What Its Known For
Set to the north of Downtown, Lakeview is known as the “Capital of the North Side” for a reason. Being one of the largest areas in the city, it’s separated into the distinct sub-neighborhoods Wrigleyville, Lakeview East, and West Lakeview. This neighborhood has range—find some of the most-visited spots in the city here, as well as quieter residential communities.
TO DO IN LAKEVIEW
On game days, there’s a good chance you’ll be hanging in Wrigleyville, where you can root for the Cubs at Wrigley Field or one of the many sports bars, pubs, or rooftop situations on Clark Street. Not into the sports thing? Next door to the stadium is Metro, the most popular concert venue to see your favorite indie artists on tour in Chicago.
Lakeview East is home to Northaldstead (a.k.a Boystown), where you’ll find tons of restaurants, coffee shops, comedy clubs, and a vibrant nightlife scene. This area has a rich history with the LGBTQ+ community and has been the site of Chicago’s Pride Parade and similar events since the 1970s.
Close to I-90, West Lakeview is a mellow, residential pocket of greater Lakeview. Here you’ll find single-family homes, along with a variety of small and affordable apartment complexes. Hamlin Park serves as the central green space and recreational center, giving the area a close-knit community feel.
Of course, you can’t talk about Lakeview without mentioning the lake in question. This neighborhood’s Lake Michigan shoreline stretch is home to a variety of recreational sports fields, sightseeing spots, and the Belmont Harbor Dog Beach, a popular spot to bring your furry friend for some fun in the sun.
APARTMENTS IN LAKEVIEW
Living in Lakeview is ideal for those in search of a place relatively close to everything downtown, but looking to avoid the pricier rent rates found in the neighboring areas like Lincoln Park. As a rule of thumb for Lakeview, the closer you are to Lake Michigan, the higher your rent is going to be—those impressive views tend to come at a premium.
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