Lakeview, Chicago

Welcome to Lakeview, Chicago

Quintessential Chicago living on the northside.
 
A large area that is home to many iconic Chicago neighborhoods as well as the iconic Wrigley Field, Lakeview is one of the most popular places to live in Chicago. With its perfect mix of urban amenities and the small-town charm of the many smaller neighborhoods within it, Lakeview has so much to offer.
 
Lakeview is a great place to live due to its ideal location for commuters and its abundance of outdoor spaces and parks. People love to call Lakeview home because of its abundant community events and activities.

What to Love

  • Lots to do, including Wrigley Field
  • Good for commuters and young professionals
  • A mix of urban amenities and small-town charm

Local Lifestyle

Almost half of Lakeviews residents are between 20 and 35, and the area is quite diverse. These demographics have led to the development of a variety of shopping and dining options as well as a robust and thriving nightlife scene.
 
The neighborhood is highly walkable and has good access to public transportation. One of the many reasons this large neighborhood feels like a close-knit community is how easy it is to bump into neighbors while you’re out for a walk.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

A wonderful place to take a stroll and grab a coffee with friends and family, Southport Avenue has many boutique shops for those looking to score the perfect gift and is also home to many local dining favorites. 
 
A recipient of the Michelin Bib Gourmand award six years in a row, mfk is a taste sensation well worth a visit. Serving coastal Spanish cuisine in a relaxing and intimate setting, this little place is a gem of the neighborhood.
 
Another six-time Michelin Bib Gourmand winner, Wood is an upscale casual dinner-and-drinks destination presenting seasonably inspired shareable plates and whimsical yet nuanced cocktails. The restaurant's name is an homage to the owner’s family history in the area; they still run a Chicago-area woodworking factory to this day. 

Uncommon Ground is a wonderful neighborhood staple that shows love for the neighborhood through its display of local artists' work. They also have an organic brewery, live music, and simply tasty food.

Things to Do

Built in 1914 and home to the beloved Chicago Cubs for more than a century, Wrigley Field is the second-oldest standing ballpark in the country. Its presence in Lakeview defines the neighborhood and has kept the economy here thriving. Visitors who want to experience what it was like when baseball was the passion of the nation absolutely must catch a game here. 
 
Burgers can be so much more than just ketchup and American cheese, and their versatility is on full display during Roscoe Village Burger Fest. This summer favorite has a dozen local eateries competing for the prize of Best Burger as well as two stages playing live music and activities for the whole family. 
 
The Roscoe Village Farmers Market is a great way to spend a Sunday. Starting in June and going till October, this neighborhood market is a hub of sustainability and has more than just local produce. There are also vendors offering fresh bread, pastries, cheeses, coffee, and ice cream, all within walking distance for Lakeview residents.

An event born out of a local’s desire to give back, the Step Sessions Pop Up Jazz Concerts are quickly becoming a local favorite activity. The concerts feature some of the most talented jazz musicians in the city and are bringing a love of jazz to kids with a special pre-show performance for little ones on some of the dates.

Schools

Lakeview is home to many well-regarded public and private schools. 
 
  • Burley Elementary, A-rated school on Niche.com 
  • Prescott Magnet Cluster Elementary School, A-rated school on Niche.com 
  • Blaine Elementary School, A-rated school on Niche.com
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