Cedar Lake is a town located in the Chicago metropolitan area, which is part of Indiana, United States.
Cedar Lake is very quiet overall, as the streets are usually very tranquil. Parks are distributed sparsely, resulting in them being rather difficult to get to from most locations in the town. Despite that, there are a few public green spaces nearby for residents to unwind in, including Cedar Lake Marsh Fish And Wildlife Area and Biesecker Prairie Nature Preserve.
The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of Cedar Lake is an important part of its character. Roughly one third of homes in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area were constructed pre-1960, while most of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1990s. This town has quite a good variety of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 85% of the dwellings in the town are occupied by home owners and 15% are rented.
In all but a very small number of cases, a vehicle is needed in Cedar Lake to access the nearest supermarket. There are also a few options for those who care about nearby restaurants. When it comes to education, residents may find it very hard to get to high schools and primary schools as pedestrians.
The best way to get around in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area is usually a car. It is very easy to come across a parking spot. On the other hand, it is very inconvenient for people walking to get around in Cedar Lake since almost no daily errands can be run without the use of a car.