Lakeview & Roscoe Village
Lakeview is one of the city's most livable and walkable areas located 3 miles north of the Loop. It is also one of the most sought after real estate areas in the city. Lakeview is found on Lake Michigan's shoreline. The two major sections of the neighborhood, East Lakeview and West Lakeview, are divided by Clark Street. It is most known for the famous Wrigley Field, and residents wait all year to cheer on the Chicago Cubs.
This expanding community showcases it's lakefront districts and thrives commercially with well over 300 retail stores throughout the neighborhood. Rows of vintage brick structures line the blocks, giving the neighborhood an antiquated character that only exists as far as the front door.
East Lakeview is known for its vintage condos and apartment buildings along Lake Shore drive. There are a number of small businesses, upscale boutiques and restaurants located along North Halsted and North Broadway and Clark Street. Churches remain an integral part of the community, and two of the oldest religious structures in the neighborhood are the Lake View Presbyterian Church and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
North Halsted is an area that caters to the nightlife of Chicago and has over sixty bars, restaurants and nightclubs. West Lake is also referred to as West Lakeview and is on the border of the Roscoe Village area. The Southport Corridor is a fascinating commercial strip filled with restaurants, bars, boutiques and unique shopping options. This area is rife with pop culture and affordable living space, which draws in an eclectic and diverse community. The most popular attraction in the neighborhood is the Music Box Theater, a restored art theater from the 1930s that boasts being a "year-round film festival."
Lake View is home to several hospitals and other related institutions. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Saint Joseph Hospital of Resurrection Health Care serve residents throughout Chicago and its suburbs.
Casting off from Belmont Harbor and sailing Lake Michigan is an ideal way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Residents here enjoy the nature Lakeview has to offer, and caters to a large population of dog owners who casually walk their dogs up and down lakeshore drive.
Lakeview neighborhood's schools provide families with a wide range of choices for both public and private educational facilities such as: St. Luke Academy, Augustus H. Burley, and Alphonsus Academy. Cycling is very popular among Lakeview residents. There are designated bike paths on Clark Street and Lincoln and Halsted avenues.
Public bus transportation and the CTA Red Line, and Brown Line trains pass through this north side Chicago neighborhood giving you convenient access back into the loop. Lakeview is a thriving community that is rich in cultural diversity, theatre, music, and history, and offers endless fun and activity for everyone. Properties here are accessible to first-time home buyers and renters alike.