Make Chicago Home: Lakeview

Consistently one of the top populated neighborhoods in Chicago, Lakeview is home to over 100,000 residents. The diverse neighborhood is perfect for those who want to be close to downtown and have extra space for maximum walkability.

Known for its proximity to Lake Michigan, lavish dining, and robust theater district, there is no shortage of things to do in this bustling neighborhood. You can catch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field or take in a performance in the Belmont Theater District. The abundance of restaurants in the area also makes it a perfect place for a night out. The biggest allure of the neighborhood, of course, is its ideal location next to the lakeshore and Lakefront Trail, offering residents a ton to see and do.

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 much-loved bars and restaurants, from Michelin-awarded spots to beloved local taverns.

Lakeview is also known as a go-to for arts and culture — you’ll find a thriving theatre, dance, and comedy scene. Blue Man Group is a world-famous troupe that brings music, comedy, and performance art together in one unforgettable show. And the Belmont Theater District is home to more than 20 theatres offering an endless array of options, from musicals to dramas to family-friendly shows.

On a nice day, walk east 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 perfect for picnicking.

Lakefront Trail North | Divvy Bikes

An Essential List of Lakeview Hot Spots:

Crosby’s Kitchen

Foursided Card + Gift

Music Box Theatre

Tango Sur


The Green Lady

Figo Wine Bar

The Vic Theatre

Coda Di Volpe


Chicago Yacht Club

The Chicago Diner

Doppio Coffee House

Monsignor Murphy’s

Figo Wine Bar

The area gives a dense urban feel, with most of its residents renting their homes. The current median home value is around $375k, and the median rent is about $1.7k, making Lakeview an affordable place to call home!



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