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
7.0
value
7.0
amenities
6.4
social
7.0
management
7.0
safety
8.9
Median rents in Lakeview
Studio
$
995
1 Bedroom
$
1,400
2 Bedroom
$
1,900

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 — 7/10 Rating (based on 33 neighborhood reviews)
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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
426 W Briar Pl
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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Reside on Stratford
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
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
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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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Harbor House
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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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Dayton Court Apartments
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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2828 N Pine Grove
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
/10
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3110 Sheridan Building
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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
526 west surf street
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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
3225 n Wilton Ave
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
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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
BJB Properties
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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Belmont Court
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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
N/A
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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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
3119 N Sheffield
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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
3933 N. Clarendon
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
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
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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
845 W. Sheridan Rd.
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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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
3933 N Clarendon 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
/10
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Belmont Tower 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
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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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1756 West Roscoe
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
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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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
643 W Roscoe St.
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
Neighborhood Rating
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.
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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Pine Grove Court
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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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1208 w. oakdale ave
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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
3119 N Sheffield 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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2800 North Lake Shore Drive
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Getting to Know
Lakeview

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: N Western Ave to N Lake Shore Dr
North to South Boundary: W Montrose Ave to W Diversey Pkwy
dining
Bountiful Eatery
Esencia Urban Kitchen
Intelligentsia Coffee
Jersey Mikes Subs
grocery
Convenient Food Mart
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
Walmart
shopping
Gap
Graham Crackers Comics
K & S European Boutique & Jewelry
Unabridged Books
gyms / rec
Adam Dicker Personal Training
Belmont Yacht Club
Lakeview Athletic Club
Moksha Yoga Center
entertainment
Headquarters Beercade Lakeview
Laugh Factory Chicago
The Vic Theatre
Wrigley Field
transit
135/146 (bus)
156/77 (bus)
22 (bus)
8 (bus)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Lakeview contains the 5 digit ZIP code(s) of 60613, 60614, and 60657. 52.8% of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically 8.9%.

• 46.4% of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with 8.7% having being built in the past 15 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly 31.1% of the market, with the balance in 1BR and studios.

• 40% of people in Lakeview drive to work.

The median gross rent in Lakeview is $1195. 43.9% of Lakeview residents are 24-35, 4.8% are below 24, 20.8% are 36-50, and 18.6% are older than 50.

• Roughly 14.7% of Lakeview residents are students (6.7% grad, 8% undergrad), and 4.1% are unemployed or retired. The median household income in Lakeview is $70,332.

• About 76% of units are heated by gas, and the rest are heated by electricity and other sources.

Best Apartments
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1 Bed $1,600
2 Beds $1,200

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2 Beds $2,500

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Studio $1,300
1 Bed $1,500
2 Beds $1,995

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