The neighborhood around Merrillville offers excellent attractions

Our Neighborhood

The Lakes at 8201 offers one, two, and three-bedroom apartments in the quiet community of Merrillville, IN. We’re conveniently located near I-65 and Route 30, offering easy access to dining, shopping, and entertainment venues. When you’re in the mood to venture outside of Merrillville, downtown Chicago is a short drive from our community and boasts legendary music events and festivals including Lollapalooza and the Chicago Blues Festival.

Neighborhood attractions in Merrillville, IN

What's Nearby


  • Merrillville Community School District
    • Homer Iddings Elementary School
    • Merrillville Intermediate School
    • Pierce Middle School
    • Merrillville Senior High School


  • Methodist Hospitals
  • Ford Motor Plant
  • U.S. Steel



  • Asparagus
  • Portillo’s
  • Aladdin Pita
  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant


  • Deep River Waterpark
  • Star Plaza Theatre
  • AMC Showplace Hobart 12
  • FunFlatables
  • Indiana Dunes State Park

Conveniences of Daily Life

You can rest easy when you live at The Lakes at 8201 because not only is our community a welcome haven in a busy world, but we’re also conveniently located near everything you need for your daily life. For groceries and everyday items, Baum’s Natural Foods, Meijer, and Strack & Van Til are close by. If entertainment excursions are on your agenda, Star Plaza Theatre and AMC Showplace Hobart 12 are minutes from our property.

Parents appreciate our close proximity to neighborhood schools. We are located in the Merrillville Community School District. For after-school treats and entertainment, try FunFlatables and Albanese Candy Factory.

Everyday is like a vacation at our Merrillville apartments for rent