Home to many, including iconic Wrigley Field. The northside's most expansive neighborhood.

Welcome to Lakeview

Chicago's sprawling Lakeview neighborhood is vast in size and scope. It includes the enclaves like Wrigleyville, the Southport Corridor, Northalsted (previously referred to as Boystown), and all the high-rise dwellings bordering Lake Michigan from Montrose Ave to Diversey Ave. The largest community in Chicago with nearly 100,000 residents, Lakeview caters to a wide scope of people. From the studio apartment to the multi-milllion dollar single family home, it's population is diverse in interests and age across a wide spectrum. 

What to Love

  • Vibrant dining and nightlife with vast appeal
  • Direct access to Lake Michigan 
  • Diverse population
  • Parks and greenspace conveniently located nearby to many residences
  • Easy driving access to everywhere via multiple main arteries
  • Easy train access to everywhere, including downtown, via the Red and Brown Lines

What to Do

As far as the amenities it offers its residents, there is little to compare it to. Whether it's taking in a Cubs game at the one and only Wrigley Field, absorbing the latest bands at The Vic or Metro theaters, taking in a classic film at The Music Box or watching the Blue Man Group at Briar Street Theaters, or enjoying a summer day as you set off sailing from either Belmont or Montrose Harbors, it caters to everyone. 

Year long, the community leaders offer a multitude of events tying its residents together. Countless street festivals like the Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival can be seen throughout the summer. The Chicago Cubs entrance into year-round offerings is the latest neighborhood enhancement with their Christkindlmarket and winter ice rink perched beneath its Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field is now an instant family favorite. And no discussion of Lakeview would be complete without mentioning its annual Pride Parade, which solidifies the neighborhood's (and the city's) acceptance of all walks of life.

Dining experiences are vast across cuisine, style, and price point. If it exists, there's a strong possibility it exists somewhere in Lakeview. From the countless neighborhood corner bars to the finer dining options both old and new, you'll see 20-somethings mingling with families at any time and place across the neighborhood. The sense of community is not missed on any of its residents, which makes it such an attractive place for young people to rent their first apartment from, then never leave as they settle down with a family. 


Chicago Public School District 299's Lake View High School is its high school for the majority of its students, with some attending Lincoln Park High School. The District provides some of the most desireable K-8 facilities in all of Chicago. To name a few, Blaine, Greeley, Hamilton, Nettlehorst, and Burley. 


Population: ~ 96,000

12-mo Median Single Family Home Price: $1,365,000 (as of 9/1/2021)

12-mo Median Condo/Townhome Price: $400,000 (as of 9/1/2021)

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