuge from bustling cities. It is on Lake Michigan and residents and visitors alike enjoy many community-oriented events, including a seasonal Farmers' Market and Fourth of July parade. Lake Bluff is also home to the Lake Bluff Golf Club and Naval Station Great Lakes, the United States Navy's only boot camp.

When residents want the feel of a larger city, they can travel approximately 34 miles south to Chicago via the Metra or the highway.

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