Lakeview vibrates with life and is a haven for residents who wish to enjoy accessible fun.

Welcome to Lakeview

A bustling hub of laid-back fun and a vibrant community
Sometimes, you want to settle in a neighborhood with a trendy city center with an easy-going vibe. Lakeview vibrates with life and is a haven for residents who wish to enjoy accessible fun. This district consists of numerous neighborhood pockets, each with its distinct atmosphere; however, the overwhelming feeling in each is a variety of fun. Tree-lined streets accent a mixture of high-rise condominiums, graystone architecture, and classic three-flat style homes that are a quintessential Chicago design.

With the help of an expert agent, you can find homes for sale in several neighborhoods within Lakeview. East Lakeview is flavored by its hip shopping district. Wrigleyville is the heart of Lakeview and home to Wrigley Field, a national treasure surrounded by friendly bars and restaurants that spring to life on game days. Boystown (also known as Northalsted) is a welcoming neighborhood with legendary nightlife that happens to be the nation’s oldest recognized LGBTQ+ community. And the charming Southport Corridor brims with boutiques, record shops, and urban antique stores.

What to Love

  • Convenient public transportation
  • Numerous local theaters bring a variety of original performances to the stage
  • An abundant selection of top-rated shops and restaurants

Local Lifestyle

Lakeview is known and loved for its carefree vibe. The neighborhood is easily walkable, allowing residents to stroll along the lakefront, taking in the stunning views of Lake Michigan, and is mere minutes away from the bustling hub of restaurants, clubs, and shops. The accessibility of the neighborhood is further highlighted by easy access to public transportation. With such options available, Lakeview residents have all of Chicago at their fingertips, making their daily commutes another facet of the easy-going atmosphere that makes up the community.

Lakeview has established itself as a fun, charming enclave made even more beloved for its convenient accessibility. Individuals of all ages feel a sense of belonging in Lakeview and are eager to contribute to the lively atmosphere.

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

If you want to sit back and have a good time, Lakeview is known for its local spots like El Jardin and newer establishments like Mordecai, a gastropub cocktail bar where unique drinks are crafted. Tango Sur is romantically candlelit and features delicious Argentinian cuisine. Coda di Volpe offers exquisite Italian fare for those who want authentic pizza and pasta.
For organic cuisine that offers a range of delicious options, there is Uncommon Ground. What if you are craving tacos? Big Star is a Mexican restaurant beloved by residents and a staple in the community. Lately, the Southport Corridor has welcomed a few new culinary additions, including GG’s Chicken Shop, Itoko, and Little Goat Diner.

Things to Do

When exploring the vast opportunities for activity, it would be impossible to mention Lakeview without acknowledging Wrigley Field as a legendary location for avid baseball fans. Home of the Chicago Cubs, the Cubs Roof Desk, and Gallagher Way, those dedicated to the game have one of the most iconic baseball fields in their backyard. Since 2005, the century-old stadium has doubled as a rocking live music venue that hosts the likes of Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews Band. If you live in the neighborhood, you can post up on the street and enjoy the sounds of the concert from outside the stadium.

There is never a dull moment in Lakeview, with inclusive fun for everyone. Taco Fest is where some of the most delicious tacos are found. Winter WonderFest is a Lakeview tradition with a tree-lighting ceremony, live music, and seasonal treats to delight residents of all ages. The annual Southport trick-or-treat fest is another anticipated community activity, offering pumpkin patches, music, and trick-or-treating at local businesses. The Tbox Bar Crawls are a favorite of those who want to have fun and indulge in excellent bars and pubs.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Lakeview , IL

Lakeview has 33,922 households, with an average household size of 2.02. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lakeview do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 72,119 people call Lakeview home. The population density is 22,382.47 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

50.53 / 49.47%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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Commute Time

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Around Lakeview , IL

There's plenty to do around Lakeview , including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Biker's Paradise
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Excellent Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Confection Diva, The Gilty Pig, and Krav Maga Force.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 1.23 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.87 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.06 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.49 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.18 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
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