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Lakeview, Chicago Illinois Community Information
Several distinct areas including East Lakeview, Central Lakeview, Boystown, and Wrigleyville blend together to form a lakefront community that is full of diversity and offers something for every type of visitor. Lakeview continues to flourish because of its ideal location and diverse cultural attractions. A significant percentage of its population is under the age of 30. While young professionals enjoy the spirited pace and atmosphere that Lakeview has to offer, many families are also choosing to purchase real estate in the area. There are plenty of shopping, restaurant, and nightlife areas to explore. There are beautifully maintained tree-lined streets and rows of houses that range in age from century old to modern construction.
Lakeview is home to many great educational institutions, both public and private. The neighborhood contains 15 schools. Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy is one of the highest rated schools. The public schools in Lakeview belong to The City of Chicago School District 299. The private institutions in Lakeview East are considered to be some of the best in Chicago.
Lakeview thrives with over 300 retail and specialty shops and plentiful dining options. If you’re in the mood to shop for vintage or designer clothes, you can hit the busy commercial districts along Belmont Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, Southport Avenue, Clark Street, Halsted Street, and Broadway Street.
4 miles mile
Average Drive Time
17 minutes to Chicago Loop | 27 minutes to O’Hare Airport | 28 minutes to Midway Airport
Located just north of Lincoln Park, Lakeview extends from Lake Michigan to the west branch of the Chicago River, and Diversey Parkway north to Irving Park Road. Clark Street divided the two major sections of the neighborhood, Lakeview East and West Lakeview. Lakeview East includes the lakefront districts of Diversey and Belmont Harbors. Lakeview is one of Chicago’s liveliest and most accessible neighborhoods. Taxis, buses, the Red and Brown Line trains make transportation convenient within the city. The Red Line stops at Addison Street and Wrigley Field. The Marine Drive and Outer Drive Express buses run to and from the Loop.
There are plenty of live music venues including the Vic Theatre, Schubas Tavern, and many more. Lakeview also has a thriving scene for theatre, dance, and comedy. Be sure to check out the Belmont Theatre District, which is Chicago’s largest theatre district consisting of nearly 20 independent companies. The lakefront offers something for everyone including the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, the Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course, and the Waveland Park Tennis Courts. Within Lakeview is Wrigleyville, which is home to the Chicago Cubs baseball team and Wrigley Field.