Chicago, Illinois


A popular neighborhood on the North Side, Lakeview is Chicago's most populous community area. Packed with two-flats, courtyard buildings, and single-family homes, Lakeview and its well-known pocket neighborhoods like Wrigleyville and Boystown have something to offer for nearly every Chicagoan. Lakeview manages to balance local charms like coffee shops and boutiques with tourist draws like the famous Wrigley Field, where you can grab a hot dog at a Cubs game and a reasonably priced beer at a nearby bar. What Lakeview lacks in pomp and circumstance, it makes up for in affordability and friendliness--it's the perfect Chicago neighborhood to sample locally owned restaurants, hit the beach, or spend an afternoon soaking up the sun at one of its many local parks.

Homes in Lakeview

Where To Live

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.

Price Vibes

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.

Around Lakeview

Where To Eat

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.

Friday Night Fun

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.

The Perfect Sunday

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.

Transportation Options

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.

Living Here

Locals Love

Proximity to CTA trains • Neighborhood safety • Endless restaurant options

Residents Say

I've called Lakeview home for years now, and I continue to love living here because it's an exciting yet no-frills neighborhood. It isn't as chock-full of Michelin-starred restaurants as some other Chicago destinations, but it's a great neighborhood if you love Chicago culture. It's more than just Wrigley Field--there's a great comedy scene, some of the best hot dog stands in town, and one of my Chicago favorites for a unique film experience, the Music Box Theatre.
- Lakeview Resident

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