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Best Midwestern lake towns to live in

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Best Midwestern lake towns to live in

Boat motoring by Waukegan Lighthouse

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#1. Traverse City, Michigan

Aerial view of Traverse City marina with boats

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#2. Highland Park, Illinois

Commuter rail station in Highland Park

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#3. Brookfield, Wisconsin

Large trees and park bench by lake in autumn

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#4. Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Two people kayaking on lake

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#5. Rocky River, Ohio

People walking along Lake Erie beach by boats

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#6. Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Fishing dock on Staring Lake in fall


#7. Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth skyline from lake

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#8. Mequon, Wisconsin

Aerial view of Mequon

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#9. Alpena, Michigan

Red harbor beacon in Alpena


#10. Holland, Michigan

People touring historic big red lighthouse

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#11. Bay Village, Ohio

Crane taking off over lake with skyline in background

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#12. Stoughton, Wisconsin

Stoughton City Hall with Norwegian flag

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#13. Branson, Missouri

Water fountains and park at Branson Landing

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#14. Vermilion, Ohio

Vermillion lighthouse and lake

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#15. Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Dam at Oak Creek Pond in park

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#16. Oregon, Ohio

Bike path and covered bridge in fall

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#17. Shorewood, Wisconsin

Aerial view of suburban houses and lake in autumn

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#18. Kenosha, Wisconsin

Kenosha Breakwater lighthouse and lake

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#19. Gages Lake, Illinois

Canadian goose takes off from lake

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#20. Racine, Wisconsin

Aerial view of marina and city

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#21. Waukegan, Illinois

Boat motoring by Waukegan Lighthouse

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#22. Lorain, Ohio

Aerial view of Lorain lighthouse and Lake Erie

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#23. Zion, Illinois

Gazebo by Lake Michigan

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#24. Michigan City, Indiana

Man with binoculars at Michigan City Lighthouse

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#25. Ashtabula, Ohio

Ashtabula Harbor in summer

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