Best For: Younger Crowds, Renters, Die Hard Cubs Fans, Lake Access
If you ask most younger folks working their first job out of college where they live, the answer is most commonly, “Lakeview.” Why? Because the neighborhood offers lots of affordable rentals, a diverse culture of food and bars ranging from day-drinkers at Wrigley Field to the more eclectic Boystown.
Lakeview is a very well-balances neighborhood offering easy access to downtown and the lake and features many two and three flats as well as single family homes. While Wrigely is the main attraction in Lakeview, Southport Avenue offers shopping and East Lakeview opens to the beach and more restaurants.
Buyers can look for cheaper places central and west while prices will rise as you move closer to the lake. Similar to Lincoln Park, the neighborhood is large but skews a bit towards a younger demographic.
Living in Lakeview
Learn more about schools, local reviews, safety, commuting, demographics, and developments.
See what it's like to live in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago with reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.
Eating in Lakeview
Where are the best and hottest new restaurants?
Lakeview is a sprawling neighborhood, with streets filled with boutiques, shopping, restaurants and bars. Whether strolling the Southport Corridor or heading to a game at Wrigley Field, Lakeview's got pizza spots and poke bowls and plenty of other restaurants worth a stop. Here are 17 that eaters shouldn't miss, listed from west to east.
Browsing all of Lakeview, Chicago, IL - Crisp, The Chicago Diner, Tango Sur, Home Bistro, DMK Burger Bar, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Lowcountry Lakeview, Flub A Dub Chub's, Panes Bread Cafe, BIG & little's Restaurant