November 11

Chicago Neighborhood Guide – Lakeview

Chicago Neighborhood Guide – Lakeview


Alderman: 44th Ward Thomas Tunney, 46th James Cappleman, 32nd Scott Waguespack


Population: 100,547


Public Schools:

  • Agassiz, Greeley, Hamilton, Ravenswood, Nettelhorst, Blaine, and Burley (K-8)
  • Lakeview High School
  • Lincoln Park High School
  • Inter-American Magnet School
  • Hawthorne Scholastic Academy (magnet)
Lakeview High School is popular among Lakeview families
Lakeview High School on Ashland Ave & W Irving Park Rd via Chicago Sun Times

Notable restaurants: 

While Lakeview may not boast many fine dining establishments you might find in other Chicago neighborhoods, there are plenty of great options. DS Tequila’s on Halsted is known as one of the more lively brunch destinations.


Not far north is El Mariachi’s known for their guacamole made at your table, which pair well with their killer margaritas.


Jenivee’s Bakery on Sheffield fuses fun flavors with pastry classics like cupcakes and cakes, with premium coffee to wash down your indulgences. 


Notable Parks:

  • Sydney Marovitz Golf Course
  • Lincoln Park
  • Chi Che Wang Playground Park



Lakeview is a neighborhood that is never short on activities. Apart from having a plethora of options for dining out, bars, and gyms some of the city’s main attractions can be found in the area.


The Chicago Cubs play their home games on Addison Street at Wrigley Field. Boystown is the country’s first area to be designated as a gay district, covering the area east of Halsted until you hit the lake. During the summer the areas hosts Chicago’s Pride Fest and Market Days, two of the city’s most vibrant festivals.


Median home price: $550,731


Median rent price (one bedroom): $1,675



Lakeview is great for anyone, young or old, single or with a family. Situated close to the lake, it is one of the places to spend your summer, especially during one of their many street festivals. 


The area is among the more tolerant and peaceful in Chicago, which makes it a great destination for anyone looking to move to Chicago. With residents from all walks of life living together.


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