Lake View Real Estate
Chicago, IL
(Parts of 60613, 60657)

Vintage High Rises

Wrigley Field

Lakeview or Lake View, as it is spelled historically and as used today on signage, is a North side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois in the United States. It is designated as Community Area 6 of 77 well-defined Chicago community areas. It is bordered by Diversey Parkway in the south, Irving Park Road in the north, Ravenswood Avenue in the west, bound by the shores of Lake Michigan in the east. The Uptown community area is to Lakeview's north, Lincoln Square to its northwest, North Center to its west and Lincoln Park to its south. The 2000 population of Lakeview was 94,817 residents, making it the second largest of the Chicago community areas, following Austin which has 117,527 residents.

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What Makes Lake View Unique?

  • Lakeview Museum's Discovery Center - is an area for children of all ages to enjoy hands-on art & science exhibits. The area features more than 30 different displays to challenge and delight the mind, including the mineral house, the cloud ring, the duck-in kaleidoscope, shadow walls, the ever-popular pin wall, and much more.
  • Wrigley Field - sits on an irregular block bounded by Clark and Addison Streets and Waveland and Sheffield Avenues. The area surrounding the ballpark contains bars, restaurants and other establishments and is typically referred to as Wrigleyville.

While actual territorial limits and colloquial names are not definite depending on local sources and usage, Lakeview is divided into smaller neighborhood enclaves: Lake View East, Northalsted (a name used by North Halsted businesses), West Lakeview and Wrigleyville. Lake View East and North Halsted altogether form the area popularly known as Boystown. It holds the distinction of being the nation's first officially recognized gay village in the United States by a civic body. New Town is a former community centered at the intersection of North Clark Street and Diversey Parkway.


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