Winona Lake

Welcome to Winona Lake

Where nature's serenity meets lakeside living
Winona Lake, Indiana, is a picturesque town that seamlessly combines the charm of bygone days with contemporary living. Known for its scenic namesake — Winona Lake — this enchanting locale is a haven for those who adore the water and cherish small-town vibes amidst natural beauty.
The community revolves around the lake itself, a focal point for year-round activities. In the warmer months, residents and visitors indulge in boating, fishing, and wakeboarding, while the lake's shores transform into a winter wonderland, ideal for ice skating and quiet snowy walks.
Winona Lake champions a lifestyle where the days are as serene or as exciting as one wishes. Whether it’s a morning jog by the lakeside, a leisurely bike ride on the Heritage Trail, or a sunset dinner overlooking the tranquil waters, Winona Lake invites you to live the idyllic life, one beautiful day at a time.

What to Love

  • Engage with the tranquil aura of Winona Lake, where the captivating beauty of the water mirrors the town's serene lifestyle
  • Delight in exquisite dining experiences where palate-pleasing dishes are accentuated by enchanting lake vistas
  • Enjoy the allure of the great outdoors at nearby trails and parks, providing the perfect backdrop for leisurely strolls or active family fun
  • High home appreciation rates and strong buyer interest

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in Winona Lake seamlessly combines the tranquility of lakeside living with the joys of a vibrant community, offering both relaxation and adventures in a beautiful natural setting. The Winona Lake Historic District adds a cultural layer to the town’s allure, with its arts and crafts cottages giving a nod to the town’s past as a Chautauqua site. The Village at Winona, a renovated historical area, is now a bustling hub for artisans, boasting charming shops, galleries, and eateries that offer unique local crafts and flavors.
Education and innovation find a home here, too, with the presence of Grace College, which contributes to the town’s lively spirit and seasonal events. From art fairs to the vibrant farmer's market, there's an unspoken invitation to embrace community life.

Dining and Entertainment

At Winona Lake, the dining scene is as much about the ambiance as it is about the exquisite flavors. Boathouse Restaurant boasts a waterfront dining experience that encapsulates the essence of lake living. Here, one can enjoy a sumptuous meal while the gentle sounds of lapping water provide a tranquil soundtrack. The menu, featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients, promises a taste of Indiana's best, with each dish artfully prepared to please both the palate and the eye.
Cerulean Restaurant is another culinary gem of Winona Lake, known for its innovative and artful cuisine. Nestled in the Village at Winona, Cerulean offers an upscale dining adventure where modern culinary techniques meet Midwestern comfort. The restaurant's modern decor and serene outdoor seating create an atmosphere that's both sophisticated and relaxing. With an emphasis on farm-to-table freshness, Cerulean's dishes are a canvas of vibrant colors and flavors, crafted to elevate the dining experience amidst the serene beauty of Winona Lake.

Things to Do

The Winona Lake Trails offer an immersive experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. With paths meandering through lush landscapes, these trails are a paradise for bikers, hikers, and joggers, providing a scenic backdrop for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you're looking for a vigorous workout or a leisurely walk amidst nature's beauty, the trails offer a chance to connect with the environment and find peace away from the hustle of daily life.
Winona Lake Limitless Park and Splash Pad takes family fun to a new level. It's a place where laughter fills the air, and water splashes create a cool respite on sunny days. The park is accessible, ensuring that visitors of all abilities can partake in the joy and freedom of play. With state-of-the-art equipment and a splash pad that invites kids to frolic in the water jets, it's a perfect spot for families to gather, celebrate, and make lasting memories.
The Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center (MOCC) is a modern marvel and a testament to the town's commitment to health, wellness, and innovation. This state-of-the-art facility is not only a focal point for groundbreaking orthopedic research and development but also serves as a versatile venue for community events, athletic competitions, and educational forums.


  • Grace College

Overview for Winona Lake, IN

5,059 people live in Winona Lake, where the median age is 27.9 and the average individual income is $42,231. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Winona Lake, IN

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

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Jerky Shop, Bomy's Authentic Indian Cuisine, and Three Crowns Coffee.

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Dining · $ 2.88 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.03 miles 16 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.2 miles 51 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 2.91 miles 24 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.9 miles 49 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.29 miles 55 reviews 4.7/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Winona Lake, IN

Winona Lake has 1,651 households, with an average household size of 2.62. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Winona Lake do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,059 people call Winona Lake home. The population density is 1,816.97 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Winona Lake, IN

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The following schools are within or nearby Winona 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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Jefferson Elementary School
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Lakeland Christian Academy
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