Lake View, also written as “Lakeview,” is one of 77 neighborhoods on the Northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. Lake View real estate constitutes a vibrant area. Surrounding communities of East Lakeview, Boystown, Central Lakeview, and Wrigleyville together with Lake View border Lake Michigan and form a melded lakefront community. These neighborhoods boast diversity and a wide range of offerings sure to have appeal to anyone looking for Lake View homes for sale.
Sandwiched between Boystown to the north and Roscoe Village to the west as well as Lincoln Park on the south, Lake View’s boundaries are marked to the south by West Diversey Parkway, to the west by North Ravenswood Avenue, and partly by West Irving Park Road and by W. Montrose Avenue to the north and northwest, respectively, with North Clark Street traversing the northern sections.
The arts and culture in Lake View are a reflection of Chicago’s cultural vibes. Commercial real estate in Lake View offers Belmont Theater District, which brings together a distinctive group of about 20 autonomous companies. Summer street festivals add excitement to every summer season, and the dance, theater, and comedy scenes flourish. The historic Athenaeum Theatre has been a cornerstone of the Lake View community since it opened over a century ago in 1911. The uniquely designed theatre is the oldest continuously operating Off-Loop theatre in Chicago.
Homes for sale in Lake View are often sought by outdoorsy types desiring to enjoy the booming social life that accompanies 1,200-acre Lincoln Park. Hiking, hangouts, a bird sanctuary, and activities such as golfing, boating, playing tennis, and more can be enjoyed in Lincoln Park, along with a lakefront trail.
Among the education services Chicago Public Schools provides in the Lake View area are Lake View High School and Inter-America Magnet School.
Public transportation in Lake view is provided by Chicago Transit Authority and includes subways, trains, and buses. Traveling is convenient, thanks to 6 L stations in the neighborhood plus numerous bus routes.
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