One of Chicago’s largest North Side neighborhoods, Lakeview offers accessibility, convenience and, of course, fun. Surrounded by diverse dining, shopping and entertainment options, this neighborhood defines itself as a vibrant and trendy area for Chicago real estate. Home to the famous Wrigleyville, Boystown and Southport Corridor districts, Lakeview is not only a place for fun and excitement, it’s also a place that young, growing families have gravitated to in recent years creating a safe and education-friendly environment.
You don’t have to go far to find entertainment in Lakeview. Boystown is one of the largest and most active GLBTQ communities in the country, home to gay-friendly bars such as Roscoe’s, Cocktail and the Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, along with many diverse restaurants. Blocks away from Boystown sits Wrigleyville, home to the famous Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs.
Also part of the Lakeview community is the Southport Corridor which boasts dining at restaurants like Tango Sur, boutique shopping at Krista K, endless sweets at Sensational Bites, entertainment at the famed Music Box movie theatre as well as diverse and historic bars like Southport Lanes where you can bowl the old-fashioned way while having a cocktail. The Corridor offers a more low-key feel with great recreational opportunities like the family-friendly Shield Park, a Chicago Park District facility.
Tree-lined streets and amazing Chicago real estate (including three-flat homes that sit next to vintage brownstone walk-ups) create that close-knit neighborhood feel in the city – a difficult task to accomplish.
Lakeview is conveniently nestled next to the lake, offering beach access; walking, running and bike paths, dog parks, marinas and some highly-rated Chicago Public Schools.
Lakeview is near the Red, Purple and Brown El lines giving residents easy access to both the suburbs and downtown Chicago, a perk unique to this area.This location also offers access to Lake Shore Drive, allowing for a quick and beautiful drive to Midway Airport. O’Hare Airport is right off of I-90 which is easily accessed at any of the major east/west running streets in Lakeview.