Lakeview is one of the neighborhoods of Chicago that borders the shores of Lake Michigan, which makes real estate in this part of the city highly desirable. The views over the lake are one of the most attractive features of the neighborhood, with the homes that look out over the water being highly sought after.
Lakeview is one of the larger community areas in Chicago, with a population of more than 94,000. It is also one of the areas with the highest density of population.
Lakeview has many attractions that make it an ideal neighborhood for anyone who wants to enjoy city living at its most vibrant, although it is also possible to find property for sale in the area’s quieter streets.
The Lakeview area has a collection of boutiques, restaurants and small businesses, although larger chain stores and shopping malls are beginning to make their way into the neighborhood. There has been substantial construction in the community in recent times, so there are plenty of modern condo and apartment buildings. However, there are also some older buildings in the area, including many historic churches, which contribute to the neighborhoods interesting character. The Lakeview area is also particularly well known for its many art galleries and events.
Lakeview offers a diverse range of choices for property buyers. The Lakeview neighborhood is sub-divided into a number of smaller communities: West Lakeview, Lakeview East and the Wrigleyville area, which is home to the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Stadium, and that is known for its sports bars, although there are a wide range of different bars and restaurants in the area.
Lakeview East is known for its gay community, particularly in the North Halsted area, and its annual pride parade, although it is also an important center for the Jewish community in Chicago. This area offers a diverse range of cultural and entertainment venues, as well as a wide range of different styles of properties, characterized by high end condos, apartments and lofts.
The property in West Lakeview tends to be more affordable than those in Lakeview East. West Lakeview is particularly popular with young adults, both as residents and as visitors who come from other parts of Chicago to enjoy the popular culture and entertainment, including restaurants, bars and cinemas.