About Us

Come and experience lakefront living at the southernmost point of Lake Michigan. Beautifully scenic hiking and biking will inspire you and our quaint main street with unique shops and restaurants will entertain. We’re only 35 miles from downtown Chicago, but our calm community feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Experience a hidden little beach town, the closest dunes community to Chicago! ….  Miller Beach is surrounded by  the Indiana Dunes National Park, with gorgeous trails and 5 miles of pristine Lake Michigan beaches. We have breathtaking Chicago skyline views, walk in waters, and sand bars on our beaches.  Come enjoy the wild beauty of the lakefront.

We’re not just a beach community. Unique boutiques and restaurants line Miller Beach’s historic downtown Lake Street and Shelby Square. We have a proud and growing community of entrepreneurs. You can attend a socially distanced gallery event, enjoy locally brewed craft beer, and enjoy a delicious meal. Laugh it up at Performance Comedy Club, visit the Nelson Algren Museum or attend one of the intriguing and enlightening Miller Beach Arts and Creative District events.

Miller Beach was one of the last regional homes for the Pottawatomie tribes and was settled by Swedish settlers in the 1800s. It was the backdrop for early American silent movies and the flying experiments of aviation pioneer Octave Chanute. Famously, it was also the weekend retreat for the Chicago author Nelson Algren and the French existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir.  Today, Miller Beach continues to be a welcoming, diverse community and a great place to slow down, and enjoy the natural beauty of the lake. Come discover it for yourself!

Miller Beach has a lovely collection of cottages, luxurious shore line residences, and hundreds of mid-century Hoosier homes serving a mixture of year-round residents and seasonal visitors. Architectural treasures include architect George W. Maher’s gorgeous Marquette Pavilion and Chanute Aquatorium and Gallery. We are proud to be the lakeshore neighborhood of Gary, Indiana, conveniently located within the Chicago metro and the Calumet Heritage Area.

Our sponsors include: The Miller Business Association and the Legacy Foundation, Inc.