Chicagoans will find more than a few of their favorite things in Lakeview, one of the largest neighborhoods on the city’s North Side.
There’s Lakeview’s proximity to the beach and the Loop, easy public transit via Lakeshore Drive as well as the red, brown, and purple L lines, quiet residential streets, thriving bar and restaurant scenes and Wrigley Field for starters.
Then there are the neighborhood’s historic churches, theaters and notable architecture. The Music Box Theater has been operating since it opened in 1929, originally showing silent films accompanied by a live organ player, today you can see independent and foreign films there.
Did we mention outdoor festivals, art shows, farmers’ markets, gardens and nightlife? Lakeview is home to the Belmont Theater District with over 30 theaters and live performance venues near the Belmont L station. It’s home to some of the city’s most popular events with a front-row seat to the Chicago Marathon, Chicago Pride Parade and Bike the Drive.
And we can’t forget shopping. Southport shops and restaurants; independent businesses on Lincoln Avenue; and unique boutiques sprinkled throughout the neighborhood.
Lakeview includes a variety of housing styles and prices and some of the city’s top-rated schools. Lakeview homes run the gamut from vintage walk-ups, condominiums, new construction three-flats, loft buildings, converted courtyard buildings and high-rises. There are also a variety of single-family homes from stately mansions near Lincoln Park to contemporary new construction throughout the neighborhood.