Lake View encompasses many of Chicago's most popular neighborhoods: Lake View East, Boystown, Wrigleyville, Southport Corridor and Sheridan Station Corridor. In Lake View, you'll also find the Belmont Theater District (which includes over 30 theaters), where The Annoyance Theater rules improv, Laugh Factory rules comedy, and Briar Street Theatre plays host to the Blue Man Group.
Take a walk down Broadway, where you can stop in at Unabridged Books to stock up on recent reads, drop in at The Crepe Shop for something sweet or savory, or grab a vegan deep dish pizza at Kitchen 17. If you're a caffeine lover, The Coffee & Tea Exchange has an enormous selection while neighborhood classic Bobtail is popular for ice cream and root beer floats.
While this neighborhood is highly walkable, you'll find access to public transportation in Lake View to be some of the best in the entire city, with easy access to the Red, Brown and Purple Line CTA trains and many bus lines. In the summer, Lake View residents can enjoy watching the boats at Belmont Harbor while year round, walking, running and biking along the lakefront is wildly popular.
Real estate in Lake View ranges from high-rise buildings with views of Lake Michigan to two and three-story walk-ups along charming tree-lined streets. There are also plenty of courtyard buildings housing condos and rental apartments. You can also find sprawling, single family homes, many of which are new construction with high ceilings, quartz countertops, and stunning finishes.