Welcome to Lakeview
Enjoy a walkable, family-friendly district with a tight-knit community
Lakeview is a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood approximately six miles north of the Chicago Loop. Residents of Lakeview are proud of its location as the home of Wrigley Field, the scenic shores of Lake Michigan, and an eclectic variety of shops, bookstores, breweries, and upscale restaurants. The housing market has everything from classic and new-construction single-family homes to two- and three-flat luxury condos.
What to Love
- Gorgeous Lake Michigan
- Proximity to Wrigley Field
- The opportunity to join a yacht or sailing club
- Historic Belmont Station
- Sought after Chicago public schools
Lakeview has a high population density, meaning residents have all of the perks and benefits of living in a major metropolitan city. Many locals frequent the shoreline when they have leisure time, and residents have proximity to Wrigley Field to cheer on their favorite teams.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
This district in Chicago has hundreds of restaurants for classy meals, cocktail lounges with mixologists, trendy breweries, and high-class shopping centers. Tango Sur
prepares authentic Argentinian dishes, including carne asada, pasta, and sweetbread. Southport Grocery and Cafe
offers lunch all day, a secret dinner menu, and wholesale gourmet food in a market section. Dear Margaret French Bistro
uses Midwestern ingredients and transforms them into French-Canadian cuisine. The Wilde Bar & Restaurant
Irish pub is named for Oscar Wilde and decorated to honor famous literary figures.
In terms of shopping, the Unabridged Bookstore
is a chic shop with critically acclaimed titles and a diverse selection of reads. Building Blocks Toy Store
has an exclusive collection of children's toys. Lastly, the Chicago Music Exchange
carries everything from Gibson to Fender guitars and is part of this area's rich musical history.
Things to Do
The Sam Adam's Lakeview Taco Fest is held in September near the Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce
and has various taco creatives, traditional Mexican wrestlers, a kid section, street music, and more. Market Day Festival Chicago is a street festival with music honoring the LGBTQ+ community. Trick or Treat on Southport allows families and children to dress in costume while providing goodies and an inflatable pumpkin patch.
The Belmont Theater District is the site of over 50 theaters and hundreds of shops. The Belmont Harbor is one of the largest marinas on the lake, with over 800 slips and star docks for superyachts. Residents can also join the Chicago Yacht Club, the Belmont Yacht Club, or the Chicago Match Race Center.
The Chicago Public Schools District serves the neighborhood of Lakeview. Some of these schools include:
- The James G. Blaine Elementary School, Grades PK-8
- Burley Elementary, Grades K-8
- Hamilton Elementary, Grades PK-8