Lakeview is the perfect blend of everything Chicago has to offer. Not only is the neighborhood home to the legendary Chicago Cubs baseball team and their iconic ballpark, Wrigley Field, but it’s also the spot for a wide array of nightlife and entertainment.
Lakeview is a melting pot of four distinct areas — East Lakeview, West Lakeview, Wrigleyville and Halsted. Each spot has its own unique character, but they’re all pulled together by Lakeview’s casual, welcoming feel.
Hit the bustling shopping districts along Broadway in East Lakeview, along Belmont near Boystown, and the bustling Southport Corridor for local boutiques, record shops, and vintage treasure hunting. Or live it up with the locals at the seemingly endless array of bars and pubs, and the dozens of much-loved neighborhood restaurants that lie in between.
Lakeview is also known as a go-to for arts and culture — you’ll find live music venues, summer street festivals, and a thriving theatre, dance, and comedy scene.
On a nice day, walk east (Lakeview has a high walking score of 91) until you hit Lake Michigan. That’s where you’ll find a 1,200-acre outdoor oasis, featuring the scenic Lakefront Trail, a golf course and driving range, a boat harbor, tennis courts, and grassy fields.
Public transportation: Six different el stations serve the area: Addison and Sheridan stations of the Red Line; Paulina and Southport stations of the Brown Line; and Belmont and Wellington stations. Many bus routes including 36 Broadway, 151 Sheridan, 22 Clark.
Lakeview property styles vary block to block. Prices range start at $60K up to $5 million for a single- family home. Median home value is $540,603.