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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Lake Bluff is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 5,612. Lake Bluff is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Lake Bluff offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Lake Bluff there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Lake Bluff and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lake Bluff are highly rated.
About Lake Bluff...
Population
5,612

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$626,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,490
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Lake Bluff Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    123.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    636.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    41%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Lake Bluff

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$162,109
National
$55,322
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Lake Bluff Reviews

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I have lived her for over 10+ years. Lake bluff is your cute, typical small town. It's about an hour away from the city (Chicago). The train station in town takes you straight there. You know all of your neighbors, and everyone is as friendly as can be!
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Great place to live, friendly people, good schools, lots of greenery, crime is almost non existent. All of this and it’s on the shores of Lake Michigan. Residents live going down to the beach.
I'm currently a high school student who has lived in Lake Bluff for most of my life, in Sanctuary Lane. In my neighborhood there's a lot of greenery and a neighborhood playground that my friends and I used to go to every night over the summer. The air quality here is nice, and it's a safe place to be. Near where I live, about a 15 minute bike ride, is the area with some stores, Heinen's, Target, and some food places like Suzy Swirls. It's a good place to go for recreation with friends but my family usually drives down to Walmart or Sam's club about 15 minutes away for groceries. Honestly I have little reference point for Lake Bluff, but it's very chill here and I don't have any complaints.