Lakeview

A Lively Neighborhood By The Lake
A massive and lively neighborhood, Lakeview offers great shopping, tasty dining options, celebrated pubs and bars, and a host of other entertainment options including live music, comedy shows, and exciting street festivals. Take an excursion to Krista K Boutique for tasteful brands and the latest fashions, but also be sure to stop by Unabridged Bookstore to pick up the latest novel. Take a break and stop at bopNgrill for Korean fusion cuisine or Crisp for some of Chicago's most highly rated fried chicken. Wash down your food with craft beers from Burn Brewing Company or a classy glass of Pinot at Pastoral. Rock out to indie music at Schubas or breathe in the jazz at Metro Chicago. Lakeview is a delightful neighborhood to live in, and it is a wonderful choice if you are moving to Chicago.
What Lakeview Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.1
value
7.5
amenities
6.7
social
7.0
management
7.0
safety
9.3
Median rents in Lakeview
Studio
$
1,250
1 Bedroom
$
1,600
2 Bedroom
$
2,300

Living in
Lakeview

Proximity To Lake
Easy Commute
Lots Of Shopping Options
Unsafe At Times
Lively
Relatively Affordable
Great Bars And Restaurants
Clean
Convenient Accessibility
Diverse Population
Fun Neighborhood
Lakeview — 8/10 Rating (based on 126 neighborhood reviews)
This is a vibrant community with a young, diverse and active crowd. I've talked to more locals in the few weeks I've lived here than I did during my year in Streeterville. Cultural and local events and fests are literally around the corner, and my local gym and church are each a 7-minute walk from my apartment. The closest grocery store is also a 7-minute walk. It's just a super convenient and pretty cool location.
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441 W. Belmont Ave
The area of lakeview this apartment is in is between where the bars start in Wrigleyville at Clark and Sheffield and Boystown at Newport and Halstead. The street itself is pretty quiet but there are plenty of options for bars since it's right near Wrigley Field and Boystown. There are also plenty of great restaurant options, and it's a 6 minute walk to the Addison red line or a 10 minute walk to the Belmont stop.
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9
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858 W Newport
I absolutely love living in Lakeview East. Has a very homey community feel, and it is very safe. Right near all my public trans needs and accessible to many entertainment needs (Wrigley Field, Boystown, Lincoln Park, etc). Extremely pet friendly and family oriented neighborhood.
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8
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Aldine Harbor Condominium
This apartment is in the heart of lakeview, being between Wrigleyville and Boystown. There's no shortage of bars, restaurants, and things to do. It's also close enough to the lake to take a bike ride down to the beach or run along lake shore drive.
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10
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916 W. Roscoe St.
I love living in Lakeview, it has a great community feel and lots of neighborhood events. The neighborhood also includes Wrigleyville (if that's your sort of thing) and Boystown, so tons of places to go out no matter what you're into.
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8
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2890 N Clark St
Close to restaurants and bars. A bit of a trek to the grocery store if you don't have a car, but not too bad. I wouldn't consider it Lakeview, more so Buena Park so it's pretty north of where the "downtown" Lakeview area is.
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Reside on Irving Park
Love Lake View more than anticipated! So much to do in every direction. I am also far enough from Wrigley Field that the games and bar scenes aren't a bother, but still a fun and young crowd wherever you go.
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9
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Belmont Tower Apartments
In my opinion, best neighborhood in Chicago in terms of a balance of location and price. Right by the lakefront trail, which is amazing. Plenty of transportation. Plenty of restaurants and bars around
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9
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3600 Lake Shore
I like Lakeview, very quiet and relatively safe. Transit stops are close. If you live on a busy street (like Diversey) it can be loud during weekends or events but for the most part it's not that bad
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8
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522 W. Diversey
Lakeview is primarily young professionals and young families. There is a plethora of food and drink options, as well as easy access to the lake, grocery stores and gyms. Very safe and friendly.
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8
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The Annabelle Apartments
Lakeview is a beautiful and fun area with lots of shops, restaurants and stores. It feels like its own city. It is close to the lake and to public transit which makes it great during summer.
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9
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Reside on Barry
We LOVE our neighborhood. We've lived in this area for 2 years and 1.5 of it has been at this particular apartment. There's a great mix of people here and there's tons of things to do.
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9
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The Vic Condos
Lots to do in lakeview! Do you like to feel like a college kid again or did you just graduate from a state school? go to wrigleyville. Have a family? head over to the southport corridor. Boystown is just steps away as well.
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10
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3119 N Sheffield Ave
There are a bunch of different places to choose from if you want to eat out. It is located right by Wrigley Field, so you can actually hear concerts/baseball games if the wind blows in the right direction! A lot of young people live in this neighborhood. Located right by Boys Town. A bunch of different grocery stores nearby- Jewel even has a parking garage if you want to drive! Very close to Public Transit - Red/Brown/Purple line & Buses. Noise level is moderate. Walgreens is a 2 minute walk away if you need milk/eggs or medication immediately. Wish there were more coffee shops, but there are only a few.
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7
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Belmont Tower Apartments
Lakeview is a strange neighborhood seeing slow change due to continued popularity and ongoing gentrification. What used to be a low-middle income area full of LGBT people and ethnic minorities is becoming more white bread and upper middle class.

It has numerous sub-neighborhoods, including the super bro-y Wrigleyville and the still queer Boystown. It has a mix of lower income co-op housing and slowly dying out SRO housing with luxury condos and high rises.

The area is generally safe, though the occasional mugging does occur and bar fights happen closer to the stadium on the regular.

The neighborhood is often loud and bustling with people, with hospitals on both ends (St. Jo's and Advocate to the south and Thorek to the north) so a lot of ambient ambulance and fire truck noise is normal, plus sounds from people going to and from the many bars and restaurants lining Broadway, Belmont, Halsted, and Clark. Festivals draw neighbors into the streets and block traffic frequently during the summer, including Pride, Market Days, Lakeview Arts Fest, and others.
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8
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3933 N. Clarendon
I love living in Lakeview! There are plenty of restaurants and this to do. Great shopping close by and close to public transit. Also can't beat being just blocks away from Lake Michigan!
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7
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537 W. Melrose St.
Lakeview is the inclusive name of Boystown and Wrigleyville (plus some other smaller communities). These two main areas provide a wide variety of options for entertainment and food.
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10
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3525 N Broadway
The building is walking distance to the park, lots of great restaurants and bars and the bus stop. Parking can be difficult if you choose to street park on the weekends.
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8
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330 W Diversey Pkwy
Lakeview is very nice but it is pretty far from the red line. Additionally, it can get a bit seedy at nights and stuff. However, being right next to the lake is ideal!
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7
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Halsted Flats
I love the Lakeview area, it is very homey as well as different kind of food and restaurant scene. I'm moving out of my building but 100% sure I am staying in the area!
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8
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The Belmont
Right on the boarder of Lincoln park and Lakeview. Fun neighborhood and within walking distance of grocery stores, workout places and lots of restaurants and bars.
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8
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920 W George St
The neighborhood is on the Northside of Chicago and is very lively with many nightlife opportunities. Many nice gyms, able to walk to much of the neighborhood
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8
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2947 N. Ashland
Lakeview is great for young professionals or people with children. Lots of families, lots of dogs, an alright bar scene, good food, and close to Lincoln Park.
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10
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3120 N Seminary Ave
Neighborhood is absolutely fantastic, very safe and lots of things to do in the area. It's very walkable and there are so many restaurants/cafes in the area.
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10
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N/A
Lakeview has good restaurants and bars. I feel safe walking around. There are plenty of gyms and grocery stores. You really are left wanting nothing.
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7
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3525.5 N Broadway
typical lakeview area. I like the area overall and its fun to live in, close to restaurants etc. Only issue is the construction on a nearby street.
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8
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450 Aldine
Friendly people. Little Free Libraries, block parties, and community events if you want to get involved. Easy to find places to walk your dog.
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10
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3740 N Ashland
Very comfortable and happy location with everything you could ever want in a neighborhood. Lots of young professionals. Great social scene!
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9
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Lincoln Park Plaza
This is a great neighborhood with lots of bars and restaurants nearby. Wrigley field is close, but the noise doesn't quite reach you.
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10
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3707 N Pine Grove Ave
Lakeview is a great neighborhood with lots of bars and restaurants, Jewel Osco, and quick access to Lincoln park and the waterfront.
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9
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646 West waveland Ave, Chicago IL
Lakeview is a great neighborhood for young families and people in their 20s. It's close to the lake, plenty of bars and restaurants.
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9
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3000 N Sheridan
I love the location because I have a Trader Joe's, my gym (LA Fitness), a Chipotle, a Wal-Mart, a Target all within a mile of me.
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8
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530 W Diversey Pky
The neighborhood has many new restaurants and a new Mariano's. it's a great location close to many public transportation avenues.
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9
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Reside on Barry
Lakeview is fantastic. Feet from the lakeshore running paths, beaches, parks and so much more. It's one of Chicago's treasures.
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8
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Reside on Wellington
Absolutely love Lakeview. This apartment is specifically in East Lakeview, and it's a beautiful, relatively quiet, safe area.
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8
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2850 N Sheridan Rd
Somewhat quiet area. However there are surprisingly frequent shootings in the area with 2 right in front of the apartment.
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5
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3255 n Racine
Lakeview takes care of it's residents. They are always hiring people to clean up the streets and trying to make it nicer!
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8
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Cornelia-Stratford
The Lakeview neighborhood is a great place to live. I love being close to Wrigley Field. The atmosphere here is great.
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10
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3516 N Sheffield Ave
Great place to live, you can walk everywhere. Very good food/entertainment and a lot of diversity for age and race.
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6
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540 W Briar Pl
It is a very nice and quaint neighborhood. The street is fairly quiet, even though it is close to a lot of bars.
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7
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851-59 Cornelia
Walking distance to transit. Great location for dining. Tree lined street with parking. Walking distance to lake.
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8
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Reside 707
Relatively quiet and safe. Close to the lakefront and restaurants on Clark. Trader Joe's and Mariano's neabry.
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8
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2842 N Halsted St.
The neighborhood is great. Many restaurants and bars within walking distance. Lots of public transit around.
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7
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424 W Diversey
Neighborhood is very safe and I don't feel like I'm in danger for my car being broke in. I enjoy the place.
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8
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3510 North Pine Grove
Super safe, tons of things to do. Easy access to transit and Cubs games. Plenty of shopping and coffee.
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10
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3740 N Ashland Ave #3
Lakeview is a great place to live if you love to be in the heart of the city! Always something to do!
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8
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530 W Diversey Pky
I love the lakeview area. It is far more affordable than the surrounding boroughs, and everyone nearby is around my age (early 20s to mid 30s). There are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, and basic amenities (grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.) within walking distance, and it still feels very safe.
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7
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2828 N Pine Grove
Great neighborhood with lots of interesting shops, great restaurants, close to lake and recreation.
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7
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Oakdale Terrace
Safe, great transit options, lots of bars and restaurants.
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8
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Dayton Court Apartments
Love the neighborhood. Safe, friendly, tons of food options and close to the lake. There is plenty of transportation which makes it easy to get around
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8
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515 W Briar
Lakeview has it all: quiet coffee shops, access to transportation, great bars & restaurants and a fairly diverse population for being a north side neighborhood. I love living close to the lake and public transit!
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Harbor House
As a queer person, I feel safe walking the neighborhood holding my partners hand. I don't worry about my physical safety unless it's VERY late (3a or later), with, which my job, does happen quite frequently.
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7
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426 West Surf Street, Chicago, IL
Lakeview is a good mix of quiet streets and fun restaurants and bars. Southport is really up and coming once again.

I would say perfect for married couple without kids and young families.
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8
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1739 W Nelson
close to grocery shopping, near the lake. young area.

older apartment, noisy radiators but a very large studio. wood floors and no in under air conditioner. landlord is very responsive
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6
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526 west surf street
Great location. Close to grocery stores, bars, and restaurants. Very fun and safe community. There are always people around and something to do. Only complaint is not close to the red line.
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643 W Roscoe St.
close to the lake and lots of public transportation options make this a reasonable neighborhood to live in. Plenty of shopping options too, with a new Mariano's and Target coming into the area soon. The safety in the area is starting to get questionable - especially at night - but still far safer than anything on the south side.
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8
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426 W Briar Pl
I love my neighborhood, I feel safe and i'm close to a lot of bars/ shopping/ restaurants. Some cons: I live right nest to the EL and the Metra. The metra is extremely loud and practically shakes my apartment when it goes by.
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1756 West Roscoe
I love living in Lakeview because it's super close to lots of public transport - I live very close to the El. I don't need a car at all and have no plans on buying one in the near future.
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7
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3225 n Wilton Ave
I love living in Lakeview - it's pretty quiet and has all the public transportation and restaurants you need! I love walking down Broadway and checking out all the stores and food.
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7
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Pine Grove Court
Lots of amazing restaurants, not too pricey, not too snobby, just the right amount of glitz while still being welcoming and not overbearing. I love living in East Lakeview.
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6
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544 W Melrose
Great area. Always feel safe, even late at night. Close to brown and red line trains and plenty of busses. Lots of good food and grocery store options.
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6
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BJB Properties
Close to train, lots of young families and young adults, close to gym/grocery store/shopping/bars/restaurants. Parking can be difficult at night.
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1208 w. oakdale ave
Close to train, grocery stores, convenience stores. Con - loud, close to Wrigleyville and Boystown bars
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8
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922 W Addison Street #1F
It is a very safe and friendly neighborhood. We have block parties in the summer on our block. There are lots of restaurants in our neighborhood and a really big Whole Foods around the corner. There are less chain restaurants and more neighborhoody smaller restaurants and cafe that I love - including the neighborhood favorite Scooter's Frozen Custard down the road.
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Gallery Lofts
More and more people are moving to Lakeview to the point where it's too saturated for my liking. With everyone trying to move to the neighborhood rent prices have increased dramatically. We decided to stay where we are because all the other buildings we looked at in the area had WAY higher rent and they were worse units
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Belmont Tower Apartments
Lakeview has a great bar/restaurant scene, but it is very congested. I dread Pride Weekend every year, and I won't go near the Clark/Addison area if I can help it. I like being close to the lake and multiple bus routes, as well as number full-service grocery stores.
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Roscoe Apartments
Fairly quiet, but that's what I prefer. So many delicious restaurant and fast casual options - I wish there were some more healthy choices, though. Lots of grocery stores! Always feels safe for a single woman walking around (even at night)
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8
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Hawthorne House
I love the neighborhood. There are a lot of young professionals and young families. It has a very nice neighborhood feel. Walking distance to bars and restaurants and shopping. It is a fun, lively area but is also very homey.
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8
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2945 N Sheffield Ave
Lakeview is really quiet and doesn't even feel like you're in the city, but is close enough to wrigleyville and lincoln park where you can walk to all of the hustle and bustle you desire. It's a great neighborhood.
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My Apartment
The apartment is one block west of the Southport Corridor which can't be beat. There's awesome restaurants, shopping, and bars, as well as a jewel osco and the Music Box Theater all within walking distance.
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10
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3540 N Janssen
I love Lakeview! There's honestly something for everyone somewhere in the neighborhood. From Wrigleyville's baseball and country bars to the rowdy drag shows of Boystown, you can have a totally new experience a few blocks from something else. Lots of great food for both a quick, cheap meal and a sit-down dinner, and some fun local shopping too.
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Sheridan Shores
Nice neighborhood. Close to CTA. Easy to get to downtown and other place. Close to lake so it is good for running and biking along the lakeshore. The only bad thing is hard to find a parking space.
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8
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711 W Belmont
The Lakeview neighbor hood is very nice. Other neighbors are families, students and young professionals. There have been no problems finding parking and the location is close to the L stop.
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8
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2924 N Racine
I can't think of a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walking distance to the lake and all of the bars/restaurants on Broadway. Walking to Clark and Broadway buses and Wellington "L" stop.
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10
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706 W Wellington
Lots of things to do, places to eat, close to downtown. I wish there was better public transportation to the western neighborhoods.

Not very neighborly, but convenient and fun.
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8
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Belmont Court
My street and neighborhood are usually fairly quiet. Sundays seem to be the going out day in the neighborhood but it isn't disruptive to my every day life. Overall it seems like a very safe area and being a young woman living alone, that is very important. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
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9
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Elaine Place
Pros:
-Close to the Clark St strip in Wrigley
-Lots of good restaurants nearby
-A mile from the lakefront path, which is good for running and biking
-Plenty of public transportation options

Cons:
-The only major grocery store in the area is Trader Joe's. You can't walk to a Jewel unless you want to walk over a mile. They are building a Mariano's around Broadway and Wellington, so that will be nice.
-Occasionally loud drunk people on weekends wandering around.
-The hospital (Advocated Masonic) can also be a source of late night noise.
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Dayton Court Apartments
Lakeview is a strange neighborhood seeing slow change due to continued popularity and ongoing gentrification. What used to be a low-middle income area full of LGBT people and ethnic minorities is becoming more white bread and upper middle class.

It has numerous sub-neighborhoods, including the super bro-y Wrigleyville and the still queer Boystown. It has a mix of lower income co-op housing and slowly dying out SRO housing with luxury condos and high rises.

The area is generally safe, though the occasional mugging does occur and bar fights happen closer to the stadium on the regular.

The neighborhood is often loud and bustling with people, with hospitals on both ends (St. Jo's and Advocate to the south and Thorek to the north) so a lot of ambient ambulance and fire truck noise is normal, plus sounds from people going to and from the many bars and restaurants lining Broadway, Belmont, Halsted, and Clark. Festivals draw neighbors into the streets and block traffic frequently during the summer, including Pride, Market Days, Lakeview Arts Fest, and others.
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3933 N Clarendon Ave
East lakeview is an amazing neighborhood. It has everything you would need within a short walking distance. Lots of great restaurants and bars, plus the lake path is extremely close by.
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9
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540 west briar place
Excellent neighborhood. Most people around are from a 20-30 age group. This offers ample opportunities to meet new people while being in a safe neighborhood at the same time.
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Barr Tower
It's on a quieter portion of lakeview despite the traffic. You can usually here the buses until around midnight but you have everything you need within walking distance.
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2970 N Sheridan
I feel safe walking home even at 2 AM. Public trans is accessible and there are several restaurant and grocery options. Cubs & lake nearby make it great for summer!
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Reside on Stratford
Amazing neighborhood but very loud at times because of Cubs games or late night events. It was nice to be in the middle of it, but also extremely stressful at times.
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2851 N Orchard St
Lakeview East is a great neighborhood. So many restaurants to try and very social bar scene. Close to the lake path and Fullerton beach. I love this neighborhood.
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8
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Park Wellington Apartments
Excellent. Lakeview has everything someone might need or want. Walk to bars, restaurants, grocery stores, and morning express buses that go right to downtown.
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541 W Oakdale Ave
it's an excellent neighborhood, very family friendly and crime free. I feel very safe here. there are plenty of stores and businesses around walking distance.
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8
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2800 North Lake Shore Drive
This apartment is near the border of upper Lakeview and lower Uptown. Being close to the lake is superb as the beach and pathway are year round excellent.
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8
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Grace Street Towers
East lakeview is full of fun places to go and to be. Amazing restaurants, late night scene, festivals, farmers markets, and the lake is right there.
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422 & 424 W Melrose
This building is located near Wrigleyville and Boystown. It is a lively area at night, but also has a nice calm family atmosphere around Broadway.
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7
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The New York Private Residences
I loved the neighborhood! It was the perfect scene when I was 23/24 with a lot of nightlife and easily accessible from pretty much anywhere.
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8
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1632 W. Belmont
We live near so many great restaurants. The new Mariano's is a 3 minute walk as well as several gyms. The lake is right there as well.
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10
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Julia Apartments
The BEST neighborhood in Chicago. I am so close to EVERYTHING. The lake is 2 blocks away and there is an Amazing Marianos next door.
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10
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Reside on Barry
Lakeview is an awesome neighborhood. There is a lot of dining, public transit, and grocery options. It's also very close to wrigley!
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Sheridan Shores
I love my neighborhood. Lakeview east is super close to the lake and has plenty of restaurants and shops. Good grocery stores too.
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10
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426 W Surf
I love living here. It us everything I need from bars, restaurants, the lake, nature, bike paths, transit. Couldn't ask for morez
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10
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606 W. Cornelia
Super safe and there is a lot to do! Right down the street from southport and roscoe village. Lots of families and pets around.
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10
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3455 N Marshfield Avenue
Great central location- walkable to shops, grocery, restaurants, coffee. Also near public transportation. Quiet & friendly.
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9
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N/A
The neighborhood is in the heart of boystown, and is very close to many restaurant and bar options within walking distance
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Kieran Layton
The neighborhood is wonderful. There is much more diversity than Lincoln Park! great restaurants and super fun dive bars!
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Reside on Barry
Lakeview is a great, safe area that I would highly recommend to young professionals that are looking to start a family.
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9
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Lincoln Lofts
The neighborhood I reside in is amazing. I love living so near to the Lakeshore. And busy transit is so accessible.
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8
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2970 N Sheridan
This neighborhood is phenomenal, I am dreading the thought of having to leave for all reasons except for parking.
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9
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450 Aldine
Close to the redline and express buses on LSD. Love how close you are to the lake. Feel safe in the neighborhood.
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6
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Reside 707
Very safe neighborhood. plenty to do, easy to get to public transit. Not too far from the main part of the city
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9
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3136 N Kenmore Ave
The neighborhood is lively with Wrigley only being a few blocks away. Easy to get to cubs games or local bars.
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8
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3950 Lake Shore Drive
Fabulous neighborhood. Great restaurants and shops. Walking distance to everything--lake, transit, Wrigley.
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530 W Diversey Pky
This is a great neighborhood. It offers a variety of bar, restaurant and shopping options. Very walkable.
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9
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Diversey Apartments
Wonderful food and bar scene, great public transit. Lots of stores, great parks. Good area to live in.
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4
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450 Aldine
Wrigleyville is popular with young adults and recent graduates, making it a lively neighborhood. There is easy access to the Red Line, one of the city's most popular transit lines. It's also close to Lakeshore Drive, making commute by car easy as well. The area is incredibly safe and has a decent number of restaurants and cafes. The area also has a large number of TFA Corps Members, making meetups really easy.
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6
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845 W. Sheridan Rd.
I've lived in Lakeview for 5+ years and think it's an ideal neighborhood close to the best transit.
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10
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Surf Properties
Always good. Been in 3 lincoln park locations over over past 4 years. Safe, close to everything.
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10
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516 W Diversey Pkwy
I absolutely LOVE living in Lakeview! This neighborhood has a great neighborhoody feel with so many great bars and restaurants. It is also so close to the lake, and very accessible to getting downtown! I wouldn't want to live anywhere else int he city!
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6
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3110 Sheridan Building
The neighborhood has a great mix of bars/restaurants and other comedy/music venues. It's close to the CTA, and the community residents are pleasant
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3119 N Sheffield
Tons of bars and restaurants in the area. Lots of young professionals and students, but a good number of families as well. Feels like a true neighborhood in the city of Chicago! Very safe and relatively affordable.
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8
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Reside on Stratford
I love it! Very safe and tons to do. We are also very close to the lake and Lincoln Park. Street parking isn't the greatest, so plan for that. You can definitely find good valued apartments in the area.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2850 N Sheridan Rd
Lots of things to do and great for families, young professionals, couples, singles, everyone... I lived closer to Lincoln Park and definitely like this area more; lakeview east is a lot of fun.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Belmont
There are lots of grocery stores in the area, all very convenient. It seems like a lot of young people live in the area, and it feels very safe. There are plenty of great restaurants and bars.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
426 W SURF ST
Close proximity to the lake makes for a lovely commute. Boystown is a bit loud on the weekends but it comes with the territory. Easily access 2 grocery stores with a five minute walk.
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
606 W Cornelia Apartments
My apartment is really conveniently located about 2 blocks from the lake and nearby lots of grocery stores, restaurants and bars. For the most part I feel safe, but with the recent crimes happening near Halsted and Roscoe it has been more difficult to feel safe walking around at night.
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
711 W Brompton Avenue
The street can be improved. The area is safe is not close from work but have good access to all the transportation modalities. The maintenance of some sidewalks and street is not adequate.
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5
/10
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3943 North Clarendon
Lakeview is a great neighborhood. It's safe, walkable and has a ton a restaurant and bar options to choose from. I moved here three years ago and do not plan on leaving any time soon.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
3410 N Lake Shore Dr.
Being on the corner of Sheridan and Diversey gives easy access to nature through the lake, the zoo, and the park as well as a variety of grocery stores, boutiques, and restaurants.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2850 N Sheridan Rd
Lakeview is a fairly safe and clean area. It has easy access to LSD and the lakeshore running paths. There aren't very many grocery stores so I use Peapod.
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9
/10
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The Belmont
Very nice hip area with lots of good shopping and restaurants. I would highly recommend for anyone moving to Chicago for the first time. 24-25 crowd.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Lincoln Park Plaza
Close to Wrigely. Close to multiple grocery stores, restaurants, bars, and other kinds of shopping. Accessible to almost everything.
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7
/10
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715 W. Cornelia Ave. Chicago, IL
Safe area only one block from Jewel. Great social scene near Wrigley field.
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6
/10
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555 Cornelia Condominium


Getting to Know
Lakeview

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: N Lake Shore Dr to North Branch Chicago River
North to South Boundaries: W Montrose Ave to W Diversey Pkwy
dining
Bacci Pizzeria
Las Tablas Colombian Steakhouse
Machu Picchu Restaurant
Sushi + Rotary Sushi Bar
grocery
Jewel-Osco
Trader Joe's
Walmart
Whole Foods Market
convenience
Convenient Food Mart
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
fitness
Bringing You Yoga
Pilates Center of Chicago
Rockwell Barbell
YA Fitness
parks
Chicago Lakefront Path
Hamlin Park
Margaret Donahue Park
Warner Park and Gardens
coffee
Froyo Chicago
Loba Pastry + Coffee
Osmium Coffee Bar
Sholado
bus
143 (bus)
152 (bus)
77 (bus)
8 (bus)
parking
Abm Parking Services 3730 N. Lake Shore Dr Lot
Sp Plus 2960 N. Lake Shore Dr. - Valet
Wrigleyville Dogs 3737 N. Clark St.
rail
Brown Line (metro)
Red Line (metro)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Lakeview includes zip codes 60613, 60618, and 60657
Rent vs Own
55
%
of Lakeview residents are renters
Driving to Work
40
%
of Lakeview residents drive to work
New Construction
9
%
of housing units in Lakeview have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
53
%
<20 units
12
%
20-49 units
35
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
11
%
18 - 34
49
%
35 - 54
26
%
55+
14
%
Unit Mix
12
%
Studio
33
%
1 Bed
32
%
2 Bed
23
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
77
%
Undergrad Student
7
%
Grad Student
7
%
Unemployed
4
%
Retired
4
%

Best Apartments
in Lakeview


Studio $1,375
1 Bed $1,700

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Studio $900
1 Bed $1,600
2 Beds $1,200

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1 Bed $1,575
2 Beds $2,400
3 Beds $3,750

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1 Bed $1,550
2 Beds $2,500
3 Beds $2,900

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