Cedar Lake

Charming and rustic, Cedar Lake is a great retreat to get out of the hustle and bustle of Chicagoland.

Welcome to Cedar Lake

A Peaceful Paradise by the Lake
Cedar Lake is a quaint town promising a peaceful retreat with a touch of lakeside luxury. Surrounded by natural beauty and a vibrant community spirit, Cedar Lake presents an inviting atmosphere for those seeking a tranquil yet thriving place to call home.

What to Love

  • Lakeside Living: Embrace the serene ambiance and picturesque views of Cedar Lake, perfect for water adventures and relaxation.
  • Community Events: Immerse yourself in the town's lively social scene, fostering connections and creating cherished memories.

Local Lifestyle

Life in Cedar Lake revolves around its scenic surroundings and close-knit community. Residents enjoy a laid-back pace, where weekends are spent lounging by the lake, fishing, or strolling through the town's picturesque parks. With a strong sense of community togetherness, Cedar Lake fosters a welcoming environment.

Dining and Shopping

Indulge in culinary delights at The Lighthouse Restaurant, known for its delectable seafood dishes and stunning lakefront views. For a cozy dining experience with a touch of nostalgia, head to Bugaboo’s Bar and Grill, where hearty comfort food meets friendly service right on the lakeside. Treat yourself to a sweet escape at Dairy Belle, a top shop that’s been a local favorite for ice cream and frozen treats since 1950.

Entertainment and Things to Do

Cedar Lake Summerfest is a must-visit event in late June and early July, featuring fantastic food, live tunes, fun rides, parades, car shows, fireworks displays, and more. On every other Wednesday from May to October, head to the Cedar Lake Farmer's Market for fresh food, performances, kids’ games, and more.
Experience Cedar Lake's history at the Museum at Lassen's Resort, where vintage treasures and artifacts offer insight into the town's storied past. Discover unique exhibits showcasing the charm and character of Cedar Lake, providing visitors with a delightful discovery of nostalgia. The museum offers tours, fun events, and steamboat rides.
Spend leisurely days soaking up the sun at Cedar Lake Beach or casting a line into the crystal-clear waters for a relaxing afternoon of fishing. Whether you prefer outdoor adventures or engaging pursuits, Cedar Lake has something for everyone.


  • Hanover Central High School

Overview for Cedar Lake, IN

13,725 people live in Cedar Lake, where the median age is 39.2 and the average individual income is $36,441. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

39.2 years

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Around Cedar Lake, IN

There's plenty to do around Cedar Lake, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Vito's Italian Ice, Rise'n Roll Bakery, and Green is Good by Kate.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.07 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.94 miles 13 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.9 miles 38 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 1.14 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.86 miles 85 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.17 miles 48 reviews 4.7/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Cedar Lake, IN

Cedar Lake has 5,062 households, with an average household size of 2.71. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cedar Lake do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,725 people call Cedar Lake home. The population density is 1,577.78 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.3 / 49.7%

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Schools in Cedar Lake, IN

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The following schools are within or nearby Cedar Lake. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Red Cedars Elementary
3rd - 5th
No rating available
Jane Ball Elementary School
PreK - 2nd
Hanover Central High School
9th - 12th
Hanover Central Middle School
6th - 8th
Douglas MacArthur Elementary School
PreK - 5th
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