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About Lakeview

One of Chicago's largest neighborhoods, Lakeview spans a sizable portion of the North Side. Because of its size, it's home to a variety of different pockets, all offering a fairly safe and affordable Chicago experience. Residents of Lakeview enjoy easy public transit, proximity to the beach, and a variety of bars and restaurants for every taste.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $109,900 to $4,599,000

Closed Prices: $89,900 to $4,550,000

Median Sale Price: $435,000

Average $ per sq ft: $296

Association Fee Ranges: $250 to $660/quarter, $215 to $4800, $0 to $571, $0 to $5933/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1860 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 280 to 15661 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 12 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 11 Bathrooms

Around Lakeview

Lakeview is an ideal neighborhood for those who work Downtown, providing quick and easy commutes without the big-city price tag. While you can still find luxury housing, compared to its neighbors Lincoln Park and Roscoe Village, Lakeview is generally a little more budget-friendly, especially if you are willing to live on the outskirts of the neighborhood. As you pass through Lakeview and move more north towards neighborhoods like Buena Park and Uptown, housing prices start to drop even more. Even so, Lakeview is an ideal option for those who don't want to venture too far from the city's center but want to save a little more on their mortgage.

One of Lakeview's sub-neighborhoods, Wrigleyville, offers slightly cheaper housing as a tradeoff for being amidst the hectic crowds of Wrigley Field. Lakeview East is home to upscale condos and pricier lofts. West Lakeview is home to more affordable low-rise flats, as well as the attraction of the Southport shopping and dining corridor.

Restaurants in Lakeview vary by area. Wrigleyville is home to a number of sports bars and pubs where you can relax with a burger and a beer. Boystown hosts the trendier culinary finds, with small plates and mixologists the norm. The size of the neighborhood makes it easy for residents to find practically any cuisine.

Classic urban life. Lakeview is the largest neighborhood in the city in terms of population density, meaning there is always a crowd around checking out one of the many local festivals or hanging out on an outdoor patio with friends. Lakeview is home to people from all walks of life, college students and families alike.

Head to Boystown for upbeat dancing and fancy drinks, or Wrigleyville for sports bars and beers with a crowd. Movie buffs can check out the famous Music Box Theater, and comedy fans can see the latest at the Annoyance Theatre. At the end of the night, try any of the many prolific late night dining options, like specialty pizza or gourmet grilled cheese.

Head to the beach or one of the many parks within Lakeview for a day outdoors with friends or family. Grab a bite at the famous Lucky's Sandwich Company, with fare so legendary they've been featured on Man vs. Food. You can check out a Cubs game at historic Wrigley Field, or just relax with friends at one of the many popular brunch spots.

Those quick and easy commutes we mentioned? You can thank the many bus and train lines that run through Lakeview. If you're situated on the neighborhood's western front, the Brown Line offers a painless commute to the Loop, passing through entertainment hot spots like Lincoln Park and Old Town along the way. If you're farther east, the Red Line will take you not only to your downtown office but to cultural gems like Chinatown and Printer's Row. If the train isn't your jam, multiple popular bus lines will take you down Ashland Avenue, Clark Street, and more. Lakeview also offers street parking, but we recommend you get a permit if you plan to live anywhere near Wrigley Field--game days can be a traffic nightmare.

Locals Love

  • Proximity to CTA trains
  • Neighborhood safety
  • Endless restaurant options

Locals Don't Love

  • Hard to find street parking in some areas
  • Big crowds on game days
  • Bar scene noise well into the night

Neighborhood Reviews

3 Reviews

Lovely Culture; Crowded Restaurants

Henry O
I've lived in Lakeview for the past year. The adorable boutiques, artisanal culture, and exotic restaurants initially drew my wife and me to the neighborhood. It seems as though there's always a new area to explore (and the sidewalks are on point!). Confession time: my wife and I are "foodies." We are always on top of the "online forums" suggesting hot new eateries. While Lakeview has an ever-growing number of exciting restaurants, they're always so darn crowded! My wife and I are very busy with skyrocketing careers and three infant sons. We don't always have the time, patience, or energy to wait in long lines for a table. I sometimes feel out of place and concerned about my aging wife. Overall Lakeview is an exciting, safe, and bustling pocket of Chicago to live. It can be a bit hectic for a family with three strong infant sons.

Something for Everyone

Samantha R
I've lived in multiple different pocket neighborhoods within Lakeview, so I know the area really well. Because it's one of the largest neighborhoods in the city, there's a little bit for everyone–– Wrigleyville is great for a younger crowd of college kids and new grads, while West Lakeview and Southport Corridor area attracts young professionals and families. There are a ton of great bars, restaurants, and shops–– you always have plenty of new options to try, but there are also so many great neighborhood standbys. And I love the green spaces: there are plenty of parks, playgrounds, and just good nature spots to read a book or have a picnic. Great place to live overall!

Everything you need in one place!

Ashley W
Lakeview is a charming and livable area for numerous reasons, so many that sometimes I forget there is a world outside of my hood (But as the reviewer below stated, there are so many neighborhoods nearby if you want to branch out a bit more). There are fantastic restaurants, bars, retail stores, neighborhood festivals, and of course, the lake. I would rate this neighborhood high because of the basic fact that it's easy to get anywhere from here. The CTA has express buses that get you downtown in no time, the redline, and the lakefront path for biking to work if that's your thing. I've lived here for almost 3 years and love it!
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