Lakeview isn't just one location, it encompasses Lakeview, Lakeview East, Lakeview West and Wrigleyville.
Like Lincoln Park, Lakeview enjoys a strong following by those longing for a quieter residential feel with mature trees and a mix of vintage buildings and high-rises living side-by-side. If you are expecting a lake view, they can be slightly harder to come by in Lakeview – you might have to focus on East Lakeview to see the waves of Lake Michigan.
Residents in Lakeview rarely mind as their neighborhood is filled with dining, shopping, and live entertainment as good as any Chicago neighborhood has to offer. Stop for a visit to The Vic, The Metro or Elbo Room and you'll be in for some of the best live shows around.
Shopping is fun and edgy and will keep you pulling out your wallet. The Belmont Clark intersection has fun boutiques and retro style shops and is not to be missed.
One of my favorite Lakeview events is the Belmont / Sheffield Garden walk. No matter where you live you must stop by this kick off to summer. This is a neighborhood celebration of music and food and offers a unique opportunity to stroll the streets, take a trolley, and view over 80 garden exhibits that are prepared by the individual homeowners in the neighborhood!
Lakeview greatly resembles Lincoln Park in real estate. Gorgeous vintage graystones, newer three and four unit walk-ups and mid and high rise condominiums are the norm here.
The parking situation mirrors Lincoln Park as well. Parking is at a premium here and special parking permits are required to park on certain streets. If you are having guests, you can contact the local alderman for guest permit parking stickers.
Purple, Red, Brown and "L" lines run through Lakeview as do over 17 bus lines.
East Lakeview has it all – including lake views. It is in close proximity to Lake Michigan, the beach, bike/walking trails and a dog beach! East Lakeview boarders Lake Shore Drive to the East, Halsted to the West, Diversey to the South and Irving Park Road to the North.
Getting around is easy with "L" Brown, Purple and Red lines in convenient locations. As is the ever popular 22 Clark bus that heads right into the Loop.
West Lakeview is a small area that borders the Chicago River to the West, Ashland to the East, Diversey to the South and Belmont to the North.
Lofts and modern new construction mix with established vintage properties. A softer side of the city can be found here and you'll have to head further West for active night life and entertainment. For those who want to live in the city but enjoy the suburban quiet, then West Lakeview is for you.
Buses run down the major thoroughfares in West Lakeview as does the Blue "L" line. You'll have to hop on the bus – the Belmont 77 - to transfer to the Brown/Purple "L" lines.
- Park Place Tower – 655 West Irving Park Road – has over 900 condominium units. Once of the largest residential condominium buildings in Chicago.
You can call me at 312-209-2264 or email me at Liane@OnlineChicagoRealEstate.com if you have questions regarding pricing, recent sales and availability in the Lakeview area.