will be featured in the fourth hour of NBC's "Today Show" Friday morning (July 13), according to Joanna Rolek, executive director of the
Rolek made the announcement at Wednesday's Chamber luncheon at the in Lake Forest.
Rolek said Coastal Living Editor-in-Chief Antonia van der Meer will be a guest on the program talking about the "Happiest Seaside Towns", including Lake Bluff, which was ranked fourth. The feature is in the current issue of the magazine and is posted online.
Lake Bluff finished ahead of Tiburon, Calif., and behind Kiawah Island, SC, Naples, Fla., and Sausilito, Calif., respectively. While all of the selections are located next to a large body of water such as an ocean, Lake Bluff is the only one located next to a lake.
The publication explained its selection process this way: "We began with every place we've lauded as a Dream Town over the past 15 years, and took your nominations on Facebook, too. From there, we looked at the rank on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, percentage of sunny and clear days, healthiness of beaches, commute times, walkability, school and crime ratings, education and financial security of the locals, and geographic diversity. We polled our editors on each finalist to define that special something (we called it "coastal vibe") and mixed it into the formula. What emerges is an all-star list from every coast."