Lake View

With a population of 103,050 residents according to the 2020 census, Lakeview is the second largest community in Chicago.

Welcome to Lake View

History

Lakeview is situated on the North side of Chicago and is bordered by Diversey Parkway on the south, Irving Park Road on the north, Ravenswood Avenue on the west, and Lake Michigan on the east. With a population of 103,050 residents according to the 2020 census, Lakeview is the second largest community in Chicago.
 
Lakeview includes smaller districts: Sheridan Station Corridor, North Halsted, Southport Corridor, Wrigleyville, and Wrigley Plaza. Boystown, famous for its large LGBT population, one of the largest in the nation, holds a pride parade each June. It has the distinction of being the nation's first officially recognized gay village. In addition to rainbow pylon landmarks along the North Halsted street corridor, you can see plaques commemorating important people and events in the history of the LGBT community.
 
Wrigleyville is another popular district. Surrounding Wrigley Field, it is the home of the Chicago Cubs. Wrigleyville features low-rise brick buildings and houses, some with rooftop bleachers where people can purchase seats to watch baseball games.
 
In 2013, Money Magazine named Lakeview as the number three of its top ten big-city neighborhoods for its selection of the Best Places to Live. That is not surprising given that the residents are young, well educated (over 81% have attained a Bachelor’s Degree), and affluent (median income over $92,000). The neighborhood provides a dizzying array of choices when it comes to shopping and entertainment.
 

Worth Seeing / Things to Do

Lakeview is home to the Belmont Theater District showcasing over 30 theaters and live performance venues located near the Belmont "L" station. Some of the more prominent theaters are the Athenaeum which is the “oldest, continuously operating off-loop theater complex and is home to over 50 performing arts organizations.” Beat Kitchen, in the heart of Roscoe Village, Beat Kitchen has been providing a variety of live music, comedy, food, and beer since 1994. The Briar Street Theater is host to the fantastically popular Blue Man Group. The Music Box Theater, which describes itself as “Chicago’s venue for independent, foreign, classic, and cult films” is also a must-visit for cinema buffs.
 
There are too many shops and restaurants to reasonably list. To give you an idea of what this culturally rich area has to offer, you might want to stop at Gramaphone Records and check out its “clubby vibe” and “underground tunes” or Chicago Comics which offers “independent, small press & mainstream titles, plus live events”. The Unabridged Bookstore offers “a wide variety of general & children's literature plus LGBT titles.”
 
One is indeed spoiled for choice when it comes to Lakeview’s gastronomic offerings. Whether it's enjoying a Kapi Fried Rice at Andy’s Thai Kitchen, a Chicago style hotdog (no ketchup!) at Clark Street Dogs, an upscale meal at Mia Francesca, or a giant messy steamed bagel sandwich at the Chicago Bagel Authority there is something to satisfy every palate.
 

Schools

There are numerous competitively ranked schools in the Lakeview neighborhood. Among them are:
 
  • Burley Elementary School - ranked #73 in Illinois Elementary Schools and ranked #41 in Illinois Middle Schools.
  • Ravenswood Elementary School - ranked #147 in Illinois Elementary Schools and ranked #177 in Illinois Middle Schools.
  • Disney Elementary Magnet School - ranked #163 in Illinois Elementary Schools and ranked #190 in Illinois Middle Schools.
  • Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy - ranked #56 in Illinois Elementary Schools and ranked #22 in Illinois Middle Schools.
  • Secondary education is provided by Lakeview High School
 

Transportation

Lakeview is well served by the  Red Line, Purple Line and Brown Line El lines. Lakeview is served by six L stations: Addison (Red Line), Belmont (Red, Brown, Purple Lines), Paulina (Brown Line), Sheridan (Red Line), Southport (Brown Line), and Wellington (Brown and Purple Lines).
 

From Redfin:

  • Walk Score® 91 / 100 : Walker's Paradise
  • Transit Score® 79 / 100:  Excellent Transit
  • Bike Score® 88 / 100: Very bikeable
 

Real Estate

Prices in Lakeview can range from $140,000 for a studio apartment to $3 million for a five bedroom single family residence. With prices constantly changing, it is best to call an SGR agent for pricing guidance.

Demographics and Employment Data for Lake View, IL

Lake View has 55,099 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lake View do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 102,673 people call Lake View home. The population density is 48,303.412 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

102,673

Total Population

High

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

32

Median Age

52.34 / 47.66%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
55,099

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$78,129

Average individual Income

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Marital Status

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Commute Time

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Around Lake View, IL

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

97
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
88
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
79
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Logan Square Coffee & Tea Tour, Able Shoppe, and The Colette Collection.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.59 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.91 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.84 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.46 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.03 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.43 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars

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