Located immediately to the north of Lincoln Park, Lakeview offers one of the most diverse communities in the city. Rubbing up to the shore of Lake Michigan, this North Side neighborhood has something for everyone, from shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment that appeal to young singles, to top-rated schools and kid-friendly amenities for families.Lakeview's housing stock runs the gamut in style and price making it a practical and popular choice of neighborhoods for many Chicagoans. Condominium residences are available in vintage walk-ups, new-construction three-flats, loft buildings, converted courtyard buildings, four-plus-ones, and high-rises from just about every era dating back to the 1920s. Lakeview also features a variety of single-family home styles, from stately mansions near Lincoln Park and the lakefront to contemporary new construction.
A beautiful neighborhood of verdant parks, quiet residential streets and bustling retail districts, Lakeview beckons Chicagoans with attractions such as the lakefront, scores of restaurants and bars, eclectic shopping districts such as the Southport Corridor, and the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. It also has one of the country's largest gay populations. Like Lincoln Park, Lakeview boasts a number of the city's top schools and a wealth of cultural attractions including a thriving theater scene.
Similar in character to Lincoln Park but further north, modern and vintage high-rise buildings line Lakeview's lakefront, while the majority of the neighborhood is comprised of older frame houses, graystones, newly constructed single-family homes, and multi-unit buildings. In recent years, several warehouse and commercial buildings on the busier streets have been turned into residential lofts. Lakeview runs from Lake Michigan to Ravenswood (1800 west) and from Diversey Parkway north to Irving Park.