Originally a summer camp in the 1880s, Lake Bluff today is a small, quaint community situated on the bluffs high above Lake Michigan. The village has a strong community spirit, with the charming gazebo on the village green serving as a focal point for the small central business district and a setting of many community activities. Lake Bluff is well known for its Fourth of July parade, attended by 25,000+ people, concerts on the green, Rib Fest and other events. Downtown also offers a variety of dining options and gathering spots along with shopping, entertainment and services. The Village covers about 4 square miles and has about 5,700 residents. Students can attend school in District 65, which includes Lake Bluff Elementary School and Lake Bluff Middle School. High school students attend Lake Forest High School. Generous space is devoted to parks, beaches, and playgrounds and is maintained by the Lake Bluff Park District. A community recreation complex, several local tennis courts and golf courses provide year-round activities for residents of all ages.