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Delavan Lake

What to Love

  • Proximity to Lake Geneva, Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee
  • A rich, interesting history 
  • Flourishing with annual events and festivities
  • Offers nearly every water sport imaginable
  • Thriving with gorgeous parks and trails

Local Lifestyle - Living Near Delavan Lake, WI

Delavan Lake is the perfect escape for those who want to live in a peaceful haven and still have effortless access to the best cities in the Midwest. It’s a veritable paradise for individuals who relish time on the water and in the woods, whether they opt for sailing, fishing, or hiking. From bowling and a skate park for children to a winery for adults, the enclave has an incredible bustling energy that satisfies everyone. 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping in Delavan Lake

Delavan Lake’s impressive variety of eateries are sure to satisfy your cravings. Jonathan’s on Brick Street is a perennial favorite with its sweet selection of fresh seafood and meals prepared with seasonal ingredients. Pan-seared diver bay scallops with champagne vinaigrette, Provencal-style Prince Edward Island mussels, and blackened pork medallions with shiitake cream are just three options on their terrific menu. 
For special occasions, Delavan Lake residents score a seat at Fire2Fork. The lively eatery specializes in delicious small plates, artisan pizzas, and fantastic cocktails, including seasonal gems like their apple butter rum libation. 
Boxed and Burlap is another highlight in this wonderful community. The cozy coffee house has a host of excellent bespoke coffee drinks and delectable pastries. Waterfront Pub & Grill is the optimal spot to linger with friends over clam chowder, hand-battered cheese curds, and artisan beers while soaking up views of the lake. 
Speaking of lakes, 1878 on the Lake at Lakelawn Resort also boasts sweeping vistas and a menu teeming with sumptuous dishes such as maple-seared Faroe Island salmon with sweet beet frites. Its list of confections' are especially delightful. The 1878 shortcake snifter with macerated strawberries, vanilla cream, and chocolate ganache is divine. From the Italian cuisine at Sweet Aroma Ristorante to Delavan Lake’s various cocktail lounges, Delavan Lake has a wealth of first-rate venues.

Things to Do in Delavan Lake

From community events to outdoor recreational pleasures, Delavan Lake has it all. Phoenix Park Bandshell offers residents and visitors fabulous complimentary concerts and film screenings in a lush, scenic setting, while Pearce’s Farm Stand provides an explosion of locally-harvested produce, herbs, and handcrafted goods.
The town also comes together for shows at The Dancing Horses Theatre, which, as its name suggests, presents spectacular shows of talented horses and their equally talented trainers. From sledding during the winter to boating throughout the summer, the town has a wonderful assortment of ways to have fun.


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Overview for Delavan Lake, WI

8,568 people live in Delavan Lake, where the median age is 37.4 and the average individual income is $28,998. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37.4 years

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Around Delavan Lake, WI

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Darien Ice Cream Shoppe, Lake Geneva Cannery, and Patty's Deli.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.34 miles 11 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.06 miles 10 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.84 miles 9 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 4.45 miles 36 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.07 miles 108 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.64 miles 8 reviews 4.6/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Delavan Lake, WI

Delavan Lake has 3,468 households, with an average household size of 2.45. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Delavan Lake do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,568 people call Delavan Lake home. The population density is 1,229.54 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.23 / 50.77%

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